Two prodigious Indian cricketers have contrasting outings on Super Saturday. In Australia, 16-year-old Shafali Verma continued to rock, helping Indian Eves beat Sri Lanka but, in the neigbhouring country New Zealand, Rishabh Pant produced a listless performance in the second Test. (More Cricket News)
In a blistering knock against Sri Lanka, Verma hit 47 off 34 balls with the help of seven fours and a six to power India to a seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in their final group match. The win helped the Harmanpreet Kaur-led side top Group A with four wins from four.
What highlights of her knock here:
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But, 22-year-old Pant could manage only 12 runs from 14 balls as India failed to post a big total in the first innings against the Kiwis.
And one tweet pretty much summed up the contrasting fortunes of two youngsters: "Shefali Verma is what Rishabh Pant thinks he is".
Shefali Verma is what Rishabh Pant thinks he is— Shubham (@TheDalotCross) February 29, 2020
Here are others:
Is se badiya to men's Tim me Shefali verma ko shamil kr lo profmance thodi to acchi hogi #TeamIndia— Umesh jain (@Umeshjain7) February 29, 2020
Virendra Sehwag > Shefali Verma > Prithvi Shaw— Vijay Singh ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ®ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ³ (@ivjaysingh) February 29, 2020
One day, Shefali Verma will make Women Cricket popular like Sachin did for Men Cricket. For the first time I have watched the Women Cricket match over Men Cricket Match just because of @TheShafaliVerma . Keep it up , you are going to introduce the beauty of Women Cricket. So ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ— LAXMIKANT DHAYAGODE (@im_laxmikant) February 29, 2020
Rishab pant : pic.twitter.com/OQXIxYxV3L— doctorhumour (@humourdoctor) February 29, 2020
While Indian eves are already in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup, men's team are fighting to salvage pride in New Zealand.
At the draw of bails on Day 1, the hosts were 63 without losing a wicket in reply to India's 242 all out. India need to win the match at Hagley Oval to level the two-match series.