Thursday, April 18, 2024

Below-19 World Cup 2024 – India, Australia surge to large wins


India 301 for 7 (Musheer 118, Saharan 75, Riley 3-55) beat Eire 100 (Forkin 27*, Tiwari 4-53, Pandey 3-21) by 201 runs

A dominant India maintained their excellent begin to the Below-19 World Cup, as a fluent century from Musheer Khan, adopted by a four-wicket burst from quick bowler Naman Tiwari helped the staff to a complete victory towards Eire in Bloemfontein.
After being requested to bat first, India posted 301 for 7. Their innings was largely constructed round a third-wicket partnership between Musheer and the captain Uday Saharan which yielded 156 runs. Musheer, who took his time to settle in, hit the accelerator because the innings wore on, and ultimately bashed 118 off 106 balls, with 9 fours and 4 sixes. He had steady firm in Saharan, who saved the runs flowing principally with ones and twos, because the India captain compiled 75 – his second consecutive half-century.

Whereas each batters would fall in direction of the top, India have been boosted by late cameos from their keeper Aravelly Avanish (22 off 13) and Sachin Dhas (21* off 9), which propelled the whole past 300. Oliver Riley was the choose of Eire’s bowlers, ending with 3 for 55.

Eire had little going for them of their chase, as Tiwari rapidly proceeded to wreck their high and center order, earlier than left-arm spinner Saumy Pandey precipitated extra harm to the staff’s possibilities. Eire’s high eight batters managed simply three boundaries between them, and 6 of them fell for single-digit scores, because the staff was quickly tottering at 45 for 8, basically killing off the competition. Daniel Forkin, at No.10, was the staff’s high scorer with 27 not out, however his late blows solely delated the inevitable, as Eire fell quick by 201 runs on the finish. Tiwari grabbed figures of 4 for 53, whereas Pandey ended with 3 for 21.

Australia Below-19s 296 for 7 (Dixon 89, Weibgen 68, Sunguro 2-48) beat Zimbabwe Below-19s 71 (Patel 36, Bajwa 4-15, Beardman 2-7) by 225 runs

Australia sealed their second successive victory on the 2024 Below-19 World Cup after thumping Zimbabwe by 225 runs in Kimberley. Harry Dixon, who had a BBL deal even earlier than taking part in this World Cup, and Harkirat Bajwa performed starring roles for Australia with bat and ball respectively. In pursuit of 297, Zimbabwe folded for 71.

Ronak Patel was the one Zimbabwe batter to cross 15 within the chase. Mahli Beardman and Aidan O’Connor shared 4 wickets between them to again up Bawja, who claimed 4 for 15.

After opting to bat, Australia loved a robust begin with Dixon including 91 for the primary wicket with Sam Konstas. Captain Hugh Weibgen was additionally among the many runs, hitting 68 off 69 balls, together with 5 fours and a six. Dixon top-scored for them with 89 off 108 balls. Tom Campbell then utilized the ending touches with an unbeaten 47 off 28 balls.

Zimbabwe then by no means obtained going of their chase and ultimately slid to their second successive defeat.

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