Last Updated: January 29, 2023, 20:18 IST
India win the ICC U-19 Women’s World Cup 2023
Shafali Verma & Co had a one-sided competition after bundling England out for 68 runs in 17.1 overs.
Shafali Verma-led Team India scripted history on Sunday by defeating England to win the inaugural edition of the Under-19 Women’s World Cup in Potchefstroom. It’s the first-ever ICC title won by an Indian women’s cricket team.
Shafali Verma & Co had a one-sided competition after bundling England out for 68 runs in 17.1 overs. On a pitch that was used in the semifinals on Friday, fast bowler Titas Sadhu, off-spinner Archana Devi and leg-spinner Parshavi Chopra were accurate in their line, and length and found enough help to pick two wickets each.
Later, India lost the openers – Shafali and Shweta Sehrawat, early in the chase but a 46-run stand between Soumya Tiwari and Gongadi Trisha ensured India’s historic win.
Meanwhile, social media was flooded with reactions. Be it fans or the cricket fraternity, all of them heaped massive praise on the India Under-19 women’s team for their remarkable victory.
Kudos to the India U19 team for winning the #U19T20WorldCup.This is a phenomenal achievement as our young cricketers have made the country proud. That the young players weren’t overawed by the big occasion speaks volume about their steely characters and temperament.— Jay Shah (@JayShah) January 29, 2023
The Indian women’s cricket team has never won a World Cup at any level. The seniors reached the World Cup final on three occasions across formats but failed to go the distance.
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