The International Cricket Council’s Under-19 Women’s Twenty20 World Cup will take place in South Africa in 2019, and Indonesia will be there as a participant for the first time.
The Indonesian women secured their spot in the Twenty20 World Cup with a thrilling victory over Papua New Guinea, The tournament will be held in 2019
The young bowler Ayu Kurniartini, who was only eighteen years old at the time, had nerves of steel as she went into the final over with PNG needing to win by only two runs.
The match was won by Kurniartini, who finished it off by taking two wickets off the first two balls of the last over. This earned her team a spot in the ICC World Cup for the first time ever at any level.
The outcome made captain Wesikaratna Dewi ecstatic, and she is looking forward to what the future holds for her team.
Dewi expressed his happiness and pride in the group, saying, “I am so proud of the team.” “I find it hard to believe that we have arrived at this point, but now that we are here, we are resolved to make the entire nation of Indonesia proud of our performance at the World Cup.”
The best-of-three competition was a spectacle to watch from start to finish, with PNG’s Dika Lohia emerging victorious in both the Best Bowler and Player of the Tournament categories. In Game 2, she finished with 5/8 after a match-winning five-wicket haul and an unbeaten 25 in a successful run chase. Her performance was the deciding factor in the match.
The Indonesian Cricket Association (Persatuan Cricket Indonesia, or PCI) has unquestionably made a significant advance toward realizing their long-term goal of creating “an Indonesia sport uniting the country through international success that generates national pride.” [Cricket in Indonesia]
“We have worked very hard to get to this place, and this represents a new milestone for women’s sport in Indonesia,” said the acting chairperson of the PCI, Abhiram Singh Yadav. South Africa is going to be the perfect venue for showcasing the one-of-a-kind fashion and culture of Indonesia to the rest of the world.
“The thrilling conclusion to this event has capped off a fantastic week in Bali, Indonesia, showcasing the best of women’s cricket in the East Asia-Pacific region,” said ICC Tournament Director Rob Gomm. “The event has showcased the best of women’s cricket in the East Asia-Pacific region.” I have no doubt that Papua New Guinea will mature as a result of this experience, and I want to extend my best wishes to Indonesia as they compete in the World Cup in South Africa.
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