India defeated the United Arab Emirates by 122 runs on Monday in the first Women’s U-19 T20 World Cup match, which took place in Benoni, South Africa. The match’s skipper, Shafali Verma, scored a scorching 78, and India’s opener, Shweta Sehrawat, shone with an unbeaten 74.
Richa Ghosh blasted a 49 off 29 balls to help India register an impressive 219 for three at Willowmoore Park. Shafali (78 off 34 balls) was at her destructive best and joined forces with an equally aggressive Sehrawat (74 not out off 49 deliveries).
The bowlers from India then held UAE to 97 for five, a score that highlighted the significant gap that exists between the two teams.
India have maintained their position at the top of Group D thanks to this victory.
After being given the opportunity to bat, Shafali and Sehrawat put up a partnership for the first wicket that scored 111 runs. Shafali has previously participated in almost 70 international matches for the senior team, including 51 Twenty20 Internationals.
After playing two dots in the opening over, Sehrawat made it immediately clear what she intended to accomplish in the following overs by smashing three boundaries and racking up 12 runs.
In the following over, Shafali hit three fours, following in the footsteps of her predecessor. The young batsman, who is only 18 years old, hit the first six of the Indian innings during the fifth over.
Shafali was the one who took the initiative in the partnership, and she was the one who tormented the opponent by repeatedly hitting limits. She added a four to her fifty to make it look even better.
During Shafali’s furious 34-ball innings, the bowlers from the UAE appeared to have no idea what they were doing as she hit the ball to the boundary 12 times and over it four times. Shafali’s blistering innings came to an end when she was caught at long off after she had struck three sixes and a four in the space of five balls.
In the game before this one, Sehrawat, who had scored 92 without losing a wicket, fulfilled the job of sheet anchor really well. She reached her second consecutive half-century and appeared to be in perfect command of the situation.
Misfields and missed catches only aggravated UAE’s problems as they gave Richa, who was promoted to number three, as many as four reprieves. Richa was then promoted to number three.
The UAE openers appeared to be up to the challenge of chasing a goal of more than 200 when Theertha Satish hit the boundary four times in the first over of their innings.
However, the charge did not last long as Shabnam MD was able to dismiss her with the fifth ball. Even though fellow starter Lavanya Keny struck a laboriously slow 24 off of 54 balls, UAE never appeared to be in a position to compete.