Shafali Verma youngest female player to get title of 'Man of the Match'

Feb 25 2020 06:44 PM
Shafali Verma youngest female player to get title of 'Man of the Match'

India beat Bangladesh by 18 runs thanks to the brilliant innings of 16-year-old young opener Shefali Verma of the Indian women's cricket team. In this match, Shefali played a quick knock of 39 runs in 17 balls with the help of 4 sixes and two fours. He was chosen Man of the Match for playing this quick inning. On receiving the man of the match, a very special record was registered for Shefali. Shefali became the youngest player to receive the Man of the Match award. He has done this feat at the age of 16 years and 27 days.

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Shefali had broken the 30-year-old record of Sachin last year. Against the West Indies, explosive innings of 73 runs were played with the help of 6 fours and four sixes off 49 balls. This was the first half-century of his career.

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Shefali became the youngest cricketer in India to score a half-century in international cricket. Shefali has achieved this feat in 15 years and 285 days, while Sachin Tendulkar made his first half-century at the age of 16 years and 214 days.

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