It was the exceptional fielding that helped India. Run-out, stumping, diving catches, sliding stops - India did it all.
Last Updated: 02.18 PM, Jan 29, 2023
India is the champion of the inaugural edition of the ICC Under 19 Women's T20 World Cup.
After making it to the final of the ICC Under 19 Women's T20 World Cup 2023 tournament, the Indian side went on to defeat England by 7 wickets. The Women in Blue had already one hand on the trophy after putting on a splendid bowling performance and restricting the English side to just 68 runs.
Inaugural T20 men's World Cup in South Africa (2007) champions - India
Inaugural U19 women's T20 World Cup in South Africa (2023) champions - India.
For India, Titas Sadhu picked up two wickets and gave away just 6 runs in her 4 overs. England's batting once again faltered in a crunch game as they were reduced to 45/7 against Australia in the semi-final as well.
India had won the toss and opted to field first. Titas Sadhu picked up the in-form Liberty Heap in the first over and off-spinner Archana Devi took a double-wicket over to remove skipper Scrivens and Fiona Holland in the 4th over. The rest of the bowlers also chipped in with regular breakthroughs.
However, it was the exceptional fielding that helped India. Run-out, stumping, diving catches, sliding stops - India did it all.
Coming in to bat, India lost two early wickets in Shafali Verma (11) and Shweta Sehrawat (5), but Soumya Tiwari (24 not-out) got help from Gongadi Trisha (24) to help reach the target in 14 overs.