The Under-19 World Cup 2024 has reached its final stage. Four teams for the semi-finals have been decided. Whereas Ireland defeated New Zealand by 41 runs using Duckworth-Lewis rule. This is Ireland’s first win against New Zealand in any format. Before this match, Ireland’s men’s and women’s team had not won against New Zealand in any format of Test, ODI and T20. But the strong performance of the young players has given Ireland a historic victory against New Zealand.
This player scored the most runs
Ireland captain Phillips Le Roux won the toss and decided to bat first, which proved to be correct. In this match, the Irish team, batting first, scored 267 runs at the loss of 9 wickets. Gavin Rolston scored the highest 82 runs for the team. Whereas Kian Hilton contributed 72 runs. Opener Ryan Hunter scored 24 runs. It was because of these players that the Irish team was able to score a respectable score of 267 runs. Kian Hilton was given the Player of the Match award for his excellent performance.
New Zealand had a bad start
After this, New Zealand’s pursuit of the target of 268 runs did not have a good start. When opener Luke Watson returned to the pavilion after scoring just 10 runs. James Nelson scored 34 runs, Robbie Foulkes scored 25 runs. Lachlan Stackpole remained unbeaten after scoring 33 runs. After 32.1 overs, the New Zealand team had scored 131 runs at the loss of 5 wickets. But after this the match could not start due to bad weather. After this, Ireland won by 41 runs using Duckworth-Lewis rule.
The captain said this
Ireland captain Phillips Le Roux expressed his delight at the impressive finish to the tournament. He said that we are happy with the victory. The partnership between Kian Hylton and Gavin Rolston was crucial, building the game up for us. I don’t think we took as much advantage in the end as we wanted to. The bowlers created a lot of pressure in the beginning itself. There may be a bit of an adverse finish with rain, but we will pull through.
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