ICC Under-19 World Cup Qualifier, 2011 / Commentary

10.25 Good morning and welcome to the coverage of USA vs Namibia at the North County ground here in Dublin. My name is Justin Smyth and im going to be bringing you ball by ball coverage for todays u-19 world cup qualifier. Namibia are unbeaten in the tournament so far with two wins out of two. The USA have so far lost both games and im sure that they will want to be getting there first win today.

The great news for the weather followers amongst you, we have sun shinning so we will be able to get the game started on time! USA have won the toss and will bat. North County is quite a small ground so todays game should be a high scoring one. The last match played here on friday both Ireland and Afganistan scored over 200. The teams are making the way to the middle.

0.1

Engelbrecht to Taylor, 1 run, good ball outside offstump guided down to third man

0.2

Engelbrecht to Mirza, 1 run, fast outside offstump again guided to third man again. Thats Mirza's first run in the tournament.

0.3

Engelbrecht to Taylor, no run, hit on the pads outside legstump

0.4

Engelbrecht to Taylor, FOUR, shorter ball pulled through mid-wicket to the ropes

0.5

Engelbrecht to Taylor, FOUR, outside edge which flies through 2nd slip to the third man boundary. The slips where too far apart or that would have been out!

0.6

Engelbrecht to Taylor, no run, better length ball which is outside offstump and Taylor leaves it alone. Good first over for the USA

End of over 1 (10 runs) United States of America Under-19s 10/0
SR Taylor    9* (5b 2x4)      A Engelbrecht    1-0-10-0
C Mirza    1* (1b)     

1.1

Lungameni to Mirza, 1 run, dropped into the offside and they run quickly. The mad runs in from cover to field.

Lugameni is a left arm bowler with a very quick action.

1.2

Lungameni to Taylor, no run, full pitched ball hit to a wide mid-off

1.3

Lungameni to Taylor, FOUR, outside offstump and he hits the ball hard and it goes straight to mid-off

1.4

Lungameni to Taylor, 5 wides, too far down legside and the keeper couldnt stop it

1.4

Lungameni to Taylor, 1 run, lots of bounce and tucked round the corner to fine leg

1.5

Lungameni to Mirza, no run, better line and he gets behind the ball and defends it forward

1.6

Lungameni to Mirza, 1 run, guided off the face off the bat to third man

End of over 2 (12 runs) United States of America Under-19s 22/0
C Mirza    3* (4b)      T Lungameni    1-0-12-0
SR Taylor    14* (8b 3x4)      A Engelbrecht    1-0-10-0

2.1

Engelbrecht to Mirza, no run, outside offstump and just hit to backward point

2.2

Engelbrecht to Mirza, no run, almost pops it back to the bowler. It was a good length ball which got a leading edge

2.3

Engelbrecht to Mirza, 4 leg byes, hits the pads and races away to the boundary

2.4

Engelbrecht to Mirza, no run, plays it safely to the cover fielder

2.5

Engelbrecht to Mirza, no run, good length ball which is defended back down the pitch

2.6

Engelbrecht to Mirza, no run, shorter ball which Mirza played inside the line. It could have been an edge there.

End of over 3 (4 runs, maiden) United States of America Under-19s 22/0
C Mirza    3* (10b)      A Engelbrecht    2-1-10-0
SR Taylor    10* (8b 3x4)      T Lungameni    1-0-12-0

3.1

Lungameni to Taylor, no run, good length ball which Taylor goes for the big hit back down the ground. He missed the ball though

3.2

Lungameni to Taylor, 1 wide, too far down legside and well stopped by the keeper

3.2

Lungameni to Taylor, no run, short length ball which moves away from Taylor. He played inside the line

3.3

Lungameni to Taylor, 1 wide, another wide down legside

3.3

Lungameni to Taylor, no run, turns the batsman face on, he blocks it back down the wicket

3.4

Lungameni to Taylor, 1 run, good length ball just hit before point. They set off early and get a good run

3.5

Lungameni to Mirza, no run, outside offstump and guided to backward point. He throws down the bowlers end stumps but they hadnt gone for a run!

3.6

Lungameni to Mirza, no run, played inside the line and it goes through to the keeper.

End of over 4 (3 runs) United States of America Under-19s 25/0
C Mirza    3* (12b)      T Lungameni    2-0-11-0
SR Taylor    11* (12b 2x4)      A Engelbrecht    2-1-10-0

4.1

Engelbrecht to Taylor, SIX, what a great shot! It was a short ball from Engelbrecht which Taylor rocks back in the crease and hits it high over the square leg boundary. Its been hit into the field next door!

Whilst they are looking for the original ball the third umpire is bringing out some spare ones!

4.2

Engelbrecht to Taylor, no run, outside offstump and left alone by the keeper

4.3

Engelbrecht to Taylor, no run, outside offstump again and left alone

4.4

Engelbrecht to Taylor, no run, went to play forward and almost got an edge through to the keeper. Great ball

4.5

Engelbrecht to Taylor, no run, shorter ball defended to the cover fielder

4.6

Engelbrecht to Taylor, FOUR, full length ball driven high over the top of cover. Told you there would be lots of scoring today!

End of over 5 (10 runs) United States of America Under-19s 35/0
SR Taylor    21* (18b 3x4 1x6)      A Engelbrecht    3-1-20-0
C Mirza    3* (12b)      T Lungameni    2-0-11-0

5.1

Lungameni to Mirza, 1 run, slower ball going down legstump and hit to long leg

5.2

Lungameni to Taylor, 1 run, on legstump again and tucked through square leg

5.3

Lungameni to Mirza, no run, full length ball defended into the offside

5.4

Lungameni to Mirza, no run, outside offstump and didnt need to play a shot

5.5

Lungameni to Mirza, 1 run, very good running. Just dropped the ball into the offside and it split the fielders well and they run a quick single

5.6

Lungameni to Taylor, no run, good length ball which hits Taylor on the gloves. It drops down at his feet.

End of over 6 (3 runs) United States of America Under-19s 38/0
SR Taylor    22* (20b 3x4 1x6)      T Lungameni    3-0-14-0
C Mirza    5* (16b)      A Engelbrecht    3-1-20-0

6.1

Engelbrecht to Mirza, no run, faster ball which he defends back down the wicket. He didnt look comfortable there

6.2

Engelbrecht to Mirza, FOUR, short ball which gets edged to the fine leg boundary.

6.3

Engelbrecht to Mirza, 1 run, driven to a wide mid-off. They set off straight away and get home safely.

6.4

Engelbrecht to Taylor, no run, shorter ball, he gets behind the line and defends it back down the pitch

6.5

Engelbrecht to Taylor, no run, outside offstump and Taylor doesn need to play a shot

6.6

Engelbrecht to Taylor, 1 run, outside offstump and guided past gully. It gets cut off by third man

End of over 7 (6 runs) United States of America Under-19s 44/0
SR Taylor    23* (23b 3x4 1x6)      A Engelbrecht    4-1-26-0
C Mirza    10* (19b 1x4)      T Lungameni    3-0-14-0

7.1

Lungameni to Taylor, SIX, there is Taylor's second 6. Hits the ball high over long-on it was a good ball too

The umpires are checking the condition of the ball, they are not to happy with it.

7.2

Lungameni to Taylor, FOUR, it was a short length ball which Taylor pulls to the square length boundary. Great shot

7.3

Lungameni to Taylor, FOUR, thats another boundary. Edged it down the legside and it rushes to the fine leg boundary. Taylor is on fire here.

7.4

Lungameni to Taylor, no run, dot ball! Pitched up and defended back to the bowler

7.5

Lungameni to Taylor, FOUR, there he goes again! Driven hard back past the bowler and there is no fielder to stop it

7.6

Lungameni to Taylor, 1 run, guided to the left of point, he fumbles the ball and they run a quick single

There is some rain in the air. Im sure Taylor will not want to come off The name with no name (on his shirt), Coombe is coming on.

End of over 8 (19 runs) United States of America Under-19s 63/0
SR Taylor    42* (29b 6x4 2x6)      T Lungameni    4-0-33-0
C Mirza    10* (19b 1x4)      A Engelbrecht    4-1-26-0

8.1

Coombe to Taylor, no run, good length ball gets a lot of bounce and Taylor hits it back to him

8.2

Coombe to Taylor, 1 run, hits the ball hard to the cover sweeper.

8.3

Coombe to Mirza, 1 leg bye, going down legside and it hits him on the pads. The Namibian's appeal but not out

8.4

Coombe to Taylor, FOUR, he flashes at the ball outside offstump and gets an edge. 1st slip was too wide and so it races to the boundary

8.5

Coombe to Taylor, FOUR, thats the fifty for Taylor. It was wide of offstump and it flashes to the cover boundary. Off 33 balls great hitting

8.6

Coombe to Taylor, 1 run, the fielders are set back now to stop the boundarys so there was an easy single to cover

Stefan Baard is bringing himself on. I wonder if he can change this story.

End of over 9 (11 runs) United States of America Under-19s 74/0
SR Taylor    52* (34b 8x4 2x6)      CW Coombe    1-0-10-0
C Mirza    10* (20b 1x4)      T Lungameni    4-0-33-0

9.1

SJ Baard to Taylor, no run, hits Taylor on the pads and all the team appeals. They really want him out. Going down legside though

9.2

SJ Baard to Taylor, FOUR, smashed back over the head of mid-off and races away

9.3

SJ Baard to Taylor, 1 wide, they are trying to keep the ball away from him and it goes too far down legside

9.3

SJ Baard to Taylor, SIX, this time it hits the top of the sightscreen. It was a good length ball, he just rocked back and hit it high and straight!

9.4

SJ Baard to Taylor, 1 run, guided off the face of the bat and point cant stop it

9.5

SJ Baard to Mirza, 1 wide, going down legside again. They really need to slow the scoring down here

9.5

SJ Baard to Mirza, 1 run, hits it to mid-off

9.6

SJ Baard to Taylor, 1 run, punches the ball back down the ground to long-on. An easy run there and Taylor keeps the strike.

The bowling powerplay has been taken.

End of over 10 (15 runs) United States of America Under-19s 89/0
SR Taylor    64* (39b 9x4 3x6)      SJ Baard    1-0-15-0
C Mirza    11* (21b 1x4)      CW Coombe    1-0-10-0

10.1

Coombe to Taylor, FOUR, he hits it hard over the head of mid-off

10.2

Coombe to Taylor, FOUR, pulls it to the square leg boundary

10.3

Coombe to Taylor, no run, he leaves one alone outside offstump. Wonder if he is getting bored?

10.4

Coombe to Taylor, no run, pitched up and driven past the bowler. he doesnt bother running though.

10.5

Coombe to Taylor, no run, driven forward and hit to cover

10.6

Coombe to Taylor, no run, quiet end to the over. Just hits it back to the bowler

End of over 11 (8 runs) United States of America Under-19s 97/0
SR Taylor    72* (45b 11x4 3x6)      CW Coombe    2-0-18-0
C Mirza    11* (21b 1x4)      SJ Baard    1-0-15-0

11.1

van Vuuren to Mirza, no run, pitched up and hit back down the wicket. Namibia have turned to spin. wonder if that will work

11.2

van Vuuren to Mirza, 1 run, dropped to point and Taylor runs through for the quick single.

11.3

van Vuuren to Taylor, 1 wide, outside offstump

11.3

van Vuuren to Taylor, 5 wides, thats the hundred up for the USA. What a great start

11.3

van Vuuren to Taylor, no run, big step forward and defended it

11.4

van Vuuren to Taylor, no run, goes for the big hit and hits him on the pads

11.5

van Vuuren to Taylor, 1 run, driven back to the bowler and he misfields

11.6

van Vuuren to Mirza, no run, comes down the crease and he defends forward. Namibia need a wicket here and quickly.

End of over 12 (8 runs) United States of America Under-19s 105/0
C Mirza    12* (24b 1x4)      W van Vuuren    1-0-8-0
SR Taylor    73* (48b 11x4 3x6)      CW Coombe    2-0-18-0

12.1

Coombe to Taylor, no run, pitched up and driven to mid-on

12.2

Coombe to Taylor, no run, good length ball hit hard to cover and couldnt beat the fielder.

12.3

Coombe to Taylor, 1 run, good length again hit through mid-off and gets fielded by long-off

12.4

Coombe to Mirza, no run, faster ball clipped the pads through to the keeper

12.5

Coombe to Mirza, no run, pitched up again. Mirza hits it straight into the ground and extra cover fields well

12.6

Coombe to Mirza, 1 run, pitched up and cut to the cover sweeper

End of over 13 (2 runs) United States of America Under-19s 107/0
C Mirza    13* (27b 1x4)      CW Coombe    3-0-20-0
SR Taylor    74* (51b 11x4 3x6)      W van Vuuren    1-0-8-0

13.1

van Vuuren to Mirza, 1 run, chipped the ball just past the bowler and fielded at long-off

13.2

van Vuuren to Taylor, 2 runs, hits the ball over the head of cover.

13.3

van Vuuren to Taylor, SIX, that one cleared the rope, cleared the sightscreen and cleared the trees behind. I think thats still travelling. Hit high back over the bowlers head. That's the best six yet.

13.4

van Vuuren to Taylor, no run, drops the ball into the offside

13.5

van Vuuren to Taylor, no run, pitched up and dug out well by Taylor

13.6

van Vuuren to Taylor, no run, gets forward and lets the ball hit the pad. Going down legside though

End of over 14 (9 runs) United States of America Under-19s 116/0
SR Taylor    82* (56b 11x4 4x6)      W van Vuuren    2-0-17-0
C Mirza    14* (28b 1x4)      CW Coombe    3-0-20-0

14.1

Coombe to Mirza, 1 leg bye, hit him on the pads and there is a loud shout from the bowler. Going down legside though

14.2

Coombe to Taylor, no run, pitched up on a good length. Cover runs over to field

14.3

Coombe to Taylor, FOUR, it was outside offstump and Taylor's eye lit up. He cut it hard past point and it races away

14.4

Coombe to Taylor, 1 run, cut past point again to the cover sweeper

14.5

Coombe to Mirza, OUT, Namibia have a breakthrough! It was a good length ball from Coombe which Mirza was trying to hit into the legside. He missed the ball and was plumb LBW. Umpire Smith raises his finger.

C Mirza lbw b Coombe 14 (30b 1x4 0x6) SR: 46.66

Match State: Drinks

14.6

Coombe to Sewdial, no run, first ball was fast outside offstump and left alone

End of over 15 (6 runs) United States of America Under-19s 122/1
GR Sewdial    0* (1b)      CW Coombe    4-0-25-1
SR Taylor    87* (59b 12x4 4x6)      W van Vuuren    2-0-17-0

15.1

van Vuuren to Taylor, no run, big step forward and defended back

15.2

van Vuuren to Taylor, 2 runs, clipped off the legs past square leg and they run two quickly

15.3

van Vuuren to Taylor, 1 run, hit back down the ground and just stopped by long-on inside the rope

15.4

van Vuuren to Sewdial, no run, big step forward and hit back down the wicket

15.5

van Vuuren to Sewdial, FOUR, more loop and Sewdial hits it along the ground to the ropes at long-on

15.6

van Vuuren to Sewdial, FOUR, clipped off the legs and goes fast to the square leg boundary

End of over 16 (11 runs) United States of America Under-19s 133/1
GR Sewdial    8* (4b 2x4)      W van Vuuren    3-0-28-0
SR Taylor    90* (62b 12x4 4x6)      CW Coombe    4-0-25-1

16.1

Coombe to Taylor, FOUR, there's another one for Taylor. Hard back past the bowler and all the way to the boundary

16.2

Coombe to Taylor, FOUR, driven hard through extra cover and now he is only 2 away from the century!

16.3

Coombe to Taylor, 1 run, clipped off the legs to deep square leg

16.4

Coombe to Sewdial, no run, left alone outside offstump and left well alone

16.5

Coombe to Sewdial, 1 wide, well i suppose that's one way to stop the boundaries. Down legside

16.5

Coombe to Sewdial, 1 run, dropped chipped the ball to extra cover and he dropped it. Should have caught it there

16.6

Coombe to Taylor, no run, looking for the 100 he guides the ball to point. A loud shout of no! He doesnt want to get run out here!

The lesser known Baard is coming on!

End of over 17 (11 runs) United States of America Under-19s 144/1
SR Taylor    99* (66b 14x4 4x6)      CW Coombe    5-0-36-1
GR Sewdial    9* (6b 2x4)      W van Vuuren    3-0-28-0

17.1

J Baard to Sewdial, no run, outside the offstump and left alone

17.2

J Baard to Sewdial, no run, same ball and just left alone

The Namibians have changed their keeper to Erasmus

17.3

J Baard to Sewdial, no run, guided to point

17.4

J Baard to Sewdial, 1 run, hit to the cover sweeper

17.5

J Baard to Taylor, no run, hit back to the bowler

17.6

J Baard to Taylor, 1 run, what a great century from Taylor. He chipped the ball over the head of the bowler to long-off and runs through. He raises his bat to the crowd. That 100 was just brutal. Great hitting.

End of over 18 (2 runs) United States of America Under-19s 146/1
SR Taylor    100* (68b 14x4 4x6)      J Baard    1-0-2-0
GR Sewdial    10* (10b 2x4)      CW Coombe    5-0-36-1

18.1

SJ Baard to Taylor, 1 run, hit to the right of extra cover and great fielding keeps it to a single

18.2

SJ Baard to Sewdial, no run, pitched up from Stefan Baard. He gets behind the line and plays it forward.

18.3

SJ Baard to Sewdial, no run, goes back in the crease and hits it back past the bowler

18.4

SJ Baard to Sewdial, no run, big shout as it hits Sewdial on the pads. Going down legside though

18.5

SJ Baard to Sewdial, 1 wide, too far down the offside

18.5

SJ Baard to Sewdial, 1 run, drops the ball into the legside and calls for the quick single. That could have been tight if Taylor hadnt been ready

18.6

SJ Baard to Taylor, 1 run, driven to long-off and that brings up the 150 off of 19 overs. Wonder how much they will finish on?

End of over 19 (4 runs) United States of America Under-19s 150/1
SR Taylor    102* (70b 14x4 4x6)      SJ Baard    2-0-19-0
GR Sewdial    11* (14b 2x4)      J Baard    1-0-2-0

19.1

J Baard to Taylor, no run, looped up and hit to extra cover

19.2

J Baard to Taylor, no run, hit on the pad but it was going over the wicket

19.3

J Baard to Taylor, no run, hit on the pads again but too far down the wicket

19.4

J Baard to Taylor, 1 wide, down legside

19.4

J Baard to Taylor, OUT, Taylor is gone! The ball was outside off-stump and Taylor hit it straight to Baard at short extra cover. He will be upset to get out. The Namibians will be delighted. Big wicket

SR Taylor c SJ Baard b J Baard 102 (74b 14x4 4x6) SR: 137.83

19.5

J Baard to Joshi, 1 run, looped up too full and driven to long-off

19.6

J Baard to Sewdial, no run, hits the pad and goes back down the wicket

End of over 20 (2 runs) United States of America Under-19s 152/2
GR Sewdial    11* (15b 2x4)      J Baard    2-0-4-1
AC Joshi    1* (1b)      SJ Baard    2-0-19-0

20.1

SJ Baard to Joshi, no run, good length ball which Joshi gets behind the line and defends back

20.2

SJ Baard to Joshi, no run, goes back in the crease and hits it hard to point.

20.3

SJ Baard to Joshi, no run, outside offstump and he plays inside the line and it goes through to the keeper

20.4

SJ Baard to Joshi, no run, gets in line and hits the ball back to the bowler

20.5

SJ Baard to Joshi, 1 run, goes back in the crease and hits it to the cover sweeper

20.6

SJ Baard to Sewdial, no run, goes to play it to mid-off, he played inside the line and misses the ball

End of over 21 (1 run) United States of America Under-19s 153/2
GR Sewdial    11* (16b 2x4)      SJ Baard    3-0-20-0
AC Joshi    2* (6b)      J Baard    2-0-4-1

21.1

J Baard to Joshi, 1 run, full toss hit back past the bowler

21.2

J Baard to Sewdial, no run, hit to the left of square leg. Sewdial wants run and Joshi turns it down. Could have been a run out there

21.3

J Baard to Sewdial, SIX, what a reply. Hit hard and flat over the keepers head

21.4

J Baard to Sewdial, no run, hit to short mid-wicket

21.5

J Baard to Sewdial, 1 run, hit past mid-wicket and run quickly

21.6

J Baard to Joshi, no run, goes back in the crease and hits it to short mid-wicket

End of over 22 (8 runs) United States of America Under-19s 161/2
AC Joshi    3* (8b)      J Baard    3-0-12-1
GR Sewdial    18* (20b 2x4 1x6)      SJ Baard    3-0-20-0

22.1

SJ Baard to Sewdial, no run, slower ball on middle stump, gently hit back

22.2

SJ Baard to Sewdial, no run, hit to a wide mid-off

22.3

SJ Baard to Sewdial, no run, goes for the late cut and just hits it to backward point

22.4

SJ Baard to Sewdial, no run, good length ball hit to mid-off

22.5

SJ Baard to Sewdial, FOUR, slower ball again, saw it early and driven hard to the extra cover boundary

22.6

SJ Baard to Sewdial, 1 run, going down legside and clipped off the legs to long leg

End of over 23 (5 runs) United States of America Under-19s 166/2
GR Sewdial    23* (26b 3x4 1x6)      SJ Baard    4-0-25-0
AC Joshi    3* (8b)      J Baard    3-0-12-1

23.1

J Baard to Sewdial, no run, short ball outside offstump just left alone

23.2

J Baard to Sewdial, 4 byes, outside offstump and left by the keeper

23.3

J Baard to Sewdial, no run, big step forward and gets hit on the pads

23.4

J Baard to Sewdial, 1 run, goes back in the crease and plays it through square leg

23.5

J Baard to Joshi, no run, faster ball hit to short mid-wicket

23.6

J Baard to Joshi, 1 run, pitched up and driven to long-off. An easy single taken there.

The scoring rate has really come down now that Taylor is out

End of over 24 (6 runs) United States of America Under-19s 172/2
AC Joshi    4* (10b)      J Baard    4-0-14-1
GR Sewdial    24* (30b 3x4 1x6)      SJ Baard    4-0-25-0

24.1

SJ Baard to Joshi, 1 run, driven back to the bowler who gets a hand to it and they run a quick single

24.2

SJ Baard to Sewdial, no run, good length ball gets lots of bounce and hit back to the bowler#

24.3

SJ Baard to Sewdial, no run, outside offstump and doesnt even need to play a shot

24.4

SJ Baard to Sewdial, OUT, the tight bowling has paid off. The ball was hit in the air and was easily taken by Engelbrecht at long-on. Sewdial just looked like he was getting frustrated. Good bowling from Baard.

GR Sewdial c Engelbrecht b SJ Baard 24 (33b 3x4 1x6) SR: 72.72

24.5

SJ Baard to Joshi, no run, hit back to the bowler

24.6

SJ Baard to Joshi, 1 run, almost another wicket only just chipped the ball over the top of the bowlers head.

End of over 25 (2 runs) United States of America Under-19s 174/3
AC Joshi    6* (13b)      SJ Baard    5-0-27-1
A Persaud    0* (0b)      J Baard    4-0-14-1

25.1

J Baard to Joshi, OUT, the wickets have started tumbling now! He went back in his crease to a fast ball from J Baard and it hit him right in front. The dreaded finger goes up, that's out

AC Joshi lbw b J Baard 6 (14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

25.2

J Baard to JS Sandhu, no run, looped up and defended forward

25.3

J Baard to JS Sandhu, no run, hit on the full to extra cover

25.4

J Baard to JS Sandhu, 4 byes, came forward and went between bat and pad. The keeper couldnt stop it

25.5

J Baard to JS Sandhu, no run, just goes past the outside edge

25.6

J Baard to JS Sandhu, 1 run, hit to the cover sweeper

End of over 26 (5 runs) United States of America Under-19s 179/4
JS Sandhu    1* (5b)      J Baard    5-0-15-2
A Persaud    0* (0b)      SJ Baard    5-0-27-1

26.1

SJ Baard to JS Sandhu, no run, pitched up and hit back to the bowler. The Baard brothers have really slowed the USA innings

26.2

SJ Baard to JS Sandhu, 1 run, clipped down to long leg and they jog through

26.3

SJ Baard to Persaud, 1 wide, too far outside off

26.3

SJ Baard to Persaud, no run, slower ball from the back of the hand. Persaud gets in line and hits it forward

26.4

SJ Baard to Persaud, no run, slow ball again and the man runs over from cover to field

26.5

SJ Baard to Persaud, FOUR, goes for a cut shot and third man couldnt stop it before the ropes

26.6

SJ Baard to Persaud, 1 wide, down legside that time

26.6

SJ Baard to Persaud, 1 run, goes back in the crease and the ball was there to hit outside offstump and races to the man on the square boundary

End of over 27 (8 runs) United States of America Under-19s 187/4
A Persaud    5* (4b 1x4)      SJ Baard    6-0-35-1
JS Sandhu    2* (7b)      J Baard    5-0-15-2

27.1

J Baard to Persaud, no run, steps forward and drives the ball at short mid-wicket

27.2

J Baard to Persaud, 1 leg bye, clipps off the pad and the man from fine leg couldnt get it in quick enough to stop the run

27.3

J Baard to JS Sandhu, no run, reached forward and hit to mid-off

27.4

J Baard to JS Sandhu, no run, hits off the pads into the legside

27.5

J Baard to JS Sandhu, no run, hit back down the wicket

27.6

J Baard to JS Sandhu, OUT, a silly shot to get out too. He hit the ball straight to long-on and Myburgh made no mistake with the catch. That was a wicket maiden for J Baard

JS Sandhu c Myburgh b J Baard 2 (11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.18

End of over 28 (1 run, wicket maiden) United States of America Under-19s 188/5
     J Baard    6-1-15-3
A Persaud    5* (6b 1x4)      SJ Baard    6-0-35-1

28.1

van Vuuren to Persaud, no run, pitched up and plays forward and almost gets an edge to the keeper

28.2

van Vuuren to Persaud, no run, hits the pads into the legside

28.3

van Vuuren to Persaud, 1 run, driven through mid-on for an easy single

28.4

van Vuuren to Suri, no run, big step forward and defended to the bowler

28.5

van Vuuren to Suri, no run, hit to short mid-wicket

28.6

van Vuuren to Suri, no run, big step forward and reaches for the ball

It has certainly clamed down here.

End of over 29 (1 run) United States of America Under-19s 189/5
P Suri    0* (3b)      W van Vuuren    4-0-29-0
A Persaud    6* (9b 1x4)      J Baard    6-1-15-3

29.1

J Baard to Persaud, no run, looped up and hit back to the bowler

29.2

J Baard to Persaud, 1 run, chipped over the bowlers head and stopped well by long-on

29.3

J Baard to Suri, 1 run, turned into the legside and through the vacacnt square leg area

29.4

J Baard to Persaud, FOUR, drops short and punched through mid-wicket. There was no one there to stop it

29.5

J Baard to Persaud, 1 run, driven to the man at long-on. Good sounding shot there.

29.6

J Baard to Suri, no run, big step forward and doesnt connect with the shot

End of over 30 (7 runs) United States of America Under-19s 196/5
P Suri    1* (5b)      J Baard    7-1-22-3
A Persaud    12* (13b 2x4)      W van Vuuren    4-0-29-0

30.1

van Vuuren to Persaud, 1 run, hit just to the right of the bowler and bounces down to long-off

30.2

van Vuuren to Suri, no run, faster ball just gets in line and defends back

30.3

van Vuuren to Suri, no run, comes down the wicket and hits to extra cover

30.4

van Vuuren to Suri, 1 run, takes the outside edge and takes it past the keeper

30.5

van Vuuren to Persaud, 1 run, hits it into the legside and the keeper has to run and field

30.6

van Vuuren to Suri, no run, gets to the ball and smothers the spin. Only one away from the 200 for the USA

End of over 31 (3 runs) United States of America Under-19s 199/5
P Suri    2* (9b)      W van Vuuren    5-0-32-0
A Persaud    14* (15b 2x4)      J Baard    7-1-22-3

31.1

J Baard to Persaud, 1 wide, goes down legside. The 200 has come up

31.1

J Baard to Persaud, 1 run, hit to short mid-wicket and they set off. The bowler races to the ball and throws at the bowlers end. If that had hit the stumps he would have been out

31.2

J Baard to Suri, no run, pitched up and hits the batsmans gloves and falls safely

31.3

J Baard to Suri, no run, hit to fine leg

31.4

J Baard to Suri, 1 run, hit into the square leg area and they run a quick single

31.5

J Baard to Persaud, no run, hits the pad and goes down legside

31.6

J Baard to Persaud, 1 wide, too far outside offstump

31.6

J Baard to Persaud, 1 wide, same again

31.6

J Baard to Persaud, 1 run, hit through mid-wicket and fielded on the boundary

End of over 32 (6 runs) United States of America Under-19s 205/5
A Persaud    16* (18b 2x4)      J Baard    8-1-28-3
P Suri    3* (12b)      W van Vuuren    5-0-32-0

32.1

van Vuuren to Persaud, no run, turned off the pads straight to fine leg

32.2

van Vuuren to Persaud, 1 run, driven through mid-wicket and stopped on the ropes. They are scoring very easily through there.

When the ball was thrown in it hit the bowler hard on the hard and he is in some pain

32.3

van Vuuren to Suri, 1 run, goes forward and hits the ball to square leg

32.4

van Vuuren to Persaud, 1 run, hit through mid-wicket again and fielded by long-on

32.5

van Vuuren to Suri, no run, gets in line and hits back down the pitch

32.6

van Vuuren to Suri, 1 run, rocks back in the crease and guides it past the keeper. Good shot to only get one for

Match State: Drinks Namibia will be happy that they have taken some key wickets. They have been able to slow the run rate because of some good bowling from the Baard brothers. USA will still want to reach 300 from here. Its going to take some good batting from here

End of over 33 (4 runs) United States of America Under-19s 209/5
P Suri    5* (15b)      W van Vuuren    6-0-36-0
A Persaud    18* (21b 2x4)      J Baard    8-1-28-3

33.1

Groenewald to Suri, no run, outside offstump to start and through to the keeper

33.2

Groenewald to Suri, 1 wide, goes for the cut outside offstump and the ball was too wide

33.2

Groenewald to Suri, no run, pitched up and hit back down the wicket

33.3

Groenewald to Suri, 1 run, shorter ball hit to the left of backward point and they run a quick one

33.4

Groenewald to Persaud, no run, hit the ball to long-off and they didnt run. That should have been an easy single

33.5

Groenewald to Persaud, 2 wides, outside offstump

33.5

Groenewald to Suri, no run, hit to mid-wicket and they think against the run

33.6

Groenewald to Suri, no run, hit hard to mid-wicket that time

End of over 34 (4 runs) United States of America Under-19s 213/5
P Suri    6* (20b)      Z Groenewald    1-0-4-0
A Persaud    18* (22b 2x4)      W van Vuuren    6-0-36-0

34.1

Coombe to Persaud, 1 run, pitched up and hit hard through mid-off and the man has to run in from the boundary to field

34.2

Coombe to Suri, 1 run, outside offstump and driven to the cover sweeper

34.3

Coombe to Persaud, 1 run, pitched up and driven well from the crease to long-off

34.4

Coombe to Suri, no run, big shout from Coombe. Suri gets stuck in the crease and he gets hit on the pad. Going down legside

34.5

Coombe to Suri, no run, outside offstump and gets cut to the point fielder

34.6

Coombe to Suri, no run, yorker from Coombe which Suri dug out well to point. Good thinking from the bowler

End of over 35 (3 runs) United States of America Under-19s 216/5
P Suri    7* (24b)      CW Coombe    6-0-39-1
A Persaud    20* (24b 2x4)      Z Groenewald    1-0-4-0

35.1

Groenewald to Persaud, 1 run, shorter ball clipped off the pads to deep square leg

35.2

Groenewald to Suri, no run, hit off the backfoot to point

35.3

Groenewald to Suri, 1 run, played to the right of point and they set off straight away. Good running

35.4

Groenewald to Persaud, 1 run, driven back past the bowler to long-on

35.5

Groenewald to Suri, 1 run, pitched up and driven hard from the crease to long-on

35.6

Groenewald to Persaud, 1 bye, outside offsstump and couldnt be gathered by the keeper

End of over 36 (5 runs) United States of America Under-19s 221/5
A Persaud    22* (27b 2x4)      Z Groenewald    2-0-8-0
P Suri    9* (27b)      CW Coombe    6-0-39-1

36.1

Coombe to Persaud, 1 run, driven hard through mid-off and fielded by the long-off

36.2

Coombe to Suri, 4 leg byes, clipped the pad as it was going down legside. The keeper is standing up so he had no chance of stopping it

36.3

Coombe to Suri, 1 run, comes down the wicket and clips the ball of the pads to fine leg

36.4

Coombe to Persaud, FOUR, bowls it short and is pulled around the corner. Fine leg couldnt stop it

36.5

Coombe to Persaud, 1 run, hit to cover and they run a quick one

36.6

Coombe to Suri, no run, pitched up and driven to mid-off

End of over 37 (11 runs) United States of America Under-19s 232/5
P Suri    10* (30b)      CW Coombe    7-0-46-1
A Persaud    28* (30b 3x4)      Z Groenewald    2-0-8-0

37.1

Groenewald to Persaud, 1 run, hit hard over the bowlers head and fielded well at long-on

37.2

Groenewald to Suri, no run, full ball hit to wide mid-off

37.3

Groenewald to Suri, no run, good length ball outside offstump and hit to mid-on again

37.4

Groenewald to Suri, no run, wide outside offstump and he looks to cut it and misses

37.5

Groenewald to Suri, FOUR, outside offstump again and he flashes at the ball. It gets the edge and goes through where 2nd slip would be and races to the boundary

37.6

Groenewald to Suri, no run, hits the ball into the ground by his feet

End of over 38 (5 runs) United States of America Under-19s 237/5
P Suri    14* (35b 1x4)      Z Groenewald    3-0-13-0
A Persaud    29* (31b 3x4)      CW Coombe    7-0-46-1

38.1

Engelbrecht to Persaud, 1 run, hit wide of mid-wicket

38.2

Engelbrecht to Suri, 1 run, hit through mid-off

38.3

Engelbrecht to Persaud, 1 run, shorter ball again cut to the cover sweeper

Thats the Fifty partnership

38.4

Engelbrecht to Suri, 1 run, slower ball going down legside and clipped to fine leg

38.5

Engelbrecht to Persaud, no run, full ball hit to the extra cover fielder

38.6

Engelbrecht to Persaud, 1 run, comes off the face of the bat and goes down to third man

End of over 39 (5 runs) United States of America Under-19s 242/5
A Persaud    32* (35b 3x4)      A Engelbrecht    5-1-31-0
P Suri    16* (37b 1x4)      Z Groenewald    3-0-13-0

39.1

Groenewald to Persaud, no run, good length ball hit back down the wicket

39.2

Groenewald to Persaud, 1 run, strayed onto the legstump and clipped to deep square leg

39.3

Groenewald to Suri, FOUR, good length ball from Groenewal which Suri looks to hit through the covers. He gets an outside edge which goes past the keeper and flashes to the ropes.

39.4

Groenewald to Suri, 1 run, hit to the right of point and they run an easy single

39.5

Groenewald to Persaud, no run, looks for the big hit over the top and mistimes it. It goes gently back to the bowler

39.6

Groenewald to Persaud, 1 run, hits it back past the bowler to long-on. They jog through

End of over 40 (7 runs) United States of America Under-19s 249/5
A Persaud    34* (39b 3x4)      Z Groenewald    4-0-20-0
P Suri    21* (39b 2x4)      A Engelbrecht    5-1-31-0

40.1

Engelbrecht to Persaud, FOUR, goes for the big hit down the ground and splits the two fielders on the boundary

40.2

Engelbrecht to Persaud, no run, driven hard this time and driven to extra cover

40.3

Engelbrecht to Persaud, no run, full ball hit straight back to the bowler

40.4

Engelbrecht to Persaud, no run, shorter ball with more bounce, hit back to the bowler

40.5

Engelbrecht to Persaud, 1 run, cut past point and fielded well on the boundary

40.6

Engelbrecht to Suri, no run, dropped shorter ball which Suri goes to pull. He gets an edge and the keeper drops it. That could be expensive

End of over 41 (5 runs) United States of America Under-19s 254/5
P Suri    21* (40b 2x4)      A Engelbrecht    6-1-36-0
A Persaud    39* (44b 4x4)      Z Groenewald    4-0-20-0

41.1

Groenewald to Persaud, no run, pitched up and hit to the bowler

41.2

Groenewald to Persaud, 1 run, good length ball which he kind of punches to long-on

41.3

Groenewald to Suri, no run, wide of offstump and he goes for a late cut and misses. Should have done better with that one

41.4

Groenewald to Suri, 1 run, gets on the front foot and hits the ball down the ground

41.5

Groenewald to Persaud, no run, hits it hard back down the wicket and the bowler fields well off his own bowling

41.6

Groenewald to Persaud, OUT, hits the ball straight to captain Baard at Midwicket. he will be disappointed that he didnt get a fifty

A Persaud c SJ Baard b Groenewald 40 (48b 4x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

End of over 42 (2 runs) United States of America Under-19s 256/6
     Z Groenewald    5-0-22-1
P Suri    22* (42b 2x4)      A Engelbrecht    6-1-36-0

42.1

SJ Baard to Suri, no run, outside offstump and through to the keeper

42.2

SJ Baard to Suri, 1 run, played off the legs to square leg

42.3

SJ Baard to Ahmad, no run, outside offstump through to the keeper

42.4

SJ Baard to Ahmad, no run, slower ball hit back to the bowler

42.5

SJ Baard to Ahmad, no run, big shout for LBW. It hits Ahmad on the pads it must have been outside offstump

42.6

SJ Baard to Ahmad, 1 leg bye, hit him on the pads again but was too high. They scamper a quick single

The rain is falling harder now. USA have taken the batting powerplay.

End of over 43 (2 runs) United States of America Under-19s 258/6
SR Ahmad    0* (4b)      SJ Baard    7-0-36-1
P Suri    23* (44b 2x4)      Z Groenewald    5-0-22-1

43.1

Groenewald to Ahmad, 1 run, cut in front of point and they run quickly

43.2

Groenewald to Suri, 1 run, hit in front of mid-wicket and they run through

43.3

Groenewald to Ahmad, 1 leg bye, hits him on the pads and going down legside

43.4

Groenewald to Suri, no run, full ball dug out and dribbles to point

43.5

Groenewald to Suri, 1 run, comes down the wicket and hits the ball to long-on

43.6

Groenewald to Ahmad, no run, doesnt time the ball and hits it gently back to the bowler

End of over 44 (4 runs) United States of America Under-19s 262/6
SR Ahmad    1* (7b)      Z Groenewald    6-0-25-1
P Suri    25* (47b 2x4)      SJ Baard    7-0-36-1

44.1

SJ Baard to Suri, no run, slower ball hit into the offside. The close fielders mean there is no chance for a single

44.2

SJ Baard to Suri, no run, goes to drive the ball and doesnt time it and goes straight to cover

44.3

SJ Baard to Suri, FOUR, goes for another drive and only just puts it wide of extra cover and races to the ropes

44.4

SJ Baard to Suri, 1 run, goes for another drive and gets an inside edge to square leg. They run through

44.5

SJ Baard to Ahmad, FOUR, outside offstump and he looked to drive it. He cut it square on the offside instead

44.6

SJ Baard to Ahmad, 2 runs, great running from the US. He hits the ball towards long-off. They make one run easily and then Suri calls for the second

End of over 45 (11 runs) United States of America Under-19s 273/6
SR Ahmad    7* (9b 1x4)      SJ Baard    8-0-47-1
P Suri    30* (51b 3x4)      Z Groenewald    6-0-25-1

45.1

Groenewald to Suri, no run, outside offstump and he swings and misses

45.2

Groenewald to Suri, no run, comes down the wicket and couldnt get it past the bowler

45.3

Groenewald to Suri, no run, goes down onto one knee and hits the ball hard. Straight to mid-wicket though

45.4

Groenewald to Suri, no run, goes for a late cut and misses. This has been a great over so far

45.5

Groenewald to Suri, 1 run, gets to the pitch of the ball and smacks it down to long-off

45.6

Groenewald to Ahmad, no run, outside offstump again and another play and miss. They are not taking adavantage of the powerplay, only 2 powerplay overs remaining.

End of over 46 (1 run) United States of America Under-19s 274/6
SR Ahmad    7* (10b 1x4)      Z Groenewald    7-0-26-1
P Suri    31* (56b 3x4)      SJ Baard    8-0-47-1

46.1

SJ Baard to Suri, 2 runs, good running again. Hits the ball in the air and one bounce takes it to long-on. Good running turns it into two

46.2

SJ Baard to Suri, 1 run, hit past mid-on

46.3

SJ Baard to Ahmad, 1 run, drives the ball back down to long-on

46.4

SJ Baard to Suri, no run, comes down the wicket and swings hard and misses the ball.

46.5

SJ Baard to Suri, no run, walks down the crease before the bowler bowls. Still didnt connect and it went to the keeper

46.6

SJ Baard to Suri, 1 run, hits the ball hard into the legside and mid-wicket has to run and field

This is the last over of the powerplay.

End of over 47 (5 runs) United States of America Under-19s 279/6
P Suri    35* (61b 3x4)      SJ Baard    9-0-52-1
SR Ahmad    8* (11b 1x4)      Z Groenewald    7-0-26-1

47.1

Groenewald to Suri, 1 run, pulls the ball down legside and fine leg fields it. He throws at the stumps and hits them. Ahmad was home though

47.2

Groenewald to Ahmad, no run, pitched it up and hit back to the bowler

47.3

Groenewald to Ahmad, FOUR, a welcome boundary there. It was short and pulled through square leg to the rope

47.4

Groenewald to Ahmad, 1 run, pitched up and hit hard back to the bowler. He gets one hand to it. It would be hard to call that a chance. Groenewal is needing some treatment on the pitch.

47.5

Groenewald to Suri, FOUR, pitched up again and Suri hits it hard back past him. It races to the ropes

47.6

Groenewald to Suri, 1 run, hits it hard to long-off again. Stopped well on the ropes

End of over 48 (11 runs) United States of America Under-19s 290/6
P Suri    41* (64b 4x4)      Z Groenewald    8-0-37-1
SR Ahmad    13* (14b 2x4)      SJ Baard    9-0-52-1

48.1

SJ Baard to Suri, 1 run, hits the ball outside the crease and it goes to point and they run through

48.2

SJ Baard to Ahmad, 2 runs, slower ball hit to long-on. They run quickly to make two

48.3

SJ Baard to Ahmad, 1 run, driven back through the bowlers hand Baard couldnt stop it

48.4

SJ Baard to Suri, 1 run, great stop at point! The ball flashed off the blade and the other Baard at point saved the boundary

48.5

SJ Baard to Ahmad, 1 run, hit to the cover sweeper

48.6

SJ Baard to Suri, SIX, shorter delivery pulled over the square leg boundary and hit the pavilion roof. Suri is one away form his fifty now

End of over 49 (12 runs) United States of America Under-19s 302/6
P Suri    49* (67b 4x4 1x6)      SJ Baard    10-0-64-1
SR Ahmad    17* (17b 2x4)      Z Groenewald    8-0-37-1

49.1

Coombe to Ahmad, 1 run, hits the ball hard to extra cover. S Baards stops the ball well.

49.2

Coombe to Suri, FOUR, hit hard down the ground for his fifty. The fielder at long-on could have caught it. He let it hit his legs and go over the boundary

49.3

Coombe to Suri, 1 run, hit to mid-wicket

49.4

Coombe to Ahmad, 1 run, hits off the legs to deep mid-wicket

49.5

Coombe to Suri, 1 run, inside egde onto the pads. Drops into the legside and they run. Last ball to come!

49.6

Coombe to Ahmad, 2 runs, goes for the big hit down the ground. It hits the other wicket and they run through. Suri then goes for a second run and Ahmad hadnt moved. The throws comes in from mid-wicket and it should be an easy run out but the keeper makes a mess of it.

Match State: Innings Break See i told you at the beginning that this was going to be eventful1 USA have batted very well to get to 312. Which is the highest total in the qualifiers so far Suri scored a very classy 50 but the star of the show was Steven Taylor with a very impressive century. He hit 14 fours and 4 sixes. The best bowler was J Baard who ended up with 3 wickets. Its going to need alot of big hitting from Namibia to get the 313 needed to win. So it should be an exciting 50 overs when we return after the break. Please join me for the reply which should start in 40 minutes.

End of over 50 (10 runs) United States of America Under-19s 312/6
SR Ahmad    21* (20b 2x4)      CW Coombe    8-0-56-1
P Suri    55* (70b 5x4 1x6)      SJ Baard    10-0-64-1
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