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U19 World Cup 2024: Musheer Khan, Soumy Pandey star India’s 214-run win against New Zealand

India vs New Zealand played each other in Bloemfontein.

Soumy Pandey, Musheer Khan (Image Credit: Twitter)

In the Super Six game between India and New Zealand in the ongoing U19 World Cup 2024 in Bloemfontein, the defending champions were asked to bat first. The Men In Blue lost the wicket of Arshin Kulkarni early. Musheer Khan came out to bat and scored his second hundred of the tournament. The right-hander hit 131 off 126 balls including 13 fours and three sixes.

He helped the team reach 295/8 while Adarsh Singh scored 52. For the Blackcaps, Mason Clarke took four wickets while Ryan Tsourgas, Ewald Schreuder, Zec Cumming, and Oliver Tewatiya took one each. In reply, the Blackcaps failed to even cross the 100-run mark, forget even going close in the chase. Soumy Pandey, continuing his good form, took a four-for.

Khan, who scored a hundred, took a two, and Raj Limbani took as many wickets. On the other hand, Naman Tiwari and Kulkarni took a wicket each. In the end, NZ were bowled out for 81 runs, losing the game by 214 runs.

It’s a good feeling to get century: Musheer Khan

After the game, the younger brother of Sarfaraz Khan was adjudged Player of the Match. The latter has gotten his maiden India call-up and played in the 2014 U19 World Cup. In that edition, South Africa won it for the first time, featuring Kagiso Rabada, Aiden Markram, etc.

“Want to thank the almighty. It’s a good feeling to get century, a good feeling. Now, I have to keep continuing this form in the next matches. Centuries give confidence to the batter. It allows him to go forward confidently when the matches get tougher. This is a slower pitch and our bowlers have been bowling well. They are in good form and we are getting the results,” Khan said in the post-match presentation.


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