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Shani and Asha shine as Kerala crushes Rajasthan

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All-round performances from T. Shani (45 and two wickets) and S. Asha (34 not out and two wickets) helped host Kerala crush Rajasthan by seven wickets and maintain its lead at the top of the six-team Plate Group C in the National women’s one-day cricket league at Kalamassery on Saturday.

Kerala, coached by Robin Menon, has won three matches (12 points) in the five-team group and plays Baroda in the final match of the league on Monday.

Easy for Baroda

Meanwhile Baroda, riding on unbeaten knocks by its openers P.A. Patel (45) and H.A, Patel (40) drubbed Vidarbha by 10 wickets.

With two wins from three matches, it is tied with Tamil Nadu at the second spot with eight points but has a superior net run-rate.

The scores (league): Rajasthan in 46.2 overs lost to Kerala 101 for three wickets in 32.5 overs (T. Shani 45, S. Asha 34 n.o.).

Vidarbha 87 in 40.3 overs (B.S. Fulmali 31) lost to Baroda 88 for no loss in 19.3 overs (P.A. Patel 45 n.o., H.A. Patel 40 n.o.).

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