Women U19 T20 Score: India’s Historic Victory over England in U19 Women’s T20 World Cup

India secured a triumphant seven-wicket win over England in the U19 Women’s T20 World Cup’s inaugural edition at Potchefstroom’s JB Marks Oval on January 29, 2023. Batswomen Soumya Tiwari and Gongadi Trisha’s resilient 46-run partnership for the third wicket led India to their maiden title in women’s cricket. This historic victory is particularly significant as it coincides with India’s first appearance in a World Cup final 18 years earlier, during the 2005 ODI World Cup.

India’s victory was set in motion by an exceptional bowling display and outstanding fielding that saw England being dismissed for a mere 68 runs. Soumya Tiwari’s unbeaten 24 and Trisha’s 24 were pivotal, guiding India to their historic triumph.

Shafali Verma, the team’s captain, showcased her intent by dispatching a down-leg delivery from Hannah Baker for a boundary and following up with a massive six off Sophia Smale. However, her aggressive approach resulted in mistiming a shot, and she was caught in the third over.

Shweta Sehrawat managed to strike a four off an overpitched delivery from Grace Scrivens in the fourth over. Yet, on the very next ball, a misjudgment led to a top-edge, and she was caught for a mere five runs.

Women U19 T20 Score: India’s Historic Victory over England in U19 Women's T20 World Cup

As the chase progressed, Soumya eased the tension by executing a well-timed lofted drive off Hannah, earning herself a boundary. Soon after, she received a lifeline when Grace dropped a sharp catch at slip.

Despite England’s efforts to curtail India’s progress through tight bowling and sharp fielding, Soumya and Trisha worked steadily to accumulate runs. Soumya secured another boundary by flicking past the keeper, and replays confirmed that the ball had touched Grace’s elbow and brushed the boundary rope.

When Josie Groves erred with a short and wide delivery, Soumya seized the opportunity to cut through point for a boundary. Meanwhile, Trisha showcased her prowess by consecutively dispatching Ellie Anderson for boundaries in the 12th over.

In the 13th over, Trisha showcased her skill with a delightful drive through extra cover off Alexa Stonehouse. However, her aggressive approach led to her downfall as she attempted a cross-bat swipe and was bowled by Alexa.

With the victory in sight, Soumya sealed the chase with a brace and a single, securing India’s first-ever global trophy in women’s cricket.

In terms of scores, England struggled and were bowled out for 68 runs in 17.1 overs, with Ryana Macdonald-Gay contributing 19 runs. India’s Titas Sadhu and Parshavi Chopra claimed 2 wickets each. In response, India achieved 69/3 in 14 overs, with Soumya Tiwari and Gongadi Trisha leading the charge with 24 runs each. England’s Hannah Baker and Grace Scrivens took a wicket each.

Ultimately, India’s remarkable victory in the U19 Women’s T20 World Cup’s inaugural edition underscored their prowess in the cricketing world, as they claimed their first global trophy in women’s cricket.