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

ICC Under-19 World Cup - Semi final

India Under-19s v New Zealand Under-19s

India Under-19s won by 3 wickets (with 9 balls remaining) (D/L method)

0.2

Sangwan to Williamson, no run, Sangwan bangs it in short and that sails over Williamson, umpire Hartley signals one for the over

0.3

Sangwan to Williamson, no run, hits the line outside off and moves away with the angle, safely left alone

0.4

Sangwan to Williamson, no run, beats him outside off and Williamson can't resist a poke, it comes in just a little and nearly takes the edge

0.5

Sangwan to Williamson, 1 run, gets it to come back in from outside off, he gets his bat down on an angle and steers it wide of gully

New Zealand Under-19s 2/0   KS Williamson 1* (4b)

1.1

Argal to Williamson, no run, gentle away swinger, he lets it go and the ball dips before reaching the keeper on the first bounce

1.2

Argal to Williamson, no run, drifts outside off, he punches it to cover just a little away from his body

1.3

Argal to Williamson, no run, goes for the cover drive and gets a thin outside edge which falls short of Jadeja at first slip, it was a half hearted shot

1.4

Argal to Williamson, no run, full outside off and this time he gets behind it nicely and drives it straight to mid-off

1.5

Argal to Williamson, 2 runs, bowls in line with the stumps and gets it to curve in, he closes the face of the bat and tucks it to fine leg

1.6

Argal to Williamson, no run, pitches outside off and goes holds its line, the ball dips before reaching the keeper

New Zealand Under-19s 4/0   KS Williamson 3* (10b)

2.3

Sangwan to Williamson, no run, aims for the yorker length, he manages to dig it out well back to the bowler

2.4

Sangwan to Williamson, 1 run, strays on the pads and that's an easy scoring opportunity for Williamson as he tucks it to fine leg

2.6

Sangwan to Williamson, no run, good length outside off, he gets his bat down on an angle and pushes it to cover

New Zealand Under-19s 7/0   KS Williamson 4* (13b)

5.1

Argal to Williamson, no run, he's not afraid to pitch it full, Williamson drives but meets mid-off

5.2

Argal to Williamson, no run, lands it just a shade outside off and gets it to straighten before reaching the keeper

5.3

Argal to Williamson, no run, pitches on off and middle, he shows good technique by getting forward and defending

5.4

Argal to Williamson, no run, in the slot to drive through the on side, he offers the full face of the bat but again can't beat the infield as mid-on picks it up

5.5

Argal to Williamson, no run, gives him a bit of width outside off this time, steered to gully

5.6

Argal to Williamson, 1 run, gets a good stride forward, opens the face of the bat and dabs it to third man

New Zealand Under-19s 11/1   KS Williamson 5* (19b)

6.1

Sangwan to Williamson, no run, bowls from slightly wide of the crease, gets it to pitch on a full length and angle across the right hander before reaching the keeper

6.2

Sangwan to Williamson, no run, keeps it tight, hits the line just outside off as Williamson defends to the off side

6.3

Sangwan to Williamson, no run, pitches on middle and leg, he turns the face of the bat and tucks it to square leg

6.4

Sangwan to Williamson, no run, works up away swing and sprays this one a little wide outside off, the umpire is lenient on that on

6.5

Sangwan to Williamson, no run, holds the length back a little outside off, he goes for the punch drive through the covers and misses

6.6

Sangwan to Williamson, no run, Dropped: pitches it short of a length outside off, he goes for the pull over midwicket but mistimes it, the ball lobs towards Srivastava at mid-on but he fails to time his forward dive properly, the ball dips and just falls short of him

New Zealand Under-19s 11/1   KS Williamson 5* (25b)

8.1

Sangwan to Williamson, FOUR, pitches it short and that sits up nicely for Williamson, he swivels and pulls that high over square leg

8.2

Sangwan to Williamson, no run, gets behind the line and defends back to the bowler

8.3

Sangwan to Williamson, no run, gets forward and pushed back to the bowler

8.4

Sangwan to Williamson, (no ball) 1 run, he oversteps, pitches on a full length and he drives to gully

8.5

Sangwan to Williamson, (no ball) 1 run, another overstep, he shuffles and works it to the on side for a single

8.6

Sangwan to Williamson, no run, bowls round the wicket, he gets behind the line nicely and defends back to the bowler

New Zealand Under-19s 25/1   KS Williamson 11* (31b 1x4)

9.2

Argal to Williamson, no run, gets this one to angle into middle and leg, gets a half stride forward and tucks it softly to midwicket

9.3

Argal to Williamson, no run, just a little short and wide, he rocks back and shapes to cut square but ends up chopping to cover

9.4

Argal to Williamson, no run, fullish in length on off stump, he moves across and punches it to mid-on

9.5

Argal to Williamson, no run, full and straight, he drives it back straight and sends it scorching along the pitch only to be intercepted by Argal who gets both his hands behind the ball

9.6

Argal to Williamson, no run, goes for another cut, he mistimes it to short cover

New Zealand Under-19s 26/1   KS Williamson 11* (36b 1x4)

10.3

Kaul to Williamson, no run, fires that in on a full length on middle, he digs it back to the bowler

10.4

Kaul to Williamson, 2 runs, hits a good length on middle, he works it to the on side but ends up chipping it high over square leg, fine leg runs across to pick it up

10.5

Kaul to Williamson, no run, pitches on middle and leg, he works it to midwicket

10.6

Kaul to Williamson, no run, hits a length outside off and cuts back in, he gets behind the line and pushes it to the off side

New Zealand Under-19s 29/1   KS Williamson 13* (40b 1x4)

12.1

Kaul to Williamson, 1 run, pushed with soft hands to the off side and he sets off quickly

New Zealand Under-19s 30/2   KS Williamson 14* (41b 1x4)

13.1

Jadeja to Williamson, no run, gets forward and defends back to the bowler

13.2

Jadeja to Williamson, no run, flighted on middle, he turns the face of the bat and pushes it back to the bowler

13.3

Jadeja to Williamson, 1 run, pushed on middle, he turns the face of the bat and works it to fine leg

New Zealand Under-19s 31/2   KS Williamson 15* (44b 1x4)

14.1

Kaul to Williamson, 1 wide, bowls it short and wide down leg, Williamson goes for the hook but withdraws his stroke

14.1

Kaul to Williamson, 1 run, pushes it with soft hands in front of point, Colson sets off even before Williamson plays the stroke and they go through for a quick single

New Zealand Under-19s 33/2   KS Williamson 16* (45b 1x4)

15.1

Argal to Williamson, no run, the ball dips low to the keeper

15.2

Argal to Williamson, no run, pitches on a fullish length outside off, he gets forward and pushes back to the bowler

15.3

Argal to Williamson, no run, gets forward and tries to slice it through the off side, it goes straight to short cover

15.4

Argal to Williamson, no run, hits a fullish length on middle and leg, he doesn't time the drive well as he finds mid-on

15.5

Argal to Williamson, FOUR, poor ball and duly punished.... Argal bowls a half tracker on off, that sits up nicely for Williamson as he swivels and pulls way over midwicket. That came off the meat of the bat

15.6

Argal to Williamson, no run, left alone outside the off stump

New Zealand Under-19s 43/2   KS Williamson 20* (51b 2x4)

16.4

Sangwan to Williamson, no run, wide outside off and shaping away, he chooses to let it go and umpire Hartley lets the bowler off without a wide call

16.5

Sangwan to Williamson, no run, he opens the face of the bat and steers it towards point

16.6

Sangwan to Williamson, no run, pitches outside the off stump, he opens the face of the bat and steers it to point again

New Zealand Under-19s 48/2   KS Williamson 20* (54b 2x4)

17.2

Iqbal Abdulla to Williamson, no run, hits a good length on middle and leg, he rocks back and defends

17.3

Iqbal Abdulla to Williamson, no run, flighted outside off, pushed to the off side

17.4

Iqbal Abdulla to Williamson, 1 run, pushed on middle and leg, he drives through the line to long-on to bring up the fifty

New Zealand Under-19s 50/2   KS Williamson 21* (57b 2x4)

18.1

Sangwan to Williamson, no run, better line and length, cramps him for room outside off, he gets back and defends

18.2

Sangwan to Williamson, no run, fuller in length, he opens the face and works it towards cover

18.3

Sangwan to Williamson, no run, gets a big stride forward across his stumps and works it a little wide of point, they don't take a single

18.4

Sangwan to Williamson, no run, pitches just outside the off stump, he pushes to the off side

18.5

Sangwan to Williamson, FOUR, short of a length on middle and leg, Williamson reads the length early, swivels on his backfoot and pulls this firmly along the ground past square leg

18.6

Sangwan to Williamson, no run, fuller in length and on the stumps, he gets forward and defends

New Zealand Under-19s 54/2   KS Williamson 25* (63b 3x4)

19.3

Iqbal Abdulla to Williamson, 1 run, swept to short fine leg, they go through for a quick single and Williamson makes his ground before the keeper whips off the bails

New Zealand Under-19s 56/2   KS Williamson 26* (64b 3x4)

20.4

V Kohli to Williamson, no run, gets that indrift again, this time he drives to mid-on

20.5

V Kohli to Williamson, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and dabs it to third man

New Zealand Under-19s 60/2   KS Williamson 27* (66b 3x4)

21.1

Iqbal Abdulla to Williamson, no run, takes a few paces down the track, checks his stroke and defends

21.2

Iqbal Abdulla to Williamson, 1 run, flighted outside off, steers it with an angled bat to short third man

21.5

Iqbal Abdulla to Williamson, 1 run, flighted outside off, he plays with an angled bat and steers it wide of point

New Zealand Under-19s 63/2   KS Williamson 29* (69b 3x4)

22.4

V Kohli to Williamson, no run, gets forward and steers it straight to point

22.5

V Kohli to Williamson, 1 run, the slow legcutter, he gets forward and pushes through the line to cover

New Zealand Under-19s 66/2   KS Williamson 30* (71b 3x4)

23.3

Iqbal Abdulla to Williamson, no run, pitches on a good length on middle and straightens, he pushes it to the on side

23.4

Iqbal Abdulla to Williamson, no run, tucks it straight to midwicket

23.5

Iqbal Abdulla to Williamson, 1 run, flighted outside off, he gets forward and steers it to cover

New Zealand Under-19s 69/2   KS Williamson 31* (74b 3x4)

24.4

V Kohli to Williamson, 1 run, plays a punchy drive towards mid-on and Tiwary dives to his left and cuts it off

New Zealand Under-19s 74/2   KS Williamson 32* (75b 3x4)

25.1

Srivastava to Williamson, no run, punched back to the bowler

25.2

Srivastava to Williamson, 1 run, dabbed towards shirt third man, the fielder doesn't get to it on time and that allows a run, the bowler isn't happy

25.4

Srivastava to Williamson, 1 run, hits a good length outside the off side, he rocks back and cuts

25.6

Srivastava to Williamson, 2 runs, run-out appeal.... he tucks it to wide of midwicket and sets off for a run, they go through for the second run and the throw is high, Srivastava plucks it onehanded and flicks it on the stumps in one motion, the batsman was in

New Zealand Under-19s 82/2   KS Williamson 36* (79b 3x4)

26.2

V Kohli to Williamson, 1 run

26.4

V Kohli to Williamson, 1 wide, OUT, clever bowling..... Kohli delivers from wide of the crease and slides down the leg side, Williamson tries to work it through the line to the on side but misses, he strays outside his crease and an alert Goswami whips off the bails with his right hand. The third umpire has a look

KS Williamson st †Goswami b V Kohli 37 (113m 80b 3x4 0x6) SR: 46.25

New Zealand Under-19s 86/3   KS Williamson 37 (80b 3x4)
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Feb 27, 2008

Shreevats Goswami bats, India v New Zealand, Under-19 World Cup, Malaysia

Shreevats Goswami bats

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Feb 27, 2008

Shreevats Goswami's 51 was instrumental in India's win, India U-19 v New Zealand U-19, Under-19 World Cup, Kuala Lumpur, February 27, 2008

Shreevats Goswami's 51 was instrumental in India's win

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