Cricket fraternity, eminent personalities laud Women in Blue for their U19 T20 World Cup win
Titas Sadhu and Archani Devi gave the initial blows and set the stage while Soumya Tiwari and G Trisha anchored the chase to win the finals.
New Delhi: India lifted the inaugural ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup by beating England comfortably in a 69-run chase. Titas Sadhu and Archani Devi gave the initial blows and set the stage while Soumya Tiwari and G Trisha anchored the chase to win the finals. The cricketing fraternity and eminent personalities lauded women in blue for their victory and the efforts that went behind it.
Dinesh Karthik shared a quirky tweet saying India winning the inaugural T20 World Cup rings a bell.
India winning the inaugural T20 World Cup…That rings a bell!
Congratulations 🇮🇳🥳#U19T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/Csl4tRXo07
— DK (@DineshKarthik) January 29, 2023
BCCI secretary Jay Shah announced prize money of Rs 5 crore for the champion team and the support staff.
Women’s Cricket in India is on the upswing and the World Cup triumph has taken the stature of women’s cricket several notches higher. I am delighted to announce INR 5 crore for the entire team and support staff as prize money. This is surely a path-breaking year.
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) January 29, 2023
Senior teammates and the cricket world showered love for the victorious U-19 team.
Congratulations #TeamIndia, this is a monumental achievement! This fantastic victory shows how dominating you have been throughout the tournament. The triumph is even more special considering this is the first-ever Women’s #U19T20WorldCup. Cherish every moment! pic.twitter.com/M97kBJNcUs
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) January 29, 2023
This will be remembered for ages! The First Ever Women’s World Cup has come Home! It was super exciting to watch this bunch!! Congratulations Team Indiaaaaaaaa 🇮🇳
You’ve made us all proud ❤️#FirstOfMany #U19T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/f7JaQQGnec
— Jemimah Rodrigues (@JemiRodrigues) January 29, 2023
Congratulations to the U19 Women’s Team for a fantastic win to lift the inaugural World Cup 👏 #U19T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/nAHfsulmpN
— Cheteshwar Pujara (@cheteshwar1) 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
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
PM Modi and Indian leaders appreciated Shafali Verma and the team for their stunning win.
Congratulations to the Indian Team for a special win at the @ICC #U19T20WorldCup. They have played excellent cricket and their success will inspire several upcoming cricketers. Best wishes to the team for their future endeavours. https://t.co/BBn5M9abHp
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 29, 2023
India’s daughters create grand history by lifting the first Women’s #U19T20WorldCup.
You have shown remarkable energy and passion throughout the series.
India is proud of you. Your triumph gives wings to the dreams of millions of young girls in India.@BCCIWomen https://t.co/gcKvRiIuBr
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) January 29, 2023
In the game, Sadhu dismissed Liberty Heap in the first over and then took the wicket of Seren Smale, to end her spell with the figures of 4-0-6-2. Archana was clinical in the fourth over as she picked up two wickets as G Trisha’s stunner at long off helped her dismiss English captain Grace Scrivens.
Ryana McDonald-Gay was dropped by Richa Ghosh behind the stumps and she began the counter-attack before being restricted to 19(24) by a one-handed stunner by Archana Devi.
The woman with the golden arm, Parshavi Chopra picked two wickets while Mannat Kashyap, Shafali Verma and Sonam Yadav picked one each.
With the bat, Shafali started in style and scored 15 off 11 before England managed to dismiss both the openers. Soumya Tiwari led the inning forward and Trisha stood her ground. It was in the 12th over that Trisha started the attack with two consecutive boundaries and went on to score the crucial 24 off 29 while Tiwari with her 24* off 37 led India to victory.
Shweta Sehrawat ended as the highest run-getter of the tournament with 297 runs at an average of 99, scoring at a strike rate of 139. Grace Scrivens was announced as the Player of the Tournament for her 293 runs and 9 wickets.