WATCH: Jesse Tashkoff and Joseph Field carry off Kirk McKenzie; fans love the spirit of cricket in U-19 World Cup

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 29/01/2020

Jesse Tashkoff and Joseph Field carry off Kirk McKenzie: The Kiwi players earned accolades for their generous act of helping the opposition player.

During the second quarter-final of the ongoing ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup between New Zealand and West Indies in Benoni, New Zealand Jesse Tashkoff and pacer Joseph Field earner accolades for their generous act of helping injured West Indies batsman Kirk McKenzie.

It all happened after the West Indies’ innings bundled out that Tashkoff and Field helped in carrying off McKenzie who was facing severe cramps and pain in his right leg.

It is worth mentioning that McKenzie was stretchered off in the 43rd over after being unable to continue playing due to cramps in his leg. Once West Indies lost their ninth wicket in Joshua James (18), a brave McKenzie decided to play the remaining 14 deliveries to contribute to his team’s total.

Almost unable to walk in the middle, McKenzie ended up getting out on the first delivery that he faced after coming in to bat first. Despite showing oodles of courage in the death overs, it was unfortunate that McKenzie had to walk back after scoring 99 (104) with the help of 11 fours and three sixes.

With bowling figures of 7.5-2-25-4, New Zealand seamer Kristian Clarke was the pick of their bowlers. Apart from Clarke, Tashkoff and Field picked up two wickets each as West Indies were bundled out for 238 in 47.5 overs after their captain Kemani Melius won the toss and chose to bat.

Jesse Tashkoff and Joseph Field carry off Kirk McKenzie

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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