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IRE-U19 vs USA-U19 Match 2 Results

Match 2, Bloemfontein, January 19, 2024, ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, 2024
Ireland Under-19 beat USA Under-19 by 7 wickets
USA Under-19105/10 (40.2 overs)
3/21 (8)
Ireland Under-19109/3 (22.5 overs)
2/31 (5)
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Ireland Under-19 vs USA Under-19 Commentary

1:16 PM IST Right then, that is it from this one-sided affair where Ireland Under-19 opens their tally while USA Under-19 will have to go back to the drawing board and come up with a much better performance in their next match. However, the action in the ICC U-19 World Cup continues as South Africa U-19 is taking on West Indies U-19. You can just switch tabs and catch all the updates of that game. Cheers!
1:13 PM IST Philippus le Roux, the victorious skipper of Ireland Under-19 says it is a great way to start the campaign, everything worked according to their plan and he is impressed with all the performances. He also praises both the opening pacers, Olly Riley and Reuben Wilson, who were exceptional in this game, and it looked like they were having a bit of competition over who would get more wickets. He reckons that Ryan Hunter and Kian Hilton performed very well and put them in a good position, but they have to work on the top order more so that there are no loose ends in the squad.
1:12 PM IST Rishi Ramesh, the captain for USA Under-19 says that losing early wickets put them under a lot of pressure. Adds that the new batters were always under pressure and had to consolidate which did not work at all. Tells that they depend a bit on the top order to score the runs, but their middle also did not fire in this game. Mentions that the total was not enough, and the pitch got easier to bat on as the game progressed. Says a total of around 180–200 would have been a fighting one. Praises Ireland Under-19 for their performance throughout the game, and ends by saying that they will try to come back stronger in the next one.
1:08 PM IST Olly Riley is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his brilliant bowling effort. He says the pitch was more responsive than they thought. He continues saying it's important to keep the line and length on point, it sometimes takes time to get into radar but it is something he needs to work on. Out of all the wickets, he enjoyed the first one the most. He also praises how the skipper Philippus le Roux backs him up, which gives him a lot of confidence. He ends up saying he and his team would like to keep up the momentum in the upcoming game as well.
1:07 PM IST Presentation Time...
1:07 PM IST Earlier in the game, after being asked to bat first, USA Under-19 were bowled out for a mere 105 runs. Khush Bhalala top-scored with 22 runs which says it all about their performance. The Irish bowlers were on point right from the start. The opening pace duo, Olly Riley and Reuben Wilson were the pick of the bowlers, sharing six wickets equally among themselves. John McNally picked up a couple of wickets, while Carson McCullough and Scott Macbeth chipped in with one each. While chasing, they did suffer early setbacks, but their batters ultimately got hold of the game and secured the win quite comfortably in the end.
1:03 PM IST USA Under-19, on the other hand, just did not have enough runs on the board to defend. Arya Garg was fired up and provided them the perfect start by getting two early wickets, but they just could not build on that. They allowed a couple of partnerships which was enough for the Irish to chase down this low score. Khush Bhalala got a wicket as well, but it was the batting that let them down in this game.
1:02 PM IST Despite losing two early wickets, Ireland Under-19 was in control throughout this game. Ryan Hunter struggled a bit initially but once he got through the threatening spells of the opposition pacers, he played his own game. Hunter along with Kian Hilton built up a fine partnership of 59 runs, which removed any jitters that they would have had after the early blows. Hilton unfortunately got out, but Hunter went on to register his maiden half-century and remained unbeaten to seal the victory alongside skipper Philippus le Roux who also scored 23 runs and stayed not out.
12:54 PM IST Ireland Under-19 begins their World Cup campaign with a comprehensive victory! They have dominated proceedings throughout the game here. Their new ball bowlers made early inroads, then the spinners did well too while the pacers wrapped things up in the end. Their batters made sure that the hard work of their bowlers did not get wasted and ensured the victory, with Ryan Hunter hitting a fine half-century as well. USA Under-19 returns to his tournament after 14 years but will have to lot of work to do if they want to challenge quality opponents here.
End of over 22.57 runs
IRE-U19: 109/3CRR: 4.77
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Utkarsh Srivastava to Philippus le Roux, 4 runs

FOUR! Philippus le Roux finishes things off in style! This one is fuller on off. Philippus le Roux pulls out the reverse-sweep and finds the boundary on the deep backward point fence. Ireland Under-19 win by 7 wickets!


Utkarsh Srivastava to Ryan Hunter, 1 run

FIFTY FOR HUNTER! What a knock from him! A first U-19 half-century for the young man! Fuller delivery on middle. Ryan Hunter tucks it towards the long on for one.

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IRE-U19 vs USA-U19 Venue Details

Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
PitchBatting friendly
Temperature, 25.69C, Clouds
Humidity - 34%Wind Speed 3.6 meter/sec
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  • -PACEPercentage of wickets takes by pacers
  • -SPINPercentage of wickets takes by spinners
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Match Details

Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
Ireland Under-19, elected to field
ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, 2024
Series Period
19 Jan 2024 - 11 Feb 2024
Match Day
19 Jan 2024 - (20 - over match)
Allahudien Paleker (SA), Langton Rusere (ZIM) and Donovan Koch (AUS)
Match Referee
Shaid Wadvalla (SA)
Streaming Platform
Disney+ Hotstar
Broadcasting Platform
Star Sports