After India’s victory in the ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup, the national men’s team congratulated them on their historic title win. Gongadi Trisha and Soumya Tiwary’s knocks helped India clinch the Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup title by defeating England by seven wickets in the summit clash at the Senwes Park in Potchefstroom on Sunday after a superb bowling performance from the Indian bowlers.
Indian head coach Rahul Dravid, who was earlier the head coach of the men’s U-19 team under whose guidance the Men in Blue won the 2018 U19 World Cup, said the win was a historic moment for women’s cricket.
“Today was a historic day for the Indian women’s U-19 team. I want to pass it on to the U-19 men’s captain as a message for this girl,” Dravid said in a video posted by the BCCI.
Thereafter, he handed over the mic to 2018 U19 World Cup winning captain Prithvi Shaw.
“I think it’s a great achievement. Congratulations, well done,” said Shaw after which the entire team applauded in unison for the women’s team.
A special message from Lucknow for India’s ICC Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup winning team #TeamIndia , #U19T20World Cup pic.twitter.com/g804UTh3WB
– BCCI (@BCCI) January 29, 2023
Chasing a target of 69, India captain Shafali Verma began her World Cup winning run with a beautiful boundary off Hannah Baker. Baker then provided a major breakthrough for his team as he dismissed Shafali for 15 off 11 balls. England’s bowlers tried to take the game back as skipper Grace Scrivens dismissed dangerous batsman Shweta Sehrawat for 5 off 6 balls.
After this, right-handed batsman Gongadi Trisha came out to bat. Saumya Tiwari hit some attacking boundaries while Trisha played the anchor role. After 10 overs, India needed 21 runs from 60 balls to win. Gongadi Trisha then hit Ellie Anderson for back-to-back fours.
In the 13th over of the innings, Alexa Stonehouse scored 24 runs in 29 balls, dismissing Gongadi Trisha. Saumya Tiwary then led Team India to a seven-wicket win over England in the inaugural U19 Women’s T20 World Cup.
Earlier, opting to field first, the Indian bowlers completely dominated the game from the outset against England in the summit clash. Tita Sadhu got India’s first wicket of the innings by dismissing England opener Liberty Heap for a two-ball duck.
Grace Scrivens and Niah Fiona Holland tried to handle the pressure and played some boundary shots. However, Holland could not stay at the crease for long and was sent back to the pavilion.
After the wicket of Holland, the English batsmen lost their wickets at regular intervals. India started with the new ball and bundled out England Women Under-19 for 68 at regular intervals.
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