The ongoing Under-19 World Cup tournament in West Indies has now reached its final stage. Four teams have been announced for the Super League semi-finals. On February 1, England will face Afghanistan in the first match and India will face Australia in the second match.
Many great matches were seen in this tournament. However, some such incidents also happened, seeing which fans and commentators were also surprised.
Incident during Plate Semifinals
On 29 January i.e. Saturday, the team of Zimbabwe and Ireland were face to face in Plate Semi-Final-2. At the same time, earthquake tremors were felt on the ground. Then Zimbabwe team was batting. The shock was so strong that the cameras installed in the pavilion stand and the stadium also started shaking. The tremors of the earthquake were felt for about 20 seconds.
No effect on the match
However, this had no effect on the match and the game continued. The bowling continued even amid the earthquake. The video of this entire incident has also surfaced. The camera in which the live match is being covered also starts shaking loudly. Cricket fans were shocked to see this video. At the same time, the commentators were also seen mentioning the earthquake during the commentary and looked scared.
Entire incident recorded on camera
When the incident happened, Ireland spinner Matthew Humphries was bowling the fifth ball of the sixth over to Zimbabwe’s Brian Bennett. Its effect was clearly visible in the scene during this time. The game was not stopped. Bennett played a defensive shot at mid-off while hitting a four on the next ball.
Ireland won the match by 8 wickets
Ireland team was successful in winning this match. They beat Zimbabwe by eight wickets. Batting first Zimbabwe scored 166 runs in 48.4 overs. In reply, Ireland team achieved the target in 32 overs losing two wickets.