ICC Under-19 World Cup Qualifier, 2011 / Commentary

ICC Under-19 World Cup Qualifier

Namibia Under-19s v Scotland Under-19s

Scotland Under-19s won by 40 runs (D/L method)

Good morning and welcome to live coverage of todays game between Namibia and Scotland. This is game 7 in the U-19 world cup qualifiers. My name is Justin Smyth and im going to be bringing you ball by ball coverage of todays game. Today im back at the Bready cricket ground here in County Tyrone. This cricket ground has two pitches so the game between Ireland and Nepal is also being played.

Scotland have had a strong tournament so far and are joint top of the qualifying table with hosts Ireland. There are six qualifying places available for the world cup in Australia so Namibia will want to win today to cement their place. At the minute they have 3 wins and 3 losses.

Weather wise there are lots of black clouds around the ground. We are expecting there to be some showers today. The good news is the covers are coming off the wicket so we should get away on time this morning.

10.15 am The umpires and the captains are out in the middle. As soon as they went out into the middle the rain started falling and they have put the covers back on the pitch. The toss and the start looks like it is going to be delayed. I will keep you updated with any changes. Match State: Delay - rain

10.40 am The umpires have gone out into the middle and even though the covers are still on they are speaking to the captains. They are going to look to get the game started at 11.10 am. Dependent on whether we have anymore rain or not. The groundstaff are no out in the middle clearing the covers. Match State: Delay - wet outfield

The news from the middle is Scotland have won the toss and are batting. We will be starting at 11.10 am so please join me then.

The umpires are making their way out to the middle. There is a big cloud over the ground but the players are on the way out to the middle.

0.1

SJ Baard to McLean, FOUR, slower ball down legside to start and it flies to the fine leg boundary

0.2

SJ Baard to McLean, 1 wide, too far outside offstump and called a wide

0.2

SJ Baard to McLean, 1 wide, he sends it down the legside this time

0.2

SJ Baard to McLean, no run, pitched up this time and hit back to the bowler

0.3

SJ Baard to McLean, no run, goos bounce from a short ball and it gets hit back down the wicket.

0.4

SJ Baard to McLean, 3 runs, clipped off the legs and over the top of square leg. He stops it just before the ropes

0.5

SJ Baard to Cross, 1 wide, too far outside offstump, not great bowling from Stefan

0.5

SJ Baard to Cross, no run, slower ball which he played inside the line. It goes through to the keeper

0.6

SJ Baard to Cross, no run, hits him high on the thigh pad and goes back down the wicket.

The rain has returned and the covers are being put onto the pitch. Match State: Delay - rain The rain has just started to come down a lot harder. So it looks like we might be off for a while. The ireland game on the other pitch has gone off as well. Nepal have already lost two early wickets there.

12.00pm Its still raining here at the ground but it does seem to be brightening up a bit. The groundsman has said that the drainage here is good so as soon as it has stopped raining we should be back out there pretty soon. I will keep you informed with an news 12.20pm The groundstaff have started working on the wicket. The sun has started shinning and hopefully we will have some news soon. Match State: Delay - Wet outfield

We are just about to start again. The game is just 43 overs a side now.

End of over 1 (10 runs) Scotland Under-19s 10/0
MH Cross    0* (2b)      SJ Baard    1-0-10-0
RE McLean    7* (4b 1x4)     

1.1

PC Groenewald to McLean, no run, pitched up and hit straight back to the bowler

1.2

PC Groenewald to McLean, 1 run, gets forward and edges the ball past the slips to third man

1.3

PC Groenewald to Cross, no run, gets on the front foot and hits it back down the pitch

1.4

PC Groenewald to Cross, no run, good length ball which Cross plays forward too and just inside the line

1.5

PC Groenewald to Cross, no run, straying onto legstump and hit to short mid-wicket. No run there

1.6

PC Groenewald to Cross, no run, wide outside offstump and let go through to the keeper

Baard is back on after the break.

End of over 2 (1 run) Scotland Under-19s 11/0
MH Cross    0* (6b)      PC Groenewald    1-0-1-0
RE McLean    8* (6b 1x4)      SJ Baard    1-0-10-0

2.1

SJ Baard to McLean, 1 wide, it goes down legside again and thats another wide.

2.1

SJ Baard to McLean, no run, pitched up and he goes onto the front foot and drives the ball to extra cover

2.2

SJ Baard to McLean, no run, good length ball which the batsman lets bounce over the top of the stumps

2.3

SJ Baard to McLean, 1 wide, outside offstump and the batsman flashes at it and misses

2.3

SJ Baard to McLean, no run, must have flicked off the pads as it went down the legside otherwise that would have been a wide

2.4

SJ Baard to McLean, 1 wide, down legside again and the keeper dives well to stop any extras

2.4

SJ Baard to McLean, no run, fuller ball which Mclean digs out well

2.5

SJ Baard to McLean, 1 run, plays the ball in front of mid-wicket and they run through

2.6

SJ Baard to Cross, 1 run, on legstump again and flicked through square leg for a single

End of over 3 (5 runs) Scotland Under-19s 16/0
MH Cross    1* (7b)      SJ Baard    2-0-15-0
RE McLean    9* (11b 1x4)      PC Groenewald    1-0-1-0

3.1

PC Groenewald to Cross, no run, gets forward to the ball and hits it back down the pitch

3.2

PC Groenewald to Cross, 1 run, runs the ball down to third man

3.3

PC Groenewald to McLean, no run, lets the ball go through to the keeper

3.4

PC Groenewald to McLean, no run, hits the ball to mid-wicket

3.5

PC Groenewald to McLean, no run, pitched up and driven back to the bowler

3.6

PC Groenewald to McLean, no run, driven back past the bowler and stopped well by the mid-off

End of over 4 (1 run) Scotland Under-19s 17/0
RE McLean    9* (15b 1x4)      PC Groenewald    2-0-2-0
MH Cross    2* (9b)      SJ Baard    2-0-15-0

4.1

Wessells to Cross, no run, shorter ball, he gets on his toes and plays the ball to cover

4.2

Wessells to Cross, 1 wide, too far outside offstump

4.2

Wessells to Cross, no run, wide off offstump again and he gets a bottom edge onto it. If he had left that it would have been a wide

4.3

Wessells to Cross, no run, hits a bump ball back to the bowler, he stops it well

4.4

Wessells to Cross, no run, pitched up and turns him round as he hits it into the legside

4.5

Wessells to Cross, 1 run, goes back in the crease and cuts the ball to cover. He misfields so they run through

4.6

Wessells to McLean, no run, gtes on the front foot and driven to extra cover. No misfield that time.

End of over 5 (2 runs) Scotland Under-19s 19/0
RE McLean    9* (16b 1x4)      JB Wessells    1-0-2-0
MH Cross    3* (14b)      PC Groenewald    2-0-2-0

5.1

PC Groenewald to Cross, 1 run, good length ball, guided down to third man

5.2

PC Groenewald to McLean, 1 run, shorter ball clipped off the pads and down to fine leg

5.3

PC Groenewald to Cross, no run, pitched up and they think that they have got an edge through to the keeper. The umpire doesnt move and neither does the batsman

5.4

PC Groenewald to Cross, SIX, good reply. The ball is on legstump and is hit through long leg. It almost goes onto the other pitch.

5.5

PC Groenewald to Cross, no run, shorter ball which he gets behind the line and plays back down the pitch

5.6

PC Groenewald to Cross, 1 run, good length ball dropped down in front of cover. McLean sets off straight away and its an easy single

End of over 6 (9 runs) Scotland Under-19s 28/0
MH Cross    11* (19b 1x6)      PC Groenewald    3-0-11-0
RE McLean    10* (17b 1x4)      JB Wessells    1-0-2-0

6.1

Wessells to Cross, no run, pitched up and hits him hit on the pads. He appeals but umpire Smith says no.

6.2

Wessells to Cross, 1 wide, down legside and the keeper gathers it well

6.2

Wessells to Cross, 1 wide, goes too far the other way now

6.2

Wessells to Cross, 1 wide, down offstump again. Far too many wides so far

6.2

Wessells to Cross, 1 run, hits the ball in front of mid-wicket and they set off early and make it home easily

6.3

Wessells to McLean, no run, good length ball which McLean gets forward too and defends

6.4

Wessells to McLean, no run, gets forward again and looks to drive, he gets an inside edge which takes it past the stumps to fine leg

6.5

Wessells to McLean, no run, on legstump again and he turns the ball into the legside

6.6

Wessells to McLean, 1 run, slower ball turned into the legside, they set off early and put pressure on the fielder. They get home safe

End of over 7 (5 runs) Scotland Under-19s 33/0
RE McLean    11* (21b 1x4)      JB Wessells    2-0-7-0
MH Cross    12* (21b 1x6)      PC Groenewald    3-0-11-0

7.1

PC Groenewald to McLean, no run, shorter and straighter. He gets in line and plays it back to the bowler

7.2

PC Groenewald to McLean, no run, watches the ball go through to the keeper. Too wide to play a shot

7.3

PC Groenewald to McLean, no run, shorter and he looked to hook it and misses. It goes through to the keeper

7.4

PC Groenewald to Cross, FOUR, goes for the short ball again and pulls it through square leg

7.5

PC Groenewald to Cross, 1 run, guides the ball down to third man

7.6

PC Groenewald to McLean, no run, gets in line and hits it back to the bowler

End of over 8 (6 runs) Scotland Under-19s 39/0
RE McLean    11* (25b 1x4)      PC Groenewald    4-0-16-0
MH Cross    18* (23b 1x4 1x6)      JB Wessells    2-0-7-0

8.1

Wessells to Cross, no run, gets in line and hits the ball back to the bowler. Well played

8.2

Wessells to Cross, 4 byes, shorter ball and everyone misses it and it races to the boundary

8.3

Wessells to Cross, no run, slower ball which Cross only just plays inside the line.

8.4

Wessells to Cross, no run, gets onto the front foot and the ball is driven to mid-off

8.5

Wessells to Cross, no run, gets into line with the ball and hits it back down the wicket

8.6

Wessells to Cross, 1 run, slower ball hit to the left of cover. He dives well and stops the ball getting through

The bowling powerplay has been taken

End of over 9 (5 runs) Scotland Under-19s 44/0
MH Cross    19* (29b 1x4 1x6)      JB Wessells    3-0-8-0
RE McLean    11* (25b 1x4)      PC Groenewald    4-0-16-0

9.1

van Vuuren to Cross, no run, drops short and then he goes to defend and misses

9.2

van Vuuren to Cross, no run, drops short again and hits it to short extra cover

9.3

van Vuuren to Cross, no run, pitched up and it bounces and hits him on the gloves

9.4

van Vuuren to Cross, 1 run, hits it past the short mid-wicket. He dives but cant stop the ball

9.5

van Vuuren to McLean, 1 run, clips the ball off the hips and as fine leg runs in they take a quick run

9.6

van Vuuren to Cross, no run, outside offstump and defended into the offside

End of over 10 (2 runs) Scotland Under-19s 46/0
MH Cross    20* (34b 1x4 1x6)      W van Vuuren    1-0-2-0
RE McLean    12* (26b 1x4)      JB Wessells    3-0-8-0

10.1

Wessells to McLean, no run, on legstump and he turns it into the legside. Cross shouts no from the non strikers end

10.2

Wessells to McLean, no run, gets on the front foot and guides the ball to point

10.3

Wessells to McLean, no run, pitches the ball up and McLean gets forward and plays it back down the wicket

10.4

Wessells to McLean, FOUR, clipped high in the air through square leg and it races to the rope

10.5

Wessells to McLean, no run, straighter that time and he pops the ball just wide of the bowler

10.6

Wessells to McLean, 1 run, gets on the front foot and almost hits the ball to extra cover

End of over 11 (5 runs) Scotland Under-19s 51/0
RE McLean    17* (32b 2x4)      JB Wessells    4-0-13-0
MH Cross    20* (34b 1x4 1x6)      W van Vuuren    1-0-2-0

11.1

van Vuuren to McLean, no run, good length ball which beats the bat and hits him in the stomach. Ouch

11.2

van Vuuren to McLean, no run, hits the pads and goes into the legside

11.3

van Vuuren to McLean, 1 run, reaches for the ball and turns it to leg. They run through

11.4

van Vuuren to Cross, 2 runs, driven the ball through the covers and they run quickly

11.5

van Vuuren to Cross, no run, lets the ball go through to the keeper

11.6

van Vuuren to Cross, 1 run, tucked into the legside and an easy run there

End of over 12 (4 runs) Scotland Under-19s 55/0
MH Cross    23* (37b 1x4 1x6)      W van Vuuren    2-0-6-0
RE McLean    18* (35b 2x4)      JB Wessells    4-0-13-0

12.1

Wessells to Cross, no run, good length ball which he looks to guide past the keeper and misses

12.2

Wessells to Cross, no run, gets up off a length and the batsman pops it up back down the wicket

12.3

Wessells to Cross, 1 run, wide of offstump and guided wide of backward point

12.4

Wessells to McLean, no run, gets the front foot forward and then gets his bat out of the way

12.5

Wessells to McLean, no run, fuller ball which he goes for a big drive. He played and missed

12.6

Wessells to McLean, 1 run, goes back in the crease and guides the ball to third man

End of over 13 (2 runs) Scotland Under-19s 57/0
RE McLean    19* (38b 2x4)      JB Wessells    5-0-15-0
MH Cross    24* (40b 1x4 1x6)      W van Vuuren    2-0-6-0

13.1

van Vuuren to McLean, no run, looped up and defended off the front foot

13.2

van Vuuren to McLean, no run, looks to turn it into the legside and misses

13.3

van Vuuren to McLean, no run, looks to sweep the ball and lands just in front of fine leg

13.4

van Vuuren to McLean, no run, comes down the wicket and hits it to point

13.5

van Vuuren to McLean, 1 run, drops short and clips it off the legs to square leg

13.6

van Vuuren to Cross, no run, gets forward and hits the ball into the legside

End of over 14 (1 run) Scotland Under-19s 58/0
MH Cross    24* (41b 1x4 1x6)      W van Vuuren    3-0-7-0
RE McLean    20* (43b 2x4)      JB Wessells    5-0-15-0

14.1

Wessells to McLean, 1 run, gets onto the bak foot and cuts it down to third man

14.2

Wessells to Cross, no run, good length ball, turns the batsman round and hits it to cover

14.3

Wessells to Cross, 1 run, gets on the back foot and guides it to third man

14.4

Wessells to McLean, 1 run, guides the ball past backward point and they set off early

14.5

Wessells to Cross, no run, pitched up and looks to guide it dwon to third man and he misses the ball

14.6

Wessells to Cross, no run, pitched up again and he plays the ball to cover. No run there

End of over 15 (3 runs) Scotland Under-19s 61/0
MH Cross    25* (45b 1x4 1x6)      JB Wessells    6-0-18-0
RE McLean    22* (45b 2x4)      W van Vuuren    3-0-7-0

15.1

van Vuuren to McLean, no run, good ball which he defends forward to

15.2

van Vuuren to McLean, no run, looks to sweep and pops up over the head of the keeper

15.3

van Vuuren to McLean, no run, big step forward and defends back down the pitch

15.4

van Vuuren to McLean, no run, sweeps the ball but it goes straight to square leg

15.5

van Vuuren to McLean, no run, more loop and hits it back down the pitch

15.6

van Vuuren to McLean, no run, gets in line and plays it back down the wicket. Thats a maiden for van Vuuren

End of over 16 (maiden) Scotland Under-19s 61/0
RE McLean    22* (51b 2x4)      W van Vuuren    4-1-7-0
MH Cross    25* (45b 1x4 1x6)      JB Wessells    6-0-18-0

16.1

Wessells to Cross, 1 run, outside offstump and Cross guides it down to third man

16.2

Wessells to McLean, no run, gets on the front foot again and it goes straight to backward point this time

16.3

Wessells to McLean, no run, shorter ball which he looks to drive off the front foot. It wasnt there and he plays and misses

16.4

Wessells to McLean, no run, goes for the shot again and misses. McLean is getting a bit ragged here

16.5

Wessells to McLean, 3 runs, hits the ball through extra cover and they chase it down before the rope

16.6

Wessells to Cross, 2 runs, hits the ball high over mid-off. Baard runs back but cant get to it

End of over 17 (6 runs) Scotland Under-19s 67/0
MH Cross    28* (47b 1x4 1x6)      JB Wessells    7-0-24-0
RE McLean    25* (55b 2x4)      W van Vuuren    4-1-7-0

17.1

van Vuuren to McLean, no run, hits him on the pads and pops up to the keeper. He appeals but no one else does

17.2

van Vuuren to McLean, no run, hits it into the offside

17.3

van Vuuren to McLean, 2 wides, goes down legside and the keeper cant stop it

17.3

van Vuuren to Cross, no run, goes to sweep and misses

17.4

van Vuuren to Cross, no run, goes back in the crease and defends

17.5

van Vuuren to Cross, no run, gets forward and hits it into the offside

17.6

van Vuuren to Cross, no run, hits the ball off the backfoot to short mid-wicket

End of over 18 (2 runs) Scotland Under-19s 69/0
MH Cross    28* (51b 1x4 1x6)      W van Vuuren    5-1-9-0
RE McLean    25* (57b 2x4)      JB Wessells    7-0-24-0

18.1

Coombe to McLean, 2 runs, gets on the front foot and drives the ball past point. Lotter has to run over from cover sweeper and field

18.2

Coombe to McLean, 1 run, goes back in the crease and cuts the ball to cover

18.3

Coombe to Cross, 1 run, gets on the backfoot and guides it to third man

18.4

Coombe to McLean, no run, slower ball which he gets into line and plays it back to the bowler

18.5

Coombe to McLean, 1 run, gets back in the crease and plays it down to third man again. Lots of runs coming down there

18.6

Coombe to Cross, no run, fuller ball which Cross hits straight to cover and thats drinks

Match State: Drinks

This has been a very steady start for Scotland. The two batsmen have played very well and there hasnt been too many chances. The bowlers have got their lines better after quite a wayward start. Scotland will be looking to push on from here. Erasmus is taking over behind the stumps, so Justin Baard must be coming on to bowl soon.

End of over 19 (5 runs) Scotland Under-19s 74/0
MH Cross    29* (53b 1x4 1x6)      CW Coombe    1-0-5-0
RE McLean    29* (61b 2x4)      W van Vuuren    5-1-9-0

19.1

van Vuuren to McLean, 1 run, drops short and clips the ball into the square leg area and the fielder just cant get to it.

19.2

van Vuuren to Cross, no run, gets in line and defends forward

19.3

van Vuuren to Cross, 1 run, clipped off the legs and down to deep square leg

19.4

van Vuuren to McLean, 1 run, gets an inside edge onto the pads and it drops into the legside

19.5

van Vuuren to Cross, 1 run, clips the ball of the pads down to long leg

19.6

van Vuuren to McLean, 1 run, goes back in the crease and hits it into the legside

End of over 20 (5 runs) Scotland Under-19s 79/0
RE McLean    32* (64b 2x4)      W van Vuuren    6-1-14-0
MH Cross    31* (56b 1x4 1x6)      CW Coombe    1-0-5-0

20.1

S Groenewald to McLean, no run, big step forward and hits it back to the bowler

20.2

S Groenewald to McLean, 1 run, goes back in the crease and clips it to square leg

20.3

S Groenewald to Cross, no run, loops up and it spins past the bat

20.4

S Groenewald to Cross, 1 run, clipped down to fine leg. He throws the stumps down but McLean was home

20.5

S Groenewald to McLean, no run, hit to short mid-wicket

20.6

S Groenewald to McLean, no run, clipped off the legs to fine leg. No run there though

End of over 21 (2 runs) Scotland Under-19s 81/0
RE McLean    33* (68b 2x4)      S Groenewald    1-0-2-0
MH Cross    32* (58b 1x4 1x6)      W van Vuuren    6-1-14-0

21.1

van Vuuren to Cross, no run, cuts off the back foot to point

21.2

van Vuuren to Cross, 1 run, cuts the ball to cover and they run quickly

21.3

van Vuuren to McLean, no run, gets down the wicket and hits it back down the pitch

21.4

van Vuuren to McLean, 1 run, clips the ball back past fine leg. He has to run back and field

21.5

van Vuuren to Cross, no run, hits the ball to short third man and he fields well

21.6

van Vuuren to Cross, OUT, gets a little edge onto the pads and it pops up to the keeper. He takes an easy catch and the Namibian's are delighted with that wicket

MH Cross c †Erasmus b van Vuuren 33 (62b 1x4 1x6) SR: 53.22

End of over 22 (2 runs) Scotland Under-19s 83/1
     W van Vuuren    7-1-16-1
RE McLean    34* (70b 2x4)      S Groenewald    1-0-2-0

22.1

S Groenewald to McLean, no run, looped up and goes through to the keeper

22.2

S Groenewald to McLean, no run, comes down the wicket and it hits him in the pads. He gets back into his ground quickly

22.3

S Groenewald to McLean, no run, hits it to short mid-wicket

22.4

S Groenewald to McLean, 1 run, clipped through the vacant square leg area

22.5

S Groenewald to Coleman, no run, looped up and he was looking to turn it into the legside. He missed and it hit the pads

22.6

S Groenewald to Coleman, 1 run, OUT, he hit the ball to deep mid-wicket. There was an easy one but they went for two. The throw came in and the bowler whipped off the bails. McLean was out by a yard.

RE McLean run out 35 (74b 2x4 0x6) SR: 47.29

End of over 23 (2 runs) Scotland Under-19s 85/1
FRJ Coleman    1* (2b)      S Groenewald    2-0-4-0
     W van Vuuren    7-1-16-1

23.1

van Vuuren to Ross, OUT, he is out first ball. It was a good length ball and he just chipped it back to the bowler. Thats a golden duck. Scotland are collapsing here a bit!

PA Ross c & b van Vuuren 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

23.2

van Vuuren to Bailwal, no run, overpitched and hit to mid-off

23.3

van Vuuren to Bailwal, 2 runs, clipped the ball down the legside and the keeper couldnt stop it

23.4

van Vuuren to Bailwal, no run, gets forward and it hits him on the pads. Outside offstump though

23.5

van Vuuren to Bailwal, no run, big step down the wicket and hits it straight to square leg

23.6

van Vuuren to Bailwal, 1 run, clips it past fine leg and they run through quickly. Boy has a lot happened since the drinks break!

End of over 24 (3 runs) Scotland Under-19s 88/3
A Bailwal    3* (5b)      W van Vuuren    8-1-19-2
FRJ Coleman    1* (2b)      S Groenewald    2-0-4-0

24.1

S Groenewald to Bailwal, SIX, great shot from Bailwal. He gets down on one knee and hits the ball over long-on. No chance for the fielder

24.2

S Groenewald to Bailwal, no run, watches the ball well and hits it into the legside

24.3

S Groenewald to Bailwal, no run, comes down the wicket and hits the ball back to the bowler

24.4

S Groenewald to Bailwal, no run, comes down the wicket looking to turn it into the legside, he misses and it hits the pads

24.5

S Groenewald to Bailwal, OUT, he looks to turn the ball into the legside. He gets an inside edge onto the pads and it pops up to fine leg. Thats another one gone!

A Bailwal c PC Groenewald b S Groenewald 9 (10b 0x4 1x6) SR: 90.00

24.6

S Groenewald to Edwards, no run, hits the pads and pops up over the keeper head. He runs back to take the catch but it doesnt take the edge

This is van Vuuren's last over.

End of over 25 (6 runs) Scotland Under-19s 94/4
HR Edwards    0* (1b)      S Groenewald    3-0-10-1
FRJ Coleman    1* (2b)      W van Vuuren    8-1-19-2

25.1

van Vuuren to Coleman, 3 runs, driven through extra cover and mid-off stops it just before the boundary

25.2

van Vuuren to Edwards, no run, looped up and he digs the ball to short extra cover

25.3

van Vuuren to Edwards, no run, drives the ball to mid-off

25.4

van Vuuren to Edwards, OUT, he goes back in the crease and tries to hit the ball to the legside. He misses the ball and it hits him on the pads in front. The umpire's finger goes up and he is out for a duck!

HR Edwards lbw b van Vuuren 0 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

25.5

van Vuuren to Luthra, no run, gets to the pitch of the ball and hits it back to the bowler

25.6

van Vuuren to Luthra, no run, gets to the pitch of the ball and hits it to short extra cover. Thats been great bowling by van Vuuren

End of over 26 (3 runs) Scotland Under-19s 97/5
AS Luthra    0* (2b)      W van Vuuren    9-1-22-3
FRJ Coleman    4* (3b)      S Groenewald    3-0-10-1

26.1

S Groenewald to Coleman, no run, gets to the pitch of the ball and hits it to extra cover

26.2

S Groenewald to Coleman, 1 run, comes down the wicket and drives to long-on

26.3

S Groenewald to Luthra, no run, bounced high from a good length and defended forward

26.4

S Groenewald to Luthra, no run, looks to turn it into the legside and misses

26.5

S Groenewald to Luthra, no run, driven down to mid-off. There was a run there but he turned it down

26.6

S Groenewald to Luthra, no run, goes back in the crease and looks to turn it into the legside and misses again.

End of over 27 (1 run) Scotland Under-19s 98/5
AS Luthra    0* (6b)      S Groenewald    4-0-11-1
FRJ Coleman    5* (5b)      W van Vuuren    9-1-22-3

27.1

J Baard to Coleman, no run, spins outside offstump and through to the keeper

27.2

J Baard to Coleman, 1 run, drops short and pulled to the square leg boundary

27.3

J Baard to Luthra, no run, comes down the wicket and hits back to the bowler

27.4

J Baard to Luthra, no run, looped up and cut to point. No run there

27.5

J Baard to Luthra, no run, gets forward and hits back to the bowler

27.6

J Baard to Luthra, no run, hits the pads and pops up in the air. Namibia have really done well wth the bowling since drinks

End of over 28 (1 run) Scotland Under-19s 99/5
AS Luthra    0* (10b)      J Baard    1-0-1-0
FRJ Coleman    6* (7b)      S Groenewald    4-0-11-1

28.1

S Groenewald to Coleman, no run, goes back in the crease and driven to extra cover

28.2

S Groenewald to Coleman, 1 run, goes back in the crease and hits it to long-off. Thats the 100 up

28.3

S Groenewald to Luthra, no run, dropped he gets on the front foot and drives the ball to van Vuuren at mid-off and he drops a simple catch

28.4

S Groenewald to Luthra, no run, cuts the ball to point

28.5

S Groenewald to Luthra, no run, looks to turn it into the legside and misses.

28.6

S Groenewald to Luthra, SIX, hits the ball high over long-off and it bounces just over the top of my head!

End of over 29 (7 runs) Scotland Under-19s 106/5
AS Luthra    6* (14b 1x6)      S Groenewald    5-0-18-1
FRJ Coleman    7* (9b)      J Baard    1-0-1-0

29.1

J Baard to Coleman, no run, hits the ball back to the bowler

29.2

J Baard to Coleman, no run, hits the ball into the offside

29.3

J Baard to Coleman, no run, comes down the wicket and it hits him on the pads

29.4

J Baard to Coleman, no run, clips the ball into the legside. Straight to square leg

29.5

J Baard to Coleman, no run, hits the ball back down the pitch

29.6

J Baard to Coleman, 1 run, driven off the front foot to long-off

End of over 30 (1 run) Scotland Under-19s 107/5
FRJ Coleman    8* (15b)      J Baard    2-0-2-0
AS Luthra    6* (14b 1x6)      S Groenewald    5-0-18-1

30.1

S Groenewald to Coleman, 1 run, gets an inside edge onto the pads and to square leg

30.2

S Groenewald to Luthra, 1 run, looped up and he gets to the pitch of the ball and drives to long-off

30.3

S Groenewald to Coleman, 1 run, goes back in the cease and punches the ball to long-on

30.4

S Groenewald to Luthra, 1 run, back past the bowler

30.5

S Groenewald to Coleman, 2 runs, cut past point

30.6

S Groenewald to Coleman, no run, hit back to the bowler

End of over 31 (6 runs) Scotland Under-19s 113/5
FRJ Coleman    12* (19b)      S Groenewald    6-0-24-1
AS Luthra    8* (16b 1x6)      J Baard    2-0-2-0

31.1

J Baard to Luthra, no run, driven to the bowler

31.2

J Baard to Luthra, no run, hit back to the bowler again

31.3

J Baard to Luthra, 2 runs, cut over the head of point

31.4

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

31.5

J Baard to Luthra, 1 run, driven to long off

31.6

J Baard to Coleman, 1 run, driven to long on

End of over 32 (4 runs) Scotland Under-19s 117/5
FRJ Coleman    13* (20b)      J Baard    3-0-6-0
AS Luthra    11* (21b 1x6)      S Groenewald    6-0-24-1

32.1

S Groenewald to Coleman, 2 runs, cut over the head of point

32.2

S Groenewald to Coleman, no run, hit back to the bowler

32.3

S Groenewald to Coleman, no run, hit into the legside

32.4

S Groenewald to Coleman, no run, hit back to the bowler

32.5

S Groenewald to Coleman, 1 run, hit through square leg

32.6

S Groenewald to Luthra, no run, hit back to the bowler

End of over 33 (3 runs) Scotland Under-19s 120/5
AS Luthra    11* (22b 1x6)      S Groenewald    7-0-27-1
FRJ Coleman    16* (25b)      J Baard    3-0-6-0

33.1

J Baard to Coleman, 1 run, driven to long on

33.2

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

33.3

J Baard to Luthra, no run, through to the keeper

33.4

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

33.5

J Baard to Luthra, 1 run, driven down the ground

33.6

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

End of over 34 (2 runs) Scotland Under-19s 122/5
FRJ Coleman    17* (27b)      J Baard    4-0-8-0
AS Luthra    12* (26b 1x6)      S Groenewald    7-0-27-1

34.1

S Groenewald to Luthra, FOUR, gets on the front foot and drives to the extra cover boundary. Scotland have taken the power play here

34.2

S Groenewald to Luthra, 2 runs, cut through point and stopped well on the rope

34.3

S Groenewald to Luthra, 1 run, dropped hit straight to deep mid-wicket and Coombe drops the ctach

34.4

S Groenewald to Coleman, no run, hits him on the pads and goes no where

34.5

S Groenewald to Coleman, SIX, gets the front foot out of the way and hits it over long-on

34.6

S Groenewald to Coleman, 2 leg byes, clips the pads and goes past the keeper

End of over 35 (15 runs) Scotland Under-19s 137/5
FRJ Coleman    23* (30b 1x6)      S Groenewald    8-0-40-1
AS Luthra    19* (29b 1x4 1x6)      J Baard    4-0-8-0

35.1

J Baard to Luthra, no run, off the front foot to cover

35.2

J Baard to Luthra, 3 runs, cuts past point and they run well

35.3

J Baard to Coleman, FOUR, gets on the back foot and drives the ball through the covers. Great shot

35.4

J Baard to Coleman, 1 run, gets onthe front foot and drives to long-on

35.5

J Baard to Luthra, 1 run, inside edge onto the legside and they run quickly

35.6

J Baard to Coleman, no run, pitched up and driven just short of short mid-wicket

End of over 36 (9 runs) Scotland Under-19s 146/5
FRJ Coleman    28* (33b 1x4 1x6)      J Baard    5-0-17-0
AS Luthra    23* (32b 1x4 1x6)      S Groenewald    8-0-40-1

36.1

SJ Baard to Luthra, 1 run, gets on the front foot and hits the ball to a wide mid-off

36.2

SJ Baard to Coleman, 2 runs, slower ball which Coleman hits to mid-wicket. Luthra set off early and makes the second run easily

36.3

SJ Baard to Coleman, no run, goes on the backfoot and drives to extra cover. The fielder stopped it well

36.4

SJ Baard to Coleman, OUT, slower ball from Stefan Baard which Coleman hits straight down Davidson's throat at long-off. Good thinking by the bowler.

FRJ Coleman c Davidson b SJ Baard 30 (36b 1x4 1x6) SR: 83.33

The batsmen crossed whilst the ball was in the air.

36.5

SJ Baard to Luthra, no run, goes on the backfoot and cuts it to point

36.6

SJ Baard to Luthra, no run, drops the ball into the offside and point runs in to field

End of over 37 (3 runs) Scotland Under-19s 149/6
AS Luthra    24* (35b 1x4 1x6)      SJ Baard    3-0-18-1
S Page    0* (0b)      J Baard    5-0-17-0

37.1

Coombe to Page, FOUR, overpitched and driven through extra cover. That brings up the 150

37.2

Coombe to Page, 1 run, pitched up outside offstump and cut to point. Luthra calls the run well

37.3

Coombe to Luthra, no run, looking to turn the ball into the legside. He misses the ball and hits him on the pads

37.4

Coombe to Luthra, 1 run, comes down the wicket and drives the ball down to long-on

37.5

Coombe to Page, 1 run, driven dwon to long-on again. Got to the pitch of the ball well

37.6

Coombe to Luthra, no run, comes down the wicket and it hits him on the pads. The ball goes through to the keeper and he runs up to the stumps with the ball. Luthra has to dive back into his ground

Match State: Drinks

End of over 38 (7 runs) Scotland Under-19s 156/6
AS Luthra    25* (38b 1x4 1x6)      CW Coombe    2-0-12-0
S Page    6* (3b 1x4)      SJ Baard    3-0-18-1

38.1

SJ Baard to Page, 1 run, driven down the gorund to long-on

38.2

SJ Baard to Luthra, no run, outside offstump and he looks to cut the ball and misses

38.3

SJ Baard to Luthra, 1 run, slower ball guided down well to third man

38.4

SJ Baard to Page, 1 run, outside offstump and cut down to third man

38.5

SJ Baard to Luthra, no run, slower ball which is hit back to the bowler

38.6

SJ Baard to Luthra, OUT, slower ball again from Baard which hit off his pads. It rolls onto the stumps and knocks off one of the bails. Luthra was unlucky there.

AS Luthra b SJ Baard 26 (42b 1x4 1x6) SR: 61.90

End of over 39 (3 runs) Scotland Under-19s 159/7
     SJ Baard    4-0-21-2
S Page    8* (5b 1x4)      CW Coombe    2-0-12-0

39.1

Coombe to Page, 1 run, hits the ball in the air just past mid-off

39.2

Coombe to McElnea, no run, on legstump and hits the ball just short of mid-wicket

39.3

Coombe to McElnea, 1 run, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives down to long-on

39.4

Coombe to Page, 1 leg bye, hits him on the pads and the bowler appeals but it was going down leg side

39.5

Coombe to McElnea, no run, hits it into the offside and doesnt run

39.6

Coombe to McElnea, 1 run, overpitched and the bowler couldnt stop the ball

Three

End of over 40 (4 runs) Scotland Under-19s 163/7
SW McElnea    2* (4b)      CW Coombe    3-0-15-0
S Page    9* (7b 1x4)      SJ Baard    4-0-21-2

40.1

SJ Baard to McElnea, 1 run, driven back down the ground

40.2

SJ Baard to Page, 1 run, hit out to the cover sweeper

40.3

SJ Baard to McElnea, no run, drops the ball onto the wicket and thinks better of the run

40.4

SJ Baard to McElnea, OUT, he goes forward to the ball and gets an inside edge onto the stumps. Another one goes down.

SW McElnea b SJ Baard 3 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

40.5

SJ Baard to Smith, no run, slower ball again hit in front of mid-wicket and they turn down the run

40.6

SJ Baard to Smith, no run, slower ball again hit back to the bowler. Two overs left to go.

End of over 41 (2 runs) Scotland Under-19s 165/8
KM Smith    0* (2b)      SJ Baard    5-0-23-3
S Page    10* (8b 1x4)      CW Coombe    3-0-15-0

41.1

Coombe to Page, 1 run, hit into the offside and they run through

41.2

Coombe to Smith, 1 run, goes back in the grease and hits the ball to the cover sweeper

41.3

Coombe to Page, 1 run, gets on the back foot and cuts the ball to the cover sweeper

41.4

Coombe to Smith, no run, hits the ball in the air and it drops just in front of mid-wicket

41.5

Coombe to Smith, SIX, gets to the pitch of the ball and hits it high over the long-on. It goes over the fence behind the rope

41.6

Coombe to Smith, 1 run, overpitched and he drives it back. It almost takes off Pages head at the non strikers end

End of over 42 (10 runs) Scotland Under-19s 175/8
KM Smith    8* (6b 1x6)      CW Coombe    4-0-25-0
S Page    12* (10b 1x4)      SJ Baard    5-0-23-3

42.1

SJ Baard to Smith, 1 run, slower ball outside offstump guided down to third man. Lots of slow balls this over i think

42.2

SJ Baard to Page, no run, wide outside offstump, he looks to ct the ball and misses

42.3

SJ Baard to Page, 1 run, gets on the front foot and drives the ball down to long-off

42.4

SJ Baard to Smith, 1 run, slower ball hit to extra cover. He fumbles the ball and they get through

42.5

SJ Baard to Page, OUT, hits the ball high in the air and Wessells takes a good catch at long-on

S Page c Wessells b SJ Baard 13 (13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

42.6

SJ Baard to Smith, 2 runs, hits the ball past extra cover and they get two.

Match State: Innings Break

It was looking so much better for Scotland but the wickets started tumbling and they never got any momentum back. Three batsmen got into the thirties but got no further. Baard ended up with 4 wickets and van Vuuren bowled well for three. Its only going to be a twenty minute lunch break. So please join me at 4.05pm for the Namibian innings. 4.08pm We are just about to start again and the rain has just started drizzling.

End of over 43 (5 runs) Scotland Under-19s 180/9
KM Smith    12* (9b 1x6)      SJ Baard    6-0-28-4
PT Sadler    0* (0b)      CW Coombe    4-0-25-0
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