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England lose U19 Women’s World Cup final, as captain Grace Scrivens wins player of the tournament

England Under 19’s Women’s team have lost the T20 World Cup final to India by seven wickets after been bowled out for a disappointing 68 after only 17 overs and one ball.

Having lost the toss and been sent into bat; captain Grace Scrivens and Liberty Heap could only stretch the opening partnership by four balls, only scoring one run.

Niamh Holland came in at three and scored two quick boundaries before being dismissed for 10, with Scrivens falling in the same over to leave the Lioness’ 16 for three.

Ryana MacDonald-Gay top scored for England, with 19 runs off 24 balls, as her, Holland, Alexa Stonehouse and Sophia Smale were the only batters to reach double figures.

The Indian bowlers were in full control throughout the first innings, with Titas Sadhu only conceding six runs from her four overs, picking up two wickets.

Archana Devi and Parshavi Chopra also picked up two wickets in the match, with Mannat Kashyap, Shafali Verma and Sonam Yadav all getting in the wickets column.

It only took 14 overs for India to chase down the total, Soumya Tiwari ending the game 24 not out, with Gongadi Trisha also scoring 24.

The young England side were able to get three consolation wickets, with Scrivens last act of a personally successful campaign being a dismissal of Shweta Sanjay Sehrawat, with Stonehouse and Hannah Baker picking up the other two wickets.

After the match, Scrivens was named as player of the tournament having scored 294 runs and picking up nine wickets; with bowlers Baker and Ellie Anderson being named in the team of the tournament.

After the final, Scrivens told Sky Sports “We are gutted with the way it went,” who was named player of the tournament.

Scrivens, who was named player of the tournament, revealed her sides disappointment following the loss.

“Our batting let us down hugely. We have been so good going hard at bowlers as of late and just couldn’t do that today,”

We are gutted with how it went out there.”

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