That is it! Sehrawat aptly hits the winning runs and roars "C'mon!" Gets a fullish ball outside off, she goes back and punches it to beat mid-off to her left.
IND-WMN U19 won by 8 wickets (with 34 balls remaining)
That's all from the first semi-final. But don't go too far. We hope to see you here shortly for the second semi-final between England and Australia. Ciao there!
12:35pm Parshavi Chopra is the player of the match: "I am very happy. Semi-final is a big game and it felt good. Today the ball was slipping out of my hands. My role is to bowl wicket to wicket and aim for dots."
Izzy Sharp:"Probably not enough runs but credit to India for coming hard at us. Definitely some pressure would have been good earlier on. Was not our day today. [Experience of captaincy] Awesome, huge honour. Made easy by the girls. Just wanna say huge thank you for our supporters at home and here."
Shafali Verma:"It is good to see the team do as per plans. We are excited to play the finals. We worked on our mistakes against Australia game and it is good to see this. We will prepare first and then celebrate [her birthday] tomorrow."
12:30pm A comprehensive eight-wicket win for India to be the first team in the final of the inaugural Under-19 Women's T20 World Cup. Sehrawat yet again asserted her class with a third half-century in the competition, steering India in the chase after they loss Shafali early. But it was all set up by the bowlers - led by Chopra's three-for - that restricted New Zealand to a mere 107. It was always going to be an uphill task thereon to defend it.
It is a young Indian team, remember. They soak in the moment and pose for photographs. Wave to their supporters in the crowd. Lots of smiles and why not. They will await the winner of the next semi-final - England versus Australia - in the title-clash day after tomorrow.
Sarthak: "Finally a place where India beat nzl in worldcup."
Pravin Habbu: "Shweta's innings has made this chase look so easy! "
Full and fast outside off, steered towards backward point.
Two to win, Sehrawat on strike. Browning has the ball.
Gift for Trisha. Tossed up on middle, it is a juicy full toss. She stays tall and heaves to the on side to beat deep midwicket to her left.
Comes around the wicket.
Full and outside off, gets forward and eases it towards point for a quick one.
Tossed up full on off, heaved away over midwicket for one.
Very full on off and middle, wristed down to mid-on.
Flatter and outside off, punched towards cover.
Powered down the ground. Floated full on off, Sehrawat watches it under her bat and whip-drives it back.
Flatter and fuller outside off, goes back to chop it towards backward point.
Full and outside off, puished back to the bowler.
Sharat Verma : "We're definitely going hear more about Shweta Sehrawat in the future. India had got a future star!"
Very full on off, driven back to the bowler.
Flatter and on a length outside off, goes back and defends it to the on side.
Sharp turn and Tiwari is done in! Tossed up on a length around off, she goes back to defend. But it spins in sharply to beat her on the inside and bowl her.
Full and outside off, driven through cover.
Browning back on.
Fullish around off, pushed back.
Misfield at cover helps Sehrawat gets to her third half-century of the competition. Drives it through the off side and gets to the other end. Raises her bat to acknowledge the well-deserved applause.
Nicely done. Length ball outside off, lets it turn before steering it past the wicketkeeper for two.
Fuller around middle, worked through mid-on.
Beautifully played. Tossed up full and outside off, she lunges forward and push-drives it through the gap at extra cover. Pristine timing.
Worked away for a single.
|Senwes Park, Potchefstroom|
|Toss||India Women Under-19s, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||India Women Under-19s advanced|
|Match days||27 January 2023 - day (20-over match)|
|S Sehrawat||not out||61||45|
|GV Trisha||not out||5||7|
|Extras||(nb 1, w 11)|
|Total||110(2 wkts; 14.2 ovs)|