Nepal U19 Kicks Off ICC Under-19 Men’s World Cup Journey with Exciting Showdown Against New Zealand.
In the opening fixture of the ICC Under-19 Men’s World Cup in South Africa on January 21st, Nepal went head-to-head with New Zealand, facing a challenging target of 303 runs.
New Zealand U19 posted a challenging total of 302-8 in their 50 overs, led by the exceptional batting displays of Snehith Reddy with an unbeaten 147 and Oscar Jackson contributing 75 runs
Despite Arjun Kumal’s 90 runs, Team Nepal fell short of the target.
Team Nepal U19
In a nail-biting encounter between Nepal U19 and New Zealand U19 at the ICC Under-19 Men’s World Cup, the final scores reflected the intensity of the match. Team Nepal fought valiantly to reach a total of 238-9 in their allotted 50 overs
Leading the charge for Team Nepal, Arjun Kumal displayed exceptional form, scoring an impressive 90 runs off 104 balls, including 12 fours. Captain Dev Khanal made a solid contribution with 36 runs before falling to Jackson after facing 45 deliveries.
Team New Zealand U19
New Zealand responded with notable performances from their key players. Tom Jones posted 33 runs before being dismissed by Bhandari, while Luke Watson contributed 14 runs before succumbing to Subash Bhandari.
The standout moment of the match was Snehith Reddy’s outstanding innings, remaining unbeaten with an impressive 147 runs off 125 balls. His aggressive yet calculated approach included 11 fours and 6 sixes, pushing New Zealand into a competitive position.
Oscar Jackson, the captain of the New Zealand team, played a crucial role, adding 75 runs to the scoreboard before being dismissed by Tripathi.