Deepti guides Bengal to maiden women's One-Day League title
Bengaluru, Jan 1 (CRICKETNMORE): Bengal rode on all-rounder Deepti Sharma's heroics to edge past Andhra by 10 runs and clinch their maiden Senior Women's One-Day League title here on Monday.
Opening the batting, Deepti scored a fluent 34 to help Bengal post 198/7 in their 50 overs. The off-spinner later picked 3/33 and ran out two Andhra batters to help her side bundle the opposition for 187 in 49.1 overs.
Hailing the team's effort, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) announced a cash reward of Rs 20 lakh, break up of which includes Rs 1 lakh to each of the players and Rs 50 thousand each to the members of the support staff.
"Many congratulations to our women's cricket team for making history today by winning BCCI Senior Women's One Day League for the first time," CAB joint secretary Avishek Dalmiya said.