India restricted New Zealand to 107 for nine with Parshavi (3-20) leading a disciplined bowling effort after skipper Shafali Verma won the toss and elected to bowl in the first semi-finals.
S Sehrawat and P Chopra
Opener Shweta Sehrawat smashed an unbeaten fifty after Parshavi Chopra’s triple strike as India notched up a comprehensive eight-wicket win over New Zealand to storm into the final of the inaugural Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup here on Friday. India restricted New Zealand to 107 for nine with Parshavi (3-20) leading a disciplined bowling effort after skipper Shafali Verma won the toss and elected to bowl in the first semi-finals.
The 16-year-old leg-spinner broke the backbone of the Kiwi batting line-up with three successive wickets to leave them at 74 for 5 in 13th over. Titas Sadhu, Mannat Kashyap, Shafali and Archana Devi also scalped one wicket each. For NZ, Georgia Plimmer (35), Isabella Gaze (26) and Izzy Sharp (13) and Kayley Knight (12) reached double figures as they failed to put up a big score at the Senwes Park. Chasing 108, the women in blue romped home comfortably after Sehrawat produced a scintillating 45-ball unconquered knock which was studded with 10 fours.
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NZ 107-9 in 20 overs (G Plimmer 35, I Gaze 26; P Chopra 3-20) lost to India 110-2 (S Sehrawat 61*; A Browning 2-18) by 8 wickets
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