In the opening match of the Super Six stage in the U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024, India defeated New Zealand by a convincing margin of 214 runs. Top-order batsman Musheer Khan played a pivotal role, scoring his second century of the competition with a brilliant knock of 131 runs. Left-arm spinner Saumy Pandey contributed significantly with the ball, claiming 4 wickets for 19 runs as New Zealand struggled in their chase.
Batting first, India posted a total of 295/8 in 50 overs, with Musheer Khan leading the way. New Zealand faced a challenging target of 296 runs, but their innings derailed against the Indian bowling attack. Saumy Pandey's impressive spell restricted New Zealand to just 81 runs in 28.1 overs, securing a comprehensive victory for India.
Musheer Khan's aggressive batting, accompanied by the effective bowling performance from Saumy Pandey, showcased India's dominance in the Super Six stage of the tournament. The win significantly improves India's chances of reaching the semifinals in the U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024.
(With Agency Inputs)