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

ICC Under-19 World Cup - Group B

India Under-19s v West Indies Under-19s

India Under-19s won by 50 runs

Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of India's Under-19 match against West Indies. West Indies won the toss and decided to field first. They need to win this game to stay alive in the tournament. If India win, South Africa go through.

Here we go

0.1

Dawes to T Kohli, no run, Full and pushed to midwicket, Taruwar Kohli on strike

0.2

Dawes to T Kohli, no run, short of a length, kicks up, surprises him, does well to keep it down

0.3

Dawes to T Kohli, no run, jagged in off a good length, left alone outside off

0.4

Dawes to T Kohli, no run, rises on him, playes it down close to his chest, pushed to the off side

0.5

Dawes to T Kohli, no run

0.6

Dawes to T Kohli, no run, over-pitched, driven to mid-off, good start from Dawes, maiden there

End of over 1 (maiden) India Under-19s 0/0
T Kohli    0* (6b)      JO Dawes    1-1-0-0
SP Goswami    0* (0b)     

Dawnley Grant to share the new ball

1.1

Grant to Goswami, 1 wide, down the leg side, wide called and rightly so

1.1

Grant to Goswami, no run, on the pads, cramped for room and can't get it away

1.2

Grant to Goswami, no run, Goswami gets well forward and defends solidly

1.3

Grant to Goswami, no run, full and outside off, moving away, Goswami slashes wildly, beats the outside edge

1.4

Grant to Goswami, no run, solid defence down the ground

1.5

Grant to Goswami, 2 runs, drifting down the pads and tucked away easily for a brace

1.6

Grant to Goswami, OUT, straight and nailed 'em, on the leg stump and going on straight, Goswami misses and there's a huge appeal, the umpire gives it, that looked very adjacent, West Indies strike early.

SP Goswami lbw b Grant 2 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

End of over 2 (3 runs) India Under-19s 3/1
     DDY Grant    1-0-3-1
T Kohli    0* (6b)     

Tanmay Srivatsava is the new man in

2.1

Dawes to T Kohli, no run, yorker on middle stump, dug out well by Taruwar

2.2

Dawes to T Kohli, no run, probing line there, on and outside off, tapped away

2.3

Dawes to T Kohli, no run, good length on off, patted to the off side

2.4

Dawes to T Kohli, no run, full and moving in a shade, pushed to mid-on

2.5

Dawes to T Kohli, 1 no ball, angled to gully, the bowler over-steps and that means there's a free hit

2.5

Dawes to T Kohli, 2 runs, gives himself room and looks to slog across the line, inside edge goes past the keeper, they look for three and this could be trouble, fine throw from the deep but the wicketkeeper can't break the stumps on the first attempt, he does so on the rebound but the batsman is in now. That could have easily been the second wicket, if only the keeper knew where the stumps were!

2.6

Dawes to T Kohli, 1 run, deflected to third man for a single

End of over 3 (4 runs) India Under-19s 7/1
T Kohli    3* (13b)      JO Dawes    2-1-4-0
TM Srivastava    0* (0b)     

3.1

Grant to T Kohli, no run, pushed down the ground

3.2

Grant to T Kohli, no run

3.3

Grant to T Kohli, no run, pushed to the leg side

3.4

Grant to T Kohli, 1 run, drifting down leg, turned away for an easy single

3.5

Grant to Srivastava, 1 run, on the pads again, finding it difficult to adjust to the left-right combine, turned away to fine leg for a couple

3.6

Grant to T Kohli, no run, pushed to cover, confidently played off the front foot

End of over 4 (2 runs) India Under-19s 9/1
T Kohli    4* (18b)      DDY Grant    2-0-5-1
TM Srivastava    1* (1b)     

4.1

Dawes to Srivastava, 2 runs, straying onto the pads of the left-hander, pushed to midwicket for two more, it's becoming too easy now, with the bowlers struggling with their lines

4.2

Dawes to Srivastava, no run, defended to the off side, gets behind the line of the ball well

4.3

Dawes to Srivastava, no run, shoulders arms to one outside off

4.4

Dawes to Srivastava, FOUR, that's creamed gorgeously through the covers for four, not a bad ball but Srivatsava is on the move here, cracking it through the gap

4.5

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

4.6

Dawes to Srivastava, 1 no ball, over-steps again, another free hit, West Indies' bowlers struggling with their discipline here

4.6

Dawes to Srivastava, 3 runs, full and that's smashed high in the air, more height than elevation for Srivatsava, lands like a golf ball near the midwicket fence

End of over 5 (10 runs) India Under-19s 19/1
TM Srivastava    10* (8b 1x4)      JO Dawes    3-1-14-0
T Kohli    4* (18b)     

5.1

Grant to Srivastava, no run, on the pads again, cramps his for room this time, can't get it away

5.2

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

5.3

Grant to Srivastava, no run, short of a length, angling away, left alone by the left-hander

5.4

Grant to Srivastava, no run, solidly defended

5.5

Grant to Srivastava, no run, good length, patted down the pitch

5.6

Grant to Srivastava, 2 runs, on the back foot and cracked away past point for another two, Srivastava looks in fine nick here, you don't get a hundred in the Ranji Trophy final without a bit of quality and Srivastava is showing that

End of over 6 (2 runs) India Under-19s 21/1
TM Srivastava    12* (14b 1x4)      DDY Grant    3-0-7-1
T Kohli    4* (18b)     

6.1

Dawes to T Kohli, 1 run, tucked away to the leg side

6.2

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

6.3

Dawes to Srivastava, no run, pushed to mid-off

6.4

Dawes to Srivastava, 1 no ball, another no-ball, fine probing line but it doesn't matter, another free hit

6.4

Dawes to Srivastava, no run, backs away but can't make contact, wastes the free hit there

6.5

Dawes to Srivastava, 1 run, deflected to third man

6.6

Dawes to T Kohli, no run, patted to gully

End of over 7 (3 runs) India Under-19s 24/1
T Kohli    5* (20b)      JO Dawes    4-1-17-0
TM Srivastava    13* (19b 1x4)     

7.1

Grant to Srivastava, no run, pushed towards the on side

7.2

Grant to Srivastava, 1 run, short of a length, on middle and off, tapped to the on side for a quick single

7.3

Grant to T Kohli, 2 runs, full and on middle, Taruwar presents the full face of the bat and it races past the bowler

7.4

Grant to T Kohli, no run, full and on off, moving away a shade and he finds the edge, Taruwar takes his bottom hand of in the last moment and the ball doesn't carry to second slip

7.5

Grant to T Kohli, 1 run, short and outside off, Taruwar plays a loose shot there, feet rooted and bat swinging wildly away from the body, no position to play the shot, balloons towards third man and lukckily for him falls in no-man's land

7.6

Grant to Srivastava, no run, left alone outside off

End of over 8 (4 runs) India Under-19s 28/1
TM Srivastava    14* (22b 1x4)      DDY Grant    4-0-11-1
T Kohli    8* (23b)     

8.1

Dawes to T Kohli, no run, full and outside off, pushed to the covers

8.2

Dawes to T Kohli, no run, short of a length and outside off, rising on him, left alone watchfully

8.3

Dawes to T Kohli, 1 run, played away to the on side, they look for two but Srivastava decides against it

8.4

Dawes to Srivastava, 1 run, flicked away off his toes for a single

8.5

Dawes to T Kohli, no run, tapped to cover

8.6

Dawes to T Kohli, no run, pushed down the ground carefully

End of over 9 (2 runs) India Under-19s 30/1
T Kohli    9* (28b)      JO Dawes    5-1-19-0
TM Srivastava    15* (23b 1x4)     

9.1

Grant to Srivastava, no run, short of a length outside off, cut away but well fielded at point

9.2

Grant to Srivastava, no run, full this time, defended off the front foot

9.3

Grant to Srivastava, 1 run, flicked away towards square leg

9.4

Grant to T Kohli, no run, front foot push, towards cover

9.5

Grant to T Kohli, 2 runs, short and stopping on him, Taruwar waits on it and pulls it well in front of square, he waited on it then

9.6

Grant to T Kohli, no run, fine ball outside off, he flirts with it but it beats the outside edge, good end to the over

End of over 10 (3 runs) India Under-19s 33/1
T Kohli    11* (31b)      DDY Grant    5-0-14-1
TM Srivastava    16* (26b 1x4)     

10.1

Dawes to Srivastava, FOUR, full and on the pads, that's roti and dal for Srivastava, cracked away towards midwicket for four

10.2

Dawes to Srivastava, no run

10.3

Dawes to Srivastava, no run, full and drive towards cover

10.4

Dawes to Srivastava, no run, punched towards mid-off

10.5

Dawes to Srivastava, no run, full again, punched to the off side

10.6

Dawes to Srivastava, no run, full and outside off, almost yorker length there, tapped back to the bowler

End of over 11 (4 runs) India Under-19s 37/1
TM Srivastava    20* (32b 2x4)      JO Dawes    6-1-23-0
T Kohli    11* (31b)     

11.1

Grant to T Kohli, no run, defended solidly to the off side

If it doesn't quite work out at the top level, Grant wants to be an electrical engineer. Now let's hope cricket's loss is not electricity's gain

11.2

Grant to T Kohli, no run, defended solidly

11.3

Grant to T Kohli, 1 run, tapped to the leg side

11.4

Grant to Srivastava, no run, good-length ball on middle, tries to steer to third man but can't get the timing

11.5

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

11.6

Grant to Srivastava, SIX, full and on middle, hammers it way over long-on for a superb six, exquisite timing and fine elevation

End of over 12 (7 runs) India Under-19s 44/1
TM Srivastava    26* (35b 2x4 1x6)      DDY Grant    6-0-21-1
T Kohli    12* (34b)     

Steven Jacobs comes on

12.1

Jacobs to T Kohli, no run, slowly lobbed up on off stump and Kohli defends it back

12.2

Jacobs to T Kohli, FOUR, slips down leg stump and this one's nudged off the pads to fine leg

One slip in place for the offspinner

12.3

Jacobs to T Kohli, no run, flighted up and Kohli gets forward to smother the spin

12.4

Jacobs to T Kohli, no run, gives it some air and Kohli drives expansively into the covers

12.5

Jacobs to T Kohli, 2 runs, fraction too short and its pulled like a tracer bullet to deep midwicket

12.6

Jacobs to T Kohli, 1 run, tossed up and he uses his feet, driving down to long-on

End of over 13 (7 runs) India Under-19s 51/1
T Kohli    19* (40b 1x4)      SA Jacobs    1-0-7-0
TM Srivastava    26* (35b 2x4 1x6)     

13.1

Grant to T Kohli, no run, good length on off, nips in and he pushes to cover for a sharp single

13.2

Grant to T Kohli, no run, comes in off a length and its defended to point with soft hands

13.3

Grant to T Kohli, no run, slower ball stays a touch low and beats a poor attempt at a cut

13.4

Grant to T Kohli, no run, now this one sits up sharply off an upright seam and surprises Kohli, who does very well to steer away and drop the hands

Thats the first ball we've seen thats bounced awkwardly

13.5

Grant to T Kohli, no run, fuller length and he gets forward to drive into the covers

13.6

Grant to T Kohli, FOUR, short one down leg stump and he pulls past a diving keeper to fine leg

End of over 14 (4 runs) India Under-19s 55/1
T Kohli    23* (46b 2x4)      DDY Grant    7-0-25-1
TM Srivastava    26* (35b 2x4 1x6)     

14.1

Jacobs to Srivastava, no run, left outside off

14.2

Jacobs to Srivastava, no run, pushed off the back foot, straight to mid-off

14.3

Jacobs to Srivastava, no run, slightly short, cut away towards gully, well fielded

14.4

Jacobs to Srivastava, no run, back to the bowler, down the ground

14.5

Jacobs to Srivastava, 1 run, tapped back to the off side

14.6

Jacobs to T Kohli, no run, defended solidly off the front foot

End of over 15 (1 run) India Under-19s 56/1
T Kohli    23* (47b 2x4)      SA Jacobs    2-0-8-0
TM Srivastava    27* (40b 2x4 1x6)     

15.1

Bonner to Srivastava, 1 wide, wide down the leg side, some turn but that's the wrong length

one slip in place

15.1

Bonner to Srivastava, no run, flighted on middle, defended carefully

15.2

Bonner to Srivastava, 1 run, tucked to the on side, appreciable turn and bounce

15.3

Bonner to T Kohli, no run, keeps low this time, that will keep the West Indians interested, Taruwar tries to cut on the back foot but can't read the bounce

15.4

Bonner to T Kohli, no run, tapped to the off side

15.5

Bonner to T Kohli, no run, superbly bowled, beaten outside off, turns away, that's the area

15.6

Bonner to T Kohli, no run

Match State: Drinks

End of over 16 (2 runs) India Under-19s 58/1
T Kohli    23* (51b 2x4)      NE Bonner    1-0-2-0
TM Srivastava    28* (42b 2x4 1x6)     

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16.1

Jacobs to Srivastava, no run, cut to point

16.2

Jacobs to Srivastava, no run, defended off the back foot

"..that's roti and dal for Srivastava". 'Well last time I checked, Roti and DHAL don't ususally go together. At least not in Trinidad." They do in Kanpur, though

16.3

Jacobs to Srivastava, 1 run

Jacobs looks a bit like Gayle. Needs to bowl quicker to bowl like him, though

16.4

Jacobs to T Kohli, 1 run, turned from the off to leg, worked away to the leg side

16.5

Jacobs to Srivastava, no run, pitched on leg, turning away, defended off the front foot

16.6

Jacobs to Srivastava, no run, patted away off the back foot

The batsmen have gone for caps instead of helmets. At least we can see their faces properly now. Ban the helmets, I say. At least for this tournament.

End of over 17 (2 runs) India Under-19s 60/1
TM Srivastava    29* (47b 2x4 1x6)      SA Jacobs    3-0-10-0
T Kohli    24* (52b 2x4)     

17.1

Bonner to T Kohli, no run, pushed to the on side

17.2

Bonner to T Kohli, 1 run, down the ground and lofted over cover, well-controlled shot, beaten by the flight but goes through with the shot anyway, deep extra cover cleans up

17.3

Bonner to Srivastava, no run, left alone outside off, no need to play that (actually might as well crack it for six if possible)

17.4

Bonner to Srivastava, 1 run, pushed off the back foot

17.5

Bonner to T Kohli, no run, pushed to the off side

For those of you who've just tuned in, the fate of West Indies is in their own hands as South Africa dispatched PNG yesterday and will now cheer for India.

17.6

Bonner to T Kohli, FOUR, down the track again, beaten by the flight again but Taruwar is going for it, lifted over cover, that's a thick outside edge but that races away

End of over 18 (6 runs) India Under-19s 66/1
T Kohli    29* (56b 3x4)      NE Bonner    2-0-8-0
TM Srivastava    30* (49b 2x4 1x6)     

18.1

Jacobs to Srivastava, 1 run, pushed to the off side, solidly done

18.2

Jacobs to T Kohli, no run, turned to the on side

18.3

Jacobs to T Kohli, no run, pushed to the on side, bit of turn again

18.4

Jacobs to T Kohli, no run, quicker one this time, Taruwar has no clue here, he's been regularly beaten but is making the runs anyway, here he was beaten neck and crop

18.5

Jacobs to T Kohli, no run, down the track and lofted over mid-on

18.6

Jacobs to T Kohli, no run, on the back foot, tucked away to the leg side

End of over 19 (1 run) India Under-19s 67/1
T Kohli    29* (61b 3x4)      SA Jacobs    4-0-11-0
TM Srivastava    31* (50b 2x4 1x6)     

19.1

Bonner to Srivastava, no run, turned to the leg side

19.2

Bonner to Srivastava, no run, patted to the off side

19.3

Bonner to Srivastava, no run, cracked to the off side, straight to the fielder

19.4

Bonner to Srivastava, 1 run, pushed to mid-off and takes off for a quick single, a direct hit would have got him

19.5

Bonner to T Kohli, no run

19.6

Bonner to T Kohli, no run, outside off, keeps low, tapped to point

End of over 20 (1 run) India Under-19s 68/1
T Kohli    28* (63b 3x4)      NE Bonner    3-0-9-0
TM Srivastava    32* (54b 2x4 1x6)     

20.1

Jacobs to Srivastava, 1 run, pushed to mid-off for a single

20.2

Jacobs to T Kohli, 1 run, turned from outside off towards midwicket

20.3

Jacobs to Srivastava, 1 run, tapped to the off side, quick run

20.4

Jacobs to T Kohli, no run

20.5

Jacobs to T Kohli, 1 run

20.6

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

End of over 21 (4 runs) India Under-19s 72/1
TM Srivastava    34* (57b 2x4 1x6)      SA Jacobs    5-0-14-0
T Kohli    30* (66b 3x4)     

21.1

Bonner to T Kohli, 1 run, tossed up outside off, paddle-sweep towards the leg side

21.2

Bonner to Srivastava, no run, tucked to the leg side

21.3

Bonner to Srivastava, no run, pushed to covers

21.4

Bonner to Srivastava, 1 run, down the track and driven to mid-off

Arvind, a feedbacker, pops up: "For God's Sake, get rid of these filthy 'pop-in' ads on the home page." Snap, crackle, pop.

21.5

Bonner to T Kohli, 2 runs, cut away past the in-field for a couple

21.6

Bonner to T Kohli, no run, cut away to point

End of over 22 (4 runs) India Under-19s 76/1
T Kohli    33* (69b 3x4)      NE Bonner    4-0-13-0
TM Srivastava    35* (60b 2x4 1x6)     

22.1

Jacobs to Srivastava, 1 run, tossed up on middle, driven to mid-off

22.2

Jacobs to T Kohli, 3 runs, flighted again, driven to cover, easy two there

22.3

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

22.4

Jacobs to Srivastava, no run, worked round the corner, straight to short fine leg

22.5

Jacobs to Srivastava, SIX, And enough is enough, says Srivastava. Down the ground like a bull in a china shop, lays into that one, soars over midwicket for a big six

fielder is back now

22.6

Jacobs to Srivastava, 1 run, patted back to the off side

End of over 23 (11 runs) India Under-19s 87/1
TM Srivastava    43* (65b 2x4 2x6)      SA Jacobs    6-0-25-0
T Kohli    36* (70b 3x4)     

23.1

Bonner to Srivastava, 1 run, on the back foot, pushed back to mid-off

Bonnor is from Jamaica. Just like Gayle.

23.2

Bonner to T Kohli, no run, patted to cover off the back foot

Saif is a bit curious this morning: "I think the most interesting match of the day is being played between Australia U-19 and Sri Lanka U-19. That's the match which should have been covered rather than the match between India and West Indies...what you say?"

Absolutely Saif. Couldn't have agreed more. TV rules cricket and it's disappointing. It's not about the cover-drive anymore, it's about who's playing it.

23.3

Bonner to T Kohli, 1 run, driven to mid-off, confidently done

23.4

Bonner to Srivastava, no run

23.5

Bonner to Srivastava, 1 run

23.6

Bonner to T Kohli, 2 runs, lofts over midwicket, not timed as well as he would have liked but he drops it in the vacant area, the delightfully named Veerasammy Permaul fields that

End of over 24 (5 runs) India Under-19s 92/1
T Kohli    39* (73b 3x4)      NE Bonner    5-0-18-0
TM Srivastava    45* (68b 2x4 2x6)     

Samarh Brooks, the captain, comes on

24.1

Brooks to Srivastava, 1 run, pushed to mid-off

24.2

Brooks to T Kohli, 1 run, tucked to mid-on

24.3

Brooks to Srivastava, no run, tucked to the on side

24.4

Brooks to Srivastava, 1 run, patted to the leg side off the back foot

24.5

Brooks to T Kohli, no run, pushed to cover, confidently done

24.6

Brooks to T Kohli, 1 run, pushed to cover, halfway stage now

End of over 25 (4 runs) India Under-19s 96/1
T Kohli    41* (76b 3x4)      SSJ Brooks    1-0-4-0
TM Srivastava    47* (71b 2x4 2x6)     

25.1

Bonner to T Kohli, no run, slightly short, cut away towards point

25.2

Bonner to T Kohli, no run, pushed down the ground

25.3

Bonner to T Kohli, FOUR, short and Taruwar latches on, smashed away over midwicket for four, smashing shot

Quick-gun Vijay fires back: "SL and Aus's group is done and dusted, they both will be going through." Gone baby gone. But that doesn't take away the fact that TV rules cricket.

25.4

Bonner to T Kohli, 2 runs, no slip and Taruwar cashes in, takes the ball from the keeper's glove almost, angling to third man for a couple

25.5

Bonner to T Kohli, 2 runs, paddle that time, all too cute, Taruwar is batting as if in a Jalandhar exhibition, that's the hundred partnership

25.6

Bonner to T Kohli, 1 run, smashed to cover, that's his half-century, risky innings but an effective one

End of over 26 (9 runs) India Under-19s 105/1
T Kohli    50* (82b 4x4)      NE Bonner    6-0-27-0
TM Srivastava    47* (71b 2x4 2x6)     

26.1

Brooks to T Kohli, no run, pushed to the on side

26.2

Brooks to T Kohli, OUT, half-volley that that's a superb catch from Jacobs. Lofted uppishly and he throws himself to the right to pull off a fine catch. Not much of a celebration there. Just like Gayle. Taruwar goes after a fifty

T Kohli c Jacobs b Brooks 50 (84b 4x4 0x6) SR: 59.52

Xavier de Palma emails in from remote Guatemala: "Hi, I'm sitting in Guatemala City and following the cricket. Doesn't seem to be of that high a quality. How long do you think before the BCCI moneybags entice these young stars over to the crass IPL?" Now that's what I call the reach of Cricinfo

Virat Kohli comes in. He is not related to Taruwar. His favourite cricketer is Herschelle Gibbs. Hope he's not wanted by the Delhi police

26.3

Brooks to V Kohli, no run, left alone outside off

26.4

Brooks to V Kohli, 1 run, driven wide of long-on

Surya ponders aloud: "With all due respect, what's wrong with TV ruling cricket?" Nothing. It's just utterly wretched.

26.5

Brooks to Srivastava, 1 run, pulled away to midwicket, single

26.6

Brooks to V Kohli, FOUR, full toss and that's pumelled away for four. Fierce pull shot.

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End of over 27 (6 runs) India Under-19s 111/2
V Kohli    5* (3b 1x4)      SSJ Brooks    2-0-10-1
TM Srivastava    48* (72b 2x4 2x6)     

Now is the moment we've all been waiting for. Veerasammy Permaul, the left-arm spinner, is here

27.1

Permaul to Srivastava, 1 run, pushed to midwicket

27.2

Permaul to V Kohli, 1 run, short of a length, on the back foot and driven to long-on

27.3

Permaul to Srivastava, 1 run, quicker and on off, cut away and what a fifty! well controlled and assured, a star is born. Actually that happened 18 years ago

27.4

Permaul to V Kohli, 1 run, cut away to the off side

27.5

Permaul to Srivastava, 1 run, OUT, punched to extra cover, they look for two and this is a fine throw, could be close, Dawes comes around from deep point and bullets a super throw into the keeper, Srivastava falls short, big wicket for the West Indies

TM Srivastava run out 51 (75b 2x4 2x6) SR: 68.00

Saurabh Tiwary comes in. The Dhoni lookalike

27.6

Permaul to Tiwary, no run, tapped to mid-off

Amit Bansal takes umbrage: "Excuse Me!! IPL Crass?? I agree its a bit extravagant but no way Crass!"

End of over 28 (5 runs) India Under-19s 116/3
SS Tiwary    0* (1b)      V Permaul    1-0-5-0
V Kohli    7* (5b 1x4)     

28.1

Brooks to V Kohli, FOUR, left alone outside off

28.2

Brooks to V Kohli, 1 leg bye, short and creamed away over midwicket for four, fine shot

28.3

Brooks to Tiwary, no run, pushed to cover

28.4

Brooks to Tiwary, no run

28.5

Brooks to Tiwary, no run

28.6

Brooks to Tiwary, no run, drifted wide of off, Tiwary tries to glide it to third man but can't get to it

Saif's back: ""TV rules cricket" hmm..read India for TV..so it would appear. But atleast they should update the scores of other matches...time to time..." It's a war-zone out here

End of over 29 (5 runs) India Under-19s 121/3
SS Tiwary    0* (5b)      SSJ Brooks    3-0-14-1
V Kohli    11* (7b 2x4)     

29.1

Permaul to V Kohli, no run, on the front foot, tapped towards the off side

29.2

Permaul to V Kohli, no run, defended solidly

29.3

Permaul to V Kohli, no run, cut away to the off side, not that well timed

29.4

Permaul to V Kohli, no run, pushed to the off side, carefully done

29.5

Permaul to V Kohli, no run, quicker one on middle, cute glide to third man, that could have been risky, straight to the fielder

29.6

Permaul to V Kohli, no run, tapped to the off side

End of over 30 (maiden) India Under-19s 121/3
V Kohli    11* (13b 2x4)      V Permaul    2-1-5-0
SS Tiwary    0* (5b)     

30.1

Brooks to Tiwary, no run, worked away towards mid-on

30.2

Brooks to Tiwary, 1 run, wristy flick behind square for a single

30.3

Brooks to V Kohli, no run, cut away towards the point fielder

30.4

Brooks to V Kohli, SIX, that's a cracker, front foot plonked and smashed over extra cover for a six, super shot, straight out of the Saleem Malik manual

30.5

Brooks to V Kohli, no run, tries again, this time straight to extra cover

30.6

Brooks to V Kohli, 1 run, tapped to the infield on the off side

End of over 31 (8 runs) India Under-19s 129/3
V Kohli    18* (17b 2x4 1x6)      SSJ Brooks    4-0-22-1
SS Tiwary    1* (7b)     

31.1

Permaul to V Kohli, no run, turned to mid-on

31.2

Permaul to V Kohli, 1 run, turned to short midwicket

31.3

Permaul to Tiwary, no run, pushed to midwicket, cautiously done

31.4

Permaul to Tiwary, no run, quicker one outside off, left alone

31.5

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

31.6

Permaul to Tiwary, 1 run, struck crisply to the off side

End of over 32 (2 runs) India Under-19s 131/3
SS Tiwary    2* (11b)      V Permaul    3-1-7-0
V Kohli    19* (19b 2x4 1x6)     

Jacobs is back

32.1

Jacobs to Tiwary, 1 run, turned to the on side cautiously

32.2

Jacobs to V Kohli, no run, outside off, going straighter, Virat is beaten

32.3

Jacobs to V Kohli, no run, keeps low, Virat goes on the back foot and pushes back down the ground

32.4

Jacobs to V Kohli, 1 run, pushed to the off side and they scamper a quick single

32.5

Jacobs to Tiwary, 1 run, and another, pushed to the off side and a quick single

32.6

Jacobs to V Kohli, no run, patted to the off side

End of over 33 (3 runs) India Under-19s 134/3
V Kohli    20* (23b 2x4 1x6)      SA Jacobs    7-0-28-0
SS Tiwary    4* (13b)     

33.1

Permaul to Tiwary, no run, pushed back to the bowlers

33.2

Permaul to Tiwary, 2 runs, punches a half-volley to cover

33.3

Permaul to Tiwary, no run, down the ground and spanked, well fielded, though

33.4

Permaul to Tiwary, no run, defended cautiously to the off side

33.5

Permaul to Tiwary, no run, on the back foot and tapped carefully

33.6

Permaul to Tiwary, no run, on the back foot again, pushed to the off side

End of over 34 (2 runs) India Under-19s 136/3
SS Tiwary    6* (19b)      V Permaul    4-1-9-0
V Kohli    20* (23b 2x4 1x6)     

34.1

Jacobs to V Kohli, 1 run, pushed to the off side

34.2

Jacobs to Tiwary, no run, pitched outside leg, rapped on the pads, big appeal but can't give that

34.3

Jacobs to Tiwary, no run

34.4

Jacobs to Tiwary, 1 run, gives himself room and cracks to the off side

34.5

Jacobs to V Kohli, no run, pushed to the off side, on the front foot

34.6

Jacobs to V Kohli, no run, tapped to the off side

End of over 35 (2 runs) India Under-19s 138/3
V Kohli    21* (26b 2x4 1x6)      SA Jacobs    8-0-30-0
SS Tiwary    7* (22b)     

35.1

Permaul to Tiwary, no run, down the ground, pushed to mid-on

35.2

Permaul to Tiwary, 1 run, driven back to the bowler, misfield allows a single

35.3

Permaul to V Kohli, 1 run, cut away off the back foot, misfield again and that was nearly a mix-up, both batsmen ball watching there, a poor throw allows them to get one in the end, poor cricket all around

35.4

Permaul to Tiwary, no run, pushed back to the bowler

35.5

Permaul to Tiwary, 1 run, turned away to the leg side, quick single, fine wrists there

35.6

Permaul to V Kohli, 1 run, short of a length, struck down the ground off the back foot, easy single

Match State: Drinks

End of over 36 (4 runs) India Under-19s 142/3
V Kohli    23* (28b 2x4 1x6)      V Permaul    5-1-13-0
SS Tiwary    9* (26b)     

36.1

Jacobs to V Kohli, no run, flat on middle and off, he gets back and punches down to mid-on

36.2

Jacobs to V Kohli, 2 runs, swats this one over mid-on, dropping it into the deep safely

36.3

Jacobs to V Kohli, FOUR, thats a shot and a half, just hammered back over the bowler's head

36.4

Jacobs to V Kohli, 1 run, too flat and short and he hammers it off the back foot to midwicket

36.5

Jacobs to Tiwary, no run, backs away to leg stump and carves it right to point

36.6

Jacobs to Tiwary, 1 run, shuffles around in his crease, Jacobs keeps it flat and then its worked to cover, point swoops in and nails a direct hit which is referred and all is well for India, who raise their 150 with that risky single

End of over 37 (8 runs) India Under-19s 150/3
SS Tiwary    10* (28b)      SA Jacobs    9-0-38-0
V Kohli    31* (32b 3x4 1x6)     

37.1

Permaul to Tiwary, no run, tossed up on off stump, driven back to the bowler on the bounce

37.2

Permaul to Tiwary, 1 run, flatter one spins in and thats a risky tip-and-run to point

A direct hit would have sent Tiwary straight on to the dressing room

37.3

Permaul to V Kohli, 1 run, makes some room and cuts, ala Dravid, out to deep cover sweeper

37.4

Permaul to Tiwary, 1 run, comes out, bowler adjust the line and beats Tiwary in the flight and he's forced to steer out past gully

37.5

Permaul to V Kohli, no run, drives hard but straight to the cover fielder

37.6

Permaul to V Kohli, 1 run, skips down and drives straight down the ground to long-on

End of over 38 (4 runs) India Under-19s 154/3
V Kohli    33* (35b 3x4 1x6)      V Permaul    6-1-17-0
SS Tiwary    12* (31b)     

38.1

Jacobs to V Kohli, 1 run, full on off, turned away elegantly towards mid-on

38.2

Jacobs to Tiwary, 1 run, tapped away to the off side, wide of the fielder

38.3

Jacobs to V Kohli, FOUR, short again and Virat rocks back on the back foot to clatter that towards deep midwicket, sloppy fielding there and it goes past the boundary for four

38.4

Jacobs to V Kohli, no run, tucked away to fhe off side

38.5

Jacobs to V Kohli, no run, short ball, quicker one, tapped to the leg side

38.6

Jacobs to V Kohli, no run, down the pitch and the quicker one beats him, he tries to tap it to the off side but it goes past the outside edge, Thomas whips off the bails but Virat has his back foot just behind the stumps. The third umpire comes into play but he rules him not out, his back foot was in just in time

End of over 39 (6 runs) India Under-19s 160/3
V Kohli    38* (41b 4x4 1x6)      SA Jacobs    10-0-44-0
SS Tiwary    13* (31b)     

39.1

Permaul to Tiwary, 1 run, outside off, well-timed from Virat, Bonnor pulls off a fine save

39.2

Permaul to V Kohli, 1 run, crisply timed, well stopped by Bonnor at cover but they complete a single anyway

39.3

Permaul to Tiwary, no run, defended to the off side

39.4

Permaul to Tiwary, 1 run, pulls it away towards midwicket, can't get hold of it and it's only a single

39.5

Permaul to V Kohli, 1 run, cut away towards cover for a single

39.6

Permaul to Tiwary, 1 run, down the ground and hammered down the ground, the bowler gets his hand to it as it deflects to long-off, single taken

End of over 40 (5 runs) India Under-19s 165/3
SS Tiwary    16* (35b)      V Permaul    7-1-22-0
V Kohli    40* (43b 4x4 1x6)     

Dawes returns. Ten overs to go and India would be targetting 240 now.

40.1

Dawes to Tiwary, 1 run, full outside off, driven to mid-off for a single

40.2

Dawes to V Kohli, 1 run, driven to mid-on for a single

40.3

Dawes to Tiwary, 1 run, full toss, another loosener, Tiwary cracks down the ground for a single

Chattha from Lahore: "There seems to be so much cricket ... U19, Bang v SAF, CB Series, all against IPL backdrop and the big bucks being spent by industrialists, liquor barons and movie stars. Will IPL eat into international cricket calendar?

40.4

Dawes to V Kohli, 1 run, floated towards leg stump, turned towards square leg for another single

40.5

Dawes to Tiwary, 1 run, yorker this time, well done, Tiwary digs it out and runs for a quick single

40.6

Dawes to V Kohli, 1 run, scooped to midwicket for a single, Virat angry that he didn't put that away for more

End of over 41 (6 runs) India Under-19s 171/3
V Kohli    43* (46b 4x4 1x6)      JO Dawes    7-1-29-0
SS Tiwary    19* (38b)     

41.1

Permaul to V Kohli, 1 run, short one, pounded towards deep cover

41.2

Permaul to Tiwary, 1 run, on the back foot, pushed towards midwicket

41.3

Permaul to V Kohli, 2 runs, creamed to extra cover, crisply struck, over-throws there and they scramble another

41.4

Permaul to V Kohli, FOUR, brings up his fifty in style, smashed straight down the ground for four

41.5

Permaul to V Kohli, no run

41.6

Permaul to V Kohli, 1 run, worked to the off side

End of over 42 (9 runs) India Under-19s 180/3
V Kohli    51* (51b 5x4 1x6)      V Permaul    8-1-31-0
SS Tiwary    20* (39b)     

42.1

Dawes to V Kohli, 1 run, yorker on leg stump, digs it out for a single to the leg side

42.2

Dawes to Tiwary, no run, walks down the ground and pummels it straight to short midwicket, he was trying to heave that over the infield

42.3

Dawes to Tiwary, SIX, full and on off, swats that high and handsome, gets the distance and strikes it straight, that's a biggie and it's maximum

42.4

Dawes to Tiwary, 1 run

42.5

Dawes to V Kohli, 2 runs, lofted to mid-off with power, well fielded on the boundary and keeps them down to a couple

42.6

Dawes to V Kohli, no run, yorker this time, dug out to midwicket, Virat angry with himself again

End of over 43 (10 runs) India Under-19s 190/3
V Kohli    54* (54b 5x4 1x6)      JO Dawes    8-1-39-0
SS Tiwary    27* (42b 1x6)     

Amit Bansal is back: "Just wondering how long it will be before Virat Kohli will be drafted in the senior side? Hes got some class, and lots of attitude."

43.1

Permaul to Tiwary, 1 run, heaved away to the leg side

Phil: "The Indians aim to conquer world cricket and they've made a great start with the IPL."

43.2

Permaul to V Kohli, no run, gives himself room and pats it to the off side

43.3

Permaul to V Kohli, 1 run, cut away hard, misfield at cover

43.4

Permaul to Tiwary, no run, defended to the off side

43.5

Permaul to Tiwary, SIX, charges down the track, cracked way over long-on for a big six, he's upping the ante there

43.6

Permaul to Tiwary, 1 run, down the track, checks his shot to cover

A few drops of rain in Kuala Lumpur. Forecast is for thunderstorms. Meanwhile India need some thunder in the last six overs.

End of over 44 (9 runs) India Under-19s 199/3
SS Tiwary    35* (46b 2x6)      V Permaul    9-1-40-0
V Kohli    55* (56b 5x4 1x6)     

Grant, the aspiring electrical engineer, is back. Time for sparks to fly

44.1

Grant to Tiwary, 1 run, driven to long-off to bring up 200

44.2

Grant to V Kohli, 2 runs, full on the pads, worked away towards fine leg, well fielded in the boundary, Bravo gets it

44.3

Grant to V Kohli, 1 leg bye, tries to heave square, can manage only a leg bye

44.4

Grant to Tiwary, no run, full and outside off, left alone, no chance of calling that a wide

44.5

Grant to Tiwary, 1 run, driven to cover, cleaned up well

44.6

Grant to V Kohli, SIX, full on middle and leg, that's in the slot and Virat tees off magnificently, all the way over midwicket for six, that's a cracker. Fifty have come off the last six overs. Going great guns

End of over 45 (11 runs) India Under-19s 210/3
V Kohli    63* (59b 5x4 2x6)      DDY Grant    8-0-35-1
SS Tiwary    37* (49b 2x6)     

Ramas: "You wouldn't believe, I am watching the U19 match and not Aus Vs SL." What a sensible man.

Meanwhile Permaul has hurt himself in his run-up, was about to bowl when he pulled up. Looks like a major twinge, something like a groind strain. He can't bowl this over. He's going off. Someone else needs to finish it. Brooks, the captain, to fill the breach

45.1

Brooks to Tiwary, no run, some turn from outside off, Tiwary tries to hammer it over midwicket but can only get his pads onto it

45.2

Brooks to Tiwary, 1 run, short that time, Tiwary rocks back and hammers it to midwicket but Bravo has dropped a sitter there. That was down his throat but he's grassed it

45.3

Brooks to V Kohli, no run, driven to cover

45.4

Brooks to V Kohli, SIX, what a shot! down the ground and Virat has lofted that way over the sight-screen, that was a monster hit

45.5

Brooks to V Kohli, SIX, and another one, inside out and Virat has given that the kitchen sink, superbly timed, he's in the zone and that's six more

45.6

Brooks to V Kohli, FOUR, nothing can stop him now, short and he's creamed that straight down the ground for four more, that was a forehand over the bowler's head. Seventeen off the over and it was one where he should have had a wicket

End of over 46 (17 runs) India Under-19s 227/3
V Kohli    79* (63b 6x4 4x6)      SSJ Brooks    5-0-40-1
SS Tiwary    38* (51b 2x6)     

46.1

Grant to Tiwary, no run, full toss outside off, Tiwary could have hit that anywhere in the ground but misses

46.2

Grant to Tiwary, OUT, full ball, scooped to long-on and they finally catch one, Shacaya Thomas completes the easy catch, Tiwary has to go

SS Tiwary c SE Thomas b Grant 38 (53b 0x4 2x6) SR: 71.69

Jadeja comes in

46.3

Grant to V Kohli, 1 run, searching for the yorker and Virat puts the full toss away to midwicket, as usual he's angry with himself for not getting more, he wants to hit them all for six, aim for the moon, you may reach the stars

46.4

Grant to Jadeja, 1 run, defended to the off side and they get a single

Japa emails: "India have always done well in Under 19's but why do they fail to repeat the same when they play at the Senior level?" My only answer: Let boys be boys

46.5

Grant to V Kohli, FOUR, down the track and smashes it past covers for a four, Virat is obviously not interested in dots

Jen: "It's so good to see someone I trained with on the big stage. Yes, it's that big boy Grant - West Indies next giant bowler."

46.6

Grant to V Kohli, FOUR, another full one, blistered through midwicket, this is too easy for Virat now, look out for the photos on orkut

End of over 47 (10 runs) India Under-19s 237/4
V Kohli    88* (66b 8x4 4x6)      DDY Grant    9-0-45-2
RA Jadeja    1* (1b)     

47.1

Dawes to Jadeja, 2 runs, turned away to the leg side

47.2

Dawes to Jadeja, 1 run, full and on off, driven down to long-off for a single

47.3

Dawes to V Kohli, no run, full and on leg stump, cramps Virat for space, he tries to turn it but is struck on the leg, Virat is hurt there, he's on the ground

He gets treatment

Dun: "it is not "aim for the moon, you may reach the stars"; it is "aim for the stars, you will at least reach the moon". The problem is Virat is aiming for the sun.

47.4

Dawes to V Kohli, FOUR, full and outside off, he charges him and smashes it through covers for another four, he's seeing the ball like a football now (now that's a joke, he probably doesn't even need to see it)

47.5

Dawes to V Kohli, 1 wide, down the leg side, that's a big wide, well stopped by the wicketkeeper

47.5

Dawes to V Kohli, 1 run, down the track, taken on the full, smashed to extra cover, crisply done

47.6

Dawes to Jadeja, 1 run, full and cramps him for room, can't get the elevation, tries to be like Asif Mujtaba, ends up like Mohammad Asif

End of over 48 (10 runs) India Under-19s 247/4
RA Jadeja    5* (4b)      JO Dawes    9-1-49-0
V Kohli    93* (69b 9x4 4x6)     

48.1

Grant to Jadeja, 2 runs, scooped high towards midwicket, he wasn't in control of that one, the fielder runs back but that would have been the catch of the year, doesn't get there, Jadeja gets two

48.2

Grant to Jadeja, 1 run, slow one, turned to midwicket

round the wicket now

48.3

Grant to V Kohli, 1 wide, that's too wide, no need to touch that. Anyone for free-hits for wides?

48.3

Grant to V Kohli, no run, another wide one but Virat swings at it, bottom edge trickles to the keeper

Nik: "is Virat Kohli playing IPL? He can ask for half million now!!"

48.4

Grant to V Kohli, 2 runs, slightly slower this time, driven to long-on

Phil: "Little wonder Dav Whatmore the coach calls Virat, son."

48.5

Grant to V Kohli, FOUR, slower one again and Virat has hammered that over midwicket for four, umpire calls six and Virat celebrates his hundred wildy. Then the umpire realises it's only four. What a lovely joke.

48.6

Grant to V Kohli, 1 run, drives to mid-off, misfielded and Virat gets his hundred this time. More celebrations, more fist pumps, more smiles. The only cricketer to celebrate his hundred twice? It's probably the innings of the tournament so it's only fitting

End of over 49 (11 runs) India Under-19s 258/4
V Kohli    100* (73b 10x4 4x6)      DDY Grant    10-0-56-2
RA Jadeja    8* (6b)     

49.1

Dawes to V Kohli, OUT, lofted to long-off but what a sensational catch by Bravo on the boundary, that was heading over the ropes but Bravo gets his fingertips to it and makes sure he doesn't cross the ropes. What a catch. Super catch to end a super innings

V Kohli c Bravo b Dawes 100 (74b 10x4 4x6) SR: 135.13

Manish Pandey is the new batsman.

49.2

Dawes to Jadeja, 1 run

49.3

Dawes to Pandey, 2 wides, wide down leg side, over-throw from the keeper and they get one

49.3

Dawes to Jadeja, 2 runs, backed away and tries to chip over point, can't make contact, though

49.4

Dawes to Jadeja, no run, another good yorker, dug out towards the infield

49.5

Dawes to Jadeja, 1 run

49.6

Dawes to Pandey, 1 run, full toss, smashed to midwicket for a single

India end with 265 in their fifty overs. Virat Kohli starred with a superb hundred and Tanmay Srivastava and Taruwar Kohli chipped in with fifties. It's a must-win game for the West Indies and they need to pull something special to go through to the next round. Join us soon.

End of over 50 (7 runs) India Under-19s 265/5
MK Pandey    1* (1b)      JO Dawes    10-1-56-1
RA Jadeja    12* (10b)     
Tournament Results
India U19 v S Africa U19 at Kuala Lumpur - Mar 2, 2008
India U19 won by 12 runs (D/L method)
Ireland U19 v Zim U19 at Johor - Mar 1, 2008
Ireland U19 won by 6 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
Nepal U19 v W Indies U19 at Kuala Lumpur - Mar 1, 2008
W Indies U19 won by 7 wickets (with 76 balls remaining)
Pakistan U19 v S Africa U19 at Kuala Lumpur - Feb 29-Mar 1, 2008
S Africa U19 won by 98 runs (D/L method)
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Photos

Feb 22, 2008

Steven Jacobs turns his arm over, India Under-19s v West Indies Under-19s, Under-19 World Cup, Kuala Lumpur, February 22, 2008

Steven Jacobs turns his arm over

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Feb 22, 2008

Virat Kohli is delighted after bringing up his century, India Under-19s v West Indies Under-19s, Under-19 World Cup, Kuala Lumpur, February 22, 2008

Virat Kohli is delighted after bringing up his century

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