Musheer Khan scored his second hundred in the ICC U-19 World Cup, helping India reach a big total of 295/8 against New Zealand. India won the match by 214 runs. Musheer’s 131 runs and Adarsh Singh’s 52 runs laid a strong foundation. Saumy Pandey took 4 wickets, while Raj Limbani took 2 wickets, restricting New Zealand to just 81 runs.

New Zealand struggled from the start, losing wickets quickly. Limbani took wickets early, putting India in control. With New Zealand at 27/4, they found it hard to recover, making India the favorite to win the tournament.

India has won the U-19 World Cup five times, including the last two editions in 2018 and 2022. For New Zealand, this defeat ranks as their third worst in terms of runs and their third-lowest total in U-19 World Cup history.

Musheer Khan, who is Sarfaraz Khan’s brother, dominated the New Zealand bowlers with his second century of the tournament. He became the first player in the competition to surpass 300 runs. His innings of 131 runs off 126 balls included 13 fours and three sixes.

Musheer and Adarsh Singh shared a crucial partnership of 77 runs after India lost an early wicket. Adarsh played aggressively but was unfortunate to get out to Zac Cumming’s delivery.

India’s captain, Uday Saharan, contributed 35 runs but couldn’t convert his start into a big score. However, his partnership of 87 runs with Musheer was crucial in India’s innings.

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In summary, India scored 295/8, with Musheer Khan’s outstanding performance leading the way, while New Zealand struggled and could only manage 81 runs in reply. India emerged victorious by 214 runs.