India win their first-ever Women’s Under-19 World Cup
India beat England by seven wickets to win the Women’s Under-19 World Cup for the first time. The match took place at the Senwes Cricket Stadium in Potchefstroom, South Africa.
After England chose to bat first, India bowled them out for only 68 runs and then chased the target in 14 overs.
In response to the low goal, Soumya Tiwari and Gongadi Trisha each scored 24 runs for India.
Captain Shafali Verma (15) and Shweta Sehrawat were sent back to the pavilion by England, but Soumya and Trisha worked together to reach the goal.
Hannah Baker, Grace Scrivens, and Alexa Stonehouse each got rid of one batsman for England.
England had trouble earlier on a big stage, and they were bowled out for only 68 runs because of great bowling and great fielding.
Ryana MacDonald-Gay hit 19 runs off 24 balls, which was the most for the English team. Alexa Stonehouse and Sophia Smale, on the other hand, could each get 11 runs.
Titas Sadhu, Archana Devi, and Parvashi Chopra each took two wickets for India, and Mannat Kashyap, Shafali Verma, and Sonam Mukesh Yadav each took one wicket.
Scrivens got the prize for being the best player in the tournament.
“The U-19 girls cricket team should be very proud to have won the World Cup. Thanks for making the country proud, “Rohit, senior men’s skipper, tweeted.
Kohli said that winning was a “important moment.”
Jay Shah, who works for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), said on Twitter, “Women’s cricket in India is on the rise, and winning the World Cup has given it a lot more respect.”
“There’s no doubt that this is a big year.”
The BCCI gave the team a cash prize of more than $600,000 and invited them to watch the third and final T20 men’s match between India and New Zealand in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.
The win comes before the first women’s Indian Premier League, which is set to start in March.
BCCI made $572.5 million when it recently announced who would own five WIPL teams.
For the next five seasons, the media rights for the league were sold to Viacom18 for $116,7 million.