Hard work pays off & dreams do come true! We saw this popular saying turning into a reality when the spontaneous Scotland Women’s team qualified for the ICC U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 after securing a scintillating series victory over the Netherlands Women’s team.
The process of scripting history began with Scotland Women winning the first match of their T20I series. Later Scotland Women took an unassailable lead 2-0 in the three-match T20I series after defeating South Africa by nine wickets in the second T20I. Scotland further won the final T20I of the series by whopping 123 runs with openers Alisa Lister and Darcey Carter scoring centuries.
Scottish bowlers too returned with crucial scalps by picking eight wickets across three fixtures. For the Netherlands, Robyn & Oosterom was the only Netherlands batter who could lead a fightback in front of Scotland’s fearless bowling attack by scoring 39 and 43 runs in match second and third. Scotland’s bowling was extremely tight throughout the series as they were successful in restricting the Netherlands to a below-the-par total in all the three T20Is. In the first match, Scottish bowlers wrapped Netherlands innings at 78 & in the second & third matches they were successful in restricting the Dutch side to 94 & 100 respectively.
After clinching the series Scotland has now secured a place along with the USA, UAE, and Indonesia in the inaugural edition of the ICC U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023. UAE, UAE, Indonesia & Scotland bow become the associate qualifiers for the marquee event. Notably, Indonesia qualified for their first World Cup in any format after defeating Papua New Guinea in a three-match series.
ICC U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 Qualifier for African Contingent to take place in September
The African Qualifier for the U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 will be held in Botswana in the month of September. The event will decide which team will grab the final spot in the marquee event. The hosts will welcome Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Uganda.
South Africa is all set to host the first-ever ICC U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup in January next year.
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