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Meghalaya completed their Women’s Senior One-Day Trophy campaign by another victory against Puducherry by 35 runs in Puducherry on Monday.

Saee Purandare led the way with both bat and ball, scoring a century and taking three wickets after Puducherry won the toss and elected to field first.

Purandare struck 102 in an innings that include nine boundaries.

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She was supported by Daiaka Warjri (19) in an 82-run partnership for the fourth wicket as Meghalaya were restricted to 167/8 in their 50 overs.

Puducherry had only lost one match prior to this.

They lost three early wickets thanks to Meghalaya bowlers Vandana Mahajan and Riticia Nongbet.

They looked to recover with 64 runs by Karuna Jain.

But once the middle order batsman was stumped by Avril Syiem off the bowling of Debasmita Dutta it was all over.

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Puducherry were dismissed for 132 in 48.5 overs.

Purandare finished with figures of 3/8 having bowled just 4.5 overs, while Mahajan (2/21) and Nongbet (2/26) both took a brace of wickets each. Dutta (1/16) and Pinky Chanda (1/37) were the other wicket-takers.

In their nine matches Meghalaya have won seven and lost just two and are in provisional third place in the 10-team plate group.

The only games they lost were to Chandigarh and Nagaland, who are ahead in the table.

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