‘Chalo kam se Kam Women’s Team to jeeti NZ se’ – Fans celebrate as India Women U19 team thrashes New Zealand
India and New Zealand U19 teams locked horns in the first semifinal of the ongoing Women’s World Cup 2023. Ahead of the game, the Kiwis were unbeaten in the tournament from the first round and the Super Sixes stage. On the other hand, Women In Blue lost one game, against Australia in the second round. Meanwhile, in the game, the Shefali Varma-led side won the toss and elected to bowl first.
The decision proved right as Mannat Kashyap and Titas Sandhu took a wicket each in the first three overs. Apart from the 37-run partnership between Georgia Plimmer and wicketkeeper batter Isabella Gaze, nothing went right for the team. They kept losing wickets at regular intervals and were restricted to 107/9. Only four batters for the team could cross the double-digit mark.
On the other hand, for India, Parshavi Chopra took three wickets while Sadhu, Kashyap, Varma, and Archana Devi took one each.
Shweta Sehrawat helped India storm into the final
In reply, India colts had a decent start as skipper Varma and Shweta Sehrawat added 33 runs in 3.3 overs for the first wicket. After the wicket of the former, Sehrawat, joined by Soumya Tiwari added another 62 runs to ensure the win with only some formalities left. Meanwhile, Shweta scored an unbeaten 61 off 45 balls including 10 fours and the team won the game by eight wickets with 5.4 overs left in the game.
Shafali Verma in the post-match said:”It is good to see the team do as per plans. We are excited to play the finals. We worked on our mistakes against Australia game and it is good to see this. Will prepare first and then celebrate [her birthday] tomorrow.”
Parshavi Chopra is the player of the match said: “I am very happy. Semi-final is a big game and it felt good. Today the ball was slipping out of my hands. My role is to bowl wicket to wicket and aim for dots.”
This is how Twitter reacted
India beat New Zealand in a semi final knock out ! #U19T20WorldCup #INDvsNZ
— Balaji K (@balajik_97) January 27, 2023
Team India First finalist of first ever women's #U19T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/q7AOdOoCZs
— Bleed Blue (@CricCrazyVeena) January 27, 2023
#icc knockout events
NZ beat India WC semi-final
NZ beat India 2021 WTC final
NZ beat India 2023 Hockey WC
India beat NZ 2023 in u19 women's wc #U19CWC #U19T20WorldCup
— Vibhu Dave (@VibhuDave) January 27, 2023
The way Shweta Sehrawat has raised her level has been incredible. She wasn’t in form heading into the WC, often getting out trying to hit too hard. But she’s looked a class apart and is the highest run-scorer in the tournament as India storm into the final.#U19T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/Rmv7JYOoff
— Aditya Chaturvedi (@aditya_c19) January 27, 2023