World Cup 2019: Flight gets delayed in New Zealand as passengers wait for match to end
The match was a nail-biter in which West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite holed out to Trent Boult in the deep with just 6 runs needed off 8 balls, falling short of pulling off a miraculous win for his team
According to a story in CricTracker, a flight in New Zealand was delayed after passengers asked authorities to wait till New Zealand's World Cup match against West Indies was done. New Zealand MP Kieran McAnulty revealed the plane was aloud from live streams and all passengers erupted when New Zealand won. "Only then...amongst the cheers...did the plane start to move," he added.
My @FlyAirNZ flight was fully boarded, the plane loud from all the live streams. 12 balls left, 1 wicket needed. Please don’t start the plane. The @BLACKCAPS win! We all erupt in unison. Only then, amongst the cheers, did the plane start to move. It was a beautiful moment. #CWC19— Kieran McAnulty MP (@Kieran_McAnulty) June 22, 2019
New Zealand and West Indies arguably played out the best match of the World Cup 2019 so far, with centurion Carlos Brathwaite almost pulling off a miracle win for Windies.Carlos Brathwaite crying after the match
For a change, Manchester was drowned in cricket instead of football as the two teams New Zealand and West Indies battled it out at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground.
In the match, New Zealand batting first and posted a challenging total thanks to captain Kane Williamson who notched up his second century of the World Cup 2019 hitting a graceful 148 runs off 154 balls.
West Indies started off well in their chase with Chris Gayle scoring 87 runs off 84 balls and Shimron Hetmyer scoring 54 off 45 balls.
After the duo departed, the match looked out of West Indies team's reach and that's when all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite came down the order and played the innings off his life, scoring a century off 80 balls and almost took his team to a famous victory.
Batting with the no. 11 Oshane Thomas, Brathwaite hit huge sixes to bring the target down to 6 runs off 8 balls. But Brathwaite in an attempt to clear the fence holed out to Trent Boult in the deep, thus being denied of a remarkable victory. The loss further dampened West Indies team's chances of qualifying for the semi-finals.
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