ICC Under-19 World Cup, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC Under-19 World Cup - Group B

India Under-19s v Papua New Guinea Under-19s

India Under-19s won by 195 runs

Right, we're ready. Taruwar Kohli faces up.

Toss: Colin Amini of PNG has won the toss and they will field first.

Pitch: The surface is quite hard and dry, and the bowlers should have their say early on. There should be a few runs later on.

Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's ball-by-ball coverage of the opening match of the Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia between runners-up India and Papua New Guinea. This is Kanishkaa Balachandran on the commentary cubicle. Allow me to introduce my fellow crew - Raju on scoring and George Binoy, who's found himself at the Kinrara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur. George will bring you the bulletin and other interesting snippets.

We're waiting for news on the toss, the weather and of course the teams. That shouldn't be too far away. If you want to grab a bite or dash for a 5-minute shower, now's the time. A cup of warm coffee would be welcome at this hour for sure.

0.1

Nou to T Kohli, 1 wide, starts off with a wide one outside off, left alone

0.1

Nou to T Kohli, no run, gets this one to bend back in after pitching outside off, Kohli chooses to let it go

0.2

Nou to T Kohli, no run

0.3

Nou to T Kohli, 2 runs, pitches on the middle stump, he turns it to the on side, and they're underway off the bat

0.4

Nou to T Kohli, no run, hits a good length outside the off stump, swings away just a touch, left alone

0.5

Nou to T Kohli, no run, gets plenty of indrift on this one, Kohli does well to shoulder arms as the ball sails over the middle stump

0.6

Nou to T Kohli, 3 wides, wide and wider down the leg side, misses the keeper but fine leg runs across to cut it off

0.6

Nou to T Kohli, no run, pitches outside off, left alone

End of over 1 (6 runs) India Under-19s 6/0
T Kohli    2* (6b)      L Nou    1-0-6-0
SP Goswami    0* (0b)     

Joseph mado, the left-arm quick warms up

1.1

Mado to Goswami, no run, starts off with a loosener outside the off stump, pitches on a full length, left alone

1.2

Mado to Goswami, no run, holds the length back outside the off stump, gets it to curve back in as Goswami shoulders arms

1.3

Mado to Goswami, 1 wide, loses his radar and sprays this one wide outside the off stump

1.3

Mado to Goswami, 1 wide, repeats that, the away movement takes it further away from the off stump, wide called

1.3

Mado to Goswami, FOUR, lovely square drive! full and in the slot outside the off stump, Goswami gets on his knee and square drives it with ease past point and cover, the ball races off this quick outfield

1.4

Mado to Goswami, no run, left alone outside the off stump

1.5

Mado to Goswami, 3 runs, full and wide outside the off stump again, he gets down and pushes past the covers and some excellent running results in three

1.6

Mado to T Kohli, no run, beaten, Kohli fishes outside the off stump and nearly gets a feather edge through to the keeper

End of over 2 (9 runs) India Under-19s 15/0
T Kohli    2* (7b)      JM Mado    1-0-9-0
SP Goswami    7* (5b 1x4)     

2.1

Nou to Goswami, no run, full in length on off stump, covers the line and pushes it with soft hands to mid-off

2.2

Nou to Goswami, 1 wide, struggles with his line there, sprays that wide outside off

2.2

Nou to Goswami, 1 run, pushed with soft hands towards the covers and Goswami calls first and sets off

2.3

Nou to T Kohli, FOUR, thick outside edge, Kohli was drawn forward to a delivery which cut back in, he attempted to drive through the off side but the ball fell just short of the slips and bisected the gap between first and second slip

2.4

Nou to T Kohli, 1 wide, big inswing but misdirected down the leg side

2.4

Nou to T Kohli, 3 runs, full toss on leg stump and swinging in, Kohli works it on its way between mid-on and midwicket

2.5

Nou to Goswami, no run, fullish and swinging into the left hander, he gets forward and pushes to mid-off

2.6

Nou to Goswami, no run, fullish on off and middle, pushed to mid-off

End of over 3 (10 runs) India Under-19s 25/0
SP Goswami    8* (9b 1x4)      L Nou    2-0-16-0
T Kohli    9* (9b 1x4)     

3.1

Mado to T Kohli, 1 leg bye, drifting in on the pads, turned with his wrists down to fine-leg

3.2

Mado to Goswami, no run, low full toss, not much pace in that ball to work that away, he chooses to defend to the off side

3.3

Mado to Goswami, no run, full outside off, almost on a yorker length, tries to push it through the off side but ends up chopping it back to the bowler

3.4

Mado to Goswami, FOUR, lovely cover drive, full and just a touch wide outside the off stump, he gets forward, on his knee and drives exquisitely past the covers to bring up his second boundary

3.5

Mado to Goswami, no run, pitches on a good length outside off, defended back to the bowler

3.6

Mado to Goswami, no run, pitches outside off, swings away, left alone

End of over 4 (5 runs) India Under-19s 30/0
SP Goswami    12* (14b 2x4)      JM Mado    2-0-13-0
T Kohli    9* (10b 1x4)     

4.1

Nou to T Kohli, no run, hits a good length outside off, covers the .line and pushes to mid-off

4.2

Nou to T Kohli, no run, pitches outside the off stump, gets forward and works it to the off side

4.3

Nou to T Kohli, 1 run, he gets forward and pushes this square of the wicket on the off side, he times this well and just bisects the gap and picks up a single

4.4

Nou to Goswami, no run, hits a good length outside off, left alone

4.5

Nou to Goswami, 3 runs, low full toss on off and middle, Goswami offers the full face of the bat and drives with soft hands through the line of the ball, beats the bowler and the ball is pulled up just before the straight boundary

4.6

Nou to T Kohli, FOUR, inside edge, unlucky for Nou, Kohli goes for an expansive cover drive and gets a thick inside edge which beats the diving wicketkeeper

End of over 5 (8 runs) India Under-19s 38/0
T Kohli    14* (14b 2x4)      L Nou    3-0-24-0
SP Goswami    15* (16b 2x4)     

5.1

Mado to Goswami, FOUR, short and wide outside off, he stays back and slices it past point and the ball scorches through this outfield and beats third man

5.2

Mado to Goswami, no run

5.3

Mado to Goswami, no run, fullish outside the off stump, left alone

5.4

Mado to Goswami, 1 wide, Mado sprays this one wide outside off, these extras aren't doing them any good here

5.4

Mado to Goswami, no run, pitches outside the off stump, Goswami shoulders arms

5.5

Mado to Goswami, no run, pitches outside the off stump, this one bounces a little more, Goswami shoulders arms again

5.6

Mado to Goswami, no run

End of over 6 (5 runs) India Under-19s 43/0
SP Goswami    19* (22b 3x4)      JM Mado    3-0-18-0
T Kohli    14* (14b 2x4)     

India are racing along at seven an over, with a little help from extras

6.1

Nou to T Kohli, 1 wide, hits a good length outside the off stump, swings away a touch, left alone

6.1

Nou to T Kohli, no run, gets the ball to pitch closer to the off stump and Kohli watchfully lets it go

6.2

Nou to T Kohli, no run, pitches on off and middle and cuts back in, he shuffles across his stumps and tucks it to the on side

6.3

Nou to T Kohli, no run, defended back to the bowler

6.4

Nou to T Kohli, no run, short of a length and wide outside off, Kohli tries to cut but mistimes it to point

6.5

Nou to T Kohli, 2 runs, drifts towards the body, Kohli works it through the line and fine leg picks it up

6.6

Nou to T Kohli, no run

End of over 7 (3 runs) India Under-19s 46/0
T Kohli    16* (20b 2x4)      L Nou    4-0-27-0
SP Goswami    19* (22b 3x4)     

7.1

Mado to Goswami, no run, bangs it in on a good length outside off, the ball cuts in towards Goswami and squares him up, Goswami rocks back and has to play at it, he gets an outside edge edge low to second slip, the PNG players are confident they've got him but Goswami stands his ground. Umpire Ian Robinson consults his colleague and both wait for the third umpire's call. After what seems like ages, Goswami gets the benefit of the doubt

7.2

Mado to Goswami, no run, pitches outside off and curves away, left alone

7.3

Mado to Goswami, no run, beaten, well that nearly grazed the outside edge through to the keeper, Goswami was drawn forward

7.4

Mado to Goswami, no run

7.5

Mado to Goswami, 1 run, pushed with soft hands to the off side and the batsmen set off quickly

7.6

Mado to T Kohli, 1 wide, short of a length and drifting down the leg side, Kohli thinks of working it to fine leg

7.6

Mado to T Kohli, no run, pitches on a good length outside off, defended back to the bowler

End of over 8 (2 runs) India Under-19s 48/0
T Kohli    16* (21b 2x4)      JM Mado    4-0-20-0
SP Goswami    20* (27b 3x4)     

Willie Gavera, the right-arm medium bowler, comes on

8.1

Gavera to Goswami, no run, starts off with a fullish delivery swinging in on middle, pushed to the off side

8.2

Gavera to Goswami, 1 wide, slides down the leg side, the ball beats the diving wicketkeeper

8.2

Gavera to Goswami, 1 wide, hits a good length outside the off stump, pushed towards the covers

8.2

Gavera to Goswami, no run, pitches outside off and swinging away, left alone

8.3

Gavera to Goswami, no run, defended back to the bowler

8.4

Gavera to Goswami, no run

8.5

Gavera to Goswami, no run, full and swinging in on the pads, Goswami uses his wrists to good effect here as he works it stylishly past midwicket, the fielder runs to cut it off but the outfield was too quick for him

8.6

Gavera to Goswami, FOUR

End of over 9 (6 runs) India Under-19s 54/0
SP Goswami    24* (33b 4x4)      WT Gavera    1-0-6-0
T Kohli    16* (21b 2x4)     

9.1

Mado to T Kohli, no run, defended back to the bowler

9.2

Mado to T Kohli, no run

9.3

Mado to T Kohli, no run

9.4

Mado to T Kohli, 1 run, short of a length outside the off stump, he pushes it to point away from his body and sets off for a run

9.5

Mado to Goswami, no run

9.6

Mado to Goswami, no run

End of over 10 (1 run) India Under-19s 55/0
SP Goswami    24* (35b 4x4)      JM Mado    5-0-21-0
T Kohli    17* (25b 2x4)     

10.1

Gavera to T Kohli, FOUR, punched down the ground, Gavera errs by overpitching outside the off stump, the ball just had the right amount of pace for Kohli to punch it through the line and beat mid-off by a mile

10.2

Gavera to T Kohli, no run, hits a good length on middle, worked to the on side

10.3

Gavera to T Kohli, no run, hits a good length outside the off stump, left alone

10.4

Gavera to T Kohli, no run, appeal, short of a length pitching outside the line of off stump, Kohli gets forward and meets the ball on the front pad, Gavera appeals but umpire Prasad shakes his head, that was quite a close call actually

10.5

Gavera to T Kohli, no run, beats him outside the off stump, good delivery

10.6

Gavera to T Kohli, no run, hits a good length outside the off stump, pushed to the off side

End of over 11 (4 runs) India Under-19s 59/0
T Kohli    21* (31b 3x4)      WT Gavera    2-0-10-0
SP Goswami    24* (35b 4x4)     

11.1

Mado to Goswami, 2 runs, short and wide outside off, Goswami cuts hard past point, the ball races towards the boundary and an excellent dive just before the rope saves a couple of runs

11.2

Mado to Goswami, no run, pushed to the off side

11.3

Mado to Goswami, 2 runs, short of a length and wide again, Goswami shapes to slam it past the covers on the backfoot but doesn't get the timing right, it's still enough to fetch a couple

11.4

Mado to Goswami, no run

11.5

Mado to Goswami, no run, slashed hard outside off and Jason Kila at gully does well to cut it off on the slide with his left hand, good commitment there

11.6

Mado to Goswami, no run, hits a good length outside off, left alone

End of over 12 (5 runs) India Under-19s 64/0
SP Goswami    28* (41b 4x4)      JM Mado    6-0-25-0
T Kohli    21* (31b 3x4)     

12.1

Gavera to T Kohli, no run, fullish in length outside the off stump, pushed to the off side

12.2

Gavera to T Kohli, 2 runs, fullish on middle and leg, pushed through the line, past mid-on for a couple

12.3

Gavera to T Kohli, no run

12.4

Gavera to T Kohli, FOUR, all timing, overpitched on middle and leg, Kohli gets forward and a soft defensive push sends the ball scorching past the bowler, the stumps and mid-on

12.5

Gavera to T Kohli, no run

12.6

Gavera to T Kohli, FOUR, and another! this one was overpitched on leg stump, Kohli., who's standing outside his crease turns his wrists just a touch and drives firmly past mid-on, superb timing again

End of over 13 (10 runs) India Under-19s 74/0
T Kohli    31* (37b 5x4)      WT Gavera    3-0-20-0
SP Goswami    28* (41b 4x4)     

Spin now, Colin Amini to bowl his offspinners

13.1

CT Amini to Goswami, no run, flighted outside off, defended off the pads

13.2

CT Amini to Goswami, no run, flighted outside off, defended back to the bowler

13.3

CT Amini to Goswami, no run, plenty of fliht, turns into a low full toss, defended through the line to the off side

13.4

CT Amini to Goswami, no run, tossed outside off, driven firmly towards the covers

13.5

CT Amini to Goswami, 1 run, flighted outside off, pushed to the off side and this time he manages to squeeze out a single

13.6

CT Amini to T Kohli, no run, flighted outside off, driven towards the covers

End of over 14 (1 run) India Under-19s 75/0
T Kohli    31* (38b 5x4)      CT Amini    1-0-1-0
SP Goswami    29* (46b 4x4)     

Jason Kila, the left arm spinner comes on

14.1

Kila to Goswami, 1 wide, poor ball, wide outside off

14.1

Kila to Goswami, 2 runs, bad start for Kila as he sprays this one short, wide and slow outside off, that's easy pickings for Goswami as he punches it firmly past the covers

14.2

Kila to Goswami, no run, flighted outside off, driven to the covers

14.3

Kila to Goswami, no run, driven to the covers again and some agile fielding in the infield on the off side cuts off a run or two

14.4

Kila to Goswami, no run, flighted outside off, left alone

14.5

Kila to Goswami, no run, flighted outside off, defended to the off side

14.6

Kila to Goswami, no run, flighted outside off, left alone

End of over 15 (3 runs) India Under-19s 78/0
SP Goswami    31* (52b 4x4)      J Kila    1-0-3-0
T Kohli    31* (38b 5x4)     

15.1

CT Amini to T Kohli, FOUR, tossed up outside off, that is a juicy offering for Kohli as he gets forward and drives past the covers

15.2

CT Amini to T Kohli, no run, plenty of air outside off, driven firmly to point

slip in place

15.3

CT Amini to T Kohli, no run, flighted outside off, pushed firmly to mid-off

15.4

CT Amini to T Kohli, no run, tossed up outside off, left alone

15.5

CT Amini to T Kohli, no run, flighted outside off, left alone

15.6

CT Amini to T Kohli, no run, flighted outside off, driven to the off side

End of over 16 (4 runs) India Under-19s 82/0
T Kohli    35* (44b 6x4)      CT Amini    2-0-5-0
SP Goswami    31* (52b 4x4)     

16.1

Kila to Goswami, 1 wide, Kila struggles with his line again as he sprays this wide outside off

16.1

Kila to Goswami, no run, full outside off, defended to point

16.2

Kila to Goswami, no run, short of a length outside off, he cuts hard but can't beat cover, that was a boundary ball

16.3

Kila to Goswami, no run, flighted outside off, pushed to cover

16.4

Kila to Goswami, no run, flighted outside off, gets forward and defends square of the wicket

16.5

Kila to Goswami, no run, tossed up outside off, defended to the off side

16.6

Kila to Goswami, 1 run, tossed up outside off, he drives through the line to long-off

Match State: Drink

Brisk start for India after 17 overs. PNG have struggled with extras - 12 wides and a no ball, that's just over two extra overs. The bowlers have struggled to control the movement and deliveries that beat the bat have been few and far between. Both batsmen have been very impressive with their front-foot drives.

End of over 17 (2 runs) India Under-19s 84/0
SP Goswami    32* (58b 4x4)      J Kila    2-0-5-0
T Kohli    35* (44b 6x4)     

17.1

CT Amini to Goswami, no run, just a touch too wide outside off, slashed hard and point does well to stop it

17.2

CT Amini to Goswami, no run, defended back to the bowler

17.3

CT Amini to Goswami, no run, flighted outside off, defended off the pads, Amini appeals

17.4

CT Amini to Goswami, 2 runs, square driven past the covers, the fielder runs back and does well to pull it back just inches from the rope

17.5

CT Amini to Goswami, 1 run, flighted outside the off stump, driven firmly towards mid-off and the fielder does well to slide and stop it

17.6

CT Amini to T Kohli, no run, flighted outside off and driven to the off side

End of over 18 (3 runs) India Under-19s 87/0
T Kohli    35* (45b 6x4)      CT Amini    3-0-8-0
SP Goswami    35* (63b 4x4)     

18.1

Kila to Goswami, 1 run, pushed through the line to long-off

18.2

Kila to T Kohli, no run, pushed in flatter and faster, defended back to Kila

18.3

Kila to T Kohli, 2 runs, flighted outside leg, he plays a premeditated sweep and gets a deft touch down to fine leg

18.4

Kila to T Kohli, 1 run, pushed with soft hands in front of mid-off and Kohli calls quickly for the run

18.5

Kila to Goswami, 3 runs, full and wide outside the off stump, Kohli gets forward, meets the pitch of the ball and bisects the covers

18.6

Kila to T Kohli, no run, flighted on off and middle, defended on the front foot

End of over 19 (7 runs) India Under-19s 94/0
T Kohli    38* (49b 6x4)      J Kila    3-0-12-0
SP Goswami    39* (65b 4x4)     

19.1

CT Amini to Goswami, no run, gets forward and pushes it to point with an angled bat

19.2

CT Amini to Goswami, no run, attempts a cover drive but ends up chopping it down to the off side

19.3

CT Amini to Goswami, 2 wides, flighted outside the off stump, defended to the off side

19.3

CT Amini to T Kohli, no run, wide outside off, Goswami takes a couple of paces forward and pulls out of the stroke and opts to leave it

19.4

CT Amini to T Kohli, 1 run, tossed on middle and leg, pushed to the on side

19.5

CT Amini to Goswami, no run, flighted outside off, pushed to the off side

19.6

CT Amini to Goswami, 1 run, flighted outside off, pushed to the off side

End of over 20 (4 runs) India Under-19s 98/0
SP Goswami    40* (69b 4x4)      CT Amini    4-0-12-0
T Kohli    39* (51b 6x4)     

20.1

Kila to Goswami, no run, flighted outside off, defended back to the bowler

20.2

Kila to Goswami, no run, flighted outside off, defended back to the bowler

20.3

Kila to Goswami, 1 run, holds the length back, Goswami reads it early, rocks back and punches to long-off

20.4

Kila to T Kohli, 1 run, full toss on off and middle, Kohli gets on his knee and swings across the line to deep midwicket

20.5

Kila to Goswami, no run, tossed up outside off, pushed to the off side

20.6

Kila to Goswami, no run, flighted on middle and leg, uses his wrists and works it to midwicket

End of over 21 (2 runs) India Under-19s 100/0
SP Goswami    41* (74b 4x4)      J Kila    4-0-14-0
T Kohli    40* (52b 6x4)     

21.1

CT Amini to T Kohli, OUT, chipped to short extra cover, Amini flights it outside off, Kohli goes for the drive but ends up chipping it uppishly to Joel Tom

T Kohli c Tom b CT Amini 40 (53b 6x4 0x6) SR: 75.47

UP's Tanmay Srivastava comes in

21.2

CT Amini to Srivastava, no run, flighted outside off, driven to the covers

21.3

CT Amini to Srivastava, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, pushed to long-on

21.4

CT Amini to Goswami, FOUR, full and wide outside the off stump, Goswami gets forward to the pitch of the ball and caresses the ball past extra cover

21.5

CT Amini to Goswami, no run

21.6

CT Amini to Goswami, no run, gets a bit of turn here, comes in, defended back to the bowler

End of over 22 (5 runs) India Under-19s 105/1
SP Goswami    45* (77b 5x4)      CT Amini    5-0-17-1
TM Srivastava    1* (2b)     

22.1

Kila to Srivastava, 1 run

22.2

Kila to Goswami, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, left alone

22.3

Kila to Goswami, 2 runs, short of a length and wide outside off, he rocks back and punches it between point and cover

22.4

Kila to Goswami, no run, sticks his pad out to defend, the bowler gets excited and appeals

22.5

Kila to Goswami, no run

22.6

Kila to Goswami, no run, defended to the off side

End of over 23 (3 runs) India Under-19s 108/1
SP Goswami    47* (82b 5x4)      J Kila    5-0-17-0
TM Srivastava    2* (3b)     

23.1

CT Amini to Srivastava, no run, high full toss, Tanmay can't put it away as he meekly works it to mid-on

23.2

CT Amini to Srivastava, 1 run, flighted outside off and pushed to the off side for a single

23.3

CT Amini to Goswami, FOUR, Goswami brings up his fifty in style, juicy half volley outside off, he drives through the line and beats extra cover

23.4

CT Amini to Goswami, no run

23.5

CT Amini to Goswami, 3 runs, full and wide outside the off stump, square driven through the off side for three runs

23.6

CT Amini to Srivastava, no run

End of over 24 (8 runs) India Under-19s 116/1
TM Srivastava    3* (6b)      CT Amini    6-0-25-1
SP Goswami    54* (85b 6x4)     

24.1

Kila to Goswami, 2 runs, flighted outside off, he square drives it uppishly past the vacant gully region

24.2

Kila to Goswami, no run, tossed up outside off, left alone

24.3

Kila to Goswami, no run, pushes this flatter and faster, he rocks back and cuts to cover

24.4

Kila to Goswami, 1 run, flighted outside off, pushed to long-off

24.5

Kila to Srivastava, no run, tossed up outside off, pushed towards the covers

24.6

Kila to Srivastava, 1 run, hits a good length outside off, Tanmay stays back, opens the face of the bat and cuts deftly towards short third man

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End of over 25 (4 runs) India Under-19s 120/1
TM Srivastava    4* (8b)      J Kila    6-0-21-0
SP Goswami    57* (89b 6x4)     

Joel Tom, the right-arm medium bowler, runs in

25.1

Tom to Srivastava, 1 wide, the 'wide' disease has struck him as well, attempted slower ball, doesn't come off well, slides down the leg side

25.1

Tom to Srivastava, no run, better, fuller in length on middle and leg, pushed to the on side

25.2

Tom to Srivastava, 1 run, fullish on the pads, worked through the line just wide of mid-on

25.3

Tom to Goswami, no run, low full toss outside off, he punches to mid-off

25.4

Tom to Goswami, 1 run, tucked in front of midwicket for a single, Goswami pulls a hamstring (?) on the way and cramps up

He's flat on his back now and the physio's out. That will hurt for a while. Abhinav Mukund comes out to assist him. Goswami's up on his feet now and does a bit of stretching. He's got a runner now. We'll let u know soon

25.5

Tom to Srivastava, no run

25.6

Tom to Srivastava, no run, fullish in length outside off, defended to mid-off

End of over 26 (3 runs) India Under-19s 123/1
TM Srivastava    5* (12b)      J Tom    1-0-3-0
SP Goswami    58* (91b 6x4)     

26.1

Reva to Goswami, no run, fullish outside the off stump, driven to the covers

26.2

Reva to Goswami, no run, holds the length back, pitches on middle and leg, tucked to mid-on

26.3

Reva to Goswami, no run, slightly short of a length outside off, he rocks back and cuts to point

26.4

Reva to Goswami, no run, fullish in length outside off, pushed to the off side

26.5

Reva to Goswami, OUT, the bowling change works! hits a good length outside off, Goswami shapes to cut square of the wicket on the off side, he gets his placement wrong and ends up slamming it hard to Tony Ura at gully

SP Goswami c Ura b Reva 58 (96b 6x4 0x6) SR: 60.41

26.6

Reva to V Kohli, no run, fullish on off stump, pushed to mid-off

End of over 27 (wicket maiden) India Under-19s 123/2
V Kohli    0* (1b)      JB Reva    1-1-0-1
TM Srivastava    5* (12b)     

27.1

Tom to Srivastava, no run, flicked away to square leg, straight to the fielder

27.2

Tom to Srivastava, no run, full and outside off, pushed to the off side

27.3

Tom to Srivastava, no run, tried to pull but an inside edge trickles to the off side, lucky to get away with that one

27.4

Tom to Srivastava, no run, full and outside off, tapped back to the bowler

27.5

Tom to Srivastava, 1 run, pushed to the on side

27.6

Tom to V Kohli, 1 leg bye, on the pads and turned away for a single

End of over 28 (2 runs) India Under-19s 125/2
V Kohli    0* (2b)      J Tom    2-0-4-0
TM Srivastava    6* (17b)     

28.1

Reva to V Kohli, FOUR, full and outside off, cracked away through cover for a super four

28.2

Reva to V Kohli, no run, outside off, left alone harmlessly

28.3

Reva to V Kohli, no run, defended to the off side

28.4

Reva to V Kohli, 2 runs, short and slightly wide, chopped away to point, the fielder gets a hand to it but can't stop it completely

28.5

Reva to V Kohli, no run, punched off the back foot

28.6

Reva to V Kohli, 1 wide, wide one that time, too far outside off

28.6

Reva to V Kohli, FOUR, full and spanked away to the covers for a four, through the gap and all the way

End of over 29 (11 runs) India Under-19s 136/2
V Kohli    10* (8b 2x4)      JB Reva    2-1-11-1
TM Srivastava    6* (17b)     

29.1

Tom to Srivastava, no run, tapped to the off side

29.2

Tom to Srivastava, no run, outside off, left alone

29.3

Tom to Srivastava, no run, pushed to the on side

29.4

Tom to Srivastava, 1 run, tapped to mid-on

29.5

Tom to V Kohli, no run, full and swinging on to the right-hander, Kohli defends close to the pads and the bowler lets out a half-hearted appeal

29.6

Tom to V Kohli, no run, fullish and swinging in, Kohli gets behind the line and defends on the front foot

End of over 30 (1 run) India Under-19s 137/2
V Kohli    10* (10b 2x4)      J Tom    3-0-5-0
TM Srivastava    7* (21b)     

30.1

Reva to Srivastava, no run, full on off stump and punched firmly back to Reva, he nearly flings it back to the batsman

30.2

Reva to Srivastava, 1 run, drifting on the body, tucked to square leg

30.3

Reva to V Kohli, 1 run, fuller in length, slower in pace, defended on the front foot to the off side

30.4

Reva to Srivastava, FOUR, take that.... full in length outside off, Tanmay uses his bottom hand to good effect and flicks it imperiously past the right of mid-on, the ball speeds away in a flash

30.5

Reva to Srivastava, 1 run, fullish and pushed to mid-off

30.6

Reva to V Kohli, FOUR, fullish on middle stump, he gets forward and times it well and flicks to wide of midwicket

End of over 31 (11 runs) India Under-19s 148/2
V Kohli    15* (12b 3x4)      JB Reva    3-1-22-1
TM Srivastava    13* (25b 1x4)     

31.1

Tom to Srivastava, no run, defended back to the bowler

31.2

Tom to Srivastava, no run, hits a good length outside the off stump, cuts to the off side

31.3

Tom to Srivastava, 1 run, good length on middle and leg, turned to the on side

31.4

Tom to V Kohli, no run, good length outside off, defended to the off side, Kohli turns down a single

31.5

Tom to V Kohli, no run, good length on middle, tucked to the on side

31.6

Tom to V Kohli, 1 run, tucked away towards midwicket with soft hands, both judge the single well and set off quickly

End of over 32 (2 runs) India Under-19s 150/2
V Kohli    16* (15b 3x4)      J Tom    4-0-7-0
TM Srivastava    14* (28b 1x4)     

32.1

Reva to V Kohli, no run, fullish in length outside off and swinging away just a touch, pushed through the line to long-off

32.2

Reva to V Kohli, no run, fullish on middle, turned to midwicket

32.3

Reva to V Kohli, 1 run, fullish outside off, pushed to long-off

32.4

Reva to Srivastava, no run, slower ball outside off, defended on the front foot

32.5

Reva to Srivastava, no run, pushed to the off side

32.6

Reva to Srivastava, no run, yorker length outside off, Tanmay has a feel at it and misses

End of over 33 (1 run) India Under-19s 151/2
TM Srivastava    14* (31b 1x4)      JB Reva    4-1-23-1
V Kohli    17* (18b 3x4)     

33.1

Tom to V Kohli, no run, tries to cut square of the wicket but ends up chopping it off the toe edge of the bat back to the bowler

33.2

Tom to V Kohli, no run, defended back to the bowler

33.3

Tom to V Kohli, no run, yorker length outside off, Kohli gets forward and digs it out to point

33.4

Tom to V Kohli, 1 run, defensive push towards the covers, Kohli wants the run and sets off quickly, Tanmay makes his ground before the direct hit

33.5

Tom to Srivastava, no run, defended back to the bowler

33.6

Tom to Srivastava, no run, fullish outside the off stump, dug out to the off side

End of over 34 (1 run) India Under-19s 152/2
TM Srivastava    14* (33b 1x4)      J Tom    5-0-8-0
V Kohli    18* (22b 3x4)     

It's time for the mandatory change of ball. Joel Tom continues

34.1

Nou to V Kohli, no run, full on off stump, Kohli drives hard but finds mid-off

34.2

Nou to V Kohli, no run, drifts on the pads, Kohli turns his wrists and works it past the vacant square leg region

34.3

Nou to V Kohli, 2 runs, full in length again and Kohli drives hard but can't beat mid-off

34.4

Nou to V Kohli, no run, holds the length back outside off, Kohli covers the line and defends to mid-off

34.5

Nou to V Kohli, no run, full on middle and leg, in the slot to drive, Kohli drives firmly past the bowler but can't beat the infield again as mid-on slides to his left and saves a couple of runs at least

34.6

Nou to V Kohli, 1 run, worked to midwicket, misfield results in a single

End of over 35 (3 runs) India Under-19s 155/2
V Kohli    21* (28b 3x4)      L Nou    5-0-28-0
TM Srivastava    14* (33b 1x4)     

35.1

Tom to V Kohli, no run, good length outside off, defended to the off side

35.2

Tom to V Kohli, 1 run, full outside off, Kohli attempts a square drive but mistimes it to the on side instead

35.3

Tom to Srivastava, 1 run, full outside off and driven to the deep on the off side

35.4

Tom to V Kohli, FOUR, low full toss, that eases the pressure off Kohli as he waits on it and flicks it with ease past midwicket and finds the gap to fetch a welcome boundary

35.5

Tom to V Kohli, 1 run, that was way wide outside off, Kohli could have safely left that but instead he chased it with outstretched arms

35.6

Tom to Srivastava, 1 run, tucked away to the on side for a single

Match State: Drinks

India have the wickets in hand and appear well on track to a big score here. The stand between these two hasn't been electrifying. Ravi Jadeja, in next, is quite an effective finisher, I understand.

End of over 36 (9 runs) India Under-19s 164/2
TM Srivastava    16* (35b 1x4)      J Tom    6-0-16-0
V Kohli    28* (32b 4x4)     

36.1

Nou to Srivastava, no run, strange stroke indeed, the ball pitches outside off and Tanmay thinks of chasing it but suddenly withdraws rather awkwardly, what was he thinking?

36.2

Nou to Srivastava, 1 run, much wider outside off, he gets a thick outside edge past the slip cordon down to third man

36.3

Nou to V Kohli, 2 runs, good length outside the off stump, punched firmly past extra cover for a couple

36.4

Nou to V Kohli, no run

36.5

Nou to V Kohli, 1 run, just short of a length outside off, Kohli flat-bats it hard past the bowler to long-off

36.6

Nou to Srivastava, 2 runs, swinging in on the pads, tucked away towards deep midwicket

End of over 37 (7 runs) India Under-19s 171/2
TM Srivastava    20* (38b 1x4)      L Nou    6-0-34-0
V Kohli    31* (35b 4x4)     

Kila returns

37.1

Kila to V Kohli, no run, flighted outside off, pushed to the off side

37.2

Kila to V Kohli, 1 run, pushed in flatter and faster, he rocks back and punches to long-off

37.3

Kila to Srivastava, no run, flighted outside off, defended

37.4

Kila to Srivastava, 1 run, pushed in flat and fast outside off, cut to the off side

37.5

Kila to V Kohli, no run, flighted outside off, defended to the off side

37.6

Kila to V Kohli, 1 run, flighted outside off, defended

End of over 38 (3 runs) India Under-19s 174/2
V Kohli    33* (39b 4x4)      J Kila    7-0-24-0
TM Srivastava    21* (40b 1x4)     

38.1

Nou to V Kohli, 2 runs, just a touch too wide outside off, Kohli glides it wide of gully with an angled bat

38.2

Nou to V Kohli, 1 leg bye, appeal, Kohli tries to flick across the line but gets hit fairly high on the pads, Nou appeals but umpire Prasad isn't convinced

38.3

Nou to Srivastava, SIX, the first of the match....short of a length on middle, he reads the length early, rocks backwards and pulls over square leg, very controlled stroke in the end

38.4

Nou to Srivastava, 2 runs, driven square of the wicket on the off side, plenty of width there to free his arms

38.5

Nou to Srivastava, FOUR, wristy elegance there.... pitched up on off stump, Tanmay shuffles across a little and picks it from outside the off stump and flicks on the up high over midwicket for another boundary

38.6

Nou to Srivastava, no run, pitched outside off, driven to the off side

End of over 39 (15 runs) India Under-19s 189/2
TM Srivastava    33* (44b 2x4 1x6)      L Nou    7-0-48-0
V Kohli    35* (41b 4x4)     

39.1

Kila to V Kohli, no run, flighted on middle, defended to the bowler

39.2

Kila to V Kohli, no run, flighted on middle and leg, turned to the on side

39.3

Kila to V Kohli, no run, pitches just a little wide outside off, Kohli chops it down to point

39.4

Kila to V Kohli, no run

39.5

Kila to V Kohli, FOUR, poor ball, that was a half tracker on middle, the ball sat up to be spanked and Kohli obliged by rocking backwards and pulling with intent past midwicket

39.6

Kila to V Kohli, 1 run, driven to the off side for a single

End of over 40 (5 runs) India Under-19s 194/2
V Kohli    40* (47b 5x4)      J Kila    8-0-29-0
TM Srivastava    33* (44b 2x4 1x6)     

We're into the slog overs now

40.1

Nou to V Kohli, no run, short of a length outside off, Kohli tries to flat-bat past the bowler but ends up placing it straight to him

40.2

Nou to V Kohli, OUT, Ura's in business at gully again..... short a wide outside off, the ball comes on quicker that Kohli probably expected, he goes for the uppish slash over point but the ball flies off the top edge of his bat straight to Ura at gully

V Kohli c Ura b Gavera 40 (49b 5x4 0x6) SR: 81.63

Saurav Tiwary, a Dhoni clone, walks out

40.3

Nou to Tiwary, FOUR, starts off with a bang, short of a length on middle and leg, Tiwary rocks back and pulls over square leg with intent

40.4

Nou to Tiwary, 1 run, steps down the track, checks his stroke and plays it to the off side

40.5

Nou to Srivastava, FOUR, fullish outside the off stump, Tanmay shuffles a little across his stumps, picks the ball from outside the off stump and chips it over midwicket

40.6

Nou to Srivastava, no run

End of over 41 (9 runs) India Under-19s 203/3
TM Srivastava    37* (46b 3x4 1x6)      L Nou    8-0-57-1
SS Tiwary    5* (2b 1x4)     

41.1

Kila to Tiwary, no run, turned to the on side

41.2

Kila to Tiwary, no run, flighted on off stump, defended back to the bowler

41.3

Kila to Tiwary, no run, just a touch wide outside off, tries to cut and misses

41.4

Kila to Tiwary, no run, pitches outside off, chopped to the on side

41.5

Kila to Tiwary, 1 run, steps down and tries to chip it over midwicket but ends up playing along the ground on the on side

41.6

Kila to Srivastava, 1 run

End of over 42 (2 runs) India Under-19s 205/3
TM Srivastava    38* (47b 3x4 1x6)      J Kila    9-0-31-0
SS Tiwary    6* (7b 1x4)     

Jacob Mado returns

42.1

Mado to Srivastava, no run, starts off with an inswinging yorker, he takes it on the full and pushes to mid-on

42.2

Mado to Srivastava, SIX, hits a good length on off stump, Tanmay stays at the crease and pulls over midwicket, the timing and power was enough to carry it over the rope

42.3

Mado to Srivastava, no run

42.4

Mado to Srivastava, no run

42.5

Mado to Srivastava, no run, yorker length outside the off stump, dug out back to the bowler

42.6

Mado to Srivastava, SIX, brings up his fifty in style.... steps down the track, lofts through the line and clears long-on

End of over 43 (12 runs) India Under-19s 217/3
TM Srivastava    50* (53b 3x4 3x6)      JM Mado    7-0-37-0
SS Tiwary    6* (7b 1x4)     

43.1

Kila to Tiwary, FOUR, pushed in short on middle, Tiwary steps down the track and clubs it over the bowler and down to the long-on boundary

43.2

Kila to Tiwary, no run, fired in flat outside off, Tiwary takes a couple of paces forward and chops it down to the covers

43.3

Kila to Tiwary, OUT, flighted outside off, Tiwary steps down the track, lofts with the turn but fails to get the elevation as the ball lands down Joel Tom's throat at long-on

SS Tiwary c Tom b Kila 10 (10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

43.4

Kila to Pandey, no run, defended back to the bowler

43.5

Kila to Pandey, 1 run, short of a length outside off, pulled past midwicket

43.6

Kila to Srivastava, 1 wide

43.6

Kila to Srivastava, no run

43.1

Mado to Pandey, 2 runs

43.2

Mado to Pandey, 2 runs

43.3

Mado to Pandey, no run

43.4

Mado to Pandey, no run

43.5

Mado to Pandey, 1 run

End of over 44 (11 runs) India Under-19s 228/4
MK Pandey    6* (7b)      JM Mado    7.5-0-42-0
    

44.6

Mado to Srivastava, (no ball) 1 run, oversteps, sliced behind square on the off side

44.6

Mado to Pandey, FOUR, full toss on legstump, he steps down and clubs this one over midwicket and fetches a boundary off that extra ball

End of over 45 (11 runs) India Under-19s 234/4
MK Pandey    10* (8b 1x4)      JM Mado    8-0-48-0
TM Srivastava    51* (55b 3x4 3x6)     

45.1

CT Amini to Srivastava, no run

45.2

CT Amini to Srivastava, 1 run

45.3

CT Amini to Pandey, 1 run, full outside off, dug out to the off side

45.4

CT Amini to Srivastava, FOUR, flighted on middle stump, Tanmay gets on his knee and plays a premeditated sweep over the vacant square leg region, he picked the vacant areas and executed the stroke well

45.5

CT Amini to Srivastava, no run, tries to cut, misses

45.6

CT Amini to Srivastava, no run, short and wide outside off, slashed to gully

End of over 46 (6 runs) India Under-19s 240/4
TM Srivastava    56* (60b 4x4 3x6)      CT Amini    7-0-31-1
MK Pandey    11* (9b 1x4)     

46.1

Mado to Pandey, no run

46.2

Mado to Pandey, 2 runs, fullish on middle stump, he gives room and drives through the line to long-off and picks up a couple

46.3

Mado to Pandey, 2 runs, gives room again and picks it from middle and chips uppishly over midwicket

46.4

Mado to Pandey, 1 run, punched back firmly and Mado intercepts it with his shin, he's down on the pitch in pain but picks himself up quickly

46.5

Mado to Srivastava, no run, tries to swing across the line but ends up playing an inside out stroke to the off side

46.6

Mado to Srivastava, 1 run, fullish on middle and leg, worked to the on side

End of over 47 (6 runs) India Under-19s 246/4
TM Srivastava    61* (62b 4x4 3x6)      JM Mado    9-0-54-0
MK Pandey    12* (13b 1x4)     

47.1

CT Amini to Srivastava, no run, attempts a paddle shot from outside off and misses

47.2

CT Amini to Srivastava, no run, pitches outside off, tries to cut and misses

47.3

CT Amini to Srivastava, no run, pitches outside off, tries to cut and misses

47.4

CT Amini to Srivastava, 1 run, tosses it outside off, Tanmay stays back and glides it down to short third man

47.5

CT Amini to Pandey, FOUR, plenty of flight on middle, Pandey takes it on a fullish length and slogs it over midwicket

47.6

CT Amini to Pandey, 1 run, glided down to third man for a single

End of over 48 (6 runs) India Under-19s 252/4
MK Pandey    17* (15b 2x4)      CT Amini    8-0-37-1
TM Srivastava    62* (66b 4x4 3x6)     

48.1

Mado to Pandey, 1 run, pushed in front of cover for a single

48.2

Mado to Srivastava, 2 runs, bowls that wide outside off, tanmay works it on its way down towards third man

48.3

Mado to Srivastava, 1 run

48.4

Mado to Pandey, 2 runs, steps down the track and clubs it towards long-on, the fielder nearly fumbles but holds onto it on the first bounce

48.5

Mado to Pandey, FOUR, attempted yorker, turns into a fullish delivery on middle stump, Pandey gives room and scoops it over extra cover and the ball just falls short of the rope

48.6

Mado to Pandey, OUT, gives room for another scoop over the off side, this time he fails to get to the pitch of the ball and gets a thick top edge and Kila takes it easily at cover

MK Pandey c Kila b Mado 24 (17b 3x4 0x6) SR: 141.17

End of over 49 (10 runs) India Under-19s 262/5
     JM Mado    10-0-64-1
TM Srivastava    65* (70b 4x4 3x6)     

49.1

CT Amini to Srivastava, FOUR, the reverse sweep and it comes off well, Tanmay gets in position quickly and beats short third man

49.2

CT Amini to Srivastava, 2 runs, steps down the track and lofts towards long-on

49.3

CT Amini to Srivastava, 2 runs, Dropped: Tanmay tries to go downtown over long-on and doesn't get the desired elevation, the fielder at long-on had it covered but failed to cup his hands properly

49.4

CT Amini to Srivastava, FOUR, flighted on leg stump and Tanmay unfurls a conventional sweep this time, finds the gap with no fuss

49.5

CT Amini to Srivastava, FOUR, it's another reverse sweep this time, Tanmay picks a flighted delivery outside off and beats short third man again, he's toying with these lollipops from the PNG captain here

49.6

CT Amini to Srivastava, 2 runs, flighted outside off, Tanmay spares Amini the misery of another reverse sweep by pushing this wide of extra cover

Well 281 is a touch ask for PNG. They leaked 86 off the last ten overs and just couldn't cut off the boundaries. Tanmay Srivastava's knock of 83 off 76 balls was commendable, given that he's more accustomed to opening the innings. His innovation and improvisation was impressive and he did the best he could with all the looseners dished out by the inexperienced PNG attack. Shreevats Goswami and Taruvar Kohli set the platform for a big score with a solid opening stand and never at any stage did India look like letting it slip.

Do join us in a while for PNG's chase.

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End of over 50 (18 runs) India Under-19s 280/5
TM Srivastava    83* (76b 7x4 3x6)      CT Amini    9-0-55-1
RA Jadeja    0* (0b)     
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Feb 17, 2008

Shreevats Goswami plays the ball off the back foot during his 58, India U-19s v Papua New Guinea U-19s, Group B, Under-19 World Cup, Kuala Lumpur, February 17, 2008

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