India v New Zealand, Tri-nation Under-19 tournament, Darwin July 10, 2013

India win fourth straight game, knock NZ out

ESPNcricinfo staff

India Under-19 123 for 3 (Zol 46*, Herwadkar 25, Watson 2-46) beat New Zealand Under-19 119 (Jamieson 34, Weerasundara 25, Hooda 3-26)

Medium-pacer Deepak Hooda took 3 for 26 to help India secure a seven-wicket win over New Zealand in the sixth match of the Top End Under-19 Series in Darwin. India had already made it to the final, but the defeat ended New Zealand's hopes of qualifying and, as a result, Australia will take on India on July 12.

After electing to bat, New Zealand were immediately put on the defensive with some restrictive bowling from India. Medium-pacer Abhimanyu Lamba made the first breakthrough, bowling opener Tim Seifert out for five in the 10th over. New Zealand continued to lose wickets regularly and failed to create any substantial partnership. The runs came mainly from Kyle Jamieson, who top-scored with 34, hitting two fours.

Offspinner Aamir Gani picked up two wickets, while medium-pacers Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammad Saif took a wicket each to dismiss New Zealand for 119 within 48 overs.

In reply, India got off to a shaky start, losing openers Shreyas Iyer and Akhil Herwadkar within the first ten overs. But Vijay Zol and wicketkeeper Sanju Samson stabilised the innings, putting up 48 runs for the third wicket. Zol, who hit six fours and one six during his 70-ball 46, took India home with more than 25 overs remaining.

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  • Naresh on July 11, 2013, 6:51 GMT

    Too much dependence on Zol in this under 19 team matches. Anyway the captain has led from the front. Nice to see a good left hand batsman. @BnH1985Fan say whatever you want but Sachin is an inspiration to all Indian batsman and deserves respect. He does not play 90% of Indias matches so he is in retirement. He may not play in TESTS as well cause Test matches are few and far between.

  • Dummy4 on July 11, 2013, 6:01 GMT

    Very very happy to see Sanju Samson play, he if he plays like that will develop into a class wicket keeper and will be in for MS....

  • mijanur on July 10, 2013, 19:50 GMT

    Nice to see player like zol, saif, aamir, yadav, akhil to play for india u-19. Hope they will devloped themself for future and play for indian team. Best of luck boyz.

  • Dummy4 on July 10, 2013, 18:10 GMT

    Kuldeep Yadav has been one of the main contributors in all these victories, unfortunately we Indians always give credit to the batsman but never to the bowlers.

  • Himanshu on July 10, 2013, 15:47 GMT

    Proud to see a Maharashtra boy playing the way Zol is playing now. Well done Zol! Hope to see you perform in the Ranji Trophy for Maharashtra now.

  • Krishnarao on July 10, 2013, 14:30 GMT

    We need lot of young cricketers like Zol for the future

  • Barry on July 10, 2013, 13:53 GMT

    I feel zol has to improve a lot ...scoring in under 19 is good but not good enough he should score consistenly for four to five seasons in ranji then let's see a chance ... During u 19 World Cup mind u thanmay srivatasava was the highest scorer than kohli ..and he didn't make a damn ..he is nowhere now ...kohli has a technique and class n some consistent performances ! Zol has many competitors he has to do a lot more ...I have seen lot of u 19 cricketers doing well in u 19 n disappearing after that ..Ashok menaria u 19 captain last time ! No use of him now

  • Hemant on July 10, 2013, 12:24 GMT

    Zol also has good timing -- born at a good time. Unlike Rohit Sharma, Rahane, waiting for the little master to retire from Test Cricket to get their chance

  • Dummy4 on July 10, 2013, 10:36 GMT

    Lets hope Zol and some his team mates can climb the ladder...Zol needs to be fast tracked ie sent to play in UK county cricket and South Africa