Kiwis set 212-run target for Tigers

Dhaka, Friday   03 April 2020


ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup

Kiwis set 212-run target for Tigers

 Sports Desk

 Published: 05:53 PM, 6 February 2020   Updated: 09:34 PM, 6 February 2020



New Zealand threw a target of 212-run for Bangladesh to win the semifinal of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup at Potchefstroom in South Africa on Thursday. The Kiwis scored 211 runs in 50 overs in controlled bowling by the Tiger bowlers. 

After winning the toss, New Zealand U-19 team fell into danger by losing Rhys Mariu (5) in the first over – Shamim Hossain got the wicket of Rhys Mariu. Rakibul Islam then got the wicket of Ollie White (18) in the 11th over. 

Shamim struck again in the team’s 59 runs. Fergus Lellman returned to the pavilion by giving a catch to Mahmudul Hasan in the over of Shamim Hossain. Kiwis captain JM Tashkoff (10) got lbw in the over of spinner Hassan Murad.  

The Kiwis were tottering at one stage at 74 for 4 but Beckham Wheeler-Greenall and Nicholas Lidstone added 67 for the fifth wicket and got New Zealand back into the game. Wheeler-Greenall took over after the departure of his partner and got them a score that looks defendable now.

New Zealand later a defendable score of 211 relied on Greenall’s 75 off 83 balls.  

Bangladesh will need 212 to reach the final of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.


New Zealand Under-19s: 211/8

Beckham Wheeler-Greenall 75, Nicholas Lidstone 44, Fergus Lellman 24; Shoriful Islam 45/3, Shamim Hossain 31/2, Hasan Murad 34/2.