Musheer Khan Shines – Under19 WorldCup 2024

Musheer Khan Shines with Century as India Crushes New Zealand

In a dazzling display of cricket prowess, Musheer Khan second hundred in the U-19 World Cup set the tone for India’s Super 6 campaign. Let’s delve into the details of the match that saw India maul New Zealand by 214 runs.

Musheer’s Marvelous Knock

Musheer Khan’s exceptional 126-ball 131, including 13 fours and 3 sixes, powered India to a formidable total of 295/8. Despite a few setbacks, partnerships with Adarsh Singh and skipper Uday Saharan provided a solid foundation. New Zealand fought back, but Musheer’s resilience ensured a significant total.

Saumy Pandey Leads Clinical Bowling Display

New Zealand’s pursuit was stifled early by Saumy Pandey and Raj Limbani, who shared four crucial wickets with just 22 runs on the board. India continued their wicket-taking spree, with Musheer Khan contributing with the ball as well. The result? New Zealand bundled out for 81 in 28.1 overs.

Match Summary

India’s dominance reflected in the final scores: India 295/8 (Musheer Khan 131, Adarsh Singh 52; Mason Clarke 4-62) beat New Zealand 81 in 28.1 overs (Oscar Jackson 19; Saumy Pandey 419, Musheer Khan 2-10) by a commanding 214 runs.


West Indies Clinch Third Successive Victory in Nail-biting Encounter

The clash between West Indies and Sri Lanka at Diamond Oval in Kimberley showcased gripping moments as West Indies secured their third successive victory.

Sri Lanka’s Resilience

Opting to bat, Sri Lanka faced early setbacks but Dinura Kalupahana’s patient 53 and Malsha Tharupathi’s 42 guided them past the 200-mark. However, West Indies’ bowlers ran through the middle order, leaving Sri Lanka reeling at 134/6.

West Indies’ Nerve-wracking Chase

Chasing 232 for victory, West Indies faced a challenging task. Stephan Pascal’s 33 and Steve Wedderburn’s crucial 61 set the stage, but Sri Lanka fought back, creating nervous moments. Eventually, Nathan Sealy and Tarrique Edward ensured victory with a steady 26-run partnership for the eighth wicket.

Match Summary

Sri Lanka 231 in 50 overs (Dinura Kalupahana 53, Malsha Tharupathi 42; Raneico Smith 4-47) lost to West Indies 232/7 in 49.3 overs (Steve Wedderburn 61, Jordan Johnson 39; Vishwa Lahiru 2-32) by 3 wickets in a thrilling finish.


Saad Baig’s Heroics Lead Pakistan to a Close Win Over Ireland

In a closely contested match at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom, Saad Baig’s all-round performance propelled Pakistan to victory against Ireland.

Ireland’s Battling Effort

Ireland’s innings saw a collapse, with their top order struggling at 63/6. John McNally’s resilient 53, supported by Harry Dyer’s 31, helped them reach a fighting total of 181. Oliver Riley’s 18 proved vital in achieving a competitive score.

Pakistan’s Steely Response

Chasing 182, Pakistan lost early wickets but recovered with Azan Awais and Saad Baig’s 40-plus partnership. Despite a mid-innings collapse, Ahmad Hassan’s composed 57 not out and Haroon Arshad’s 25 ensured Pakistan crossed the line with three wickets in hand.

Match Summary

Ireland 181 in 48.4 overs (John McNally 53, Harry Dyer 31; Ubaid Shah 3-31) lost to Pakistan 182/7 in 43.4 overs (Ahmad Hassan 57*; Harry Dyer 4-35) by a narrow margin of 3 wickets.

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