ICC Under-19 World Cup Qualifier, 2011 / Commentary

ICC Under-19 World Cup Qualifier

Canada Under-19s v Namibia Under-19s

Namibia Under-19s won by 3 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)

10.00am Good morning and welcome to our coverage of the u-19 world cup qualifying game between Canada and Kenya. My name is Justin Smyth and im going to be describing the action, ball by ball of this exciting game today. We are playing the game at the pitcuresque North County ground just outside Dublin. The ground here is quite small and in yesterdays game between USA and Namibia nearly 600 runs where scored. The great news is that the weather is fair and we have some sunshine so hopefully there will be no rain delays today!

Both teams go into this game after winning two and one defeat. In fact there are six teams at the top of the table with two wins and one defeat. Just to remind everyone there are six qualifying places up for grabs for the world cup which is going to be played in Australia. Today is the last round of games here in Dublin and tomorrow the teams will be travelling up to Derry in Northern Ireland.

10.25 Canada have won the toss and are batting. There is one change for the Canadian's Jobanjot Singh has hurt his groin and is out. There are two changes for the Namibian's, Davidson and Lungameni drop out of the side. Wessells and the second Groenewald twin comes in. Namibia teams includes a set off identical twins. Shalako and Zhivago Groenewald so this should be interesting! 10.40 am The umpires are on the way out to the middle and the teams are following them out. We are ready to get going here! The clouds have started rolling in. The bell has just rung. Kumar to face the first ball.

0.1

Engelbrecht to Shah, 5 wides, too far outside offstump and the keeper cant stop it

0.1

Engelbrecht to Shah, no run, outside offstump and he goes to defend forward and misses

0.2

Engelbrecht to Shah, no run, gets forward to a ball outside offstump and goies through to the keeper

0.3

Engelbrecht to Shah, no run, pitched up outside offstump and plays and misses. If he keeps this up he is going to nick one.

0.4

Engelbrecht to Shah, no run, hits on the pad and there is a loud shout the umpire shakes his head. Must have been going down legside

0.5

Engelbrecht to Shah, 1 run, runs the ball off the face of the bat to third man

0.6

Engelbrecht to Kumar, no run, shorter ball with lots of bounce and he plays inside the line.

Zhivago is coming on to bowl. There are lots of short boundaries here so expect the batsmen to use the pace of the ball well

End of over 1 (6 runs) Canada Under-19s 6/0
NR Kumar    0* (1b)      A Engelbrecht    1-0-6-0
AM Shah    1* (5b)     

1.1

Z Groenewald to Shah, no run, full ball outside offstump and just left alone

1.2

Z Groenewald to Shah, no run, straighter and full. Shah did well to keep it out.

1.3

Z Groenewald to Shah, no run, looking to guide the ball down to third man and he misses it

1.4

Z Groenewald to Shah, FOUR, full ball driven off the front foot to the covers and it races away

1.5

Z Groenewald to Shah, OUT, the ball was pitched up and Shah was trying to flick it into the legside. He missed and got hit on the pad. The whole Namibian team went up. The umpire took a long look and then raised his finger. Out.

AM Shah lbw b Z Groenewald 5 (10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

1.6

Z Groenewald to Dutta, no run, pitched the ball outside offstump and through to the keeper

End of over 2 (4 runs) Canada Under-19s 10/1
N Dutta    0* (1b)      Z Groenewald    1-0-4-1
NR Kumar    0* (1b)      A Engelbrecht    1-0-6-0

2.1

Engelbrecht to Kumar, no run, it was fast and wide of offstump and he goes to cut it and misses

2.2

Engelbrecht to Kumar, no run, outside offstump and he thinks about playing a shot and pulls away at the last moment

2.3

Engelbrecht to Kumar, FOUR, strayed onto the legstump and clipped through square leg to the boundary#

2.4

Engelbrecht to Kumar, no run, gets forward to the ball defends to extra cover

2.5

Engelbrecht to Kumar, no run, fast and full outside offstump and left alone. Its just started drizzling

2.6

Engelbrecht to Kumar, 2 runs, cut past the man at point. the third man runs and stops it well on the boundary. He loses his shoe stopping it.

End of over 3 (6 runs) Canada Under-19s 16/1
NR Kumar    6* (7b 1x4)      A Engelbrecht    2-0-12-0
N Dutta    0* (1b)      Z Groenewald    1-0-4-1

3.1

Z Groenewald to Dutta, no run, hits on the pads, they shout for lbw but it was going down the legside

3.2

Z Groenewald to Dutta, no run, goes to cut the ball again and misjudged the line and missed it

3.3

Z Groenewald to Dutta, 1 run, hit to mid-wicket and they run a quick single

3.4

Z Groenewald to Kumar, FOUR, clipped off the legs and it races to the square leg boundary. It couldnt be cut off

3.5

Z Groenewald to Kumar, no run, gets in line and defends the ball back down the pitch

3.6

Z Groenewald to Kumar, no run, yorker length ball and driven back the bowler. He fields well to stop it

End of over 4 (5 runs) Canada Under-19s 21/1
NR Kumar    10* (10b 2x4)      Z Groenewald    2-0-9-1
N Dutta    1* (4b)      A Engelbrecht    2-0-12-0

4.1

Engelbrecht to Dutta, no run, good length ball outside offstump left well by Dutta

4.2

Engelbrecht to Dutta, no run, left alone outside offstump and goes through to the keeper

4.3

Engelbrecht to Dutta, no run, gets on the front foot and drives the ball to mid-off

4.4

Engelbrecht to Dutta, no run, pitched up and he looks to drive the ball and misses

4.5

Engelbrecht to Dutta, FOUR, outside offstump and this time he connects and it flashes through the covers

4.6

Engelbrecht to Dutta, no run, outside offstump again and left alone to end the over

End of over 5 (4 runs) Canada Under-19s 25/1
N Dutta    5* (10b 1x4)      A Engelbrecht    3-0-16-0
NR Kumar    10* (10b 2x4)      Z Groenewald    2-0-9-1

5.1

Z Groenewald to Kumar, FOUR, shorter ball with lots of bounce gets cut past point

5.2

Z Groenewald to Kumar, 1 wide, too far down offside

5.2

Z Groenewald to Kumar, FOUR, drives the ball this time through extra cover. No fielder there to stop it

5.3

Z Groenewald to Kumar, 1 leg bye, hits the pads and the ball goes into the legside and they run a quick one

5.4

Z Groenewald to Dutta, no run, steers the ball into the legside and fielded my mid-wicket

5.5

Z Groenewald to Dutta, no run, pitched up and driven straight to mid-off

5.6

Z Groenewald to Dutta, no run, gets on the front foot and drives the ball back to the bowler

End of over 6 (10 runs) Canada Under-19s 35/1
N Dutta    5* (13b 1x4)      Z Groenewald    3-0-18-1
NR Kumar    18* (13b 4x4)      A Engelbrecht    3-0-16-0

6.1

Engelbrecht to Kumar, no run, shorter ball driven back to the bowler

6.2

Engelbrecht to Kumar, no run, good length ball outside offstump, guided to backward point

6.3

Engelbrecht to Kumar, no run, gets forward and plays inside the line

6.4

Engelbrecht to Kumar, no run, edged the ball and it drops just in front of second slip

6.5

Engelbrecht to Kumar, no run, the Namibian's claim for an edge to the keeper. There was no noise though.

6.6

Engelbrecht to Kumar, no run, almost gets an inside edge onto the stumps. Very lucky there.

End of over 7 (maiden) Canada Under-19s 35/1
NR Kumar    18* (19b 4x4)      A Engelbrecht    4-1-16-0
N Dutta    5* (13b 1x4)      Z Groenewald    3-0-18-1

7.1

SJ Baard to Dutta, 1 leg bye, hits off the pad and runs past gully. He slips as he goes to field. Its getting wet out there

7.2

SJ Baard to Kumar, 1 run, cut hard to third man and they run through

7.3

SJ Baard to Dutta, no run, gets on the front foot and gets driven to extra cover

7.4

SJ Baard to Dutta, no run, shorter ball hit back to the bowler.

7.5

SJ Baard to Dutta, no run, pitched up and he gets in line and defendsit back to the bowler

7.6

SJ Baard to Dutta, no run, steps back in the crease and punches the ball back to the bowler

End of over 8 (2 runs) Canada Under-19s 37/1
N Dutta    5* (18b 1x4)      SJ Baard    1-0-1-0
NR Kumar    19* (20b 4x4)      A Engelbrecht    4-1-16-0

8.1

Engelbrecht to Kumar, FOUR, on the pads and chipped just past the square leg fielder. He runs after it but cant stop it.

8.2

Engelbrecht to Kumar, no run, better ball right on the batsman's toes and he digs it out well

8.3

Engelbrecht to Kumar, 1 run, shorter ball late cut down to third man

8.4

Engelbrecht to Dutta, FOUR, outisde offstump and he gets on his toes and drives the ball to the extra cover boundary

8.5

Engelbrecht to Dutta, FOUR, drives the ball agin through the same area. Great batting from Dutta

8.6

Engelbrecht to Dutta, no run, better line that time from Engelbrecht and driven back to the bowler.

Match State: Delay - rain The rain has just started coming down harder and the players are coming off the field. The covers have been put on quickly so hopefully once this shower blows over we should get started again quickly. The Canadian's have reached their fifty in the over before we came off so there was a steady start. I will keep you updated with any changes in the weather! 11.40 The great news is that its getting brighter and the covers are being taken off. Hopefully we will be starting again soon.

It looks like we are just about to start again. We will not have lost any overs which is good news.

End of over 9 (13 runs) Canada Under-19s 50/1
N Dutta    13* (21b 3x4)      A Engelbrecht    5-1-29-0
NR Kumar    24* (23b 5x4)      SJ Baard    1-0-1-0

9.1

SJ Baard to Kumar, 5 wides, goes too far down legside and the keeper cant stop it.

9.1

SJ Baard to Kumar, OUT, he fishes at the ball and it flies to Erasmus at second slip and he takes a great low catch. Kumar had been looking dangerous.

NR Kumar c Erasmus b SJ Baard 24 (24b 5x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

9.2

SJ Baard to Edghill, no run, good length ball hit gently into the legside. They dont even attempt a run

9.3

SJ Baard to Edghill, FOUR, shorter ball, he rocks back in the crease and hits it through square leg to the ropes

9.4

SJ Baard to Edghill, no run, outside offstump and Edghill gets the bat well out of the way

9.5

SJ Baard to Edghill, no run, goes back in the crease and gets behind the line and defends back down the wicket

9.6

SJ Baard to Edghill, 3 wides, too far down legside and the keeper spills it

9.6

SJ Baard to Edghill, no run, well outside offstump and left alone. A very eventful over for Stefan Baard

The bowling powerplay has been taken

End of over 10 (12 runs) Canada Under-19s 62/2
KLT Edghill    4* (5b 1x4)      SJ Baard    2-0-13-1
N Dutta    13* (21b 3x4)      A Engelbrecht    5-1-29-0

10.1

van Vuuren to Edghill, no run, hit back down the wicket

10.2

van Vuuren to Edghill, 1 run, driven back down the ground to long-on

10.3

van Vuuren to Dutta, no run, gets lots of loop and fielded at point.

10.4

van Vuuren to Dutta, no run, goes back and cuts the ball to point

10.5

van Vuuren to Dutta, 1 run, clips the ball to the legside and they run quickly

10.6

van Vuuren to Edghill, no run, goes onto the back foot and drives to wide mid-off

End of over 11 (0 runs) Canada Under-19s 62/2
KLT Edghill    5* (8b 1x4)      W van Vuuren    1-0-2-0
N Dutta    14* (24b 3x4)      SJ Baard    2-0-13-1

11.1

SJ Baard to Dutta, 1 run, good length ball, gets an inside edge and takes it down to long leg

11.2

SJ Baard to Edghill, FOUR, Edghill rocks back in the crease and Pulls the ball to cow corner. Great shot

11.3

SJ Baard to Edghill, no run, goes back in the crease, gets in line and blocks it back

11.4

SJ Baard to Edghill, OUT, he looks to pull the ball again and doesnt time it. It flies high in the air and is caught at cover. Simple catch for van Vuuren

KLT Edghill c van Vuuren b SJ Baard 9 (10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 90.00

The batsmen crossed so Dutta is facing

11.5

SJ Baard to Dutta, no run, left alone outside offstump.

11.6

SJ Baard to Dutta, no run, good length ball again from Baard, left alone by Dutta

Edghill didnt have to play that shot. He will be kicking himself for getting out!

End of over 12 (5 runs) Canada Under-19s 67/3
N Dutta    15* (27b 3x4)      SJ Baard    3-0-18-2
K Juvarajan    0* (0b)      W van Vuuren    1-0-2-0

12.1

van Vuuren to Juvarajan, no run, full toss mistimed to short mid-wicket

12.2

van Vuuren to Juvarajan, FOUR, goes forward and just gets a little edge which takes it past the keeper. It races away to the ropes

12.3

van Vuuren to Juvarajan, no run, goes forward and defends back to the bowler

12.4

van Vuuren to Juvarajan, no run, plays this one to point

12.5

van Vuuren to Juvarajan, no run, shorter ball defended into the offside

12.6

van Vuuren to Juvarajan, no run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball to point

End of over 13 (4 runs) Canada Under-19s 71/3
K Juvarajan    4* (6b 1x4)      W van Vuuren    2-0-6-0
N Dutta    15* (27b 3x4)      SJ Baard    3-0-18-2

13.1

SJ Baard to Dutta, no run, pitched up outside offstump and doesnt play at it

13.2

SJ Baard to Dutta, 1 run, clipped through deep square leg

13.3

SJ Baard to Juvarajan, no run, runs the ball off the face of the bat to backward point

13.4

SJ Baard to Juvarajan, 1 wide, ball moves off the pitch down legside

13.4

SJ Baard to Juvarajan, no run, gets behind the line and plays it back down the pitch

13.5

SJ Baard to Juvarajan, no run, gets forward to a good length ball, it gets a lot of bounce and hits him on the thigh pad

13.6

SJ Baard to Juvarajan, 1 wide, down legside again. The extra's are mounting up here

13.6

SJ Baard to Juvarajan, no run, outside offstump and flicks off his pad on the way through to the keeper. The Namibian's appeal but it wasnt out.

Some sawdust is being brought out for the bowlers end.

End of over 14 (3 runs) Canada Under-19s 74/3
K Juvarajan    4* (10b 1x4)      SJ Baard    4-0-21-2
N Dutta    16* (29b 3x4)      W van Vuuren    2-0-6-0

14.1

van Vuuren to Dutta, no run, gets forward and defends back down the wicket

14.2

van Vuuren to Dutta, no run, gets an outside edge straight to gully

14.3

van Vuuren to Dutta, 1 run, clipped past fine leg and they run well

14.4

van Vuuren to Juvarajan, no run, gets forward and hits it to mid-off

14.5

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

14.6

van Vuuren to Juvarajan, no run, goes back in the crease and defends forward.

End of over 15 (1 run) Canada Under-19s 75/3
K Juvarajan    4* (13b 1x4)      W van Vuuren    3-0-7-0
N Dutta    17* (32b 3x4)      SJ Baard    4-0-21-2

15.1

SJ Baard to Dutta, no run, pitched up and defended back to the bowler

15.2

SJ Baard to Dutta, 1 wide, too far outside offstump

15.2

SJ Baard to Dutta, 2 runs, cut past the point fielder and they chase it down just before the rope

15.3

SJ Baard to Dutta, no run, hits him on the pad but going down legside and no shout from Baard

15.4

SJ Baard to Dutta, 1 run, driven to mid-off and they dont run

15.5

SJ Baard to Juvarajan, 1 run, goes for the big hit over cover and inside edges it past the stumps to fine leg

15.6

SJ Baard to Dutta, no run, gets in line with the ball and defends back to the bowler's end

End of over 16 (5 runs) Canada Under-19s 80/3
N Dutta    20* (37b 3x4)      SJ Baard    5-0-26-2
K Juvarajan    5* (14b 1x4)      W van Vuuren    3-0-7-0

16.1

van Vuuren to Juvarajan, 1 run, cuts to the cover sweeper

16.2

van Vuuren to Dutta, no run, hits in the air almost to short mid-wicket

16.3

van Vuuren to Dutta, no run, tucked into the legside

16.4

van Vuuren to Dutta, no run, tucked off the legs and fine leg runs in to field

16.5

van Vuuren to Dutta, 1 run, comes down the wicket and drives to long-on

16.6

van Vuuren to Juvarajan, no run, gets in line and defends back

End of over 17 (2 runs) Canada Under-19s 82/3
K Juvarajan    6* (16b 1x4)      W van Vuuren    4-0-9-0
N Dutta    21* (41b 3x4)      SJ Baard    5-0-26-2

17.1

Wessells to Dutta, no run, pitched up and mistimes the drive down the pitch

17.2

Wessells to Dutta, no run, outside offstump and guided to backward point

17.3

Wessells to Dutta, no run, goes for a big drive and van Vuuren slips as he fields.

17.4

Wessells to Dutta, no run, gets forward and guides the ball to point

The field is still very slippy

17.5

Wessells to Dutta, 1 wide, too far outside offstump

17.5

Wessells to Dutta, no run, goes forward to the ball and almost gets an edge to the keeper

17.6

Wessells to Juvarajan, no run, plays inside the line and almost gets an edge through to the keeper

End of over 18 (1 run) Canada Under-19s 83/3
K Juvarajan    6* (17b 1x4)      JB Wessells    1-0-1-0
N Dutta    21* (46b 3x4)      W van Vuuren    4-0-9-0

18.1

van Vuuren to Dutta, 1 run, lots of bounce and edged past the keeper

18.2

van Vuuren to Juvarajan, 1 run, goes back and clips it past fine leg

18.3

van Vuuren to Dutta, 1 run, hit to square leg

18.4

van Vuuren to Dutta, no run, hit back to the bowler

18.5

van Vuuren to Dutta, no run, defended forwrd

18.6

van Vuuren to Dutta, 1 run, driven to long-on

End of over 19 (4 runs) Canada Under-19s 87/3
N Dutta    24* (51b 3x4)      W van Vuuren    5-0-13-0
K Juvarajan    7* (18b 1x4)      JB Wessells    1-0-1-0

19.1

Wessells to Dutta, 1 run, driven past mid-off

19.2

Wessells to Juvarajan, no run, goes to cut the ball past point and misses

19.3

Wessells to Juvarajan, 1 run, cuts the ball to the cover sweeper

19.4

Wessells to Dutta, 1 run, clipped into the legside and they run a quick single

19.5

Wessells to Juvarajan, no run, defended back down the pitch

19.6

Wessells to Juvarajan, no run, cuts the ball hard to backward point

End of over 20 (4 runs) Canada Under-19s 91/3
K Juvarajan    7* (22b 1x4)      JB Wessells    2-0-4-0
N Dutta    27* (53b 3x4)      W van Vuuren    5-0-13-0

20.1

van Vuuren to Dutta, 1 run, driven to long-on

20.2

van Vuuren to Juvarajan, no run, hit back to the bowler

20.3

van Vuuren to Juvarajan, 2 wides, down legside and the keeper couldnt stop it

20.3

van Vuuren to Dutta, no run, hit on the pads, but going down legside

20.4

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

20.5

van Vuuren to Dutta, no run, goes back in the crease and hit to the short cover fielder

20.6

van Vuuren to Dutta, 1 run, driven through mid-wicket for an easy single

End of over 21 (4 runs) Canada Under-19s 95/3
N Dutta    29* (58b 3x4)      W van Vuuren    6-0-17-0
K Juvarajan    7* (23b 1x4)      JB Wessells    2-0-4-0

21.1

Wessells to Dutta, 1 run, gets onto the front foot and cuts the ball to the cover sweeper

21.2

Wessells to Juvarajan, 1 run, pitched up and driven to the cover sweeper again

21.3

Wessells to Dutta, 1 run, cuts in the air this time to the cover sweeper. He is getting alot of action out there!

21.4

Wessells to Juvarajan, no run, looks to late cut it and misses the ball

21.5

Wessells to Juvarajan, no run, gets lots of bounce and he tries to cut it again and misses

21.6

Wessells to Juvarajan, no run, plays forward to the ball and it sails through to the keeper

End of over 22 (3 runs) Canada Under-19s 98/3
K Juvarajan    8* (27b 1x4)      JB Wessells    3-0-7-0
N Dutta    31* (60b 3x4)      W van Vuuren    6-0-17-0

22.1

van Vuuren to Dutta, 1 run, clipped off the pads to square leg

22.2

van Vuuren to Juvarajan, 1 run, big step forward and turned round the corner

22.3

van Vuuren to Dutta, no run, hangs the bat out there and doesnt get an edge

22.4

van Vuuren to Dutta, no run, hit to mid-wicket

22.5

van Vuuren to Dutta, 1 run, driven to mid-off. A good shot for nothing

22.6

van Vuuren to Juvarajan, FOUR, driven hard to the wide mid-on boundary

End of over 23 (7 runs) Canada Under-19s 105/3
K Juvarajan    13* (29b 2x4)      W van Vuuren    7-0-24-0
N Dutta    33* (64b 3x4)      JB Wessells    3-0-7-0

23.1

Wessells to Juvarajan, FOUR, gets the outside edge and then flies to the third man boundary

23.2

Wessells to Juvarajan, 1 run, gets a thicker edge that time to third man

23.3

Wessells to Dutta, no run, goes for the late cut and misses the ball

23.4

Wessells to Dutta, no run, outside offstump and left alone by Dutta

23.5

Wessells to Dutta, 1 run, goes back in the crease and guided to third man

23.6

Wessells to Juvarajan, no run, gets forward and drops the ball into the offside

End of over 24 (5 runs) Canada Under-19s 110/3
K Juvarajan    14* (32b 3x4)      JB Wessells    4-0-13-0
N Dutta    37* (67b 3x4)      W van Vuuren    7-0-24-0

24.1

van Vuuren to Dutta, 1 run, driven on the back foot to long-on

24.2

van Vuuren to Juvarajan, 1 run, clipped through square leg

24.3

van Vuuren to Dutta, 1 run, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives to long-on

24.4

van Vuuren to Juvarajan, 1 run, full ball hit to long-on again

24.5

van Vuuren to Dutta, no run, gets back and defended into the offside

24.6

van Vuuren to Dutta, no run, hit on the pad but bouncing too high

End of over 25 (4 runs) Canada Under-19s 114/3
N Dutta    39* (71b 3x4)      W van Vuuren    8-0-28-0
K Juvarajan    16* (34b 3x4)      JB Wessells    4-0-13-0

25.1

Wessells to Juvarajan, no run, gets a big step forward and misses the ball

25.2

Wessells to Juvarajan, 2 runs, guided past gully and a wide throw back in makes it two

25.3

Wessells to Juvarajan, no run, goes back in the crease and tries to cut it square and misses

25.4

Wessells to Juvarajan, no run, goes to late cut it but it doesnt get off the wicket

25.5

Wessells to Juvarajan, no run, drops it to backward point and it goes straight to the fielder

25.6

Wessells to Juvarajan, 1 run, cuts it that time all the way down to third man

End of over 26 (3 runs) Canada Under-19s 117/3
K Juvarajan    19* (40b 3x4)      JB Wessells    5-0-16-0
N Dutta    39* (71b 3x4)      W van Vuuren    8-0-28-0

26.1

van Vuuren to Juvarajan, 1 run, full toss pulled to square leg

26.2

van Vuuren to Dutta, no run, hit to mid-wicket. That was the fifty partnership for Canada

26.3

van Vuuren to Dutta, 1 run, driven along the ground to long-on

26.4

van Vuuren to Juvarajan, 1 run, clipped off the pads to square leg

26.5

van Vuuren to Dutta, 1 run, comes down the wicket and drives to long-on

26.6

van Vuuren to Juvarajan, FOUR, comes down the wicket and drives the ball through the extra cover fielder

End of over 27 (8 runs) Canada Under-19s 125/3
K Juvarajan    25* (43b 4x4)      W van Vuuren    9-0-36-0
N Dutta    41* (74b 3x4)      JB Wessells    5-0-16-0

27.1

Wessells to Dutta, 1 run, wide of offstump and cut to the cover sweeper

27.2

Wessells to Juvarajan, OUT, he rocks back in the crease and hits the ball high in the air. S Groenewald runs back from point and makes a sharp catch.

K Juvarajan c S Groenewald b Wessells 25 (50b 4x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

27.3

Wessells to Dutta, FOUR, driven through extra cover and it races away

27.4

Wessells to Dutta, 1 run, hits the ball just off the wicket into the legside and they run a quick single. The batsmen had crossed when the catch happened

27.5

Wessells to Tristan Ali, no run, played off the face of the ball to point

27.6

Wessells to Tristan Ali, no run, pitched up and driven to extra cover

End of over 28 (6 runs) Canada Under-19s 131/4
Tristan Ali    0* (2b)      JB Wessells    6-0-22-1
N Dutta    47* (77b 4x4)      W van Vuuren    9-0-36-0

28.1

van Vuuren to Dutta, no run, hit straight back to the bowler

28.2

van Vuuren to Dutta, no run, clipped into the legside and they think against the run

28.3

van Vuuren to Dutta, 2 runs, hit through mid-off and Stefan chases it down well before the rope

28.4

van Vuuren to Dutta, no run, hit straight to cover

28.5

van Vuuren to Dutta, 1 run, clipped off the legs and that's Dutta's fifty

28.6

van Vuuren to Tristan Ali, no run, looped up and hit to extra cover

Thats the end of van Vuuren.

End of over 29 (3 runs) Canada Under-19s 134/4
Tristan Ali    0* (3b)      W van Vuuren    10-0-39-0
N Dutta    50* (82b 4x4)      JB Wessells    6-0-22-1

29.1

Wessells to Dutta, 1 run, overpitched and hit to mid-off. They think of the run. Baard's throw in was wild so they get it

29.2

Wessells to Tristan Ali, no run, driven back past the bowler to mid-off

29.3

Wessells to Tristan Ali, no run, hits the ball gently to backward point

29.4

Wessells to Tristan Ali, 1 run, looks to hit the ball straight and inside edges it into the legside

29.5

Wessells to Dutta, no run, pitched up and hit back to the bowler

29.6

Wessells to Dutta, 1 run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball to third man

End of over 30 (3 runs) Canada Under-19s 137/4
N Dutta    52* (85b 4x4)      JB Wessells    7-0-25-1
Tristan Ali    1* (6b)      W van Vuuren    10-0-39-0

30.1

S Groenewald to Dutta, no run, defends into the legside and no run there

30.2

S Groenewald to Dutta, 1 run, full toss and Stefan does well to stop at wide mid-off

30.3

S Groenewald to Tristan Ali, no run, hit to point and they dont run

30.4

S Groenewald to Tristan Ali, OUT, caught and bowled! It was a full toss and you could see Ali's eyes light up, he hits it hard back to the bowler. He takes a very sharp catch.

Tristan Ali c & b S Groenewald 1 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

That was a very good catch. There was no chance of the ball coming out. It was kind of glued there

30.5

S Groenewald to Aurka, no run, big step forward and defended down the pitch

30.6

S Groenewald to Aurka, no run, pitched up again outside offstump and left alone by Aurka.

Dutta is going to be very important for Canada getting a big score

End of over 31 (1 run) Canada Under-19s 138/5
S Aurka    0* (2b)      S Groenewald    1-0-1-1
N Dutta    53* (87b 4x4)      JB Wessells    7-0-25-1

31.1

Wessells to Dutta, no run, good length ball outside offstump and left alone by Dutta.

31.2

Wessells to Dutta, FOUR, pitched up and driven hard back past the fielder at mid-on.

31.3

Wessells to Dutta, no run, driven hard to mid-off and no run that time

31.4

Wessells to Dutta, 1 run, guided past backward point and a great stop from the fielder keeps it to one

31.5

Wessells to Aurka, no run, good length ball outside offstump and left well by Aurka

31.6

Wessells to Aurka, no run, good length again, just left alone

End of over 32 (5 runs) Canada Under-19s 143/5
S Aurka    0* (4b)      JB Wessells    8-0-30-1
N Dutta    58* (91b 5x4)      S Groenewald    1-0-1-1

32.1

S Groenewald to Dutta, no run, left alone outside offstump

32.2

S Groenewald to Dutta, no run, clipped to square leg and no run

32.3

S Groenewald to Dutta, 1 run, pulls the ball to the deep square leg boundary

32.4

S Groenewald to Aurka, no run, goes back in the crease and turns the ball to fine leg

32.5

S Groenewald to Aurka, no run, gets to the pitch of the ball but short mid-wicket stops it

32.6

S Groenewald to Aurka, no run, big step forward and defends

New bowler on and its getting very dark here again.

End of over 33 (1 run) Canada Under-19s 144/5
S Aurka    0* (7b)      S Groenewald    2-0-2-1
N Dutta    59* (94b 5x4)      JB Wessells    8-0-30-1

33.1

Coombe to Dutta, no run, hits the ball hard to extra cover

33.2

Coombe to Dutta, no run, gets behind the line and hits the ball back to the bowler

33.3

Coombe to Dutta, 1 run, hit to the left of mid-wicket and he has to run over to field

33.4

Coombe to Aurka, no run, shorter ball which Aurka just gets behind the line and fields

33.5

Coombe to Aurka, no run, driven back past the bowler to mid-off

33.6

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

End of over 34 (3 runs) Canada Under-19s 147/5
S Aurka    1* (10b)      CW Coombe    1-0-2-0
N Dutta    60* (97b 5x4)      S Groenewald    2-0-2-1

34.1

S Groenewald to Aurka, 1 run, full toss and hit to long-on. Almost a no ball there

34.2

S Groenewald to Dutta, 1 run, goes back in the crease and pulls the ball to square leg

34.3

S Groenewald to Aurka, no run, big step forward and defended into the offside

34.4

S Groenewald to Aurka, no run, comes down the wicket and hits it to extra cover

34.5

S Groenewald to Aurka, 1 run, driven to long-on and that's the 150 up

34.6

S Groenewald to Dutta, 1 run, clipped off the pads to square leg and they run quickly

End of over 35 (4 runs) Canada Under-19s 151/5
N Dutta    62* (99b 5x4)      S Groenewald    3-0-6-1
S Aurka    3* (14b)      CW Coombe    1-0-2-0

35.1

Coombe to Dutta, 1 run, cut hard to third man and they jog through

35.2

Coombe to Aurka, no run, gets in line to a good length ball and defends it back down the pitch

35.3

Coombe to Aurka, 1 run, clipped off the legs to the vacant square leg area

35.4

Coombe to Dutta, 1 run, goes back in the crease and driven to long-off. They need to start hitting boundaries soon.

35.5

Coombe to Aurka, 1 run, clipped off the pads and long leg runs in to field

35.6

Coombe to Dutta, no run, alot fuller and outside off stump and through to the keeper. He tried to cut it and missed

End of over 36 (4 runs) Canada Under-19s 155/5
N Dutta    64* (102b 5x4)      CW Coombe    2-0-6-0
S Aurka    5* (17b)      S Groenewald    3-0-6-1

36.1

S Groenewald to Aurka, 1 run, lots of loop and driven in the air to long-on

36.2

S Groenewald to Dutta, no run, come down the wicket and defends back to the bowler

36.3

S Groenewald to Dutta, no run, hit in the air in front of mid-wicket

36.4

S Groenewald to Dutta, 1 run, dropped down in front of gully and they run quickly

36.5

S Groenewald to Aurka, 1 run, goes back in the crease and pulls it to long-on

36.6

S Groenewald to Dutta, 1 run, rocks back in the crease and hits the ball to deep square leg

End of over 37 (4 runs) Canada Under-19s 159/5
N Dutta    66* (106b 5x4)      S Groenewald    4-0-10-1
S Aurka    7* (19b)      CW Coombe    2-0-6-0

37.1

Coombe to Dutta, 1 run, hits the ball to extra cover and they run through quickly

37.2

Coombe to Aurka, 1 run, shorter ball guided down to third man

37.3

Coombe to Dutta, no run, driven on one bounce back to the bowler

37.4

Coombe to Dutta, no run, reaches for the ball outside offstump and almost edges it to the keeper

37.5

Coombe to Dutta, no run, goes to cut the ball again and misses

37.6

Coombe to Dutta, 1 run, hits the ball in front of a wide mid-wicket and they run

End of over 38 (3 runs) Canada Under-19s 162/5
N Dutta    68* (111b 5x4)      CW Coombe    3-0-9-0
S Aurka    8* (20b)      S Groenewald    4-0-10-1

38.1

S Groenewald to Dutta, 1 run, comes down the wicket and hits it past short mid-wicket

38.2

S Groenewald to Aurka, no run, full toss hit back to the bowler

38.3

S Groenewald to Aurka, 1 run, pulls it past mid-wicket and there is no urgency in their running

38.4

S Groenewald to Dutta, 2 runs, clipped past fine leg. A misfield gets them two

38.5

S Groenewald to Dutta, 1 run, dropped in front of gully. Good running there

38.6

S Groenewald to Aurka, 1 run, tunred off the pads to fine leg and they set off early

End of over 39 (6 runs) Canada Under-19s 168/5
S Aurka    10* (23b)      S Groenewald    5-0-16-1
N Dutta    72* (114b 5x4)      CW Coombe    3-0-9-0

39.1

Coombe to Aurka, 1 leg bye, hits off the pads, Coombe appeals and noone else does going down legside

39.2

Coombe to Dutta, 1 run, hit back past the bowler to the mid-on area

39.3

Coombe to Aurka, no run, good length ball which he gets behind the line and plays forward

39.4

Coombe to Aurka, no run, good length again from the bowler and hit to extra cover

39.5

Coombe to Aurka, 1 run, gets an outside edge and it goes to third man

39.6

Coombe to Dutta, 1 run, driven off the front foot, unfortunately it goes straight to mid-wicket. Good shot for nothing!

End of over 40 (4 runs) Canada Under-19s 172/5
N Dutta    74* (116b 5x4)      CW Coombe    4-0-12-0
S Aurka    11* (27b)      S Groenewald    5-0-16-1

40.1

SJ Baard to Dutta, no run, outside offstump and he goes to cut it and misses

40.2

SJ Baard to Dutta, no run, goes for the same shot again, he misses again!

40.3

SJ Baard to Dutta, 1 run, hit into the legside and short mid-wicket runs over to field

40.4

SJ Baard to Dutta, 1 run, clipped off the pads and they run quickly

40.5

SJ Baard to Aurka, no run, played off the backfoot to point

40.6

SJ Baard to Aurka, 5 wides, too far down legside

40.6

SJ Baard to Aurka, no run, clipped into the legside and they tunr down the run

End of over 41 (6 runs) Canada Under-19s 178/5
S Aurka    12* (29b)      SJ Baard    6-0-33-2
N Dutta    74* (120b 5x4)      CW Coombe    4-0-12-0

41.1

Coombe to Dutta, FOUR, hit hard over the head of square leg and it races to the ropes

41.2

Coombe to Dutta, no run, loos to guide the ball through point and hits the fielder

41.3

Coombe to Dutta, FOUR, goes for the big drive over cover and gets a thick edge which takes it past the keeper. It races to the ropes

41.4

Coombe to Dutta, 1 run, drops the ball in front of point and they scamper through

41.5

Coombe to Aurka, no run, fuller ball that time which Aurka hits back to the bowler

41.6

Coombe to Aurka, 1 run, hit through the covers and Stefan runs over to field

End of over 42 (10 runs) Canada Under-19s 188/5
S Aurka    13* (31b)      CW Coombe    5-0-22-0
N Dutta    83* (124b 7x4)      SJ Baard    6-0-33-2

42.1

SJ Baard to Aurka, 1 run, slower ball which takes the edge and through the slips

42.2

SJ Baard to Dutta, 1 run, another slower ball which was hit to short mid-wicket

42.3

SJ Baard to Aurka, no run, big step forward and hits the ball to extra cover

42.4

SJ Baard to Aurka, OUT, he goes for the big hit over cow corner. He gets lots of high and Wessels runs back well form mid-wicket and takes the catch

S Aurka c Wessells b SJ Baard 14 (38b 0x4 0x6) SR: 36.84

42.5

SJ Baard to Dutta, 1 run, hit to the left of mid-wicket

42.6

SJ Baard to Pathan, 2 runs, hit down to third man and a fumble gets them the extra run

End of over 43 (5 runs) Canada Under-19s 193/6
R Pathan    2* (1b)      SJ Baard    7-0-38-3
N Dutta    85* (126b 7x4)      CW Coombe    5-0-22-0

43.1

Coombe to Dutta, 1 run, guided past point and third man runs over to field

43.2

Coombe to Pathan, no run, outside offstump and played and missed, through to the keeper.

43.3

Coombe to Pathan, no run, full length ball driven hard to mid-wicket.

43.4

Coombe to Pathan, no run, looks to hit the ball hard over cow corner. Missed it completely

43.5

Coombe to Pathan, no run, hits the ball hard down the wicket. Coombe gets his hand to it and stops it. He looks like he has hurt his hand in the process

43.6

Coombe to Pathan, 2 runs, looks to hit the ball straight and it goes a mile in the air and drops safe at the extra cover boundary

End of over 44 (3 runs) Canada Under-19s 196/6
R Pathan    4* (6b)      CW Coombe    6-0-25-0
N Dutta    86* (127b 7x4)      SJ Baard    7-0-38-3

44.1

SJ Baard to Dutta, no run, gets behind the line and plays it back down the wicket

44.2

SJ Baard to Dutta, 1 run, slower ball hit to mid-wicket

44.3

SJ Baard to Pathan, 1 run, driven through mid-on

44.4

SJ Baard to Dutta, 1 run, guided off the face of the bat to third man. Dutta isnt going for it, playing for his hundred maybe?

44.5

SJ Baard to Pathan, 1 run, dropped he went back in the crease and looked to hit it over cow corner. He hit it high in the air over point and the fielder dropped it

44.6

SJ Baard to Dutta, 1 run, driven safely through the covers

Thats the 200 up for Canada. They have to push on from here.

End of over 45 (5 runs) Canada Under-19s 201/6
N Dutta    89* (131b 7x4)      SJ Baard    8-0-43-3
R Pathan    6* (8b)      CW Coombe    6-0-25-0

45.1

Coombe to Dutta, 1 run, driven down the ground to long-on

45.2

Coombe to Pathan, 1 run, yorker ball from Coombe, dug out well to the legside

45.3

Coombe to Dutta, 1 run, cuts the ball straight into the ground and Pathan calls straight away. Its a race to beat the bowler to get the ball in and they are safe!

45.4

Coombe to Pathan, no run, great ball from Coombe. Yorker again that Pathan can only dig out

45.5

Coombe to Pathan, 1 run, hits the ball hard back over the bowlers head and drops in front of long-on

45.6

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

End of over 46 (5 runs) Canada Under-19s 206/6
N Dutta    92* (134b 7x4)      CW Coombe    7-0-30-0
R Pathan    8* (11b)      SJ Baard    8-0-43-3

46.1

SJ Baard to Dutta, 1 run, hit to the right of cover and they run easily through

46.2

SJ Baard to Pathan, no run, drops short and Pathan mistimes the pull shot. Should have punished that one

46.3

SJ Baard to Pathan, OUT, bowled him! Pathan was going for the big shot over the top and Stefan bowled him through the gate. Good thinking from the Baard!

R Pathan b SJ Baard 8 (13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 61.53

46.4

SJ Baard to Aulakh, no run, gets forward and defends the ball forward

46.5

SJ Baard to Aulakh, no run, gets behind the line and hits it down the wicket. He thinks to run and is sent back

46.6

SJ Baard to Aulakh, no run, leans forward and defends the ball back down the wicket

We are in the powerplay overs here and Canada needs runs quickly

End of over 47 (1 run) Canada Under-19s 207/7
MS Aulakh    0* (3b)      SJ Baard    9-0-44-4
N Dutta    93* (135b 7x4)      CW Coombe    7-0-30-0

47.1

Coombe to Dutta, 1 run, yorker ball again by Coombe dug out to mid-wicket

47.2

Coombe to Aulakh, 1 run, clipped off the legs and goes to deep square leg

47.3

Coombe to Dutta, 1 run, pitched up to long-on and they keep it to a single

47.4

Coombe to Aulakh, 1 run, comes down the wicket and edges the ball to short third man

47.5

Coombe to Dutta, FOUR, egded it down the legside and flies past the keeper to the fine leg boundary

47.6

Coombe to Dutta, 1 run, played to mid-wicket and thats his century. There is a big cheer from the crowd. It was a chanceless 100

End of over 48 (9 runs) Canada Under-19s 216/7
N Dutta    100* (139b 8x4)      CW Coombe    8-0-39-0
MS Aulakh    2* (5b)      SJ Baard    9-0-44-4

48.1

SJ Baard to Dutta, 1 run, hits it in the air to the cover fielder and bounces just in front of him

48.2

SJ Baard to Aulakh, 1 run, clipped off the pads to square leg

48.3

SJ Baard to Dutta, 3 runs, great running from Canada, he rocked back in the crease and mishit it over the head of short third man

48.4

SJ Baard to Aulakh, OUT, goes for another big hit but doesnt get any air on it and gpoes straight to extyra cover

MS Aulakh c Z Groenewald b SJ Baard 3 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

48.5

SJ Baard to Dutta, 1 run, reaches for the ball and hits it to cover

48.6

SJ Baard to Ramsammy, 1 run, hits it through mid-wicket and fielded on the boundary

Last over for Canada, they need some big hitting here

End of over 49 (7 runs) Canada Under-19s 223/8
DR Ramsammy    1* (1b)      SJ Baard    10-0-51-5
N Dutta    105* (142b 8x4)      CW Coombe    8-0-39-0

49.1

Coombe to Ramsammy, 1 run, goes for another yorker and they get and inside edge to fine leg

49.2

Coombe to Dutta, FOUR, hits it high in the air over cow corner. The man runs over from long-on to try and catch it . Tough chance

49.3

Coombe to Dutta, 1 run, clips the ball off the pads to short long leg. They run well there

49.4

Coombe to Ramsammy, 1 run, overpitched by Coombe and hit to long-off

49.5

Coombe to Dutta, FOUR, hits the ball high over cow corner and couldnt be stopped by the fielder

49.6

Coombe to Dutta, 2 runs, hits high over cow corner again and this time the fielder cuts it off. He fumbles though and they make it through for two

So Canada have managed to get up to 236. They are going to have to thank Dutta after that very well played century. They are going to feel alittle bit disappointed to have made a higher total. They had a couple of good partnerships but couldnt make it count. Stefan Baard was the pick of the bowlers for Namibia. He is a full international for Namibia and his class showed because he ended up with five wickets

Due to the rain delay earlier we are going to have a reduced lunch break. So please join me in 30 minutes when Namibia will be chasing 237 to win. Match State: Innings Break

End of over 50 (13 runs) Canada Under-19s 236/8
N Dutta    116* (146b 10x4)      CW Coombe    9-0-52-0
DR Ramsammy    3* (3b)      SJ Baard    10-0-51-5
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