The Indian women’s U-19 team locked horns with New Zealand women’s U-19 in the first semi-final of the Women’s U-19 20-20 World Cup. The Indian skipper Shafali Verma won the toss and asked the Kiwi team to bat first in Potchefstroom. Batting first, New Zealand posted a total of 107 runs for the loss of nine wickets in the allotted 20 overs.
While chasing the target, the girls in blue comfortably chased down the target comfortably in only 14.2 overs only with the loss of two wickets and won the match by eight wickets. Now, the Indian team has made it through to the finals.
The Indian cricket fans were also overwhelmed with this victory of Team India over New Zealand as India has broken the jinx of New Zealand in the knockouts of the major international tournaments. They took to Twitter to shower praises on the young Indian women’s U-19 team.
Here’s how fans reacted:
U19 girls to 🇮🇳Men's Cricket and Hockey team : pic.twitter.com/ALgw56NkGT
— Anam 🇮🇳 (@Anam_Nishat18) January 27, 2023
Congratulations to India U19 for winning the semis 👏🏽 The fact that they beat NZ in the semis made it extra special 🙂 All the best for the Final 👊🏽🇮🇳 #U19T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/b4RxbhqIwY
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) January 27, 2023
And with that four to the long off,
Team India is in the finals!
You go gurls,Shafa just keep being Jaffa as you were throughout the tournament,bring em home you my favourite!🇮🇳🏏🏆🧿@TheShafaliVerma ❤️#BleedBlue #U19T20WC#U19T20WorldCup
— kalmdownkrima (@kReetweets) January 27, 2023
#TeamIndia now into the Finals of the #U19T20WorldCup💪💥👏
— Gamezdaddy (@Gamez_daddy) January 27, 2023
Finally , India knocked out kiwis 😅#U19T20WorldCup #Semifinal #INDvsNZ
— Navniet yadav (@ydvnavniet) January 27, 2023
All the best for the final 🇮🇳 #U19T20WorldCup https://t.co/OiaeucObmO
— Tarun Sharma (TK) (@tarunsharma99) January 27, 2023
Bhai Iski wajah se kafi log toh twitter par aaj ke din berozgar ho gaye. Bhai iski @daniel86cricket toh tabse neend udi hui hai.
— Anuraag (@Anuraag71030339) January 27, 2023
— Sudhanshu Ranjan Singh (@memegineers_) January 27, 2023
Thank you Girls.. for showing our Boys that you can beat NZ in knock out games..
— Surajeet Singh (@SurajeetSingh4) January 27, 2023
— Haresh Desai 🇮🇳🕉️ (@hareshd63669289) January 27, 2023
Speaking of the entire action of the match, the Indian bowling attack completely terrorized New Zealand’s batting order by scalping eight wickets only on the score of 92 runs. Later on, the Kiwi team could score only 107 runs for the loss of nine wickets.
Parshavi Chopra amazed everyone with her impressive bowling as she scalped 3 wickets by conceding only 20 runs in her quota of four overs. Other than her, skipper Shafali Verma also bowled brilliantly and conceded only 7 runs in her quota of four overs with an unbelievable economy rate of only 1.75. Shafali, Titas Sadhu, Mannat Kashyap, and Archana Devi scalped one wicket each.
While chasing the target, the Indian team comfortably chased down the target in 14.2 overs courtesy of the half-century knock of 61 runs by opening batter Shweta Sehrawat off 45 balls with 10 boundaries to her name.
Other than Shweta, Soumya Tiwari also played a crucial knock of 22 runs with three boundaries. Eventually, India crossed the finishing line and entered through to the final with a convincing win.
Now, team India will lock horns in the final with the winner of the second semi-final between Australia and England.