Video: Jesse and Joseph carry off Mckenzie
We have seen players exchanging words during an altercation in the match, we have also seen players sledging each other and play mind-games. But what it really matters is the spirit of the cricket. Cricket is a gentleman’s game and many times, the fans have witnessed some great moments.
During the second quarter-final of the ongoing ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup tournament between New Zealand and West Indies in Benoni, New Zealand Jesse Tashkoff and fast bowler Joseph Field drew plaudits for their generous act of assisting the injured West Indies batsman Kirk McKenzie.
The drama took place after the West Indies’ innings when Kiwis’ players Tashkoff and Field helped in carrying off McKenzie who was suffering severe cramps and pain in his right leg.
Mirk McKenzie was stretchered off in the 43rd over after not being able to continue playing the game due to cramps in his leg. Once West Indies lost their ninth wicket in Joshua James (18), McKenzie, despite having pains decided to play the rest of the 14 deliveries in a bid to contribute to his team’s total.
He was unable to walk properly in the middle and sadly, McKenzie ended up getting out on the first ball that he faced after coming in to bat first. Despite showing a great deal of courage in the death overs, it was unfortunate that Mirk McKenzie had to walk back after scoring 99 (104) on the back of 11 fours and three sixes.
With impressive bowling figures of 7.5-2-25-4, New Zealand seamer Kristian Clarke was the pick of their bowlers. Besides Clarke, Tashkoff and Field picked up two important wickets apiece as West Indies were bundled out for 238 in 47.5 overs.
Watch the video below
This is what sport is all about 👏
New Zealand's Jesse Tashkoff and Joseph Field help carry off an injured Kirk McKenzie of the West Indies at the U-19 Cricket World Cup
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) January 29, 2020