On Wednesday, New Zealand has made to the semi-finals of the ongoing Cricket World Cup (ICC Under 19 WC 2020) in South Africa, after defeating West Indies by 2 wickets. However, New Zealand cricketers are not in headlines for this reason only but also because of their lovely gesture towards the West Indies player Kirk McKenzie.
It all happened at the end of the West Indies innings when Kirk McKenzie got dismissed in the 48th over after scoring 99 runs. This was the last wicket of the Caribbean’s innings as they ended up scoring 238-10 at the end of the 47.5 overs. Meanwhile, in the first innings of the match, only Kirk looked comfortable to bat and helped the team to set a fighting target.
West Indies player Kirk McKenzie was struggling with the cramps and pain while he was playing a fantastic knock for the country. And when he was dismissed at the score of 99 off 104 balls, he was struggling to walk out of the field because of the cramps and serious pain. Thereafter New Zealand players decided to help by carrying him off the field. It was a lovely gesture from the blackcaps.
The official twitter handle of the Cricket World Cup has shared the video of the incident. They have uploaded the video with the caption, “An outstanding show of sportsmanship earlier today in the game between West Indies and New Zealand.” Here we are attaching the video of the same at the below of this article.
Short Summary of the So Far Quarter Finals in the Cricket World Cup
On January 28, in the first quarter-final of the U19 WC 2020, Team India has beaten up Australia by 74 runs, in order to qualify for the semi-finals. From India, Kartik Tyagi was the ‘Player of the Match’ for his outstanding spell. He had taken 4 wickets with conceding only 24 runs in his 8 overs.
On January 29, in the second quarter-final of the U19 WC 2020, New Zealand had beaten up West Indies by 2 wickets. From New Zealand team Kristian Clarke awarded with ‘Player of the Match’ for his great spell. He had taken 4 wickets with conceding only 25 runs in his 7.5 overs.
And now the next two quarter-finals of the ICC WC 2020 will be going to commence on January 30 and January 31. The third quarter-final will be between Bangladesh U-19 and South Africa U-19 on Jan 30. And The fourth quater-final will be between Afghanistan U-19 and Pakistan U-19.
Here is the video (New Zealand Cricketers Lovely Gesture For West Indies Player)
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) January 29, 2020