Shafali Verma, the youngest star in the Indian cricket team, has been breaking records ever since her international debut. In September, the teenager became the youngest player to play a T20I match for India and today, she broke another record which was previously held by the great Sachin Tendulkar. At 15 years and 286 days, Shafali is now the youngest Indian player to score an international half-century as Tendulkar achieved this feat at the age of 16 years and 214 days.
The explosive 15-year-old Shafali Verma scored her maiden half-century in the first T20I against West Indies Women today in St Lucia. Shafali is the youngest Indian ever to score an int'l fifty👏🏾👏🏾 #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/O2MfVdNBOv
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) November 10, 2019
“The explosive 15-year-old Shafali Verma scored her maiden half-century in the first T20I against West Indies Women today in St Lucia. Shafali is the youngest Indian ever to score an int’l fifty #TeamIndia,” BCCI Women tweeted.
Earlier, Verma and Smriti Mandhana helped India put on a solid performance with their 143 runs partnership for the opening wicket. The teenager, on her fifth T20I, scored 73 runs from 49 balls, while Mandhana managed 67 off 46 deliveries.
With the mammoth partnership, the visitors posted 185/4 and the Windies ladies faced difficulties to deal with the Indian bowlers at regular intervals. Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, and Poonam Yadav scalped two wickets each and India won the first game of the five-match series by 84-runs.