Sport Teen Verma shines as India edge New Zealand to reach T20 World Cup semis

10:40  27 february  2020
10:40  27 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

India back fearless T20 young gun Verma

  India back fearless T20 young gun Verma India are confident fearless 16-year-old opener Shafali Verma will take her confident approach into her first Twenty20 World Cup, despite her inexperience.The 16-year-old was unfazed playing against Australia in the recent tri-series, hitting 49 from 28 in India's win over the hosts in Melbourne.

India survive a late scare to edge past New Zealand by four runs in a thrilling finish to all but secure their place in the semi -finals the Women's T 20 India reached 133-8, with Shafali Verma , 16, again impressing with 46. Amelia Kerr's magnificent 34 from 24 balls then gave New Zealand hope, but they

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A quickfire 46 from teenage prodigy Shafali Verma helped India earn a nail-biting four-run win over New Zealand as they reached the women's Twenty20 World Cup semi-finals Thursday.

a close up of a person wearing a helmet: India's Shafali Verma was player of the match against New Zealand © William WEST India's Shafali Verma was player of the match against New Zealand New Zealand skipper Sophie Devine won the toss at Melbourne's Junction Oval and opted to bowl with her team restricting India to 133 for eight after Verma gave them a strong start, with three sixes and four fours off her 34 balls.

India beat Bangladesh at T20 World Cup

  India beat Bangladesh at T20 World Cup India have notched their second straight win of the T20 women's World Cup with a 18-run triumph over Bangladesh at the WACA Ground.India's 16-year-old phenomenon Shafali Verma has provided batting fireworks to help lift her side to a 18-run over Bangladesh in their T20 World Cup clash at the WACA Ground.

Highlights New Zealand reached 211/5 in 46.1 overs when rain stopped play in Manchester New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss, opted to bat against India semi -final between India and New Zealand at Old Trafford.

The India cricket team are currently touring New Zealand from January to March 2020 to play two Tests, three One Day Internationals (ODIs) and five Twenty20 International ( T 20 I) matches.

But the New Zealand batswomen narrowly missed their target despite a swashbuckling late charge by Amelia Kerr leaving them at 129 for six.

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"It's a great feeling when your team performs day in day out," said skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, after India become the first team into the last four.

"But we still made the same mistakes after a good first 10 overs -- we got a good start but couldn't carry the momentum. We can't make silly mistakes with harder games coming up."

After opening their campaign by upsetting four-time champions Australia, India beat Bangladesh and their New Zealand victory made it three from three to ensure a semi-final berth for the second successive tournament.

Kohli slams ‘competitiveness’ as India ‘let themselves down massively’

  Kohli slams ‘competitiveness’ as India ‘let themselves down massively’ It was India's first loss in 11 Test matches.Tim Southee and Trent Boult shared nine wickets as the tourists were all out for 191 in their second innings, a lead of just eight.

The winner of the India and New Zealand ICC Women's T 20 World Cup Group A match will take the top spot New Zealand , too, scored a comfortable seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in their first Group A Some Indian batswomen particularly 16-year-old Shafali Verma has shown great application and

World Cup Schedule | Points Table. The quest starts with the semifinal clash against New Zealand on Tuesday. And though the formidable Indian top-order In the end, on a knock-out day, Kohli wouldn't mind an inside edge to miss stumps or go for a boundary when batting and enjoy the benefits of a

They still have to face Sri Lanka in Group B with the top two from each of the two five-team groups qualifying for the knockout phase.

Two-time finalists New Zealand are now 1-1 from their two games with Australia taking on Bangladesh in Canberra later Thursday in their bid for a second win from three.

- 'We can't sulk about it' -

"I thought we did a fantastic job to restrict them after Shafali's start," said New Zealand captain Devine. "Amelia Kerr did a fantastic job to nearly win it for us in the end.

"We certainly can't dwell on this or sulk about it for too long."

India started solidly, working 15 runs from the opening two overs before Smriti Mandhana dragged a Lea Tahuhu delivery onto her stumps.

Undeterred, the dynamic Verma clicked into gear and clubbed two big sixes in a row to get the scoreboard moving.

Rosemary Mair snapped a dangerous 51-run partnership with Tanya Bhatia (23) and Jemimah Rodrigues fell for 10.

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  NZ have few selection concerns as they seek series win NZ have few selection concerns as they seek series winJamieson made a big impression in the hosts' 10-wicket victory in the opener of the two-test series, capturing 4-39 in the first innings and then scoring 44 in a rearguard action.

New Zealand reached 211/5 off 46.1 overs before rain stopped play in their World Cup semi -final against India at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Rain continued to play hide and seek and kept fans and players waiting. After keeping everyone waiting for more than two hours, rain stopped just for a bit and

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Verma rode her luck at the other end, surviving dropped chances on 26 and 32, but she looked destined for a half-century before holing out to Hayley Jenson near the boundary rope.

Kaur and Deepti Sharma were out cheaply and it was left to the tailenders to ensure India posted a challenging target.

Rachel Priest smacked two boundaries off the opening over in the run chase but she was gone by the second.

Suzie Bates, the highest run-scorer in T20 World Cup history, soon followed, attempting a paddle sweep only to leave her stumps exposed.

When Devine, who had made 50 or more in her last six T20Is, mishit a Poonam Yadav delivery and was caught for 14 they were in trouble.

With 40 needed from the last three overs Kerr (34 not out) rose to the challenge with a Shikha Pandey yorker preventing the six she needed off the last ball to win.

Australia's Twenty20 World Cup semi-final against South Africa expected to be hit by rain .
With rain forecast for Sydney on Thursday, Australia's up-and-down Twenty20 World Cup is at risk of coming to an anti-climactic and disappointing end.The knockout clash with South Africa is scheduled to kick off at the SCG at 7:00pm AEDT on Thursday, but the forecast is not looking great.

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