IND-W vs ENG-W Series Decider: British media hails Shafali Verma, says ’this girl is so good’

IND-W vs ENG-W Series Decider: British media hails Shafali Verma, says ’this girl is so good'
IND-W vs ENG-W Series Decider: British media hails Shafali Verma, says ’this girl is so good'

IND-W vs ENG-W Series Decider: British media hails Shafali Verma, says ’this girl is so good’: Shafali Verma lent her crucial hands to dust off team India’s long-standing weakness of a poor opening start. Her valiant 48-run-knock ensured that India were off to a flying start during the 2nd T20I against England women. Her array of shots and propensity with the bat has led her to earn praises from English publications as well. Recently, after batting cameos from her bat, BBC.com heaped praise for Verma saying ‘this girl is so good.’

Ever since her heroics on her Test debut followed by her maiden appearance in ODIs for Indian women, Verma has glared in the headlines of British publications.

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  • The Guardian hailed ‘Shafali Verma shows the way for future female stars of Indian cricket’
  • The Times.co.uk praised ‘Teenage prodigy Shafali Verma boosts India before late collapse’
  • The Guardian acknowledged ‘Shafali Verma: the teenage sensation aiming to fire India to Twenty20 glory
  • The Dailymail.co.uk noted ‘England survive Shafali Verma masterclass….

After a debacle in the first T20I, Verma became a show-stealer in the second clash against England women. Her lion-hearted knock saw bullets emitting from her willow and confidently dominating the English pace women, who seemed daunting in the preceding contests.

Also read: IND-W vs ENG-W 2nd T20: Indian women’s team beat England by 8 runs in thrilling contest, level series 1-1

IND-W vs ENG-W: Verma’s successive show of boundaries

England’s ace pacer- Katherine Brunt too wasn’t spared by the 17-year-old woman batter either in the second T20I. She smashed five consecutive fours off Brunt’s over during team India’s innings. Thus she took revenge of her wicket last match. She was sent back for a duck by Brunt.

Verma’s innings of 48 runs included eight fours and a six as she was the only batter in the team to have a strike rate of more than 100 in the match. The rest could only manage below 90.

IND-W vs ENG-W: A glimpse at the tour so far

Jun 16, Wed – Jun 19, Sat: England Women vs India Women, Only Test, County Ground, Bristol, Match drawn
Jun 27, Sun: England Women vs India Women, 1st ODI, County Ground, Bristol – England Women won by 8 wkts
Jun 30, Wed: England Women vs India Women, 2nd ODI, The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton – England Women won by 5 wkts
Jul 03, Sat: England Women vs India Women, 3rd ODI, New Road, Worcester – India Women won by 4 wkts
Jul 09, Fri: England Women vs India Women, 1st T20I, County Ground, Northampton –

England Women won by 18 runs (DLS method)

Jul 11, Sun: England Women vs India Women, 2nd T20I, County Ground, Hove – India Women won by 8 runs
Jul 14, Wed: England Women vs India Women, 3rd T20I, County Ground, Chelmsford
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