India made history by winning the inaugural ICC Women’s U-19 World Cup T20 title after the Shafali Verma-led team defeated England by seven wickets on Sunday. India dominated the proceedings from the start and the moment Soumya Tiwari scored the winning runs, celebrations broke out between the Indian side. The players took to the field with the national flag, and were joined by support staff who also joined in the cheers. Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was also on hand for the summit clash, joining the rest of the crowd in hailing the champions.
The historic moment when India won the inaugural edition of the U-19 T20 Women’s World Cup.
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Chasing a modest total of 69, Shafali Verma hit a four and a six before being dismissed by Hannah Baker. However, India never seemed to get into any trouble as Soumya Tiwari and Gongadi Trisha scored 24 points to guide their team to an easy victory. Three English bowlers took a wicket each, but it was all for naught as the batsmen were unable to mount a competitive total.
India’s bowling attack, led by speed sensation Titas Sadhu and leg-spinning Parshavi Chopra, delivered a superlative performance to defeat England 68 in the first ICC U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup final here on Sunday.
While Sadhu showed that the pace of Indian women’s bowling is in good hands following the departure of Jhulan Goswami with impressive figures of 4-0-6-2, Chopra also put on an ample display of her prowess by breaking two of 13.
Archana Devi also started 2 for 17, while Mannat Kashyap (1/13), Shafali Verma (1/16) and Sonam Yadav (1/3) each accounted for a wicket.
(With PTI inputs)
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