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India Women’s Cricket Team Wins the Inaugural U-19 Women’s World Cup

India completed the 68 runs chase in only 14 overs

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Russell Chattaraj
Russell Chattaraj
Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

SOUTH AFRICA: The Indian women’s cricket team created history by defeating England by seven wickets to win the first-ever U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup.

India took control of the game right away, and when Soumya Tiwari scored the winning runs, the Indian team shouted in joy. The players ran onto the field with the national flag, where cheering support personnel soon joined them.

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India completed the 68-run chase in only 14 overs while only losing three wickets. Earlier, India’s bowling attack, led by leg-spinner Parshavi Chopra and pace prodigy Titas Sadhu, put on an outstanding display to dismiss England for 68. 

Sadhu finished with amazing stats of 4-0-6-2, while Chopra again demonstrated her skill by taking two for 13. 

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 Archana Devi also claimed two for seventeen, along with Mannat Kashyap (1/13), Shafali Verma (1/16), and Sonam Yadav (1/3), who each claimed one wicket.

Shafali, the team’s captain, was unable to control her emotions after the historic victory during the post-game awards ceremony. 

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Shafali’s tears rolled out while she expressed her gratitude to everyone for their support throughout the campaign. ICC posted a video of the incident to social media.

According to BCCI secretary Jay Shah, the entire unit will receive a cash prize of Rs 5 crores.”Women’s cricket in India is rising, and the World Cup victory has considerably raised the sport’s prestige. I’m excited to inform you that the entire team and support workers will receive INR 5 crore in prize money. Certainly a ground-breaking year,” Shah tweeted following India’s victory.

India’s title victory in the inaugural U19 Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa thrilled several current and past Indian players, who posted their reactions on Twitter.

A whole new world awaits Indian women’s cricket as the U-19 World Cup also gets added to the list.

Also Read: ICC Cancels U-19 Men’s World Cup Qualifiers For America, Asia

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  • Russell Chattaraj

    Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

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