India U19 women team beat England U19 by 7 wickets to lift inaugural ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup

Xtra Time Web Desk: Shafali Verma and her team did the country proud by lifting the inaugural ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup. In the final played at the JB Marks Oval in Potchefstroom, India U19 women beat England by 7 wickets with 36 balls remaining. Chasing a meagre 69, India lost Shafali Verma and Shweta Sehrawat early. But G Trisha and Soumya Tiwari built a solid partnership to guide India home.

Earlier, India U19 bowlers were on fire as they bowled out England U19 team for a paltry 68 runs. Titas Sadhu, Archana Devi and Parshavi Chopra took two wickets each. Titas gave India the early breakthrough as she picked up the in-form Liberty Heap in the first over and off-spinner Archana Devi also bowled well to dent England right at the start. The rest of the bowlers chipped in with regular breakthroughs as the England batting lineup had no answers.