ICC U19 World Cup: India won by 214 runs against New Zealand
ICC U19 World Cup: India won by 214 runs against New Zealand. Batting first in today’s match held at Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein, India scored 295 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in the allotted 50 overs and set New Zealand a huge target of 296 runs.
After that, the New Zealand team, who batted, squatted in reaching the target. Couldn’t excel at any stage. Collapsed for just 81 runs in 28.1 overs. India won comfortably as Batter Musheer Khan (131) performed brilliantly.
So, that’s it from our side! Tomorrow, three more matches are coming up in the Super Six stage. Do join us for our live coverage. Until then, goodbye and cheers!
Uday Saharan: (On the injury scare during warm-up at the innings break) I’m fine now. I was trying to catch a ball and it hit me on my face. We are performing very well and we are playing with a good mindset. We executed our plans and Musheer played a really good innings. I don’t need to motivate the guys, we all are in a good frame of mind and everyone is playing their role perfectly. Raj bowled very well and we knew that spinners will get good assistance from the surface.
Oscar Jackson: Definitely a tough game, we were pleased that we bowled well in the back end and restricted them to around 290. We thought that was pretty par on this surface but unfortunately, we didn’t bat well. We are not building partnerships in the last few days, the batters need to bat longer. It didn’t do much, it was similar throughout the day.
Musheer Khan | Player of the Match: It feels really good that I have scored two centuries and I want to continue batting well. It gives a sense of confidence. It was a bit of a slow pitch and our bowlers are in good flow and we got the results. (On Sarfaraz Khan earning his maiden India call-up) My brother called me yesterday and he said that he has been selected in the Indian squad for the second Test. I focus on the process and focus on bowling in tight areas.