Twitter Reactions: Clinical India rout England to clinch inaugural Under-19 Women's T20 World Cup
India humble England to secure a first-ever Under-19 Women's T20 World Cup.
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India's young guns created history after clinching the inaugural Under-19 Women's T20 World Cup in a one-sided contest against pre-tournament favorites England in Potchefstroom. Shafali Verma's side never let a moment's respite to their opponents in a comprehensive bowling performance, restricting them to a paltry 68 in the grand finale.
Chasing a modest total, India came out all guns blazing as skipper Shafali Verma threatened to finish the game in a hurry. However, Alexa Stonehouse took a blinder to put a halt to Shafali's onslaught in the third over. English skipper Grace Scrivens dismissed the other Indian opener in the very next over to provide a glimmer of hope for her side.
But the 17-year-old Soumya Tiwari extinguished the hopes of an English comeback with her calm and composed innings. Her steady 46-run stand with Gongadi Trisha brought India to the cusp of a historic victory. Soumya hit the winning runs for India with her team-mates running on to the field to celebrate their triumph.
India bowelrs setup the victory with a dominating show in the first innings
Indian skipper Shafali Verma, who celebrated her 19th birthday on the eve of the finale, opted to bowl first after winning the toss in the title bout. Her decision paid instant dividends as Titas Sadhu sent back Liberty Heap for a two-ball duck in the first over of the match. The Indians kept the pressure on their opponents with some sharp work in the field during the initial stages.
Things got worse for the young English team when Archana Devi bagged two scalps, including England skipper Grace Scrivens, in the fourth over of the match to further tighten India's grip on the match. While the pitch had a considerable amount of assistance for the bowlers, the English batters did not cover themselves with glory either owing to questionable shot selections.
With the team reeling at 22/4 just after the powerplay, England's Ryana MacDonald-Gay tried to consolidate with a brief stand with Charis Pavely. However, both batters fell in quick succession, with Ryana succumbing to a stunning one-handed catch by Archana Devi. The procession wasn't stopping anytime soon for England as the Women in Blue kept chipping away wickets, thereby reducing the Three Lions to a paltry total of 68 runs.
The Indian bowlers were relentless from the get-go, especially the new ball bowler Titas Sadhu, who returned with magnificent bowling figures of 2/6 in her four overs.
Here is how Twitter reacted to India's triumph
Congratulations to the first ever champions of the Women's #U19T20WorldCup! 🏆🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/hSE7Z6l4tW— ICC (@ICC) January 29, 2023
𝗖.𝗛.𝗔.𝗠.𝗣.𝗜.𝗢.𝗡.𝗦! 🏆🎉— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) January 29, 2023
Meet the winners of the inaugural #U19T20WorldCup
INDIA 🇮🇳 #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/ljtScy6MXb
Congratulations India 🇮🇳👏🏼👏🏼 https://t.co/vJh3EYzuG1— Charlotte Edwards (@C_Edwards23) January 29, 2023
I invite @TheShafaliVerma and her victorious team to join us at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad and witness the third T20I on 1st February. This humongous achievement surely calls for a celebration.@BCCI @BCCIWomen— Jay Shah (@JayShah) January 29, 2023
The fielding has been on some other level 🔥— Jemimah Rodrigues (@JemiRodrigues) January 29, 2023
Way to go girls!!#U19T20WorldCup
Women’s Cricket in India is on the upswing and the World Cup triumph has taken the stature of women’s cricket several notches higher. I am delighted to announce INR 5 crore for the entire team and support staff as prize money. This is surely a path-breaking year.— Jay Shah (@JayShah) January 29, 2023
India winning the inaugural T20 World Cup...That rings a bell!— DK (@DineshKarthik) January 29, 2023
Congratulations 🇮🇳🥳#U19T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/Csl4tRXo07
Congratulations 🇮🇳 for winning #u19WomensT20WorldCup start of something special women cricket 😇😇👏👏— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) January 29, 2023
Congratulations to the Women’s under 19 team for winning the World Cup .. it’s a great stepping stone for the girls to take their game to the higher level .@BCCIWomen ..— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) January 29, 2023
Congratulations to the Indian Girls for winning the Under 19 world cup. Dominating performance @BCCIWomen Enjoy the moment #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/MpAe0CNK53— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 29, 2023
So happy and proud to see Shafali lead India to WC triumph. She's made for bigger things. Congratulations @TheShafaliVerma and @BCCIWomen 🏆🇮🇳 #ICCU19WorldCup https://t.co/uBdGzSZfkL— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) January 29, 2023
Congratulations @BCCIWomen ❤️🇮🇳✊🎉🎉 https://t.co/wkLpiKfcOZ— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) January 29, 2023
Congrats .. The best team but England have been fantastic throughout .. 🙌🙌 https://t.co/hjGhhGQDCE— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 29, 2023
Huge congratulations to our U19 Women’s Team 🏆💫❤️— Shreyas Iyer (@ShreyasIyer15) January 29, 2023
Super proud of our young team 🇮🇳👏 https://t.co/d68wKvzY6N
U19 women cricketers of India,wow this is so special.. First ICC trophy for India 🇮🇳 I feel so proud of you.. Huge congratulations.. Enjoy your special win and party hard🥳🥳🔥🔥🔥@TheShafaliVerma @NooshinKhadeer @13richaghosh @BCCIWomen #U19T20WorldCup— Yastika Bhatia (@YastikaBhatia) January 29, 2023
Congratulations to our Indian Women’s team on winning the U-19 World Cup! Well played champions 👏🏻 💯 🏆 🇮🇳 @BCCIWomen @BCCI— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) January 29, 2023
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