India Women thrash Sri Lanka by seven wickets in U-19 World Cup | Cricket News

POTCHENFSTROOM: India has put its T20 Women’s Under-19 World Cup campaign back on track in the Group 1 Super Six stage with an impressive seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka on Sunday.
After India’s seven-wicket defeat to Australia on Saturday, their bowlers put in a superb performance, limiting Sri Lanka’s Under-19s to just 59 runs from 20 overs allowed.
Parshavi Chopra, a sixteen-year-old leg spinner, was the choice of Indian bowlers, grabbing four wickets, while the left arm spinner Mannat Kashyap took two wickets as the pair ran through the opposing batting formation.
India then scored the winning target in 7.2 overs for the loss of skipper Shafali Verma, wicketkeeper Richa Ghosh and Shweta Sehrawat.
Soumya Tiwari (28 not out) then broke five borders on just 15 deliveries as India scoffed at the paltry total.
Earlier, India, after winning the toss, opted to go first and found instant success when setter Titas Sandhu, who plays for Bengal, got Nethmi Senarathna on the first ball.
The spinners quickly took control and in no time Sri Lanka were charmed by their charm, with only captain Vishmi Gunaratne (25) and Umaya Rathnayake (13) managing to score in double figures.
The accuracy of the bowlers can be gauged from the fact that only one point was awarded as extras. Playing a tight line, the Indian bowlers left no room for their opponents to play their strokes freely, and only three boundaries occurred during the Sri Lanka innings.
Flyhalf and member of the Indian senior team, Shafali, after her forgettable innings against Australia on Saturday where she scored eight runs, could have used the opportunity against Sri Lanka on Sunday to get in shape.
But the 18-year-old only managed 15 before being trapped in front by an off-spinner Dewmi Vihangawho claimed all three Indian wickets.
Short scores: Sri Lanka Women U-19 59 for 9 in 20 overs (Vishmi Gunaratne 25; Parshavi Chopra 4/5, Mannat Kashyap 2/16) lost to India 60 for 3 in 7.2 overs (Soumya Tiwari 28; Dewmi Vihanga 3 /34) by 7 wickets.


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