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Indian women thrash Scots, storm into Super Six

It was not an ideal start for India, a couple of days after they had posted a massive 219/3 against UAE

PTI Benoni Published 19.01.23, 05:16 AM
India U-19 Women celebrate, in a Twitter image on Wednesday, during their win over the Scotland team

India U-19 Women celebrate, in a Twitter image on Wednesday, during their win over the Scotland team

The spin trio of Mannat Kashyap, Archana Devi and Sonam Yadav put up a sensational display as India thrashed Scotland by 83 runs to storm into the Super Six of the inaugural Women’s U-19 T20 World Cup here on Wednesday.

Opting to bat, India lost their star opener and skipper Shafali Verma (1) in the second over.

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But it was Gongadi Trisha’s valiant 57 off 51 deliveries and Shweta Sehrawat’s counter-attacking 31 not out off 10 balls that propelled India to 149 for 4.

In reply, left-arm spinner Mannat stole the show with a fine spell of 4-0-12-4, while off-spinner Archana Devi claimed 3/14 as India shot out Scotland for 66 in 13.1 overs to make it a hat-trick of wins and seal their Super Six berth.

Fifteen-year-old Sonam, who bowls left-arm spin, bagged 2/1 from 1.1 overs to complete the domination as India finished on top of Group D with six points from three matches. India had earlier defeated South Africa and UAE.

It was not an ideal start for India, a couple of days after they had posted a massive 219/3 against UAE, riding on Shafali’s 34-ball 78 as they lost two wickets inside the Powerplay. Shafali was trying to attack Nayma Shaikh over midwicket, only to be caught in the deep by Scottish skipper Katherine Fraser.

Sonia Mendhiya was the second wicket to fall in the Powerplay. Richa Ghosh (33) then steadied the ship with Trisha in a 70-run partnership in the middle overs. Shweta then hit some crucial runs towards the end.

Brief scores: India 149/4 in 20 overs (Gongadi Trisha 57, Richa Ghosh 33, Shweta Sehrawat 31). Scotland 66 in 13.1 overs (Darcey Carter 24; Mannat Kashyap 4/12, Archana Devi 3/14). India won by 83 runs.

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