India Green v India Red, 2nd match, Women's Challenger Trophy January 3, 2010

Naik takes India Green Women to victory

Cricinfo staff

India Green Women 122 for 3 (Naik 66*, Rawat 24*) beat India Red Women 121 for 6 (Kamini 46, Goswami 3-13) by seven wickets

India Green Women, led by Sulakshana Naik's unbeaten 66, breezed through to a seven-wicket win against India Red Women in Ahmedabad. India Green, after opting to field, kept India Red down to a below-par 121, thanks to a three-wicket haul from captain Jhulan Goswami. Thirush Kamini had struck three fours and a six in her 48 and Anjum Chopra had stepped up the scoring at the death, but the India Green bowlers had done a fine job in ensuring the run-scoring was kept in check. In their reply, Naik was supported well in two important partnerships; she added 41 with Priyanka Roy (24) and an unbeaten 55 with Asha Rawat (24 not out) to seal victory with nine balls to spare.

India Blue, the third team in the competition, face a must-win situation in their next game against India Green to keep their final hopes alive.