India’s Under 19 Women’s team creates history as they enter the final of the World Cup beating New Zealand in the semifinal. India beat New Zealand by 8 wickets. Winning the toss, India chose to bowl.
New Zealand fail to get going
Mannat Kashyap (1/21) and Titas Sadhu (1/17) took the wickets of the New Zealand openers in the first 3 overs itself. New Zealand were struggling at 5/2 where Kiwi keeper Izzy Gaze (26 from 22) counter attacked trying to take New Zealand to a respectable total.
Just when things were looking better for New Zealand, Parshavi Chopra picked up the crucial wicket of the opposition skipper. Afterward, Indian spinners choked New Zealand as wickets kept tumbling in quest of scoring runs.
Shafali Verma had the best economy for an India bowler with figures of 1/7 with an economy of 1.75 in her 4 overs.
Indian batters make a mockery of the target
Indian openers started strong attacking from ball one scoring 33 runs in 3.2 overs. Skipper Shafali got dismissed cheaply for 10 runs but Shwera ensured that there were no hiccups on the way. India sailed smoothly on the brilliant performances by Parshavi Chopra and Shweta Sehrawat. Shweta scored an unbeaten knock of 61* from 45 balls. India chased the target in the 15th over to take India to the finals of the World Cup.
India will face England in the final of the World Cup on Sunday. England defeated Australia in the second semifinal defending just 100 runs.
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