An earthquake was felt at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad during the U19 World Cup clash between the Zimbabwe U19 team and the Ireland U19 team.
The earthquake had sent mild tremors at the stadium when Zimbabwe were batting. However, it didn’t have any impact on the play but the commentators were talking about the vibrations they experienced during the live broadcast.
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The incident happened in the 5th ball of the 6th over when Ireland spinner Matthew Humphreys was bowling to Brian Bennett and the front-on television camera showed the surroundings shaking furiously.
“We are… I believe we are having an earthquake right now. In the box. We are indeed having an earthquake (laughs). It felt like not just a train going by behind us, but the whole Queen’s Park Oval media centre rocked.” Andrew Leonard, the ICC commentator said.
Watch – Earthquake felt at Ireland-Zimbabwe U19 World Cup match:
Earthquake at Queen's Park Oval during U19 World Cup match between @cricketireland and @ZimCricketv! Ground shook for approximately 20 seconds during sixth over of play. @CricketBadge and @NikUttam just roll with it like a duck to water! pic.twitter.com/kiWCzhewro
— Peter Della Penna (@PeterDellaPenna) January 29, 2022
Meanwhile, Ireland U19 won the match by 8 wickets against Zimbabwe U19 with 108 balls remaining.
Zimbabwe Under-19 won the toss and elected to bat first. The decision didn’t favour the side a lot as opening batsman Matthew Welch was dismissed for a duck. Captain Emmanuel Bawa was also able to contribute only 4 runs for the team.
Then, Steven Saul and Brian Bennett batted decently against the Ireland bowling unit but they got out after scoring 24 and 37 runs respectively. The Emmanuel Bawa-led side kept losing wickets at regular intervals and they were bowled out for 166.
Chasing the target the Ireland Under-19 team batted exceptionally well. Opener Nathan McGuire was dismissed at the score of 6 and wicketkeeper-batsman Joshua Cox was dismissed for a golden duck. However, opening batsman Jack Dickson and skipper Tim Tector showed a batting masterclass and they marched the team towards a comfortable victory. Jack Dickson managed to score 78 runs off 88 balls and skipper Tim Tector scored 76 runs off 94 balls and he was awarded the Player of the Match.
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