India won their first ICC title in women’s cricket on Sunday as a talented group of teenagers lifted the inaugural U-19 World Cup with a seven-wicket victory over England. Led by Shefali Verma, the India U-19 squad succeeded where their seniors had failed by clearing the final hurdle.
India first dismissed England for 68 in 17.1 overs and then chased down the target in 14 overs to win the trophy. “It’s a proud moment, it’s our first world cup,” said Trisha after the win. India’s dominance at the U-19 level was further reinforced by the win, with the boys winning the world title in the Caribbean last year. India’s bowling attack, led by pacer Titas Sadhu and supported by leg-spinner Parshavi Chopra, set up the win by dismissing England with a clinical display.
Tiwari and Gongadi Trisha then lead India to victory with a 46-run partnership. Richa Ghosh and Shafali were the other international cricketers in the U-19 squad.
India beat Newzeland, Vicory by 6 wickets
India win the 2nd T20I against New Zealand by 6 wickets in Lucknow, a level series India clinched the inaugural T20 title with a 6-wicket victory over New Zealand on Sunday, leveling the three-match series. In a closely contested match, the Indian batsmen, led by Suryakumar Yadav (26 not out) and Hardik Pandya (15 not out), successfully chased down a target of 100, despite struggling in the final overs.
The Indian spinners, who were on fire, restricted the Kiwis to 99/8, their lowest score against India. Hardik, Kuldeep Chahal (1/17), Yuzvendra Chahal (1/4), and Washington Sundar (1/17) dominated on the rank turner and made full use of the Lucknow surface.
The Kiwis, who had a strong batting lineup, failed to perform on the testing pitch and were reduced to 35/3 in the 7th over. Pacer Arshdeep Singh and Shivam Mavi shone in the death overs, taking wickets and conceding only 8 runs. Hardik ended the game with figures of 1/25 in four overs.