India secured their first-ever Women's Under-19 World Cup victory with a one-sided match against England at the Senwes Cricket Stadium in Potchefstroom, South Africa. India chose to bowl first and dismissed England for a low score of 68 runs.
For England, the innings started off poorly as they struggled on the big stage. Ryana MacDonald-Gay top-scored for the English side as she smashed 19 runs off 24 balls. Meanwhile, Alexa Stonehouse and Sophia Smale could gather 11 runs each.
The Indian bowlers were in excellent form and the fielding was outstanding. Titas Sadhu, Archana Devi, and Parvashi Chopra claimed two wickets each, while Mannat Kashyap, Shafali Verma, and Sonam Mukesh Yadav secured a scalp each.
In reply of the meagre target, Soumya Tiwari and Gongadi Trisha scored 24 runs each. England sent skipper Shafali Verma (15) and Shweta Sehrawat back to the pavilion but Soumya and Trisha partnered up to chase down the target. For England, Hannah Baker, Grace Scivens, and Alexa Stonehouse took a wicket each.
For their outstanding performance throughout the tournament, Grace Scrivens was awarded the player of the tournament.