With the inaugural edition of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Under-19 Women’s Twenty20 (T20) Trophy nearing its launch, teams have stepped up their preparations and joining the same list is the India U-19 women’s team who for the first time as a unit have come forward to play a bilateral series against the New Zealand U-19 women’s team.
India followed its one-sided win from the opening T20 affair with a commanding 7-wicket win in the 2nd T20. Now with yet another convincing win in the 3rd T20, India has sealed the 5-match T20 series with a 3-0 lead and below is a brief from the 3rd game.
1st innings : India U19 – 145/8 (20.0)
India having won the toss opt to bat first and had a 34-run opening wicket stand that came to close off the penultimate ball of the powerplay with Soumya Tiwari departing on 16(21). Skipper, Shweta Sehrawat continued for a while alongside, G Trisha, but was the next to walk back on 20(24) with 52 on board just around the halfway mark. G Trisha was joined by Sonia Mendhiya and the pair put on a crucial 44-ball-63 run stand that saw curtains at the end of the 16th over with the wicket of Trisha on 32(27). In the following over, Hrishita Basu and set, Sonia Mendhiya departed on respective scores of 2(2) and 38(28). While tailenders departed cheaply, Titas Sadhu’s 7-ball-16* powered India to finish on a competitive total of 145/8.
New Zealand with the ball had Kayley Knight lead the wickets chart feature with figures of 4/24 off 4 overs and had Nensi Patel with a wicket to her name off her 4 overs and Ashtuti Kumar with a wicket to her name off her 2 overs follow.
2nd innings : New Zealand U19 – 115/8 (20.0)
New Zealand in reply had opener, Olivia Gain hold an end tight, while the side lost Anna Browning (6) and Paige Loggenberg (2) inside the powerplay. It wasn’t long before the side lost their 3rd in Nensi Patel being run out on 8(14) with 45 on board. Olivia had a little stitch alongside Flora Devonshire and the set opening batter then departed on 40(35) in the 12th over with 61 on board. Flora and Prue Catton put on the highest partnership for the side (23-ball-25) on the day that came to a close with the wicket of Flora on 18(22) and in the following over, skipper, Prue too departed on 11(14). While Kiwi tailenders departed cheaply, Ashtuti Kumar’s 12-ball-17* pushed the team close out on 115/8.
India U19 continues their winning momentum
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India with the ball had Sonam Yadav and Titas Sadhu off their respective 4 overs bag a couple of wickets each having finished on figures of 2/18 and 2/19. Parshavi Chopra too had a couple of wickets to her name, but off three overs (2/15) and G Trisha too was among the wickets with a scalp to her name off her couple overs (1/20).