Indian team is having a dream run in the ongoing Women’s T20 World Cup. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led side has played four games and is unbeaten in the tournament so far. Due to their consistent run of form, India have qualified for the semi-finals.
India’s highest run-scorer in the competition, Shafali Verma, has played a crucial role in the team’s journey to the knockout stage. Shefali hasn’t yet smashed a half-century but provided speedy starts, which has helped her side to post a competitive total in all matches.
In the last match against Sri Lanka, the 16-year-old opener fell 3 runs short from reaching maiden fifty at the mega event. Shafali played some powerful shots to dominate the Sri Lankan bowlers completely.
During her splendid innings, Shafali played an unreal shot, which grabbed maximum eyeballs and quickly became the talk of the town.
It all happened in the ninth over of India’s chase bowled by spinner Shashikala Siriwardene. The right-armer bowled a wide delivery, but Shafali, instead of leaving the ball, walked across the stumps and smashed it for a four. In an attempt, the Rohtak-born went behind the stumps and whacked a slower ball over the fine leg region.
Here’s the video:
— ICC (@ICC) February 29, 2020
In the match, India restricted the Lankan team to 113-9 in 20 overs. Left-arm spinner Radha Yadav claimed a four-wicket haul, whereas Rajeshwari Gayakwad took two wickets. Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, and Poonam Yadav earned one scalp each.
In reply, the Indian team chased down the total inside 15 overs, with Shafali scoring the maximum 47 off 34 balls.