Indian captain Shafali Verma, who won the toss in the semis, chose to bowl first. Parsavi Gaurav Chopra took three wickets for 20 runs and the Kiwis were restricted to 107 runs for 9 wickets in 20 overs.
Coming into the ring with a short target, Team India lost the wicket of captain Shafali Verma (10) at 33 runs. But Shweta Sanjay Sherawat (61 not out in 45 balls), who has been performing consistently since the beginning of the tournament, added 72 runs for the second wicket along with Soumya Tiwary (22). Although Soumya was dismissed 15 runs short of victory, Telugu girl Gongadi finished the whitewash with Trisha (5).
This is the first time that the Girls’ Under-19 T20 World Cup is being held. Team India has created a record by being the first team to reach the final of this tournament. While Australia and England will face each other in the second semis, Team India will play the final on Sunday against the winning team.
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