India made history on Sunday (January 29) as they clinched the inaugural edition of Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup final by defeating England in the final.
Chasing a paltry target of 69, India reached the set total in 14 overs with 7 wickets in hand.
Earlier, India’s bowling attack, led by fast bowler Titas Sadhu and leg-spinner Parshavi Chopra, dished out a superlative performance after electing to field first. Sadhu returned with impressive figures of 4-0-6-2 while Chopra snapped two wickets for 13 runs.
Sadhu was adjudged ‘Player of the Match’ for her economical spell.
“The way all the girls are performing and backing each other, so happy. Incredible feeling. Thanks to the staff, the way they have been backing us everyday and telling us that we are here for the cup and because of them we are here. All thanks to them,” Shafali Verma, the winning captain, said in the post-match presentation ceremony.
“The players have been backing me a lot. Thanks to BCCI for giving me this beautiful team and really happy for winning the cup,” she added.
Here’s how Rohit Sharma, Sourav Ganguly & others reacted to India’s title triumph:
Big congratulations to the U-19 girls cricket team for winning the World Cup. Well done on making the nation proud🇮🇳 #JaiHind @bcciwomen @bcci
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) January 29, 2023
Fantastic display by Shafali and her team to lift the inaugural Women’s Under-19 T20 World Cup! Many congratulations to the players and the support staff for a fabulous campaign. Ahead of the WPL, a huge shot in the arm for women’s cricket in India. #U19T20WorldCup
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) 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 our Indian Women’s team on winning the U-19 World Cup! Well played champions 👏🏻 💯 🏆 🇮🇳 @BCCIWomen @BCCI
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) January 29, 2023
Meet the winners of the inaugural #U19T20WorldCup
INDIA 🇮🇳 #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/ljtScy6MXb
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) January 29, 2023
India wins the inaugural edition of Women’s T20 World Cup.#cricket #U19T20WorldCup #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/Dyp4zj1vip
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) January 29, 2023
Many congratulations, Wonderfully done….girls👏🏼👏🏼 https://t.co/tTWzvNlaJa
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) January 29, 2023
Congratulations to the first ever champions of the Women’s #U19T20WorldCup! 🏆🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/hSE7Z6l4tW
— ICC (@ICC) January 29, 2023
A no-contest in a final! Well done #IndiaUnder19. Now, wish the players the best in the bigger careers ahead.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 29, 2023
Bhartiya Naari sab par Bhaari. Congratulations @BCCIWomen on being the first ever Under 19 Women’s World cup champions . #INDvENG . pic.twitter.com/dPbxgLFgIW
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) January 29, 2023
Extremely proud of our U-19 girls for emerging victorious at the #U19T20WorldCup.This win is historic and a moment to cherish forever. Well done, Team India.❤️😇🇮🇳@TheShafaliVerma @13richaghosh @NooshinKhadeer @balimunish13
— Sushma Verma (@ImSushVerma) January 29, 2023
Congrats to the team on a fantastic effort https://t.co/5wPS6uVeR6
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) January 29, 2023
That’s how we do it!! Congratulations to the girls for bringing the first #U19T20WorldCup home by beating England for 7 wickets. Well done #TeamIndia@TheShafaliVerma @NooshinKhadeer
Take a bow, Queens 👑 @BCCIWomen pic.twitter.com/4uGsic0e2v
— Reema Malhotra (@ReemaMalhotra8) January 29, 2023
A great performance by our team, getting the victory in the inaugural edition of the ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup 🏆
Congratulations champions 🇮🇳#U19T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/K5y15Cy5IO
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) January 29, 2023
Congratulations @BCCIWomen ❤️🇮🇳✊🎉🎉 https://t.co/wkLpiKfcOZ
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) January 29, 2023
India U19 beating SL, NZ, and ENG to win the World Cup #ICCU19WorldCup pic.twitter.com/9AxWg2N5Zl
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) January 29, 2023
#Rohit #Sharma #Sourav #Ganguly #react #India #beat #England #U19 #Womens #T20 #World #Cup #final