India’s convincing victory against New Zealand, led by Parshavi Chopra and Shweta Sehrawat, set up a meeting with either England or Australia in the ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup final on Sunday.
After the spinners had bowled out New Zealand in the first innings, it only took our hitters 86 balls to advance their team to the championship game.
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By dismissing the New Zealand openers in the first three overs, Mannat Kashyap (1/21) and Titas Sadhu (1/17) proved that India’s choice to field was a successful one. At 5/2, New Zealand’s innings began when keeper Izzy Gaze (26 from 22) launched a counterattack in response.
Parshavi Chopra, India’s game-winning player from the previous round (3/20), eliminated Gaze just as the White Ferns appeared to be regaining control of the match. Additionally, the spinners controlled the batting side in the middle overs under Chopra’s guidance.
Georgia Plimmer (35 from 31) remained competitive up until the 17th over, giving her team’s total hope. However, following Plimmer’s resignation, New Zealand could only manage a dismal 107/9.
The greatest economy numbers (1.75) of any Indian bowler came from the captain, Shafali Verma (1/7), during the course of her four overs. India’s openers benefited from some errant bowling from New Zealand pacers to add 33 quickly in 3.2 overs, igniting the chase.
The brilliant Shweta Sehrawat (61* from 45) then took over after Verma (10 from 9) was finally dismissed thanks to a superb catch from Plimmer.
She assisted in getting near to the mark with the assistance of Soumya Tiwari (22 from 26), who played a careful yet confident partnership of 62 runs. The lone New Zealand bowler to record a wicket was Anna Browning (2/18). The winner of Sunday’s ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup final between England and Australia will play India.