Asian Cricket Council Under-19s Asia Cup, 2012 / Commentary

Asian Cricket Council Under-19s Asia Cup - 1st semi final

Afghanistan Under-19s v Pakistan Under-19s

Pakistan Under-19s won by 151 runs

Hello and welcome to the coverage of the 1st Semi-Final between Afghanistan Under-19s and Pakistan Under-19s.

Pakistan Under-19s won the toss and they have elected to bat. We are all set for action in the 1st Semi-final, it should be an interesting game, stay tuned. The umpires and the players are out in the middle.

0.1

Aftab Alam to Sami Aslam, 1 wide, swinging away outside the off stump.

0.1

Aftab Alam to Sami Aslam, no run, chops into the ground behind point.

0.2

Aftab Alam to Sami Aslam, 1 wide, too far wide outside the off stump.

0.2

Aftab Alam to Sami Aslam, no run, back of a length delivery coming in, defended to the off side.

0.3

Aftab Alam to Sami Aslam, no run, full delivery swinging in, defended to the onside.

0.4

Aftab Alam to Sami Aslam, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

0.5

Aftab Alam to Sami Aslam, 1 run, worked behind square leg for a single.

0.6

Aftab Alam to Babar Azam, no run, good length delivery swinging in, defended on the track.

End of over 1 (3 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 3/0
Babar Azam    0* (1b)      Aftab Alam    1-0-3-0
Sami Aslam    1* (5b)     

1.1

Sayed Shirzad to Sami Aslam, no run, back of a length delivery and left alone.

1.2

Sayed Shirzad to Sami Aslam, no run, outside the off stump and Sami Aslam lets it go.

1.3

Sayed Shirzad to Sami Aslam, 1 run, short and wide outside the off stump, cut away down to third man.

1.4

Sayed Shirzad to Babar Azam, 1 run, played down to third man for a single.

1.5

Sayed Shirzad to Sami Aslam, 1 run, cut down to third man for a single.

1.6

Sayed Shirzad to Babar Azam, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

End of over 2 (3 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 6/0
Babar Azam    1* (3b)      Sayed Shirzad    1-0-3-0
Sami Aslam    3* (9b)      Aftab Alam    1-0-3-0

2.1

Aftab Alam to Sami Aslam, no run, worked to the onside.

2.2

Aftab Alam to Sami Aslam, 1 run, plays it down to third man for a single.

2.3

Aftab Alam to Babar Azam, no run, fuller delivery driven to the off side.

2.4

Aftab Alam to Babar Azam, no run, full delivery driven back to the bowler.

2.5

Aftab Alam to Babar Azam, FOUR, flicked through square leg for a boundary, lovely shot.

2.6

Aftab Alam to Babar Azam, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

End of over 3 (5 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 11/0
Babar Azam    5* (7b 1x4)      Aftab Alam    2-0-8-0
Sami Aslam    4* (11b)      Sayed Shirzad    1-0-3-0

3.1

Sayed Shirzad to Sami Aslam, 1 run, tucked off his hips to long leg.

3.2

Sayed Shirzad to Babar Azam, no run, good length delivery defended to mid-off.

3.3

Sayed Shirzad to Babar Azam, no run, turned away to square leg.

3.4

Sayed Shirzad to Babar Azam, no run, defends with a straight bat to the off side.

3.5

Sayed Shirzad to Babar Azam, FOUR, driven firmly past the bowler to the fence for a boundary.

Slip and a gully in place.

3.6

Sayed Shirzad to Babar Azam, no run, defends to cover, the fielder in quickly to prevent any run.

End of over 4 (5 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 16/0
Babar Azam    9* (12b 2x4)      Sayed Shirzad    2-0-8-0
Sami Aslam    5* (12b)      Aftab Alam    2-0-8-0

4.1

Aftab Alam to Sami Aslam, no run, good bouncer and through to the keeper.

4.2

Aftab Alam to Sami Aslam, no run, full delivery pushed to mid-off.

4.3

Aftab Alam to Sami Aslam, no run, another full delivery and this time drives to mid-off.

4.4

Aftab Alam to Sami Aslam, no run, driven firmly to the off side, excellent diving stop at cover.

4.5

Aftab Alam to Sami Aslam, FOUR, on the legs and tickled away nicely to the fence for a boundary.

4.6

Aftab Alam to Sami Aslam, 1 wide, outside the off stump and signalled a wide.

4.6

Aftab Alam to Sami Aslam, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

End of over 5 (5 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 21/0
Sami Aslam    9* (18b 1x4)      Aftab Alam    3-0-13-0
Babar Azam    9* (12b 2x4)      Sayed Shirzad    2-0-8-0

5.1

Sayed Shirzad to Babar Azam, 1 wide, down the leg side.

5.1

Sayed Shirzad to Babar Azam, 1 run, works it behind square leg for a single.

5.2

Sayed Shirzad to Sami Aslam, 1 run, played to long leg for a single.

5.3

Sayed Shirzad to Babar Azam, 1 wide, just down the leg side.

5.3

Sayed Shirzad to Babar Azam, no run, defended with a straight bat back to the bowler.

5.4

Sayed Shirzad to Babar Azam, FOUR, driven in the air and in the gap through extra cover, the fielder chases and puts in a dive but cannot stop it.

5.5

Sayed Shirzad to Babar Azam, no run, blocks the ball.

Lone slip in place, a short cover in too.

5.6

Sayed Shirzad to Babar Azam, no run, driven to mid-on.

End of over 6 (8 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 29/0
Babar Azam    14* (17b 3x4)      Sayed Shirzad    3-0-16-0
Sami Aslam    10* (19b 1x4)      Aftab Alam    3-0-13-0

6.1

Najibullah Zadran to Sami Aslam, no run, played to the off side.

6.2

Najibullah Zadran to Sami Aslam, no run, cut straight to the fielder at point.

6.3

Najibullah Zadran to Sami Aslam, SIX, a long hop and Sami pulls wells high in the air and over the midwicket fence for a six.

6.4

Najibullah Zadran to Sami Aslam, 1 run, works it behind square leg for a single.

6.5

Najibullah Zadran to Babar Azam, no run, driven square of the wicket on the off side.

6.6

Najibullah Zadran to Babar Azam, 1 run, driven down the ground for a single.

End of over 7 (8 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 37/0
Babar Azam    15* (19b 3x4)      Najibullah Zadran    1-0-8-0
Sami Aslam    17* (23b 1x4 1x6)      Sayed Shirzad    3-0-16-0

7.1

Sayed Shirzad to Babar Azam, no run, driven to mid-off.

7.2

Sayed Shirzad to Babar Azam, no run, on the legs and worked forward of square leg.

7.3

Sayed Shirzad to Babar Azam, no run, good bouncer through to the keeper.

7.4

Sayed Shirzad to Babar Azam, FOUR, driven nicely through backward point and no stopping that.

7.5

Sayed Shirzad to Babar Azam, no run, gets behind the delivery and defends to point.

7.6

Sayed Shirzad to Babar Azam, 1 run, opens the face off the bat and runs it down to third man.

End of over 8 (5 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 42/0
Babar Azam    20* (25b 4x4)      Sayed Shirzad    4-0-21-0
Sami Aslam    17* (23b 1x4 1x6)      Najibullah Zadran    1-0-8-0

8.1

Najibullah Zadran to Babar Azam, 2 runs, moves back and works to deep square leg and picks up couple of runs.

8.2

Najibullah Zadran to Babar Azam, 1 run, plays behind point for a single.

8.3

Najibullah Zadran to Sami Aslam, 1 wide, spins down the leg side.

8.3

Najibullah Zadran to Sami Aslam, no run, comes forward and defends to the onside.

8.4

Najibullah Zadran to Sami Aslam, no run, defended to cover.

8.5

Najibullah Zadran to Sami Aslam, no run, played to the onside.

8.6

Najibullah Zadran to Sami Aslam, FOUR, sweeps fine to the fence for a boundary.

That boundary brought up the 50 for Pakistan.

End of over 9 (8 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 50/0
Sami Aslam    21* (27b 2x4 1x6)      Najibullah Zadran    2-0-16-0
Babar Azam    23* (27b 4x4)      Sayed Shirzad    4-0-21-0

9.1

Sharafudin to Babar Azam, no run, defends to the off side.

9.2

Sharafudin to Babar Azam, no run, defended to the onside.

9.3

Sharafudin to Babar Azam, 1 run, moves back and punches down the ground to long on.

9.4

Sharafudin to Sami Aslam, no run, turned behind square leg.

9.5

Sharafudin to Sami Aslam, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off.

9.6

Sharafudin to Babar Azam, no run, blocks to the off side.

End of over 10 (2 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 52/0
Babar Azam    24* (31b 4x4)      Sharafudin    1-0-2-0
Sami Aslam    22* (29b 2x4 1x6)      Najibullah Zadran    2-0-16-0

10.1

Shabir Noori to Sami Aslam, no run, defends to the off side to cover.

10.2

Shabir Noori to Sami Aslam, no run, turns it behind square leg.

10.3

Shabir Noori to Sami Aslam, no run, moves back and cuts to point.

10.4

Shabir Noori to Sami Aslam, no run, plays to cover and looking for the single.

10.5

Shabir Noori to Sami Aslam, 1 run, moves back and cuts to the sweeper cover.

10.6

Shabir Noori to Babar Azam, 1 run, mistimes the drive down the ground to long off.

End of over 11 (2 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 54/0
Babar Azam    25* (32b 4x4)      Shabir Noori    1-0-2-0
Sami Aslam    23* (34b 2x4 1x6)      Sharafudin    1-0-2-0

11.1

Sharafudin to Babar Azam, no run, driven straight back to the bowler.

11.2

Sharafudin to Babar Azam, 1 run, off the edge behind square leg.

11.3

Sharafudin to Sami Aslam, no run, plays to the onside.

11.4

Sharafudin to Sami Aslam, no run, swept to short fine leg.

11.5

Sharafudin to Sami Aslam, no run, pushed back down the track.

11.6

Sharafudin to Sami Aslam, no run, played to short fine leg.

End of over 12 (1 run) Pakistan Under-19s 55/0
Sami Aslam    23* (38b 2x4 1x6)      Sharafudin    2-0-3-0
Babar Azam    26* (34b 4x4)      Shabir Noori    1-0-2-0

12.1

Shabir Noori to Babar Azam, 1 run, moves back and drives along the ground to the sweeper cover.

12.2

Shabir Noori to Sami Aslam, 1 run, drops it to short cover and takes off for a quick single.

12.3

Shabir Noori to Babar Azam, 1 run, plays to cover and another quick single, good running this.

12.4

Shabir Noori to Sami Aslam, no run, chops it into the ground to point.

12.5

Shabir Noori to Sami Aslam, 1 run, lofts it in the air and on the bounce to long off.

12.6

Shabir Noori to Babar Azam, no run, turns in sharply and Babar Azam just blocks it.

End of over 13 (4 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 59/0
Babar Azam    28* (37b 4x4)      Shabir Noori    2-0-6-0
Sami Aslam    25* (41b 2x4 1x6)      Sharafudin    2-0-3-0

13.1

Sharafudin to Sami Aslam, FOUR, swept well and in the gap to the long leg boundary.

13.2

Sharafudin to Sami Aslam, 1 run, works it forward of square leg for a single.

13.3

Sharafudin to Babar Azam, no run, defended to the off side.

13.4

Sharafudin to Babar Azam, no run, played behind the wicket on the off side.

13.5

Sharafudin to Babar Azam, no run, driven well but excellent fielding at extra cover.

13.6

Sharafudin to Babar Azam, 1 run, driven out to the sweeper cover for a single.

End of over 14 (6 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 65/0
Babar Azam    29* (41b 4x4)      Sharafudin    3-0-9-0
Sami Aslam    30* (43b 3x4 1x6)      Shabir Noori    2-0-6-0

14.1

Shabir Noori to Babar Azam, no run, trying to play a delicate cut, misses it.

14.2

Shabir Noori to Babar Azam, no run, good ball on the stumps.

14.3

Shabir Noori to Babar Azam, FOUR, driven firmly along the ground to the extra cover fence.

14.4

Shabir Noori to Babar Azam, OUT, good ball spins in and Babar Azam misses the drive and gets bowled!

Babar Azam b Shabir Noori 33 (51m 45b 5x4 0x6) SR: 73.33

14.5

Shabir Noori to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, quicker delivery and Imam cuts and misses.

14.6

Shabir Noori to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run, driven along the ground to deep extra cover and gets off the mark.

Bowling powerplay.

End of over 15 (5 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 70/1
Imam-ul-Haq    1* (2b)      Shabir Noori    3-0-11-1
Sami Aslam    30* (43b 3x4 1x6)      Sharafudin    3-0-9-0

15.1

Javed Ahmadi to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, plays behind point.

15.2

Javed Ahmadi to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, comes forward and defends.

15.3

Javed Ahmadi to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, plays forward and gets beaten.

15.4

Javed Ahmadi to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, pushes to the off side, fielded by the bowler.

15.5

Javed Ahmadi to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run, moves back and cuts to the sweeper cover for a single.

15.6

Javed Ahmadi to Sami Aslam, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

End of over 16 (1 run) Pakistan Under-19s 71/1
Sami Aslam    30* (44b 3x4 1x6)      Javed Ahmadi    1-0-1-0
Imam-ul-Haq    2* (7b)      Shabir Noori    3-0-11-1

16.1

Shabir Noori to Imam-ul-Haq, FOUR, hit well down the ground over the bowler to the fence for a boundary.

16.2

Shabir Noori to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, defended to the onside.

16.3

Shabir Noori to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run, mistimes the drive down the ground to long on.

16.4

Shabir Noori to Sami Aslam, no run, comes forward and defends on the track.

16.5

Shabir Noori to Sami Aslam, 1 run, driven to the right of mid-off and picks up a single.

16.6

Shabir Noori to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run, plays to short third man for a quick single.

End of over 17 (7 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 78/1
Imam-ul-Haq    8* (11b 1x4)      Shabir Noori    4-0-18-1
Sami Aslam    31* (46b 3x4 1x6)      Javed Ahmadi    1-0-1-0

17.1

Javed Ahmadi to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run, miscues to the off side.

17.2

Javed Ahmadi to Sami Aslam, FOUR, goes for the big shot and hits in the air to the extra cover fence.

17.3

Javed Ahmadi to Sami Aslam, 1 run, worked to fine leg for a single.

17.4

Javed Ahmadi to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run, worked down to fine leg for a single.

17.5

Javed Ahmadi to Sami Aslam, FOUR, hit well in the air over extra cover and no stopping that.

17.6

Javed Ahmadi to Sami Aslam, no run, defended to point.

End of over 18 (11 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 89/1
Sami Aslam    40* (50b 5x4 1x6)      Javed Ahmadi    2-0-12-0
Imam-ul-Haq    10* (13b 1x4)      Shabir Noori    4-0-18-1

18.1

Shabir Noori to Imam-ul-Haq, 2 runs, on the legs and clipped to deep backward square leg.

18.2

Shabir Noori to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run, driven along the ground to the sweeper cover for a single.

18.3

Shabir Noori to Sami Aslam, FOUR, short and wide, sits up nicely for Sami, who cuts well to the backward point fence.

18.4

Shabir Noori to Sami Aslam, no run, defended to the onside.

18.5

Shabir Noori to Sami Aslam, 1 run, driven through the off side to the sweeper cover.

18.6

Shabir Noori to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run, pushes to the right of midwicket for a single.

End of over 19 (9 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 98/1
Imam-ul-Haq    14* (16b 1x4)      Shabir Noori    5-0-27-1
Sami Aslam    45* (53b 6x4 1x6)      Javed Ahmadi    2-0-12-0

19.1

Javed Ahmadi to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, defended back to the bowler.

19.2

Javed Ahmadi to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, opens the face off the bat and plays to short third man.

19.3

Javed Ahmadi to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, cuts behind point.

19.4

Javed Ahmadi to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, mistimes the cut to cover.

19.5

Javed Ahmadi to Imam-ul-Haq, FOUR, hit in the air down the ground to long on fence for a boundary.

Brings up the 100 for Pakistan.

19.6

Javed Ahmadi to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, plays with an open face to backward point.

End of over 20 (4 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 102/1
Imam-ul-Haq    18* (22b 2x4)      Javed Ahmadi    3-0-16-0
Sami Aslam    45* (53b 6x4 1x6)      Shabir Noori    5-0-27-1

20.1

Sayed Shirzad to Sami Aslam, no run, goes for the booming drive and misses it.

20.2

Sayed Shirzad to Sami Aslam, no run, pushes to the onside.

20.3

Sayed Shirzad to Sami Aslam, no run, driven along the ground to mid-off.

20.4

Sayed Shirzad to Sami Aslam, 1 run, short ball pulled to long leg for a single.

20.5

Sayed Shirzad to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, good short ball through to the keeper.

20.6

Sayed Shirzad to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, driven square of the wicket to point.

Match State: Drinks

End of over 21 (1 run) Pakistan Under-19s 103/1
Imam-ul-Haq    18* (24b 2x4)      Sayed Shirzad    5-0-22-0
Sami Aslam    46* (57b 6x4 1x6)      Javed Ahmadi    3-0-16-0

21.1

Javed Ahmadi to Sami Aslam, SIX, short ball pulled in the air over the midwicket fence for a six, good strike that, brings up his 50, well played and good batting.

21.2

Javed Ahmadi to Sami Aslam, 2 runs, short ball cut to deep point.

21.3

Javed Ahmadi to Sami Aslam, FOUR, hit high in the air down the ground to the long off fence for a boundary.

21.4

Javed Ahmadi to Sami Aslam, 1 run, hit once again in the air but on the bounce to the long off fielder.

21.5

Javed Ahmadi to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, mistimes the shot back to the bowler.

21.6

Javed Ahmadi to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, plays to short third man.

End of over 22 (13 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 116/1
Imam-ul-Haq    18* (26b 2x4)      Javed Ahmadi    4-0-29-0
Sami Aslam    59* (61b 7x4 2x6)      Sayed Shirzad    5-0-22-0

22.1

Sayed Shirzad to Sami Aslam, 1 run, driven to mid-off for a single.

22.2

Sayed Shirzad to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run, plays it down to third man for a single.

22.3

Sayed Shirzad to Sami Aslam, no run, good length delivery defended to the off side.

22.4

Sayed Shirzad to Sami Aslam, 2 runs, short ball hit in the air to deep backward square leg, it was a mishit.

22.5

Sayed Shirzad to Sami Aslam, no run, good length delivery and defended to the off side.

22.6

Sayed Shirzad to Sami Aslam, FOUR, driven nicely down the ground to the long on fence.

End of over 23 (8 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 124/1
Sami Aslam    66* (66b 8x4 2x6)      Sayed Shirzad    7-0-39-0
Imam-ul-Haq    19* (27b 2x4)      Javed Ahmadi    4-0-29-0

23.1

Sharafudin to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, sweeps and misses, appeal turned down.

23.2

Sharafudin to Imam-ul-Haq, no run

23.3

Sharafudin to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run, swept in the air to deep midwicket.

23.4

Sharafudin to Sami Aslam, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off.

23.5

Sharafudin to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, plays with an open face to backward point.

23.6

Sharafudin to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run, turned to square leg for a single.

End of over 24 (3 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 127/1
Imam-ul-Haq    21* (32b 2x4)      Sharafudin    4-0-12-0
Sami Aslam    67* (67b 8x4 2x6)      Sayed Shirzad    7-0-39-0

24.1

Sayed Shirzad to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, good length delivery defended back to the bowler.

24.2

Sayed Shirzad to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, good short and sharp bouncer, through to the keeper.

24.3

Sayed Shirzad to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run, dabs it down to third man for a single.

24.4

Sayed Shirzad to Sami Aslam, 2 runs, punches off the back foot to cover, the throw misses the stumps at the bowlers end and no one backing up, an overthrow.

24.5

Sayed Shirzad to Sami Aslam, no run, lovely delivery to beat the bat, through to the keeper.

24.6

Sayed Shirzad to Sami Aslam, no run, pushes square of the wicket to point.

End of over 25 (3 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 130/1
Sami Aslam    69* (70b 8x4 2x6)      Sayed Shirzad    8-0-42-0
Imam-ul-Haq    22* (35b 2x4)      Sharafudin    4-0-12-0

25.1

Sharafudin to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, defended to the off side.

25.2

Sharafudin to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run, cut to deep backward point.

25.3

Sharafudin to Sami Aslam, no run, defended to the onside.

25.4

Sharafudin to Sami Aslam, 1 run, swept to deep backward square leg.

25.5

Sharafudin to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run, hit in the air down the ground to long off.

25.6

Sharafudin to Sami Aslam, 1 run, hit in the air down the ground to long on.

End of over 26 (4 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 134/1
Sami Aslam    71* (73b 8x4 2x6)      Sharafudin    5-0-16-0
Imam-ul-Haq    24* (38b 2x4)      Sayed Shirzad    8-0-42-0

26.1

Aftab Alam to Sami Aslam, no run, full delivery pushed to the onside.

26.2

Aftab Alam to Sami Aslam, 1 run, short delivery cut in the air down to third man.

26.3

Aftab Alam to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 wide, bouncer through to the keeper.

26.3

Aftab Alam to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run, goes for the drive and gets the edge, the keeper drops a chance.

26.4

Aftab Alam to Sami Aslam, 1 run, worked to deep backward square leg.

26.5

Aftab Alam to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, fuller delivery driven down the ground to long on.

26.6

Aftab Alam to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run, tucks it around the corner to deep backward square leg.

End of over 27 (5 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 139/1
Imam-ul-Haq    26* (41b 2x4)      Aftab Alam    4-0-18-0
Sami Aslam    73* (76b 8x4 2x6)      Sharafudin    5-0-16-0

27.1

Sharafudin to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, pushed back to the bowler.

27.2

Sharafudin to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run

27.3

Sharafudin to Sami Aslam, 2 runs

27.4

Sharafudin to Sami Aslam, 1 run

27.5

Sharafudin to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run

27.6

Sharafudin to Sami Aslam, 1 run

End of over 28 (6 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 145/1
Sami Aslam    77* (79b 8x4 2x6)      Sharafudin    6-0-22-0
Imam-ul-Haq    28* (44b 2x4)      Aftab Alam    4-0-18-0

28.1

Aftab Alam to Sami Aslam, no run, plays and misses outside the off stump.

28.2

Aftab Alam to Sami Aslam, no run, drops it to point and looking for the single.

28.3

Aftab Alam to Sami Aslam, OUT, short ball pulled high in the air and the deep backward square leg fielder takes the catch.

Sami Aslam c Hashmatullah Shaidi b Aftab Alam 77 (105m 84b 8x4 2x6) SR: 91.66

28.4

Aftab Alam to Umar Waheed, 1 run, plays down to third man for a single.

28.5

Aftab Alam to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run, short rising delivery and Imam drops it to the onside and picks up a single.

28.6

Aftab Alam to Umar Waheed, 1 run, fends it off to the onside behind square leg.

Thanks Binoy, great work. Pakistan ahead at the moment, 300 looks very much on but Afghanistan, a little flat in the field compared to other days, are plugging away.

End of over 29 (3 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 148/2
Umar Waheed    2* (2b)      Aftab Alam    5-0-21-1
Imam-ul-Haq    29* (45b 2x4)      Sharafudin    6-0-22-0

29.1

Sharafudin to Umar Waheed, no run

29.2

Sharafudin to Umar Waheed, 1 run, driven down to long on, for an easy one

29.3

Sharafudin to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, played back to the bowler, on the leg side

29.4

Sharafudin to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run, tapped to point for an other easy drink of milk

29.5

Sharafudin to Umar Waheed, 1 run, turned to square leg

29.6

Sharafudin to Imam-ul-Haq, 2 runs, driven, in the air for a while, but well away from the man at short midwicket and that's another run-accumulating over by Pakistan

End of over 30 (5 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 153/2
Imam-ul-Haq    32* (48b 2x4)      Sharafudin    7-0-27-0
Umar Waheed    4* (5b)      Aftab Alam    5-0-21-1

30.1

Aftab Alam to Umar Waheed, no run

30.2

Aftab Alam to Umar Waheed, 1 run, short and rising, a rib-tickler, batsman plays it down well

30.3

Aftab Alam to Imam-ul-Haq, 2 runs, wide of off, and with width, batsman just deflects it with bat above shoulder high down to third man who makes a fine save to his right on the boundary

30.4

Aftab Alam to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run, driven, fullisish ball on leg, mid-on gathers

30.5

Aftab Alam to Umar Waheed, 1 run, another short one, batsman nudges it down to fine leg

30.6

Aftab Alam to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run, tucked away to backward square leg

Umar receiving some attention for a blow on the arm, fit to continue

End of over 31 (6 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 159/2
Imam-ul-Haq    36* (51b 2x4)      Aftab Alam    6-0-27-1
Umar Waheed    6* (8b)      Sharafudin    7-0-27-0

Shabir Noori back on at the Masjid End

31.1

Shabir Noori to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run, driven off the front foot to deep cover

31.2

Shabir Noori to Umar Waheed, no run

31.3

Shabir Noori to Umar Waheed, 1 run, pushed to long on

31.4

Shabir Noori to Imam-ul-Haq, 2 runs, plays the paddle very late, and it goes fine

31.5

Shabir Noori to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, coming forward, taken on the pad, big appeal, but must have been missing off

31.6

Shabir Noori to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 no ball, and that's a FREE HIT next ball

31.6

Shabir Noori to Imam-ul-Haq, FOUR, given some width, and the batsman comes down the wicket to flat bat it, one bounce over the rope to the sightscreen

End of over 32 (9 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 168/2
Imam-ul-Haq    43* (56b 3x4)      Shabir Noori    5-0-27-1
Umar Waheed    7* (10b)      Aftab Alam    6-0-27-1

Javed Ahmadi back on, been expensive today, unlike in the previous three matches, but these are the best batters he's faced

32.1

Javed Ahmadi to Umar Waheed, no run

32.2

Javed Ahmadi to Umar Waheed, no run

32.3

Javed Ahmadi to Umar Waheed, no run

32.4

Javed Ahmadi to Umar Waheed, FOUR, swept powerfully, fielder at backward square no chance

32.5

Javed Ahmadi to Umar Waheed, no run, bit of drift from Javed, batsman nudges to fine leg inside the circle

32.6

Javed Ahmadi to Umar Waheed, 1 run, driven to deep square leg and 300 gets ever nearer

End of over 33 (5 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 173/2
Umar Waheed    12* (16b 1x4)      Javed Ahmadi    5-0-34-0
Imam-ul-Haq    43* (56b 3x4)      Shabir Noori    5-0-27-1

33.1

Shabir Noori to Umar Waheed, 1 run

33.2

Shabir Noori to Imam-ul-Haq, 2 runs, inside edge, bowler groans, but they all count

33.3

Shabir Noori to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run, pushed through cover off the front foot, scoring at will here

33.4

Shabir Noori to Umar Waheed, 1 run, driven to long-on, and just ambles the run

33.5

Shabir Noori to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run, overpitched, driven sweetly to long-off, Imam's bat looks very broad indeed

33.6

Shabir Noori to Umar Waheed, no run, short third man gathers the chop

End of over 34 (6 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 179/2
Umar Waheed    14* (19b 1x4)      Shabir Noori    6-0-33-1
Imam-ul-Haq    47* (59b 3x4)      Javed Ahmadi    5-0-34-0

34.1

Javed Ahmadi to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run, driven to cover point

34.2

Javed Ahmadi to Umar Waheed, no run

34.3

Javed Ahmadi to Umar Waheed, 1 run, driven to long on

Cries of 'Pakistan zindabad' matched by those of 'Javed, Javed' for Afghansitan's captain. About 150 here today

34.4

Javed Ahmadi to Imam-ul-Haq, no run

34.5

Javed Ahmadi to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run, hustling for the run to deep-set gully, Pakistan's appetite for runs immense

34.6

Javed Ahmadi to Umar Waheed, 1 run, driven to deep backward square

End of over 35 (4 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 183/2
Umar Waheed    16* (22b 1x4)      Javed Ahmadi    6-0-38-0
Imam-ul-Haq    49* (62b 3x4)      Shabir Noori    6-0-33-1

35.1

Shabir Noori to Umar Waheed, no run

35.2

Shabir Noori to Umar Waheed, 2 runs, reverse-swept very fine, didn't get full hold of it

35.3

Shabir Noori to Umar Waheed, 2 runs, tapped to square leg and mid-on and deep square leg collide!

35.4

Shabir Noori to Umar Waheed, 1 run, dinked to short third man

35.5

Shabir Noori to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run, comes forward to drive to long-off and that's his 50. Good innings. Plenty of runs left in him

35.6

Shabir Noori to Umar Waheed, 1 run, driven to long on

Really sound batting performance by Pakistan today, playing like a team that mean business. Afghanistan not overawed, but not allowed to be at their best. Their only consolation: it's a very good batting track

End of over 36 (7 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 190/2
Umar Waheed    22* (27b 1x4)      Shabir Noori    7-0-40-1
Imam-ul-Haq    50* (63b 3x4)      Javed Ahmadi    6-0-38-0

Batting Powerplay

36.1

Javed Ahmadi to Umar Waheed, no run

36.2

Javed Ahmadi to Umar Waheed, no run, pushed to midwicket

36.3

Javed Ahmadi to Umar Waheed, 1 run

36.4

Javed Ahmadi to Imam-ul-Haq, no run

36.5

Javed Ahmadi to Imam-ul-Haq, FOUR, hits over the fielder at mid-on brought inside the circle, didn't quite hold of the lofted drive, but enough on it

36.6

Javed Ahmadi to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, beaten outside off for a small moral victory for the bowler, his first of the day

End of over 37 (5 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 195/2
Imam-ul-Haq    54* (66b 4x4)      Javed Ahmadi    7-0-43-0
Umar Waheed    23* (30b 1x4)      Shabir Noori    7-0-40-1

37.1

Sharafudin to Umar Waheed, no run

37.2

Sharafudin to Umar Waheed, 1 run

37.3

Sharafudin to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run

37.4

Sharafudin to Umar Waheed, no run

37.5

Sharafudin to Umar Waheed, FOUR, swept and backward square inside the circle doesn't put the dive in, ball just races away

37.6

Sharafudin to Umar Waheed, no run

So Pakistan go into drinks with a very strong platform for going on to 300. They haven''t even really moved out of lower second gear up to now. It's been solid, enterprising batting against a side that have not been allowed any chance to assert themselves.

End of over 38 (6 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 201/2
Umar Waheed    28* (35b 2x4)      Sharafudin    8-0-33-0
Imam-ul-Haq    55* (67b 4x4)      Javed Ahmadi    7-0-43-0

38.1

Javed Ahmadi to Imam-ul-Haq, 2 runs, short and flat-batted with power, one bounce to long-off and another overthrow demonstrates just how relatively unsharp Afghanistan have been today

38.2

Javed Ahmadi to Imam-ul-Haq, FOUR, came down the track to hit in the air, mid-on dives to his right but can't get to it

38.3

Javed Ahmadi to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, tapped to gully

38.4

Javed Ahmadi to Imam-ul-Haq, FOUR, another cheeky, later than late reverse-sweep, "he plays that very well" says Binoy George to my right

38.5

Javed Ahmadi to Imam-ul-Haq, FOUR, stood up straight to blast a drive over the bowler's head

38.6

Javed Ahmadi to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, played back to the bower

So the acceleration has come. Pakistan's best over of the innings so far. Anyone for 350?

End of over 39 (14 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 215/2
Imam-ul-Haq    69* (73b 7x4)      Javed Ahmadi    8-0-57-0
Umar Waheed    28* (35b 2x4)      Sharafudin    8-0-33-0

39.1

Sharafudin to Umar Waheed, no run, defended off the front foot, Sharaf still not afraid to give it air

39.2

Sharafudin to Umar Waheed, 1 run, swept to the man on the square leg boundary

39.3

Sharafudin to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, backs away to cut, misses, and it just misses off stump too

39.4

Sharafudin to Imam-ul-Haq, OUT, comes down the track and misses it completely. End of a fine innings, did the job for his team.

Imam-ul-Haq b Sharafudin 69 (99m 73b 7x4 0x6) SR: 94.52

Nawaz the new bat, shakes hands with Iman on the way in, Imam receiving applause from the 100 or so Pakistani fans here at Kinrara

39.5

Sharafudin to Mohammad Nawaz, no run, pushed back to the bowler

39.6

Sharafudin to Mohammad Nawaz, no run, pushed to midwicket

End of over 40 (1 run) Pakistan Under-19s 216/3
Mohammad Nawaz (3)    0* (2b)      Sharafudin    9-0-34-1
Umar Waheed    29* (37b 2x4)      Javed Ahmadi    8-0-57-0

Sayed Shirzad and his pace back on at the Pavilion End, replaced Yamin Ahmadzai in today's Afghan XI

40.1

Sayed Shirzad to Umar Waheed, no run, plays and misses outside off

40.2

Sayed Shirzad to Umar Waheed, 1 run, played down to third man

40.3

Sayed Shirzad to Mohammad Nawaz, 1 run, drops the bat on a ball angling in, mid-on collects

Bowler misses his run-up, comes back for another try

40.4

Sayed Shirzad to Umar Waheed, 1 run, gets on his toes to clip a ball rising outside off to wide third man

40.5

Sayed Shirzad to Mohammad Nawaz, no run, stand and deliver drive attempted, goes straight to mid off

40.6

Sayed Shirzad to Mohammad Nawaz, no run, played back down the track off his hip

End of over 41 (3 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 219/3
Mohammad Nawaz (3)    1* (5b)      Sayed Shirzad    9-0-45-0
Umar Waheed    31* (40b 2x4)      Sharafudin    9-0-34-1

41.1

Sharafudin to Umar Waheed, 1 run, quick run to Aftab Alam at fine leg, Nawaz beats the throw to the 'keeper

41.2

Sharafudin to Mohammad Nawaz, 1 run, driven off the front foot to deep cover

41.3

Sharafudin to Umar Waheed, no run, reverse-sweep attempted, sets down the track, sent back, dives back in just before the throw from backward point comes in

41.4

Sharafudin to Umar Waheed, 2 runs, nurdled fine

41.5

Sharafudin to Umar Waheed, 2 runs, paddled round, all wrist and angles from Umar

41.6

Sharafudin to Umar Waheed, FOUR, cut, late, and gets to the boundary earlier than the fielder

Nine an over from now on will get Pakistan past 300

End of over 42 (10 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 229/3
Umar Waheed    40* (45b 3x4)      Sharafudin    10-0-44-1
Mohammad Nawaz (3)    2* (6b)      Sayed Shirzad    9-0-45-0

Sharaf had bowled well, with flight and nous, escaping punishment

42.1

Sayed Shirzad to Mohammad Nawaz, no run, length-delivery, played back to the bowler

42.2

Sayed Shirzad to Mohammad Nawaz, FOUR, short and helped round, actually slammed round, fine leg had five yards to make up and couldn't get anywhere near the ball

42.3

Sayed Shirzad to Mohammad Nawaz, 1 run, pitched up, driven from middle to long-off

42.4

Sayed Shirzad to Umar Waheed, 1 run, a 'drop and run' as Binoy George calls them, which you only see the high-calibre batsmen play

42.5

Sayed Shirzad to Mohammad Nawaz, no run

42.6

Sayed Shirzad to Mohammad Nawaz, SIX, pitched up, and just stands tall to hit it over mid-off's head to the long-off boundary

End of over 43 (12 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 241/3
Mohammad Nawaz (3)    13* (11b 1x4 1x6)      Sayed Shirzad    10-0-57-0
Umar Waheed    41* (46b 3x4)      Sharafudin    10-0-44-1

43.1

Javed Ahmadi to Umar Waheed, no run

43.2

Javed Ahmadi to Umar Waheed, 1 run, pushed to point

43.3

Javed Ahmadi to Mohammad Nawaz, no run, leading edge, goes along the ground to point

43.4

Javed Ahmadi to Mohammad Nawaz, 1 run, good stroke for just one, driven to cover point

43.5

Javed Ahmadi to Umar Waheed, 1 run, punched down the ground to long on

43.6

Javed Ahmadi to Mohammad Nawaz, no run

End of over 44 (3 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 244/3
Mohammad Nawaz (3)    14* (14b 1x4 1x6)      Javed Ahmadi    9-0-60-0
Umar Waheed    43* (49b 3x4)      Sayed Shirzad    10-0-57-0

44.1

Aftab Alam to Umar Waheed, FOUR, length ball, outside off, deliberately glanced down, beats the 'keeper's dive to his right

And the ball's been lost in the rushes behind the sightscreen

Has been refound, and the umpire tosses it back to Aftab at the top of his run-up

44.2

Aftab Alam to Umar Waheed, 1 wide, over the batsman's head

44.2

Aftab Alam to Umar Waheed, 1 wide

44.2

Aftab Alam to Umar Waheed, no run, hit hard back to the bowler off the front foot, does well to stop it getting past him

44.3

Aftab Alam to Umar Waheed, 1 run, turned off his hip to the gap at square leg

44.4

Aftab Alam to Mohammad Nawaz, no run

44.5

Aftab Alam to Mohammad Nawaz, no run

44.6

Aftab Alam to Mohammad Nawaz, no run, jams the batsman up, drops off the bat in front of him

End of over 45 (7 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 251/3
Mohammad Nawaz (3)    14* (17b 1x4 1x6)      Aftab Alam    7-0-34-1
Umar Waheed    48* (52b 4x4)      Javed Ahmadi    9-0-60-0

45.1

Javed Ahmadi to Umar Waheed, no run, the reverse-sweep goes to short third man

45.2

Javed Ahmadi to Umar Waheed, 1 run, driven to deep square-leg

45.3

Javed Ahmadi to Mohammad Nawaz, 1 run, tickled to fine leg

45.4

Javed Ahmadi to Umar Waheed, 1 run, turned to square leg

And that's his 50. Another good one by the promising bat

45.5

Javed Ahmadi to Mohammad Nawaz, 2 runs, saved well by long-off, puts the boot in on the boundary

45.6

Javed Ahmadi to Mohammad Nawaz, 2 runs, cut away to backward point on the boundary

And that's Javed Ahmadi's spell done. Found it hard today

End of over 46 (7 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 258/3
Mohammad Nawaz (3)    19* (20b 1x4 1x6)      Javed Ahmadi    10-0-67-0
Umar Waheed    50* (55b 4x4)      Aftab Alam    7-0-34-1

46.1

Aftab Alam to Umar Waheed, no run, dropped straight in and out of mid-off's hands on the edge of the circle

46.2

Aftab Alam to Umar Waheed, 2 runs

46.3

Aftab Alam to Umar Waheed, 2 runs, driven to long-off, who'd dropped back

46.4

Aftab Alam to Umar Waheed, FOUR, yorker-length, squeezed out past the fine leg fielder inside the circle

46.5

Aftab Alam to Umar Waheed, 1 run, bit of inswing for Aftab, high full-toss on leg, batsman plays it back, Aftab fields and throws it back, hits the batsman on the pads, deflects, they take an overthrow, and then Waheed dives into the beat the throw! It's all happening here

46.6

Aftab Alam to Mohammad Nawaz, 1 run, drive off the front-foot, aerial to long-on

End of over 47 (10 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 268/3
Mohammad Nawaz (3)    20* (21b 1x4 1x6)      Aftab Alam    8-0-44-1
Umar Waheed    59* (60b 5x4)      Javed Ahmadi    10-0-67-0

Shabir Noori back on at the Masjid End

47.1

Shabir Noori to Mohammad Nawaz, 1 run, length ball, driven hard to long-off

47.2

Shabir Noori to Umar Waheed, SIX, steps down to loft one over midwicket with quite some heft

47.3

Shabir Noori to Umar Waheed, FOUR, cut, under-edged, goes fine and there's no one at third man

47.4

Shabir Noori to Umar Waheed, 1 run, clipped to square leg, coming forward

47.5

Shabir Noori to Mohammad Nawaz, 1 run, tip and run to a ball on the stumps, the 'keeper runs to point

47.6

Shabir Noori to Umar Waheed, 1 run, nudged round to backward square

End of over 48 (14 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 282/3
Umar Waheed    71* (64b 6x4 1x6)      Shabir Noori    8-0-54-1
Mohammad Nawaz (3)    22* (23b 1x4 1x6)      Aftab Alam    8-0-44-1

Aftab to bowl his last.

48.1

Aftab Alam to Umar Waheed, FOUR, Short ball, fetched from outside off and swung round the unattended midwicket boundary

48.2

Aftab Alam to Umar Waheed, 1 run, driven to long-off

48.3

Aftab Alam to Mohammad Nawaz, 1 run, short, and rising outside off, plenty of time for the in-form batsman to hook it in front of square

48.4

Aftab Alam to Umar Waheed, 1 leg bye

48.5

Aftab Alam to Mohammad Nawaz, 1 run, unnecessary from Aftab. In his frustration tries to throw down the wickets after the ball's played back to him and the 'keeper fumbles for an overthrow

48.6

Aftab Alam to Umar Waheed, no run

End of over 49 (8 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 290/3
Umar Waheed    76* (68b 7x4 1x6)      Aftab Alam    9-0-51-1
Mohammad Nawaz (3)    24* (25b 1x4 1x6)      Shabir Noori    8-0-54-1

49.1

Shabir Noori to Mohammad Nawaz, FOUR, short outside off and slashed over and between point and the cover sweeper

49.2

Shabir Noori to Mohammad Nawaz, no run, full-toss driven, without timing to mid-off

49.3

Shabir Noori to Mohammad Nawaz, 1 run, driven to long-off

49.4

Shabir Noori to Umar Waheed, 1 run, Shabir round the wicket and the right-hander reverses to normal point

49.5

Shabir Noori to Mohammad Nawaz, no run, back to the bowler

49.6

Shabir Noori to Mohammad Nawaz, 1 run, speared into the block-hole and driven to long-off

So, Pakistan finish just under 300 but nothing much to be disappointed about at all. The top order played in controlled, measured fashion, punished all that was loose and took runs off good balls too. Afghanistan definitely made to look second best up to now but it remains a very good batting track and the Afghans, if they can get a start, will have every confidence in chasing down this near run-a-ball-target

The teams are taking lunch and play will resume in just under 40 minutes' time. Thanks for being with us and we look forward to welcoming you back for what could be an interesting few hours of cricket.

End of over 50 (7 runs) Pakistan Under-19s 296/3
Mohammad Nawaz (3)    30* (30b 2x4 1x6)      Shabir Noori    9-0-61-1
Umar Waheed    77* (69b 7x4 1x6)      Aftab Alam    9-0-51-1
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Photos

Jun 28, 2012

The Afghanistan Under-19s team in a huddle, Afghanistan v Pakistan U-19s, Kuala Lumpur, Under-19 Asia Cup, June 28, 2012

The Afghanistan Under-19s team in a huddle

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Jun 28, 2012

Javed Ahmadi with Babar Azam, Afghanistan v Pakistan U-19s, Kuala Lumpur, Under-19 Asia Cup, June 28, 2012

Afghanistan U-19s captain Javed Ahmadi with Pakistan U-19s captain Babar Azam

© Peter Lim/Asian Cricket Council

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