USA and Argentina meet on Monday in the fifth match of the ICC Under-19 Men's Cricket World Cup Americas Qualifier. During this, the USA team registered their second win in the tournament and set a record by defeating Argentina by a huge margin of 450 runs.
America USA vs ARG Qualifier tournament was held from 11 to 18 August 2023 in Canada with four teams. Argentina U19 won the toss and elected to bowl first, where openers Chettipalayam and Mehta stitched a formidable partnership of 197 runs. Chettipalayam scored 61 and Mehta scored 136 off 91 balls with 14 fours and 3 sixes before being run out.
Captain Ramesh came to the crease after the fall of Chettipalayam's wicket. Ramesh scored a century in 59 balls with 13 fours and 2 sixes. Mahesh played an inning of 67 runs in 44 balls with the help of 9 fours. USA's batting was excellent and Argentina's bowlers could not stop them from scoring runs.
A quite incredible day in Toronto for our U19 Men's team today.— USA Cricket (@usacricket) August 15, 2023
- Total of 515/8
- Victory by 450 runs
- 2 individual centuries
- 211 run partnership
- Individual 6 wicket haul
Well done to the whole squad and the support staff.
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Arepalli 48 and Srivastava contributed 45 runs. Other batsmen like PM Patel and Nadkrani could not do much and were soon returned to the pavilion. USA scored a high score of 515 runs in 50 overs losing 8 wickets.
Chasing a big score of 515 runs, Argentina's batsmen looked completely helpless in front of USA bowlers. On the fifth ball of the 20th over, the entire team of Argentina returned to the pavilion on a score of just 65. USA won by a huge margin of 450 runs. The hero of the match was Nadkarni, who took six wickets for just 21 runs in six overs.