J&K's Sarla Devi impresses with her performance in Challengers Trophy

Sarla Devi
Sarla Devi Special arrangement

Srinagar: J&K's left-arm seam bowler and right-handed batter Sarle Devi impressed one and all, with an extraordinary display of bowling skills in the prestigious Senior Women's One Day Challengers Trophy match for India-B against India-D at Dr Gokaraju Laila GangaRaju ACA Cricket Complex- CP Ground, Malapadu, Vijayawada, today.

Sarla struck early in her very first over of the innings, getting rid of opening batter Indrani Roy for just a run and G Divya for nought (0) on third and fifth deliveries of her first over and the team's second over.

Challenger Trophy being selection trials for picking Team India, the India-B skipper, Taniya Bhatia while providing chance to maximum players, used eight bowlers, so medium pacers Sarla and Meghna despite a fabulous bowling show were made to bowl just four and five overs respectively, conceding 24 runs each. It was India-B's second outing in the tournament with one win and one loss.

In the next match, India-B will take on India-C on December 7 at the same venue. Meanwhile, it is the third time in the season that a J&K player was picked for the Playing XI in different Challengers Trophy matches.

Earlier, Arya Suvansh Thakur played in Under-19 Boys Challengers Trophy, while Bawandeep Kaur showcased her skill in Under-19 Girls Challengers Trophy.

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