Women’s U-19 World Cup : Shweta Sehrawat leads India to the final

Shweta Sehrawat

After a convincing eight-wicket win over New Zealand in the opening semi-final at the JB Marks Oval in Potchefstroom, India has advanced to the first-ever ICC Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup final.

After restricting New Zealand to 107 for nine after giving the Kiwis the ball first, Shweta Sehrawat’s unbeaten 61 from just 45 balls helped India win with 34 balls remaining. Sehrawat contributed ten boundaries, adding 62 runs with Soumya Tiwari and 33 runs with skipper Shafali Verma (both of whom had ten) (22 off 26 balls).

India had earlier put on one of its best fielding performances, catching wisely and bowling wicket after wicket. The Kiwis were forced to play more cross-bat shots as a result of their sense that the pitch was playing slower and a slight dragging back of their lengths.

Shweta Sehrawat has just not performed in this match but had performed magnificently well in the overall tournament. Before this, Sehrawat also scored her best score yet in this tournament that is 92* against South Africa. She has scored in most of the innings in the tournament.

The innings Sehrawat played in this U19 World Cup : 92*(57), 74*(49) ,31*(10), 21(29), 13(17), 61*(45). She has been the leading run scorer of the tournament and is said to be the future of Indian cricket. She is considered much better in comparison to other players and team. Sehrawat contibuted and helped her to win in many matches.