Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup, 2013 / Commentary

Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup - Group A

India Under-23s v Pakistan Under-23s

India Under-23s won by 3 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)

Welcome to the Kallang ground, the home of Singapore cricket which is hosting this Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams game between India U-23 and Pakistan U-23. The national anthems have just been played, the teams are going through their final preparations on the outfield and it looks like a good toss to have won. Saad Khan Janjua, the Singapore captain is here with his team for a practise session and is with us, he says, "it's a good true track, a batsman needs to stay there and concentrate on the singles and doubles because boundaries will be difficult on the slow outfield." And a good score on this track? "240-250," says Saad, "the wicket will be easier in the afternoon." Our thanks to the captain of host nation Singapore and particpants in this ACC Emerging Teams Cup. The teams have taken the field, plenty of talent and future full internationals on show.

0.1

Sandeep Sharma to Babar Azam, no run, full, outside off, left alone

0.2

Sandeep Sharma to Babar Azam, no run, length delivery, outside off, arms are shouldered

0.3

Sandeep Sharma to Babar Azam, no run, bat on ball to a good length delivery, good pace from Sandeep

0.4

Sandeep Sharma to Babar Azam, no run, in the off-stump corridor, left alone

0.5

Sandeep Sharma to Babar Azam, 1 run, hint of inswing, inside edge into the pads, bowler throws his arms up in despair, was almost through!

0.6

Sandeep Sharma to Azeem Ghumman, no run, hint of outswing this time too, length ball, moving away. Good over from Sandeep Sharma.

End of over 1 (1 run) Pakistan Under-23s 1/0
Azeem Ghumman    0* (1b)      Sandeep Sharma    1-0-1-0
Babar Azam    1* (5b)     

1.1

Sandeep Warrier to Babar Azam, no run, a bit of away swing first up, batsman leaves

1.2

Sandeep Warrier to Babar Azam, no run, fine delivery, rising off a length outside off

1.3

Sandeep Warrier to Babar Azam, no run, batsman forward in defense to a fuller delivery on middle and off

1.4

Sandeep Warrier to Babar Azam, no run, another pearler! Climbs off a length and the 'keeper Lokesh takes it waist high

1.5

Sandeep Warrier to Babar Azam, 1 run, over the ball, played to point

Hold-up while the sightscreen at the City End is being adjusted

1.6

Sandeep Warrier to Azeem Ghumman, no run, full, on the stunmps, defended

India's new ball bowlers impressing with pace and accuracy so far

End of over 2 (1 run) Pakistan Under-23s 2/0
Azeem Ghumman    0* (2b)      S Sandeep Warrier    1-0-1-0
Babar Azam    2* (10b)      Sandeep Sharma    1-0-1-0

2.1

Sandeep Sharma to Babar Azam, no run, full, on off, forward defensive

2.2

Sandeep Sharma to Babar Azam, OUT, rapped on the pads, right on the knee roll, rooted in the crease, hint of inwards movement and that was hitting!

Babar Azam lbw b Sandeep Sharma 2 (12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

2.3

Sandeep Sharma to Umar Waheed, no run, really bends his back does Sandeep, that was on a full length and is defended

2.4

Sandeep Sharma to Umar Waheed, 1 run, full, looking for that yorker, batsman jams the bat down, doesn't know the ball's squirted behind him, called through

2.5

Sandeep Sharma to Azeem Ghumman, no run, full, on middle and leg, defended

2.6

Sandeep Sharma to Azeem Ghumman, no run, just a little quicker than the batsmen expected, late on the defensive stroke but he surivives and India are bowling well. Not a delivery wasted so far

End of over 3 (1 run) Pakistan Under-23s 3/1
Azeem Ghumman    0* (4b)      Sandeep Sharma    2-0-2-1
Umar Waheed    1* (2b)      S Sandeep Warrier    1-0-1-0

3.1

Sandeep Warrier to Umar Waheed, 1 wide

3.1

Sandeep Warrier to Umar Waheed, no run, full, on leg and middle, played to mid-on. Slip and gully in place

3.2

Sandeep Warrier to Umar Waheed, no run, full, on off and middle, played to mid-off.

3.3

Sandeep Warrier to Umar Waheed, no run, beaten by one that climbs off a length, there is that spot that Sandeep Warrier is finding which has troubled all the batsmen

3.4

Sandeep Warrier to Umar Waheed, no run, full, on off, played to point

3.5

Sandeep Warrier to Umar Waheed, no run, length delivery, outside off, left alone

3.6

Sandeep Warrier to Umar Waheed, no run

Warrier impressing, looks a real prospect, pace and movement

End of over 4 (1 run) Pakistan Under-23s 4/1
Umar Waheed    1* (8b)      S Sandeep Warrier    2-0-2-0
Azeem Ghumman    0* (4b)      Sandeep Sharma    2-0-2-1

4.1

Sandeep Sharma to Azeem Ghumman, 2 runs, tucked off his pads to square leg

4.2

Sandeep Sharma to Azeem Ghumman, 2 byes, zips off a length, swinging late as it reaches the 'keeper

4.3

Sandeep Sharma to Azeem Ghumman, no run, back of a length, on his pads, played to mid-wicket inside the circle

4.4

Sandeep Sharma to Azeem Ghumman, no run, full and on the stumps, forward to defend

Gully moves in to a catching position on the leg side

4.5

Sandeep Sharma to Azeem Ghumman, no run, full, and forward in defense

4.6

Sandeep Sharma to Azeem Ghumman, no run, short, sits up, plays the hook downwards, one bounce to backward square leg

About 1000 spectators here already, many more expected during the day. Sun bursting through the clouds too

End of over 5 (4 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 8/1
Azeem Ghumman    2* (10b)      Sandeep Sharma    3-0-4-1
Umar Waheed    1* (8b)      S Sandeep Warrier    2-0-2-0

5.1

Sandeep Warrier to Umar Waheed, no run, length delivery on off, played to gully

5.2

Sandeep Warrier to Umar Waheed, no run, back-foot defense

Slip and gully for Warrier

5.3

Sandeep Warrier to Umar Waheed, no run, another one that climbs off a length, batsman leaves

5.4

Sandeep Warrier to Umar Waheed, no run, fuller, a touch slower, Umar drives without much conviction, to mid-off

5.5

Sandeep Warrier to Umar Waheed, no run, times the square drive to an off-stump half-volley, but on the bounce to point

5.6

Sandeep Warrier to Umar Waheed, 1 run, length ball, on off, opens the face a touch to find cover point

End of over 6 (1 run) Pakistan Under-23s 9/1
Umar Waheed    2* (14b)      S Sandeep Warrier    3-0-3-0
Azeem Ghumman    2* (10b)      Sandeep Sharma    3-0-4-1

6.1

Sandeep Sharma to Umar Waheed, no run, full, on middle, defended down the track

6.2

Sandeep Sharma to Umar Waheed, no run, full, on off, played to point

6.3

Sandeep Sharma to Umar Waheed, no run, steady bowling, steady batting, length ball defended to the leg-side

6.4

Sandeep Sharma to Umar Waheed, no run, that line is tighter than a locked door at the moment, no room to play any strokes

6.5

Sandeep Sharma to Umar Waheed, 2 runs, drops short, slow bounce, front foot cut, just evades cover, in the air for a while

6.6

Sandeep Sharma to Umar Waheed, no run, back to basics by the bowler, the batsman too: forward defensive

End of over 7 (2 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 11/1
Umar Waheed    4* (20b)      Sandeep Sharma    4-0-6-1
Azeem Ghumman    2* (10b)      S Sandeep Warrier    3-0-3-0

7.1

Sandeep Warrier to Azeem Ghumman, 1 run, tapped to the leg-side gap

7.2

Sandeep Warrier to Umar Waheed, no run, Umar Waheed seeing it well, not quite trusting himself or the conditions to unleash a full-force drive, shoulders opened to play a drive to a full-length delivery, in the end, pushes it to mid-off

7.3

Sandeep Warrier to Umar Waheed, no run, bat and pad jammed together, ball drops to his feet after climbing off a length

7.4

Sandeep Warrier to Umar Waheed, 1 wide

7.4

Sandeep Warrier to Umar Waheed, 1 run, full, on the pads, glanced to fine leg

7.5

Sandeep Warrier to Azeem Ghumman, OUT, neither forward nor back, that ball climbed off a length, and plays a shot that wouldn't have gone anywhere even if he's hit it, he did edge it though

Azeem Ghumman c †Rahul b Sandeep Warrier 3 (12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

7.6

Sandeep Warrier to Bilawal Bhatti, 1 run, climbs off a length, into the ribs, played down to fine leg

About 1500 spectators at the Kallang now

End of over 8 (4 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 15/2
Bilawal Bhatti    1* (1b)      S Sandeep Warrier    4-0-7-1
Umar Waheed    5* (23b)      Sandeep Sharma    4-0-6-1

8.1

Sandeep Sharma to Bilawal Bhatti, no run, full, on middle, defended

8.2

Sandeep Sharma to Bilawal Bhatti, no run, full, aimed at leg, takes the pad, appeal, going down leg

8.3

Sandeep Sharma to Bilawal Bhatti, no run, forward in defense to a full-length delivery. These two batsmen look the best of the four we've seen so far

8.4

Sandeep Sharma to Bilawal Bhatti, no run, full, on middle, driven, not with optimal timing, mid-on fields

8.5

Sandeep Sharma to Bilawal Bhatti, 2 runs, full, on middle, driven in the air, between bowler and mid-on

8.6

Sandeep Sharma to Bilawal Bhatti, FOUR, short ball, under-edges the pull fine, races away

End of over 9 (6 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 21/2
Bilawal Bhatti    7* (7b 1x4)      Sandeep Sharma    5-0-12-1
Umar Waheed    5* (23b)      S Sandeep Warrier    4-0-7-1

9.1

Sandeep Warrier to Umar Waheed, no run, Warrier keeps impressing, another pacy delivery that keeps on rising after pitching

9.2

Sandeep Warrier to Umar Waheed, no run, Ditto. 'Keeper standing 20 yards back takes it waist high

9.3

Sandeep Warrier to Umar Waheed, no run, fuller length, outside off, left alone

9.4

Sandeep Warrier to Umar Waheed, 1 run, pitched right up, on middle, forward to drive, bump-balled over the bowler's head

9.5

Sandeep Warrier to Bilawal Bhatti, OUT, gives it away! Surprised by the extra zip of a back-of-length delivery, tries to be cute with a lofted dink, mistimes it, and gully takes the offering, fingers pointed to the sky

Bilawal Bhatti c Yadav b Sandeep Warrier 7 (8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

9.6

Sandeep Warrier to Usman Salahuddin, no run, forward in defense

Been India's morning so far, some excellent new ball bowling, every ball bowled with intent, Sandeep Warrier particularly impressive

End of over 10 (1 run) Pakistan Under-23s 22/3
Usman Salahuddin    0* (1b)      S Sandeep Warrier    5-0-8-2
Umar Waheed    6* (27b)      Sandeep Sharma    5-0-12-1

10.1

Sandeep Sharma to Umar Waheed, 1 wide, down leg

10.1

Sandeep Sharma to Umar Waheed, no run, full, and firmly forward in defense

10.2

Sandeep Sharma to Umar Waheed, 1 run, back of a length, outside off, head over the ball, taps it to point

10.3

Sandeep Sharma to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, fuller, well-timed off his legs, square leg does well to save a run diving to his left

10.4

Sandeep Sharma to Umar Waheed, no run, length ball outside off, unmolested

10.5

Sandeep Sharma to Umar Waheed, no run, short, swivels to pull, slow off the wicket, one bounce to square leg

10.6

Sandeep Sharma to Umar Waheed, no run, short again, through with the shot early, ball takes the body

Crowd of 2000 now at The Kallang

End of over 11 (3 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 25/3
Umar Waheed    7* (32b)      Sandeep Sharma    6-0-15-1
Usman Salahuddin    1* (2b)      S Sandeep Warrier    5-0-8-2

11.1

Sandeep Warrier to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, full, played to point

11.2

Sandeep Warrier to Umar Waheed, 2 runs, full, times a drive wide of cover, good stroke

11.3

Sandeep Warrier to Umar Waheed, no run, full, outside off, batsman beaten

11.4

Sandeep Warrier to Umar Waheed, no run, good ball! Climbs off a length, outside off, batsman beaten coming forward

11.5

Sandeep Warrier to Umar Waheed, no run, left alone outside off by the stocky compact batsman

11.6

Sandeep Warrier to Umar Waheed, no run, tries a bouncer, batsman sways out of the way

End of over 12 (3 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 28/3
Umar Waheed    9* (37b)      S Sandeep Warrier    6-0-11-2
Usman Salahuddin    2* (3b)      Sandeep Sharma    6-0-15-1

Spin coming on from the Pavilion End, SLA Akshar Patel, tall lad, square leg on the boundary, deep extra cover 10 yards in

12.1

Patel to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, and deep extra Manpreet fields the drive

12.2

Patel to Umar Waheed, no run

12.3

Patel to Umar Waheed, no run, forward defense

12.4

Patel to Umar Waheed, no run, pitching it right up is Akshar, not the quickest through the air but has a nice loop

12.5

Patel to Umar Waheed, FOUR, leg-stump half-volley, driven hard through mid-on. Second boundary of the innings

12.6

Patel to Umar Waheed, no run, tossed up, lands on middle, defended to leg

End of over 13 (5 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 33/3
Umar Waheed    13* (42b 1x4)      AR Patel    1-0-5-0
Usman Salahuddin    3* (4b)      S Sandeep Warrier    6-0-11-2

Warrier off, Bumrah and his cutters on

13.1

Bumrah to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, shortish run-up but has pace, played to point

13.2

Bumrah to Umar Waheed, 1 no ball

13.2

Bumrah to Umar Waheed, 1 run, Bumrah's cart-wheeling action generating plenty of zip off the wicket, played to point with an angled bat

13.3

Bumrah to Usman Salahuddin, no run

13.4

Bumrah to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, full, clipped to midwicket

13.5

Bumrah to Umar Waheed, 1 run, on top of the length ball to play it to cover point

13.6

Bumrah to Usman Salahuddin, 1 no ball, full, on the stumps, defended. Another front-foot no ball. another FREE HIT

13.6

Bumrah to Usman Salahuddin, no run, And once again not taken advantage of

End of over 14 (6 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 39/3
Usman Salahuddin    5* (9b)      JJ Bumrah    1-0-6-0
Umar Waheed    15* (45b 1x4)      AR Patel    1-0-5-0

14.1

Patel to Umar Waheed, no run

14.2

Patel to Umar Waheed, no run

14.3

Patel to Umar Waheed, no run

14.4

Patel to Umar Waheed, no run

14.5

Patel to Umar Waheed, no run

14.6

Patel to Umar Waheed, 1 run, forward to drive, long-single to long-off

End of over 15 (1 run) Pakistan Under-23s 40/3
Umar Waheed    16* (51b 1x4)      AR Patel    2-0-6-0
Usman Salahuddin    5* (9b)      JJ Bumrah    1-0-6-0

15.1

Bumrah to Umar Waheed, FOUR, full, Pakistan targeting this bowler, big drive, takes the edge but all along the ground to third man

15.2

Bumrah to Umar Waheed, no run, in the block-hole, defended

15.3

Bumrah to Umar Waheed, no run, attempted cut, misses

15.4

Bumrah to Umar Waheed, no run, full, forward to defend, slip still in place

15.5

Bumrah to Umar Waheed, no run, climbs off a length, batsman tries to glance it to leg, taken on the glove and receiving treatment

15.6

Bumrah to Umar Waheed, 1 bye

End of over 16 (5 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 45/3
Umar Waheed    20* (57b 2x4)      JJ Bumrah    2-0-10-0
Usman Salahuddin    5* (9b)      AR Patel    2-0-6-0

It's been India up to now but a partnership is building and plenty of cricket left in this one. Crowd building all the time, over 2000 here now

16.1

Patel to Umar Waheed, no run

16.2

Patel to Umar Waheed, no run

16.3

Patel to Umar Waheed, no run

16.4

Patel to Umar Waheed, no run

16.5

Patel to Umar Waheed, 1 run, full-length, turned round the corner

16.6

Patel to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, ditto

End of over 17 (2 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 47/3
Usman Salahuddin    6* (10b)      AR Patel    3-0-8-0
Umar Waheed    21* (62b 2x4)      JJ Bumrah    2-0-10-0

17.1

Bumrah to Usman Salahuddin, 2 runs, full, on leg, clipped round the corner

17.2

Bumrah to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, on the legs again, glanced fine

17.3

Bumrah to Umar Waheed, no run, length ball, defended

17.4

Bumrah to Umar Waheed, no run

17.5

Bumrah to Umar Waheed, no run

17.6

Bumrah to Umar Waheed, no run

End of over 18 (3 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 50/3
Umar Waheed    21* (66b 2x4)      JJ Bumrah    3-0-13-0
Usman Salahuddin    9* (12b)      AR Patel    3-0-8-0

18.1

Patel to Usman Salahuddin, no run

18.2

Patel to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, plenty of revs on the ball, fingers rolling over the seam at release

18.3

Patel to Umar Waheed, no run, another one keeps the batsmen honest

18.4

Patel to Umar Waheed, no run

18.5

Patel to Umar Waheed, 1 run, played to the leg-side gap, quick single

18.6

Patel to Usman Salahuddin, no run, fields a drive off his own bowling

End of over 19 (2 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 52/3
Usman Salahuddin    10* (15b)      AR Patel    4-0-10-0
Umar Waheed    22* (69b 2x4)      JJ Bumrah    3-0-13-0

19.1

Bumrah to Umar Waheed, 1 run, the whippety Bumrah drops one short, Waheed doesn't get hold of the pull, dribbles down to fine leg

19.2

Bumrah to Usman Salahuddin, 2 runs, full, on the pads, clipped square

19.3

Bumrah to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, full, on the pads, glanced fine

19.4

Bumrah to Umar Waheed, 1 wide, down leg, Bumrah a little ragged this over

19.4

Bumrah to Umar Waheed, no run, length ball, on middle, defended

19.5

Bumrah to Umar Waheed, no run, back of a length, outside off, cut attempted, missed

19.6

Bumrah to Umar Waheed, no run, full, on middle, played back to the bowler

End of over 20 (5 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 57/3
Umar Waheed    23* (73b 2x4)      JJ Bumrah    4-0-18-0
Usman Salahuddin    13* (17b)      AR Patel    4-0-10-0

Akshar Patel taken off after four steady overs, Menaria carbon copy (plus sunglasses) brought on at the Pavilion End

20.1

Menaria to Usman Salahuddin, no run

20.2

Menaria to Usman Salahuddin, no run

20.3

Menaria to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, tapped to point

20.4

Menaria to Umar Waheed, 2 runs, reverse-sweeps a full-length delivery

20.5

Menaria to Umar Waheed, 2 runs, firmly driven to the off-side gap, Warier does well to save running-round at long-off

20.6

Menaria to Umar Waheed, 1 run

End of over 21 (6 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 63/3
Umar Waheed    28* (76b 2x4)      AL Menaria    1-0-6-0
Usman Salahuddin    14* (20b)      JJ Bumrah    4-0-18-0

JJ Bumrah replaced by Baba Aparajith OB at the City End

21.1

Aparajith to Umar Waheed, 1 run, dinked down leg

21.2

Aparajith to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, tapped to point, has to hurry to make his ground at the bowler's end

21.3

Aparajith to Umar Waheed, 1 run

21.4

Aparajith to Usman Salahuddin, 2 runs, square-driven, good stroke

21.5

Aparajith to Usman Salahuddin, no run, drops short, worked off the hips, straight to square leg

21.6

Aparajith to Usman Salahuddin, no run, forward in defense

Arun Krishnan: "Looks like an interesting match ahead. I am heading to the ground in 10 mins to watch live action." You'll have lots of people with you here, Arun

End of over 22 (5 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 68/3
Usman Salahuddin    17* (24b)      B Aparajith    1-0-5-0
Umar Waheed    30* (78b 2x4)      AL Menaria    1-0-6-0

22.1

Menaria to Umar Waheed, no run

22.2

Menaria to Umar Waheed, no run

22.3

Menaria to Umar Waheed, 1 run, quicker delivery, played off the backfoot into the offside gap

22.4

Menaria to Usman Salahuddin, no run

22.5

Menaria to Usman Salahuddin, no run, driven to cover

22.6

Menaria to Usman Salahuddin, no run, floated up, waited on, defended back down the track

Menaria doesn't have the most conventional of actions but has decent flight and variation and doing a job for his team here

End of over 23 (1 run) Pakistan Under-23s 69/3
Usman Salahuddin    17* (27b)      AL Menaria    2-0-7-0
Umar Waheed    31* (81b 2x4)      B Aparajith    1-0-5-0

23.1

Aparajith to Umar Waheed, no run

23.2

Aparajith to Umar Waheed, 1 run, paddled round the corner

23.3

Aparajith to Usman Salahuddin, no run

23.4

Aparajith to Usman Salahuddin, no run, short, doesn't get hold of the attempted pull, bowler fields

23.5

Aparajith to Usman Salahuddin, no run, tossed up, driven back to the bowler

23.6

Aparajith to Usman Salahuddin, no run, beaten outside off by one that turns, sun shining brightly here now after a cloudy morning

Eshwar: "Can't wait to go and watch it in the ground! I'm so happy the finally have some cricket action in Singapore! We have been waiting for ages :)"

End of over 24 (1 run) Pakistan Under-23s 70/3
Usman Salahuddin    17* (31b)      B Aparajith    2-0-6-0
Umar Waheed    32* (83b 2x4)      AL Menaria    2-0-7-0

24.1

Menaria to Umar Waheed, no run

24.2

Menaria to Umar Waheed, 1 run, driven crisply to long-off

24.3

Menaria to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, nicely timed on-drive, flick of the wrists. And that's the 50-partnership

24.4

Menaria to Umar Waheed, no run, right up on leg-stump, played round to backward square leg

24.5

Menaria to Umar Waheed, 1 run

24.6

Menaria to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, full-length delivery, angled bat drive to deep extra

Decent crowd of 2500 here at the Kallang at the moment for this Asian Cricket Council event

End of over 25 (4 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 74/3
Usman Salahuddin    19* (33b)      AL Menaria    3-0-11-0
Umar Waheed    34* (87b 2x4)      B Aparajith    2-0-6-0

25.1

Aparajith to Usman Salahuddin, no run

25.2

Aparajith to Usman Salahuddin, 2 byes, attempted sweep, misses everything

25.3

Aparajith to Usman Salahuddin, no run, forward in defense

25.4

Aparajith to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, milking on-drive to deep midwicket, ambled single

25.5

Aparajith to Umar Waheed, 1 run, full and clipped to square leg

25.6

Aparajith to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, driven to mid-on

End of over 26 (5 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 79/3
Usman Salahuddin    21* (38b)      B Aparajith    3-0-9-0
Umar Waheed    35* (88b 2x4)      AL Menaria    3-0-11-0

26.1

Menaria to Usman Salahuddin, FOUR, short, gets the treatment, pulled hard in front of square. First boundary in 11 overs

26.2

Menaria to Usman Salahuddin, no run

26.3

Menaria to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run

26.4

Menaria to Umar Waheed, no run

26.5

Menaria to Umar Waheed, 1 run, tip and run to leg

26.6

Menaria to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, more good running

The heavy outfield is making boundary scoring difficult but these two have done well to rebuild the innings, chanceless so far

End of over 27 (7 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 86/3
Usman Salahuddin    27* (42b 1x4)      AL Menaria    4-0-18-0
Umar Waheed    36* (90b 2x4)      B Aparajith    3-0-9-0

27.1

Aparajith to Usman Salahuddin, no run

27.2

Aparajith to Usman Salahuddin, no run

27.3

Aparajith to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run

27.4

Aparajith to Umar Waheed, 1 run

27.5

Aparajith to Usman Salahuddin, no run

27.6

Aparajith to Usman Salahuddin, no run, big appeal for a bat-pad catch as the 'keeper runs around to leg

End of over 28 (2 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 88/3
Usman Salahuddin    28* (47b 1x4)      B Aparajith    4-0-11-0
Umar Waheed    37* (91b 2x4)      AL Menaria    4-0-18-0

28.1

Menaria to Umar Waheed, 1 run

28.2

Menaria to Usman Salahuddin, no run

28.3

Menaria to Usman Salahuddin, no run, mid-off round to his right well to prevent the drive scoring a run

28.4

Menaria to Usman Salahuddin, no run

28.5

Menaria to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, driven firmly enough to beat Akshar Patel at mid-off this time, long-off gathers

28.6

Menaria to Umar Waheed, 1 run

End of over 29 (3 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 91/3
Umar Waheed    39* (93b 2x4)      AL Menaria    5-0-21-0
Usman Salahuddin    29* (51b 1x4)      B Aparajith    4-0-11-0

29.1

Aparajith to Umar Waheed, no run

29.2

Aparajith to Umar Waheed, 1 run, top-edges a sweep, just over the head of backward square

29.3

Aparajith to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run

29.4

Aparajith to Umar Waheed, no run

29.5

Aparajith to Umar Waheed, no run, up there, spinning into the pads

29.6

Aparajith to Umar Waheed, 1 run, full, paddled round to fine leg

Batting's not been easy at all so far, India's new ball bowlers were on top but this fourth-wicket pair have been risk-free and steady in rebuilding the Pakistan innings and a score of 200 is in reach

End of over 30 (3 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 94/3
Umar Waheed    41* (98b 2x4)      B Aparajith    5-0-14-0
Usman Salahuddin    30* (52b 1x4)      AL Menaria    5-0-21-0

Akshar Patel SLA back from the Pavilion End, kept the ball right up to the bat first up, giving the batsmen no room to play

30.1

Patel to Umar Waheed, no run

30.2

Patel to Umar Waheed, 1 run

30.3

Patel to Usman Salahuddin, no run

30.4

Patel to Usman Salahuddin, no run

30.5

Patel to Usman Salahuddin, no run

30.6

Patel to Usman Salahuddin, no run, pitched up, attempted drive squirts off the face, but bounces in front of cover

End of over 31 (1 run) Pakistan Under-23s 95/3
Usman Salahuddin    30* (56b 1x4)      AR Patel    5-0-11-0
Umar Waheed    42* (100b 2x4)      B Aparajith    5-0-14-0

31.1

Aparajith to Umar Waheed, no run

31.2

Aparajith to Umar Waheed, 1 run, driven, walked single to long-on

three on the boundary on the leg-side

31.3

Aparajith to Usman Salahuddin, 2 runs, driven into the off-side gap

Rehan Cheema: "atlast we've found pak vs ind once in a blue moon"

31.4

Aparajith to Usman Salahuddin, no run

31.5

Aparajith to Usman Salahuddin, no run

31.6

Aparajith to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, turned off his legs, called through for a quick single and for once Umar Waheed hasn't pinched the strike!

End of over 32 (4 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 99/3
Usman Salahuddin    33* (60b 1x4)      B Aparajith    6-0-18-0
Umar Waheed    43* (102b 2x4)      AR Patel    5-0-11-0

32.1

Patel to Usman Salahuddin, no run

32.2

Patel to Usman Salahuddin, no run

32.3

Patel to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run

32.4

Patel to Umar Waheed, 1 run, short, swivels round to pull high over square leg, backward square fields one-handed on the bounce running to his left to save the boundary

32.5

Patel to Usman Salahuddin, no run

32.6

Patel to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, clipped to point

End of over 33 (3 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 102/3
Usman Salahuddin    35* (65b 1x4)      AR Patel    6-0-14-0
Umar Waheed    44* (103b 2x4)      B Aparajith    6-0-18-0

33.1

Aparajith to Usman Salahuddin, no run

33.2

Aparajith to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, tossed up, driven to long-on

33.3

Aparajith to Umar Waheed, no run, swept with fair to middling power, square leg saves with a dive

33.4

Aparajith to Umar Waheed, no run

33.5

Aparajith to Umar Waheed, 1 run

33.6

Aparajith to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, forward and then back to glance down to backward point

End of over 34 (3 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 105/3
Usman Salahuddin    37* (68b 1x4)      B Aparajith    7-0-21-0
Umar Waheed    45* (106b 2x4)      AR Patel    6-0-14-0

34.1

Menaria to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, driven to wide long-on

34.2

Menaria to Umar Waheed, no run, lands on a length, played back

34.3

Menaria to Umar Waheed, no run, ditto, bat quite a way ahead of body

34.4

Menaria to Umar Waheed, 1 run, flicked round the corner

34.5

Menaria to Usman Salahuddin, no run

34.6

Menaria to Usman Salahuddin, no run

Batting Powerplay for the next five overs

End of over 35 (2 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 107/3
Usman Salahuddin    38* (71b 1x4)      AL Menaria    6-0-23-0
Umar Waheed    46* (109b 2x4)      B Aparajith    7-0-21-0

Field for Akshar Patel being set carefully by Surya Yadav, spoke very well in the Tournament Press Conference a couple of days ago. "We're taking every match seriously," he said. Square leg and dep extra have been put on the rope

35.1

Patel to Umar Waheed, no run

35.2

Patel to Umar Waheed, no run

35.3

Patel to Umar Waheed, OUT, Waheed gives it away! Mistimes a drive, ball taking the inner half of the bat and bouncing, skies it to mid-on, ball in the air for a long time. Had battled so hard and so long. End of a good innings and a rescuing 4th-wicket partnership

Umar Waheed c Bumrah b Patel 46 (112b 2x4 0x6) SR: 41.07

35.4

Patel to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run

35.5

Patel to Mohammad Nawaz, no run

35.6

Patel to Mohammad Nawaz, no run

End of over 36 (1 run) Pakistan Under-23s 108/4
Mohammad Nawaz (3)    0* (2b)      AR Patel    7-0-15-1
Usman Salahuddin    39* (72b 1x4)      AL Menaria    6-0-23-0

Pace back on, Sandeep Sharma from the Pavilion End

36.1

Sandeep Sharma to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run

36.2

Sandeep Sharma to Mohammad Nawaz, 1 run

36.3

Sandeep Sharma to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, full, on the pads, driven sweetly to long-on

36.4

Sandeep Sharma to Mohammad Nawaz, no run, crisply on-driven to long-on

36.5

Sandeep Sharma to Mohammad Nawaz, 1 run

SB: "strong Indian support at the Kallang and it's clearly showing - bowlers and fielders have a spring in their step."

36.6

Sandeep Sharma to Usman Salahuddin, no run

SB: "strong Indian support at the Kallang and it's clearly showing - bowlers and fielders have a spring in their step."

End of over 37 (4 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 112/4
Usman Salahuddin    41* (75b 1x4)      Sandeep Sharma    7-0-19-1
Mohammad Nawaz (3)    2* (5b)      AR Patel    7-0-15-1

37.1

Patel to Mohammad Nawaz, 1 run

37.2

Patel to Usman Salahuddin, no run

37.3

Patel to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run

37.4

Patel to Mohammad Nawaz, 2 runs

37.5

Patel to Mohammad Nawaz, no run

37.6

Patel to Mohammad Nawaz, FOUR, Nawaz has been timing it sweetly from the start and this flick over midwicket was Sanath Jayasuriya-like effortless and powerful in execution!

Chief Selector and MP Sanath is in Singapore for this event watching the U-23s. We'll try and get him in the commentary box for a few words when we're in the same place

End of over 38 (8 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 120/4
Mohammad Nawaz (3)    9* (9b 1x4)      AR Patel    8-0-23-1
Usman Salahuddin    42* (77b 1x4)      Sandeep Sharma    7-0-19-1

38.1

Sandeep Sharma to Usman Salahuddin, no run, pitches on a length and slams into the pads, big appeal

38.2

Sandeep Sharma to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, hustles a single to square leg inside the circle

38.3

Sandeep Sharma to Mohammad Nawaz, OUT, Nawaz smites a length ball on the up, doesn't quite time it though, through with the stroke a fraction early and it sails into the waiting hands of long-on

Mohammad Nawaz (3) c Sandeep Warrier b Sandeep Sharma 9 (10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 90.00

38.4

Sandeep Sharma to Usman Salahuddin, no run

38.5

Sandeep Sharma to Usman Salahuddin, FOUR, edged down to third man, three yards wide of the keeper

38.6

Sandeep Sharma to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, tucked round the corner

End of over 39 (6 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 126/5
Usman Salahuddin    48* (82b 2x4)      Sandeep Sharma    8-0-25-2
Hammad Azam    0* (0b)      AR Patel    8-0-23-1

39.1

Bumrah to Usman Salahuddin, no run, block-hole ball, dug out

39.2

Bumrah to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, pushed to mid-on

39.3

Bumrah to Hammad Azam, 1 wide

39.3

Bumrah to Hammad Azam, no run, Pakistan's captain looking to open his shoulders, not quite timing it yet

39.4

Bumrah to Hammad Azam, 1 run, drives on the bounce to mid-off

39.5

Bumrah to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, glanced down to fine leg, and that's been a fine battling 50. Receives a generous round of applause from his fans at The Kallang

39.6

Bumrah to Hammad Azam, no run

End of over 40 (4 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 130/5
Hammad Azam    1* (3b)      JJ Bumrah    5-0-22-0
Usman Salahuddin    50* (85b 2x4)      Sandeep Sharma    8-0-25-2

200 still possible if they go at 7 an over

40.1

Patel to Usman Salahuddin, no run

Ajai: "Could you please provide some info on the ticket prices? Want to come watch the India innings." Free admission today and every day of the ACC Emerging Teams Cup Ajai. We look forward to have you join us and the other 1000s

40.2

Patel to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run

40.3

Patel to Hammad Azam, 1 run, clipped to point

40.4

Patel to Usman Salahuddin, no run, skittish running from Hammad Azam, sent back

40.5

Patel to Usman Salahuddin, no run

40.6

Patel to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, firmly driven to long-on

End of over 41 (3 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 133/5
Usman Salahuddin    52* (90b 2x4)      AR Patel    9-0-26-1
Hammad Azam    2* (4b)      JJ Bumrah    5-0-22-0

41.1

Bumrah to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, down on one knee to drive through the off-side gap

41.2

Bumrah to Hammad Azam, no run

41.3

Bumrah to Hammad Azam, 1 run, push and run to mid-off, loping strides get him home

41.4

Bumrah to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, sweetly timed to long on but boundaries there have been only two in the last 15 overs

41.5

Bumrah to Hammad Azam, 1 run, scurried single yet again

41.6

Bumrah to Usman Salahuddin, no run, square driven, was a run there perhaps, Usman sends his captain back, makes his ground just in time

End of over 42 (4 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 137/5
Usman Salahuddin    54* (93b 2x4)      JJ Bumrah    6-0-26-0
Hammad Azam    4* (7b)      AR Patel    9-0-26-1

42.1

Patel to Hammad Azam, SIX, swatted over square leg, shot of some power!

42.2

Patel to Hammad Azam, 1 run, walked single to long-on

42.3

Patel to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run

42.4

Patel to Hammad Azam, 1 run

42.5

Patel to Usman Salahuddin, no run

42.6

Patel to Usman Salahuddin, no run, balls have been there to work around, but the fielders are being found. That's the learning curve

End of over 43 (9 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 146/5
Usman Salahuddin    55* (96b 2x4)      AR Patel    10-0-35-1
Hammad Azam    12* (10b 1x6)      JJ Bumrah    6-0-26-0

43.1

Bumrah to Hammad Azam, no run

43.2

Bumrah to Hammad Azam, 1 no ball

43.2

Bumrah to Hammad Azam, no run, good delivery to save runs, right in the blockhole

43.3

Bumrah to Hammad Azam, 1 run

43.4

Bumrah to Usman Salahuddin, OUT, a run-out had to happen, Hammad Azam and Usman Salahuddin have had no understanding at all, Usman drives to mid-off 40 yards away, stays rooted in the crease, Hammad half-way down before he realises Usman's not moving and is yards out of his ground at the bowler's end

Hammad Azam run out 13 (14b 0x4 1x6) SR: 92.85

43.5

Bumrah to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, wide full-toss, slashed away to wide third man

43.6

Bumrah to Mohammad Rizwan, no run, yorker-length, on off, played to cover

End of over 44 (3 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 149/6
Mohammad Rizwan    0* (1b)      JJ Bumrah    7-0-29-0
Usman Salahuddin    56* (98b 2x4)      AR Patel    10-0-35-1

44.1

Sandeep Warrier to Usman Salahuddin, no run

44.2

Sandeep Warrier to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, lofted away to midwicket, boundary fielder saves

44.3

Sandeep Warrier to Mohammad Rizwan, 1 run

44.4

Sandeep Warrier to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, back of a length delivery, played n the front foot, chopped down to point

44.5

Sandeep Warrier to Mohammad Rizwan, no run, taken on the pads, Warrier bowling well

44.6

Sandeep Warrier to Mohammad Rizwan, 1 run, down the wicket to meet a pitched-up delivery on the full, driven to long-on

End of over 45 (4 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 153/6
Mohammad Rizwan    2* (4b)      S Sandeep Warrier    7-0-15-2
Usman Salahuddin    58* (101b 2x4)      JJ Bumrah    7-0-29-0

45.1

Bumrah to Mohammad Rizwan, 2 runs, pitched up, driven to long-off, in front of one of the full spectator stands

45.2

Bumrah to Mohammad Rizwan, 1 run

45.3

Bumrah to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, pitched up, driven to mid-off, scampered single

45.4

Bumrah to Mohammad Rizwan, 1 run, India have missed the stumps six times with run-out chances, that was another that went begging, Usman would have been out if cover had hit

45.5

Bumrah to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, chopped to point

45.6

Bumrah to Mohammad Rizwan, 1 run, lightning between the wickets is RIzwan! Played directly to mid-off at 3/4 velocity and yet beats the throw

10 an over's a big ask for 200 now. AJ: "Misbah brand of batting has pervailed over the pakistan youngesters too. It is all tuk tuk, no stoke play, not even in the last 10 overs."

End of over 46 (7 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 160/6
Mohammad Rizwan    7* (8b)      JJ Bumrah    8-0-36-0
Usman Salahuddin    60* (103b 2x4)      S Sandeep Warrier    7-0-15-2

46.1

Sandeep Warrier to Mohammad Rizwan, no run, down the wicket, ball is delivered wide of off and can't be reached

46.2

Sandeep Warrier to Mohammad Rizwan, 1 run, pushed to mid-off, India coasting at the moment on the back of some very tight bowling

46.3

Sandeep Warrier to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, played off the pads to midwicket

46.4

Sandeep Warrier to Mohammad Rizwan, 1 run, short ball, deflected square

46.5

Sandeep Warrier to Usman Salahuddin, OUT, full, on off, angled bat drive squirts straight to cover who grasps the ball in front of his face. Warrier's deserved that, has made things very difficult for the batsmen all day

Usman Salahuddin c Aparajith b Sandeep Warrier 61 (105b 2x4 0x6) SR: 58.09

Hussain Syed: "Did someone just blame Misbah for this... what..."

46.6

Sandeep Warrier to Usman Qadir, no run, wide of off, beats the left-hander's groping drive

End of over 47 (3 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 163/7
Usman Qadir    0* (1b)      S Sandeep Warrier    8-0-18-3
Mohammad Rizwan    9* (11b)      JJ Bumrah    8-0-36-0

47.1

Sandeep Sharma to Mohammad Rizwan, no run, down the wicket, middles it, but straight to mid-off close in

47.2

Sandeep Sharma to Mohammad Rizwan, 2 runs, drien to cover, Surya Yadav hits the stumps this time, but the ball deflects into space and they pinch another

47.3

Sandeep Sharma to Mohammad Rizwan, 1 run

47.4

Sandeep Sharma to Usman Qadir, 1 run

47.5

Sandeep Sharma to Mohammad Rizwan, 1 run, down the wicket again, played to cover

47.6

Sandeep Sharma to Usman Qadir, 1 run, middles a drive to a full delivery, mid-off shies at the stumps, batsman home safely

Mohsin Khan: "185 will be good sccore on this pitch. And Pakistan bowling line up is also well balanced. Watchout for Raza and Bilawal bhatti."

End of over 48 (6 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 169/7
Usman Qadir    2* (3b)      Sandeep Sharma    9-0-31-2
Mohammad Rizwan    13* (15b)      S Sandeep Warrier    8-0-18-3

48.1

Sandeep Warrier to Usman Qadir, FOUR, short, slammed over mid-wicket, first boundary in 51 deliveries

48.2

Sandeep Warrier to Usman Qadir, 1 run

48.3

Sandeep Warrier to Mohammad Rizwan, 1 run

48.4

Sandeep Warrier to Usman Qadir, (no ball) 1 run, high and wide full-toss, flat-batted to deep extra

48.4

Sandeep Warrier to Mohammad Rizwan, 1 run

48.5

Sandeep Warrier to Usman Qadir, 1 run, right in the blockhole, dug out to backward point

48.6

Sandeep Warrier to Mohammad Rizwan, FOUR, juicy full-toss, swatted through midwicket - Warrier's suddenly looking human after 8 peerless overs

End of over 49 (14 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 183/7
Mohammad Rizwan    19* (18b 1x4)      S Sandeep Warrier    9-0-32-3
Usman Qadir    9* (7b 1x4)      Sandeep Sharma    9-0-31-2

49.1

Sandeep Sharma to Usman Qadir, no run

49.2

Sandeep Sharma to Usman Qadir, 1 run

49.3

Sandeep Sharma to Mohammad Rizwan, FOUR, bada bing! Short and swivels to hammer a pull with considerable ferocity, one bounce over square leg

49.4

Sandeep Sharma to Mohammad Rizwan, 1 run, yorker length, pushed away

49.5

Sandeep Sharma to Usman Qadir, 1 run, length ball, on the stumps, worked to mid-on, no chance of a second

49.6

Sandeep Sharma to Mohammad Rizwan, 1 run, down the wicket to manufacture a low-full-toss, played to square leg, don't risk the second

191 a fair recovery from 22 for 3 but India the happier side going in to lunch, excellent new ball bowling by Warrier and Sharma and it took all of Waheed's and Salahuddin's skill to keep Warrier in particular out. An 85-run partnership by the two boosted Pakistan but the bowling and heavy outfield only allowed nine boundaries, four of which were struck by the tail. Pakistan's running between the wickets wasn't good but 191's a fighting score and they may have the bowlers to defend it. Waves of heat flowing off the turf and we're set for a scorcher. Full house here at the Kallang to watch. Join us after lunch at 1.30 PM, in 40 minutes from now.

End of over 50 (8 runs) Pakistan Under-23s 191/7
Mohammad Rizwan    25* (21b 2x4)      Sandeep Sharma    10-0-39-2
Usman Qadir    11* (10b 1x4)      S Sandeep Warrier    9-0-32-3
Tournament Results
India U-23s v Pak U-23s at Singapore - Aug 25, 2013
India U-23s won by 9 wickets (with 98 balls remaining)
India U-23s v U.A.E. at Singapore - Aug 23, 2013
India U-23s won by 46 runs
Pak U-23s v SL U-23s at Singapore - Aug 23, 2013
Pak U-23s won by 1 wicket (with 7 balls remaining)
Afghanistan v India U-23s at Singapore - Aug 22, 2013
Afghanistan won by 28 runs
Bdesh U-23s v U.A.E. at Singapore - Aug 22, 2013
U.A.E. won by 59 runs
More results »

Photos

Aug 18, 2013

Unmukt Chand plays an attacking shot on the off side, India Under-23 v Pakistan Under-23, Group A, Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup, Singapore, August 18, 2013

Unmukt Chand plays an attacking shot on the off side

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Aug 18, 2013

The Indian players celebrate the wicket of Babar Azam, India Under-23 v Pakistan Under-23, Group A, Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup, Singapore, August 18, 2013

The Indian players celebrate the wicket of Babar Azam

© ACC/Mithilesh Mishra