Indians are celebrating after the women’s cricket team won the inaugural Under-19 World Cup, in what has been called a landmark moment in the history of women’s cricket in India.

India thrashed England by seven wickets in an exciting one-sided final held in South Africa on Sunday.

This is the first women’s cricket team to have won a world championship.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called their victory a thrilling and inspiring moment for the country.

Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar said the win would “inspire a whole generation to take up sports”.

The official Twitter handle of Indian Women’s Cricket Team at BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) shared a short video on the champions.