ICC Under-19 World Cup, Semi-Final: India Under-19s v New Zealand Under-19s at Kuala Lumpur, Feb 27, 2008
India Under-19s won by 3 wickets (with 9 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Played at Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur (neutral venue)
27 February 2008 - day/night match (50-over match)
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   AK Argal 1-0-2-0
3.1

Argal to Worker, OUT, India strike early....gets it to swing in a little on the pads, pitches on a fullish length, Worker chips it on the up and spoons it straight to Tiwary at mid-on. A half-hearted stroke really

GH Worker c Tiwary b Argal 3 (15m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

3.2

Argal to Guptill-Bunce, no run, hits a fullish length outside off, the ball keeps a little low before reaching the keeper

3.3

Argal to Guptill-Bunce, no run, Appeal.... Bunce goes for the cover drive and he appears to get an outside edge to the keeper, Goswami and the rest are confident but umpire Erasmus shakes his head, there was a sound, most likely bat hitting pad

3.4

Argal to Guptill-Bunce, no run, pitches outside off and he lets it go

3.5

Argal to Guptill-Bunce, no run, punched back to the bowler, Argal flings it back and Goswami does well to dive to his left and save it, unnecessary aggression there

3.6

Argal to Guptill-Bunce, 1 run, he gets off the mark by opening the face of the bat and gliding it to third man

New Zealand Under-19s 8/1   AK Argal 2-0-3-1
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   AK Argal 3-0-4-1
7.1

Argal to Guptill-Bunce, no run, left alone outside the off stump

7.2

Argal to Guptill-Bunce, no run, pitches outside off and straightens, Bunce lets it go

7.3

Argal to Guptill-Bunce, no run, takes a few paces down the pitch and defends back to the bowler

7.4

Argal to Guptill-Bunce, no run, the slower ball, not that Argal's that quick anyway, jokes aside, this pitches outside off and rolls to the keeper

7.5

Argal to Guptill-Bunce, FOUR, sprays that wide outside off, the ball again comes on fairly slowly to Bunce who goes for the square cut, he meets the ball off the toe of the bat and beats the keeper and first slip, Sangwan dives in vain at the third man boundary

7.6

Argal to Guptill-Bunce, no run, goes for another off side slash and gets another under edge, this time he gets an inside edge to the keeper

New Zealand Under-19s 15/1   AK Argal 4-0-8-1
9.1

Argal to Guptill-Bunce, 1 run, gentle away swingger, he gets a good stride forward, opens the face of the bat and glides it to third man

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   AK Argal 5-0-9-1
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   AK Argal 6-0-13-1
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