Set a challenging target of 167 after South Africa opted to bat, India were off to a blazing start with the opening duo of Shafali and Sehrawat adding 77 runs in just seven overs at Willowmoore Park
India U-19 vice-captain Shweta Sehrawat hits out against South Africa U-19 at the Willowmoore Park in Benoni on Saturday. Pic/BCCI Twitter
Opener Shweta Sehrawat smashed an unbeaten 92 after skipper Shafali Verma blazed away to a 16-ball 45 as India crushed South Africa by seven wickets to begin their campaign in the inaugural Women’s U-19 T20 World Cup on a rousing note here on Saturday.
Set a challenging target of 167 after South Africa opted to bat, India were off to a blazing start with the opening duo of Shafali and Sehrawat adding 77 runs in just seven overs at Willowmoore Park.
While Shafali went after the bowlers from the word go, Sehrawat too maintained a very good strike rate, which came off 57 balls and included as many as 20 boundaries. This was after the Indian captain also shone with the ball, picking up two wickets to put the brakes on the South African scoring rate. Shafali bowled her full quota of four overs and returned with impressive figures of 2-31. Unperturbed by the departure of Shafali, Sehrawat carried on in the same vein.
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SA-WMN U19 166-5 in 20 overs (S Lourens 61; S Verma 2-31) lost to IND-WMN U19 170-3 in 16.3 overs (S Sehrawat 92*, S Verma 45) by seven wickets
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