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)

The Indian openers Shreevats Goswami and Taruwar Kohli are out in the middle. Southee to start off

18.09: It has cleared up a bit and the covers are off. Looks like we will start on time. In fact we are, the players are out on the field. Awesome.

17.57 local time: We're about 15 minutes from the start but the news isn't very good as far as the weather goes. It's gotten really dark and there are sounds of thunder. Though it hasn't started raining yet, the covers are on.

0.1

Southee to T Kohli, no run, lands it outside off and gets generous shape away from the right hander, not much bounce though

0.2

Southee to T Kohli, no run, the low bounce again, this one pitches outside and squares up Kohli as the ball creeps under his bat

Two slips in place

0.3

Southee to T Kohli, 1 wide, slides down the leg side, Kohli tries to glance it fine

0.3

Southee to T Kohli, no run, pitches it short of a good length outside off and gets away movement, he lets it go

0.4

Southee to T Kohli, no run, gets the ball to cut back in from outside off and makes him play as Kohli works it to the on side

0.5

Southee to T Kohli, no run, pitches a little fuller and comes through straight, Kohli gets behind the line and defends

0.6

Southee to T Kohli, no run, superb bowling, pitches outside off and nips back in, Kohli stays back at the crease and gets a thick outside edge which falls short of second slip

End of over 1 (1 run) India Under-19s 1/0 (205 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 1.00, RRR: 4.18)

    • T Kohli 0 (6b)
    • SP Goswami 0 (0b)
    • TG Southee 1-0-1-0

Trent Boult, the left-arm seamer, runs in

1.1

Boult to Goswami, 2 wides, poor start for him as he fails to control the inswing and slips that wide down leg, the keeper dives and gets a hand to it

1.1

Boult to T Kohli, no run, much better, makes him play this time as the ball nips back in and forces Kohli on the backfoot

1.2

Boult to T Kohli, no run, turned to the on side, they contemplate a single but turn it down

1.3

Boult to T Kohli, 1 run, gets it to drift in on the pads, Kohli waits on it and turns it to fine leg

1.4

Boult to Goswami, no run, hits a good length outside off and swings away, safely left alone by Goswami

1.5

Boult to Goswami, no run, sticks to the same length and takes it further away from the off stump, Goswami lets it go

1.6

Boult to Goswami, no run, hits a good length on off stump and comes into the left hander, he steers it to point

End of over 2 (3 runs) India Under-19s 4/0 (202 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 2.00, RRR: 4.20)

    • SP Goswami 0 (3b)
    • T Kohli 1 (9b)
    • TA Boult 1-0-3-0
2.1

Southee to T Kohli, 1 run, turns his wrists and tucks it away in the gap between square leg and midwicket

2.2

Southee to Goswami, no run, pitches it on a full length outside off, Goswami gets doen to spank it past the covers but ends up chopping it on the pitch

2.3

Southee to Goswami, no run, Dropped: Goswami is lured into the uppish cover drive and he gets a thick outside edge low to the keeper Bunce, he dives to his right and spills the catch as it comes low to him

2.4

Southee to Goswami, no run, full outside off and pushed to mid-off

2.5

Southee to Goswami, 1 run, full outside off, Goswami gets forward, meets the pitch of the ball and drives it square, good enough to beat cover and point

2.6

Southee to T Kohli, 1 wide, slides down the leg side and wide called

2.6

Southee to T Kohli, no run, draws Kohli forward as he steers it to point

End of over 3 (3 runs) India Under-19s 7/0 (199 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 2.33, RRR: 4.23)

    • T Kohli 2 (11b)
    • SP Goswami 1 (7b)
    • TG Southee 2-0-4-0
3.1

Boult to Goswami, 1 wide, slides just wide of the leg stump and ball nearly clips the pad before reaching the keeper, Bunce appeals thinking he got some wod on it

3.1

Boult to Goswami, no run, pitches outside off, he goes back and steers it to point

3.2

Boult to Goswami, no run, draws him forward this time as he taps it to the covers

3.3

Boult to Goswami, FOUR, the first of the chase.... Boult errs in line and length by dishing out a half volley swinging in on the pads, Goswami shuffles and whips it wide of midwicket and the outfield does the rest

3.4

Boult to Goswami, no run, lands it on a good length outside off and gets it to straighten before reaching the keeper

3.5

Boult to Goswami, no run, defended on the backfoot

3.6

Boult to Goswami, FOUR, short and slightly wide outside off, Goswami transfers his weight on the backfoot and slices it wide of point and cover to bring up his second boundary of the over

End of over 4 (9 runs) India Under-19s 16/0 (190 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 4.13)

    • SP Goswami 9 (13b 2x4)
    • T Kohli 2 (11b)
    • TA Boult 2-0-12-0
4.1

Southee to T Kohli, no run, gets a good stride forward and defends to the off side

4.2

Southee to T Kohli, no run, pitches on middle and leg, he shuffles just a touch and knocks it back to the bowler

4.3

Southee to T Kohli, no run, pitches on a good length outside off and comes on a little low, he gets a half stride forward and defends

4.4

Southee to T Kohli, 1 run, holds the length back outside off and sprays this a little wide, Kohli slices that away from his body and gets a thick outside edge past the vacant third slip region

4.5

Southee to Goswami, no run, swinging in and landing on a full length, he gets forward and defends

4.6

Southee to Goswami, no run, holds the length back outside the off stump, he rocks backwards and defends

End of over 5 (1 run) India Under-19s 17/0 (189 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 3.40, RRR: 4.20)

    • SP Goswami 9 (15b 2x4)
    • T Kohli 3 (15b)
    • TG Southee 3-0-5-0
5.1

Boult to T Kohli, no run, gets forward and offers the full face of the bat as he defends to cover

5.2

Boult to T Kohli, no run, just short of a driveable length outside off, he pushes it firmly to mid-off

5.3

Boult to T Kohli, 3 runs, short of a length outside off and moving across, Kohli rocks back and plays a punchy drive in the arc between mid-off and cover, a sliding stop at the boundary cuts off a four

5.4

Boult to Goswami, no run, pitches outside off and straightens, Goswami lets it go

5.5

Boult to Goswami, no run, short and wide, Goswami strays rooted to to crease and tries to slash that away from his body, he ends up chopping it onto the ground to point

5.6

Boult to Goswami, no run, the line is closer to the off stump, he gets forward and defends

End of over 6 (3 runs) India Under-19s 20/0 (186 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 3.33, RRR: 4.22)

    • SP Goswami 9 (18b 2x4)
    • T Kohli 6 (18b)
    • TA Boult 3-0-15-0
6.1

Southee to T Kohli, no run, comes on straight and lands on the seam on a fullish length, he gets forward and pushes it to mid-off

6.2

Southee to T Kohli, no run, holds the length back outside the off stump, he gets back and defends

6.3

Southee to T Kohli, FOUR, strays on the pads and Kohli makes him pay by shuffling and flicking it uppishly past square leg with a flick of the wrists, fine leg had no chance of stopping that

6.4

Southee to T Kohli, no run, pitches on middle and cuts back in, he turns it to the on side

6.5

Southee to T Kohli, OUT, false stroke.... Southee pitches it short of a length outside off and gets it to move away, Kohli tries to drag that from outside the offstump by pulling, he gets a thick top edge and Morgan takes it running to his right from mid-on. He covered a fair bit of ground before taking the catch.

T Kohli c Morgan b Southee 10 (29m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 43.47

Match State: Delay - Rain

18.50 local: Some good news. The rain has stopped and the covers are starting to come off.

18.40: I'm afraid its pouring buckets. The ground has been enveloped by dark clouds and the groundstaff were out there in a hurry. The covers are on at the moment. We'll update you as and when we receive word.

India have just lost their leading run-scorer of the tournament so far so that could hurt them for now. There is quite a bit of lateral movement under lights and save for a few pokes and misses, the batsmen have handled them fairly well. New Zealand will have to stick to a probing line and length to give themselves a chance.

19.42 local time: The players are out on the field. Tanmay walks out to bat for the third time. He's not on strike.

19.30: Good news. The rain has stopped and we have a 43 overs match. India will chase 191. The drainage at this ground is excellent and it's quite remarkable we have a game here. New Zealand are already practicing on the field and play will start in around 15 minutes from now. Stay on with us.

Gripping the ball could be a problem here for the bowlers. Batting won't be very easy either so this should be an interesting passage of play.

18.55: Wait.... we spoke to soon! It's pouring again. If this delay lasts more than 23 minutes from now, then the overs will be reduced.

If there is no more play today without overs being reduced, then we'll have 50 overs tomorrow. In the event of overs being reduced, for example 40 overs, and if no play is possible this evening, then we'll have 40 overs tomorrow. Should that happen, play will resume in the morning at 10 AM. Like I said, it's only the worst case scenario so let's try and forget about that at the moment.

6.6

Southee to Goswami, no run, full outside off and he goes for an expansive drive past the covers and misses it completely

End of over 7 (4 runs) India Under-19s 24/1 (167 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 3.42, RRR: 4.63)

    • SP Goswami 9 (19b 2x4)
    • TM Srivastava 0 (0b)
    • TG Southee 4-0-9-1
7.1

Boult to Srivastava, no run, hits a good length outside off, he opens the face of the bat and steers it to the covers

7.2

Boult to Srivastava, no run, gets this one to nip back in,. gets him on the pads and Boult appeals, striking him outside the line of off stump

7.3

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

7.4

Boult to Srivastava, no run, strays on the pads, he closes the face of the bat and turns it to midwicket

7.5

Boult to Srivastava, no run, gets this one to zip through off a good length, he goes for the square cut and misses

7.6

Boult to Srivastava, no run, pitches outside the off stump, comes through slower to the keeper

End of over 8 (maiden) India Under-19s 24/1 (167 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 4.77)

    • TM Srivastava 0 (6b)
    • SP Goswami 9 (19b 2x4)
    • TA Boult 4-1-15-0

There's an adjustment in the Power play overs - It will be 9 overs, followed by two blocks of 4 overs each

8.1

Southee to Goswami, no run, pitches outside off and curves away, he gets forward and pushes it to cover

8.2

Southee to Goswami, no run, full and wide outside the off stump, Goswami plays a neat cover drive on one knee but can;t beat extra cover

8.3

Southee to Goswami, 1 run, slightly short outside off, he stretches out and slashes that wide of point

8.4

Southee to Srivastava, 1 run, pitches close to the pads and stays a little low, he turns his wrists and works it to fine leg

Due to the reduction in overs three bowlers can bowl 9 and two can bowl 8

8.5

Southee to Goswami, no run, thuds it short of a length and the ball suddenly stops on him, signs of a double paced pitch, he shapes to play that to the on side but checks the stroke and slices it to point instead

8.6

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

End of over 9 (2 runs) India Under-19s 26/1 (165 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 2.88, RRR: 4.85)

    • SP Goswami 10 (24b 2x4)
    • TM Srivastava 1 (7b)
    • TG Southee 5-0-11-1

The 2nd Powerplay has been taken

9.1

Boult to Srivastava, no run, pitches outside the off stump, he gets across and punches it to cover

9.2

Boult to Srivastava, 2 runs, pitches full outside off and sits up for Tanmay who lofts over mid-on, he doesn't time it as well as he would have liked, the ball pulls up in the outfie

9.3

Boult to Srivastava, no run

9.4

Boult to Srivastava, 1 bye, slashes outside the off stump and misses, the ball falls short of the keeper and it deflects off him to fine leg

9.5

Boult to Goswami, no run, pushed to the covers

9.6

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

End of over 10 (3 runs) India Under-19s 29/1 (162 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 2.90, RRR: 4.90)

    • SP Goswami 10 (26b 2x4)
    • TM Srivastava 3 (11b)
    • TA Boult 5-1-17-0

Greg Morgan, the right-arm seamer, comes on

10.1

Morgan to Srivastava, no run, pitches outside off and hits the seam, the ball kicks and carries through to the keeper after Tanmay has a slash at it

10.2

Morgan to Srivastava, FOUR, brilliant stroke.... gives him just a bit of width outside the off stump, he rocks back and slices that in the gap between cover and point, that was pure timing and minimum effort

10.3

Morgan to Srivastava, FOUR, follows it up with another boundary square of the wicket on the off side, pitches wide outside off, he gets a half stride forward and executes a square drive to beat point

10.4

Morgan to Srivastava, no run, fishes outside the off stump, he's beaten him this time

10.5

Morgan to Srivastava, no run, strays on the pads, tucked to midwicket

10.6

Morgan to Srivastava, no run, pushed towards point, the fielder has a shy at the stumps at the non-striker's end

End of over 11 (8 runs) India Under-19s 37/1 (154 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 3.36, RRR: 4.81)

    • TM Srivastava 11 (17b 2x4)
    • SP Goswami 10 (26b 2x4)
    • GJ Morgan 1-0-8-0

Anurag Verma, the right-arm seamer, comes in

11.1

Verma to Goswami, no run, pitches on a fullish length outside off, he gets forward and steers it to point

11.2

Verma to Goswami, no run, strays towards the pads, he works it to the on side

11.3

Verma to Goswami, 1 run, strays down the leg side again, this time he shuffles and works it to fine leg

11.4

Verma to Srivastava, no run, punshed back to the bowler, Verma has to dive to his right to get a hand to it

11.5

Verma to Srivastava, 1 run, pitches around the leg stump, he uses his wrists and works it to the on side

11.6

Verma to Goswami, no run, slighty shorter in length, same line around the leg stump, he tries to tuck it to the on side but fails to make contact with the bat

End of over 12 (2 runs) India Under-19s 39/1 (152 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 3.25, RRR: 4.90)

    • SP Goswami 11 (30b 2x4)
    • TM Srivastava 12 (19b 2x4)
    • A Verma 1-0-2-0
12.1

Morgan to Srivastava, 1 run, full outside off and Tanmay goes for an across the line swipe, he manages to beat the diving square leg though

12.2

Morgan to Goswami, no run, full and wide outside off, it hits a footmark and darts up, Bunce lifts his left hand and catches it

12.3

Morgan to Goswami, no run, pushed towards square leg

12.4

Morgan to Goswami, no run, slightly short and wide outside off, he uses the width to free his arms outside off but can't bisect the packed offside field

12.5

Morgan to Goswami, no run, oh the low bounce.... pitches outside off and and rolls to the keeper

12.6

Morgan to Goswami, no run, wide outside off and full in length, he slashes at it and the ball races along the turf to point

End of over 13 (1 run) India Under-19s 40/1 (151 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 3.07, RRR: 5.03)

    • SP Goswami 11 (35b 2x4)
    • TM Srivastava 13 (20b 2x4)
    • GJ Morgan 2-0-9-0

3rd Powerplay taken

13.1

Verma to Srivastava, OUT, Corey Anderson will have that framed for sure! Full outside the off stump, Tanmay shuffles across and flicks that uppishly just wide of mid-on, Anderson moves quickly to his left, the ball appears to drift further away from his outstretched arms but he wins the battle as he plucks that one handed just inches off the ground

TM Srivastava c Anderson b Verma 13 (26m 21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 61.90

13.2

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

13.3

Verma to V Kohli, no run, hits a good length outside off, he defends to the off side

13.4

Verma to V Kohli, no run, hits a good length outside off, he gets across and defends to point

13.5

Verma to V Kohli, no run, shuffles across his stumps and pushes it towards point

13.6

Verma to V Kohli, no run, shoulders arms outside the off stump

End of over 14 (wicket maiden) India Under-19s 40/2 (151 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 2.85, RRR: 5.20)

    • V Kohli 0 (5b)
    • SP Goswami 11 (35b 2x4)
    • A Verma 2-1-2-1
14.1

Morgan to Goswami, 1 run, full and wide, Goswami gets on his knee and slashes it over the vacant gully region

14.2

Morgan to V Kohli, no run, hits a good length outside off, he gets across and defends back to the bowler

14.3

Morgan to V Kohli, no run, hits a good length outside off, he gets across and defends back to the bowler

14.4

Morgan to V Kohli, FOUR, Kohli is underway.... half volley outside the off stump, he gets forward to the pitch of the ball, meets it off the meat of the bat and caresses it in the arc between mid-off and cover

14.5

Morgan to V Kohli, no run, the slower ball, comes back in after pitching and he works it softly back to the bowler

14.6

Morgan to V Kohli, FOUR, all timing..... half volley outside the off stump, he drives through the line and beats the left of mid-off who dives in vain

End of over 15 (9 runs) India Under-19s 49/2 (142 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 3.26, RRR: 5.07)

    • V Kohli 8 (10b 2x4)
    • SP Goswami 12 (36b 2x4)
    • GJ Morgan 3-0-18-0
15.1

Verma to Goswami, no run, full outside off, he drives through the line to the covers

15.2

Verma to Goswami, no run, drifts on middle and leg, he uses his wrists and works it to midwicket

15.3

Verma to Goswami, 1 run, risky run there....he taps it in front of point with soft hands and sets off quickly, the throw at the nonstrikers end was wide

15.4

Verma to V Kohli, no run, gets a big stride forward and defends towards point

15.5

Verma to V Kohli, no run, holds the length back outside the off stump, he cuts but chops it down towards point

15.6

Verma to V Kohli, no run, fishes at it outside off without moving his feet enough, nearly gets an edge

End of over 16 (1 run) India Under-19s 50/2 (141 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 3.12, RRR: 5.22)

    • V Kohli 8 (13b 2x4)
    • SP Goswami 13 (39b 2x4)
    • A Verma 3-1-3-1

Corey Anderson, the left-arm medium pacer, runs in

16.1

Anderson to Goswami, no run, starts off with a full delivery outside off, he drives through the line to cover

16.2

Anderson to Goswami, 2 runs, angles it just wide of point and sets off, the throw isn't backed up properly and they scamper through for an overthrow

16.3

Anderson to Goswami, no run, full and wide outside off, he drives off the front foot but can't beat cover

16.4

Anderson to Goswami, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and angles it down to third man

16.5

Anderson to V Kohli, no run, pitches on middle and leg, Kohli covers the line well and defends

16.6

Anderson to V Kohli, no run, fuller and wider outside the off stump, a fierce cover drive is intercepted at short cover

End of over 17 (3 runs) India Under-19s 53/2 (138 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 3.11, RRR: 5.30)

    • V Kohli 8 (15b 2x4)
    • SP Goswami 16 (43b 2x4)
    • CJ Anderson 1-0-3-0
17.1

Verma to Goswami, 1 run, full outside off, he taps it softly in front of mid-off and sets off

17.2

Verma to V Kohli, no run, drifts on the pads, he tucks it softly to midwicket

17.3

Verma to V Kohli, no run, gets forward and steers it towards point

17.4

Verma to V Kohli, 1 run, gives him width outside off, he cuts past cover but there's protection in the deep to cut that off

17.5

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

17.6

Verma to Goswami, no run, fullish outside off, he gets forward and defends

End of over 18 (2 runs) India Under-19s 55/2 (136 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 3.05, RRR: 5.44)

    • SP Goswami 17 (46b 2x4)
    • V Kohli 9 (18b 2x4)
    • A Verma 4-1-5-1
18.1

Anderson to V Kohli, 2 runs, half volley outside off and put away past the infield on the offside, Tim Southee does well to slide to his right at deep extra cover to cut it off with one hand

18.2

Anderson to V Kohli, no run, hits a good length outside off, he gets forward and steers it to point

18.3

Anderson to V Kohli, 1 run, the slower ball, hits a good length on middle, he shuffles and tucks it away to fine leg

18.4

Anderson to Goswami, no run, pitches outside off and comes back in a little, he covers the line on the front foot and defends

18.5

Anderson to Goswami, no run, slightly slower in pace, Goswami lunges forward and steers it to the off side

18.6

Anderson to Goswami, 1 run, scorching square drive not enough to fetch a boundary as Bracewell sprints to his right at deep backwards point to slide and cut it off

End of over 19 (4 runs) India Under-19s 59/2 (132 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 3.10, RRR: 5.50)

    • SP Goswami 18 (49b 2x4)
    • V Kohli 12 (21b 2x4)
    • CJ Anderson 2-0-7-0
19.1

Verma to Goswami, FOUR, Imperious..... half volley in line with middle, Goswami combines timing and brute power as he bludgeons that along the pitch, Verma barely had time to get a boot to it and mid-on had no chance either

The ball's quite wet and the umpires take a look

19.2

Verma to Goswami, 1 run, he errs by pitching it full and wide outside off, Goswami gets forward to the pitch of the ball and beats cover, there's protection in the deep for that shot

19.3

Verma to V Kohli, 1 run, driven through the line to long-off for a single

19.4

Verma to Goswami, no run, he tries to make room to slice that through the off side but ends up getting an inside edge onto his pad

19.5

Verma to Goswami, 2 runs, super cricket all-round, Goswami gives room and slogs it over square leg, Bracewell at deep square leg runs across and slides to his left, he swoops a relay throw in the same motion to fine leg and saves an extra run

19.6

Verma to Goswami, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and dabs it to third man

End of over 20 (9 runs) India Under-19s 68/2 (123 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 3.40, RRR: 5.34)

    • SP Goswami 26 (54b 3x4)
    • V Kohli 13 (22b 2x4)
    • A Verma 5-1-14-1
20.1

Anderson to Goswami, no run, gives room across his stumps, he under edges a pull to the on side

20.2

Anderson to Goswami, FOUR, grants him just a bit of width outside off, he slashes hard and gets a thick outside edge which beats the keeper and the vacant slip region

20.3

Anderson to Goswami, 1 run, tucks it just wide of square leg, they contemplate a second but decide against it

20.4

Anderson to V Kohli, FOUR, poor ball, slides down the leg side, Kohli shuffles, gets a deft touch and glances it down to fine leg

20.5

Anderson to V Kohli, 2 runs, wide outside off and slightly short, he slices it wide of cover and picks up a couple

20.6

Anderson to V Kohli, 2 runs, slides on the pads, he gets his wrists working and works it wide of midwicket

End of over 21 (13 runs) India Under-19s 81/2 (110 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 3.85, RRR: 5.00)

    • V Kohli 21 (25b 3x4)
    • SP Goswami 31 (57b 4x4)
    • CJ Anderson 3-0-20-0
21.1

Verma to Goswami, 1 run, strays just a little wide outside the leg stump, he tucks it behind square on the on side

21.2

Verma to V Kohli, 2 runs, run-out appeal.... Kohli gets on the backfoot and punches an extra cover drive, Bracewell shows brilliant commitment by sliding to his right and relaying the throw to his team-mate, there's a direct hit at the non-strikers but Goswami is safe, the 3rd umpire takes a look

21.3

Verma to V Kohli, no run, goes across the stumps and defends

21.4

Verma to V Kohli, 1 run, slightly short and wide outside off, he gets across and chops it past the infield on the offside

21.5

Verma to Goswami, 1 run, walks across his stumps and glances it to fine leg

21.6

Verma to V Kohli, FOUR, short and wide outside off, the ball keeps a little low and Kohli adjusts well by biffing it square of the wicket on the off side

End of over 22 (9 runs) India Under-19s 90/2 (101 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 4.09, RRR: 4.80)

    • V Kohli 28 (29b 4x4)
    • SP Goswami 33 (59b 4x4)
    • A Verma 6-1-23-1

Nick Beard, the left-arm spinner, comes on

22.1

Beard to Goswami, 1 run, starts of with a rank long-hop, Goswami pulls hard but along the ground to deep midwicket

India are just about keeping pace with the required rate of 4.81

22.2

Beard to V Kohli, 1 run, slides towards the pads, strikes him on the pads and rolls to short third man, they appeal for a leg before and the umpire shakes his head, an overthrown follows after that distraction

22.3

Beard to Goswami, 5 wides, slides down the leg side and that beats the keeper

22.3

Beard to Goswami, 1 run, slashed hard to point, another overthrow follows and they pick up a run

22.4

Beard to V Kohli, 1 run, pushed just in front of cover for a single

22.5

Beard to Goswami, no run

22.6

Beard to Goswami, 1 run, turned to the on side for a single

End of over 23 (10 runs) India Under-19s 100/2 (91 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 4.34, RRR: 4.55)

    • SP Goswami 36 (63b 4x4)
    • V Kohli 30 (31b 4x4)
    • NB Beard 1-0-10-0

Kane Williamson, the offspinner, comes in

23.1

Williamson to Goswami, 2 runs, flighted outside off, he gets forward and drives hard through extra cover

23.2

Williamson to Goswami, 1 run, pitches just a shade outside off, he rocks back and cuts to point

23.3

Williamson to V Kohli, 1 run, slides down the leg side, he tucks it wide of midwicket

23.4

Williamson to Goswami, no run, full outside off, drilled to cover

23.5

Williamson to Goswami, 2 runs, full toss outside off, he makes room and beats the covers and some excellent fielding at deep extra cover saves a certain boundary

23.6

Williamson to Goswami, 1 run, full outside off, he makes room again and drives to deep point

Match State: Drinks

India may be ahead at this stage but New Zealand aren't giving anything away yet. Their outfielding has been simply brilliant. The commitment is there and there's no questioning that.

End of over 24 (7 runs) India Under-19s 107/2 (84 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.45, RRR: 4.42)

    • SP Goswami 42 (68b 4x4)
    • V Kohli 31 (32b 4x4)
    • KS Williamson 1-0-7-0

The run-rate has just crept over the required rate. India are on track here

24.1

Beard to Goswami, 3 runs, poor ball, strays down the leg side, Goswami nudges it fine and Trent Boult does brilliantly at fine leg to cut it off just inches off the rope

24.2

Beard to V Kohli, 2 runs, full and wide outsid eoff, he leans onto the drive and beats cover

24.3

Beard to V Kohli, 1 leg bye, slides down the leg side, he nudges it off the pads to the on side

24.4

Beard to Goswami, 2 runs, short and wide outside off, he makes room and cuts square of the wicket on the off side

24.5

Beard to Goswami, 4 byes, just a little wide outside off, the ball skids through straight and beats an uppish drive past the cover and the keeper, the ball races to third man

24.6

Beard to Goswami, no run, tries to get cheeky outside off with a delicate glide and misses

End of over 25 (12 runs) India Under-19s 119/2 (72 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 4.76, RRR: 4.00)

    • SP Goswami 47 (72b 4x4)
    • V Kohli 32 (34b 4x4)
    • NB Beard 2-0-16-0

Southee returns

25.1

Southee to V Kohli, 1 run, pitches on middle and leg, he tucks it away off his hips wide of midwicket

25.2

Southee to Goswami, FOUR, brings up his fifty in style.... half volley outside off, he gets behind the line and caresses it in the arc between mid-off and cover, the timing was just enough to beat mid-off

25.3

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

25.4

Southee to Goswami, no run, gets behind the line and steers it to the off side with an angled bat

25.5

Southee to Goswami, OUT, loss of concentration.... it wasn't the best of deliveries as it was pitched full and wide outside off, Goswami went for a booming cover drive but didn't get his feet moving, he ended up chopping it onto his stumps

SP Goswami b Southee 51 (115m 76b 5x4 0x6) SR: 67.10

Saurav Tiwary walks in. It's still and left-right combination

25.6

Southee to Tiwary, 1 run, slides towards the pads, nudged to fine leg

End of over 26 (6 runs) India Under-19s 125/3 (66 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 4.80, RRR: 3.88)

    • SS Tiwary 1 (1b)
    • V Kohli 33 (35b 4x4)
    • TG Southee 6-0-17-2

Double change. George Worker to bowl left-arm spin

26.1

Worker to Tiwary, 1 run, pitches outside off and keeps low, he gets back and steers it towards point

26.2

Worker to V Kohli, no run, pitches outside off and skids through, rocks back to cut and can't beat cover

26.3

Worker to V Kohli, 1 run, rocks back to cut and short cover slides and cuts off the pace of the ball, they still manage a single

The reserve umpire comes out with a few replacement balls

26.4

Worker to Tiwary, 1 run, pushes it on middle, he gets across and nudges it to the on side for a single

26.5

Worker to V Kohli, FOUR, full and wide outside the offstump, Kohli bangs that on the front foot past extra cover and places it so well that even two sliding fielders at the boundary can't stop it

26.6

Worker to V Kohli, no run, hits a good length outside the off stump, keeps a little low as Kohli chops it down to the off side

End of over 27 (7 runs) India Under-19s 132/3 (59 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.88, RRR: 3.68)

    • V Kohli 38 (39b 5x4)
    • SS Tiwary 3 (3b)
    • GH Worker 1-0-7-0
27.1

Southee to Tiwary, no run, bowls round the wicket, dips into the left hander, he gets forward and steers it to point

27.2

Southee to Tiwary, 1 run, Dropped: the ball comes in with the angle and Tiwary gets a thin outside edge, the wicketkeeper Bunce moves to his right and then quickly changes direction but it's too late as the ball clips his gloves

27.3

Southee to V Kohli, 1 run

27.4

Southee to Tiwary, 1 run

27.5

Southee to V Kohli, no run

27.6

Southee to V Kohli, no run

End of over 28 (3 runs) India Under-19s 135/3 (56 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 4.82, RRR: 3.73)

    • V Kohli 39 (42b 5x4)
    • SS Tiwary 5 (6b)
    • TG Southee 7-0-20-2
28.1

Worker to Tiwary, FOUR, gets down the track and picks that from outside off anfd carts it over mid-on's outstretched hands

28.2

Worker to Tiwary, no run

28.3

Worker to Tiwary, no run

28.4

Worker to Tiwary, FOUR, pitches full on middle and off, he gets down and slogs it over midwicket for another boundary

28.5

Worker to Tiwary, no run

28.6

Worker to Tiwary, no run

We apologise for the loss of commentary due to technical problems

End of over 29 (8 runs) India Under-19s 143/3 (48 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 4.93, RRR: 3.42)

    • SS Tiwary 13 (12b 2x4)
    • V Kohli 39 (42b 5x4)
    • GH Worker 2-0-15-0
29.1

Boult to V Kohli, 1 run, pushed just wide of cover on the off side

29.2

Boult to Tiwary, no run

29.3

Boult to Tiwary, no run, hits a good length outside the off stump,he goes back and chops it down to point

29.4

Boult to Tiwary, no run, cramped for room outside off as he attempts another slice through the offside, chops it down to point

29.5

Boult to Tiwary, no run, full outside off and driven to the covers

29.6

Boult to Tiwary, 1 run, tries to drive a full delivery outside the offstump and gets a thick inside edge to fine leg

End of over 30 (2 runs) India Under-19s 145/3 (46 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 4.83, RRR: 3.53)

    • SS Tiwary 14 (17b 2x4)
    • V Kohli 40 (43b 5x4)
    • TA Boult 6-1-19-0
30.1

Worker to Tiwary, 1 run, tries to glide it square on the offside but point slides and cuts it off

30.2

Worker to V Kohli, no run, full outside off, pushed to the off side

30.3

Worker to V Kohli, 1 run, fullish outside off, he drives away from the body and gets an inside edge to the on side

30.4

Worker to Tiwary, no run, defended back to the bowler

30.5

Worker to Tiwary, 1 run, makes room and glides it wide of point

30.6

Worker to V Kohli, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, he meets the pitch of the ball and drives through the line to long-on

End of over 31 (4 runs) India Under-19s 149/3 (42 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 4.80, RRR: 3.50)

    • V Kohli 42 (46b 5x4)
    • SS Tiwary 16 (20b 2x4)
    • GH Worker 3-0-19-0
31.1

Boult to V Kohli, no run, goes for an expansive uppish drive over mid-off and misses it completely, Kohli wants to get this done with quickly

31.2

Boult to V Kohli, no run, drives away from his body but he gets wood on it this time as he chops it to the off side

31.3

Boult to V Kohli, no run, pitches on middle and leg, he turns his wrists and tucks it to midwicket

31.4

Boult to V Kohli, no run, fullish on middle and leg, he covers the line and pushes it to mid-off

31.5

Boult to V Kohli, no run, stays at the crease and goes for an across the line whip past midwicket, he mistimes it to midwicket

loss in concentration for Kohli

31.6

Boult to V Kohli, 1 run, full outside off, he gets his bat down on it with force and beats cover, that brings up the 150

End of over 32 (1 run) India Under-19s 150/3 (41 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 4.68, RRR: 3.72)

    • V Kohli 43 (52b 5x4)
    • SS Tiwary 16 (20b 2x4)
    • TA Boult 7-1-20-0
32.1

Worker to V Kohli, OUT, captain catches captain.... pitches in the slot to drive outside off, Kohli drives that firmly on the up in the direction of the covers, Williamson at short cover flings himself to his right and plucks it inches off the ground

V Kohli c Williamson b Worker 43 (84m 53b 5x4 0x6) SR: 81.13

Manish Pandey walks in

32.2

Worker to Pandey, no run, flighted outside off defended back to the bowler

32.3

Worker to Pandey, no run, flighted outside off, defended to the off side

32.4

Worker to Pandey, no run, flighted outside off, defended to the off side

32.5

Worker to Pandey, no run, gives it plenty of air on middle and leg, he gets across and works it back to the bowler

32.6

Worker to Pandey, FOUR, poor ball, friendly full toss angling in towards the middle stump, he clubs it across the line over midwicket to get off the mark

End of over 33 (4 runs) India Under-19s 154/4 (37 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 4.66, RRR: 3.70)

    • MK Pandey 4 (5b 1x4)
    • SS Tiwary 16 (20b 2x4)
    • GH Worker 4-0-23-1
33.1

Boult to Tiwary, 1 run, stays at the crease and waits for the ball, he opens the face of the bat and glides it to third man

33.2

Boult to Pandey, no run, full outside off and driven to the covers

India are coasting along here

33.3

Boult to Pandey, FOUR, full and wide outside off, asking to be hit, Pandey gets on his knee and executes a classy square drive which beats the diving cover fielder

33.4

Boult to Pandey, no run, strays on the pads, he tucks it to the on side

33.5

Boult to Pandey, FOUR, heads up.... juicy half volley outside the off stump, Pandey moves his front foot across the bludgeons that with force to beat the arc between mid-off and cover

33.6

Boult to Pandey, no run, keeps low outside the off stump, he slashes and misses

End of over 34 (9 runs) India Under-19s 163/4 (28 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 4.79, RRR: 3.11)

    • MK Pandey 12 (10b 3x4)
    • SS Tiwary 17 (21b 2x4)
    • TA Boult 8-1-29-0
34.1

Worker to Tiwary, 1 run, pitches outside off and keeps low, he steers it to third man

34.2

Worker to Pandey, no run, dabs it with an open face but can't beat short third man

34.3

Worker to Pandey, no run, flighted outside off, he gets forward and defends to the off side

34.4

Worker to Pandey, no run, meets the ball on the pads in the dorection of leg stump, Worker appeals for a leg before

34.5

Worker to Pandey, no run

34.6

Worker to Pandey, no run, tries to glide it past short third man but can't beat the infield

End of over 35 (1 run) India Under-19s 164/4 (27 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 4.68, RRR: 3.37)

    • MK Pandey 12 (15b 3x4)
    • SS Tiwary 18 (22b 2x4)
    • GH Worker 5-0-24-1

Verma returns for a new spell

35.1

Verma to Tiwary, 1 run, tucks it close to the pads and works it to the on side

35.2

Verma to Pandey, no run, hits a good length outside the off stump, he defends to cover

35.3

Verma to Pandey, 1 run, grants him width outside off and he obliges by dabbing it to third man

35.4

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

35.5

Verma to Tiwary, 1 leg bye, meets the ball high on the front pad, nudged off the pads to the on side

35.6

Verma to Pandey, 1 run, glided to third man

End of over 36 (4 runs) India Under-19s 168/4 (23 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 4.66, RRR: 3.28)

    • MK Pandey 14 (18b 3x4)
    • SS Tiwary 19 (25b 2x4)
    • A Verma 7-1-26-1
36.1

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

36.2

Worker to Pandey, no run, flighted outside off, he gets forward and defends back to the bowler

36.3

Worker to Pandey, 1 run, flighted outside off, he drives through the line to long-off

36.4

Worker to Tiwary, no run, stays back, the ball keeps low, he manages to tap it to point

36.5

Worker to Tiwary, no run, defended off the backfoot

36.6

Worker to Tiwary, 1 run, keeps low again, he stays at the crease and works it wide of point

End of over 37 (2 runs) India Under-19s 170/4 (21 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 4.59, RRR: 3.50)

    • SS Tiwary 20 (28b 2x4)
    • MK Pandey 15 (21b 3x4)
    • GH Worker 6-0-26-1

Southee returns for another spell

37.1

Southee to Tiwary, no run, tries to jam it onto the base of middle stump, Tiwary digs it out back to the bowler

37.2

Southee to Tiwary, 1 run, full outside off, he pushes it just wide of mid-off and sets off for a quick single

37.3

Southee to Pandey, 1 run, full outside off and driven wide of mid-off

37.4

Southee to Tiwary, 2 runs, tucked towards midwicket, the fielder runs across and hits the stumps at the striker's end, there's nobody to back the deflection as the Indians steal an over throw

37.5

Southee to Tiwary, no run, gets forward and defends back to the bowler

37.6

Southee to Tiwary, no run, driven firmly past the bowler, mid-off does well to dive to his left and save at least a couple of runs

End of over 38 (4 runs) India Under-19s 174/4 (17 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 4.57, RRR: 3.40)

    • SS Tiwary 23 (33b 2x4)
    • MK Pandey 16 (22b 3x4)
    • TG Southee 8-0-24-2
38.1

Worker to Pandey, no run, tries to slice it through the off side but misses

38.2

Worker to Pandey, 1 run, stays back and chops it towards cover, a misfield results in a single

38.3

Worker to Tiwary, 1 run, Worker misfields off his own bowling as the ball beats mid-on

38.4

Worker to Pandey, 1 run, slides towards the pads, he pushes it wide of midwicket

38.5

Worker to Tiwary, no run, gets forward and defends

38.6

Worker to Tiwary, no run, shapes to drive forward and misses, nearly edges it to the keeper

End of over 39 (3 runs) India Under-19s 177/4 (14 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 4.53, RRR: 3.50)

    • SS Tiwary 24 (36b 2x4)
    • MK Pandey 18 (25b 3x4)
    • GH Worker 7-0-29-1
39.1

Southee to Pandey, OUT, tame dismissal really.... pitches on a good length outside off and straightens, Pandey tries to glide it towards third man but the ball isn't in the slot to play that, the extra bounce does him in and he gets a thick edge through to the keeper

MK Pandey c †Guptill-Bunce b Southee 18 (23m 26b 3x4 0x6) SR: 69.23

39.2

Southee to Jadeja, 1 run, full outside off, he gets forward and drives on the up past the vacant point region

39.3

Southee to Tiwary, 1 run, gets forward and steers it to third man

39.4

Southee to Jadeja, 1 wide, bangs it in short down the leg side, wide called

39.4

Southee to Jadeja, OUT, brilliant take and do we have a twist in the tale here? Pitches outside of and slants back in, Jadeja tries a delicate glide to third man, the edge goes low to Guptil-Bunce who goes to his right first and changes direction to his left and plucks it one handed on the dive

RA Jadeja c †Guptill-Bunce b Southee 1 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

39.5

Southee to Iqbal Abdulla, 2 runs, nearly gets another one there, Abdulla inside edges it past the stumps

39.6

Southee to Iqbal Abdulla, no run, gets forward and drives to the off side

End of over 40 (5 runs) India Under-19s 182/6 (9 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 4.55, RRR: 3.00)

    • Iqbal Abdulla 2 (2b)
    • SS Tiwary 25 (37b 2x4)
    • TG Southee 9-0-29-4

9 to get off 18 balls

40.1

Boult to Tiwary, 1 run, short and wide outside off, Tiwary cuts to Bracewell at point and sets off for a suicidal run, Bracewell is undecided whether to have a shy at the stumps or not, throws it finally, the keeper reaches the stumps and accidentally knocks off the bails before gathering the ball. The third umpire has a look

40.2

Boult to Iqbal Abdulla, OUT, panic sets in for India.... pitches just outside the off stump, Abdulla tries to glide it down to third man but the ball straightens, he gets a thin deflection and Bunce takes another catch

Iqbal Abdulla c †Guptill-Bunce b Boult 2 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

40.3

Boult to Sangwan, 1 run, pitches on middle and leg, he tucks it behind square on the on side

40.4

Boult to Tiwary, 1 run, full outside off and clubbed with force to long-off

40.5

Boult to Sangwan, 3 runs, heart in the mouth moment as Sangwan scoops it just over cover's outstretched arms, the fielder runs backwards and just manages to pull it back near the rope. His pants come off on the dive. Remember Lou Vincent against West Indies two years ago?

40.6

Boult to Tiwary, no run, walks down the pitch and blasts it straight to mid-on

End of over 41 (6 runs) India Under-19s 188/7 (3 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 4.58, RRR: 1.50)

    • SS Tiwary 27 (40b 2x4)
    • PJ Sangwan 4 (2b)
    • TA Boult 8-1-26-1

Now just 3 to get. India can't mess it up further, surely. The captain's brought back Worker. Seems like a gamble. He stops short at the crease twice, nerves there!

41.1

Worker to Sangwan, no run, pitches outside off, he slashes it straight to point

41.2

Worker to Sangwan, 1 run, works it wide of midwicket and the Indians are a run closer

packed off side field. Short cover in place

41.3

Worker to Tiwary, 2 runs, Tiwary takes India through to the final as he steps down and lofts over midwicket

This will be India's third appearance in the finals of the Under-19 World Cup. They were winners in 2000, runners-up in 2006 and now they will await the winners of the 2nd semi between South Africa and Pakistan.

India had to huff and puff to victory in the end. They had it all wrapped up, before losing three quick wickets for six runs. Their untested middle order were exposed for a change and coach Dav Whatmore will address those issues before the final. Still, India were the deserved winners after their bowlers applied the stranglehold after losing the toss.

New Zealand will head home feeling proud of themselves for giving it their best shot in the field. Their outfielding was exemplary and Anderson's catch to dismiss Srivastava was the icing on the cake. Virat Kohli, in the post-match presentation, thanked the opposition for making this a competitive game. Who wants to see a succession of one-sided games anyway?

Man of the Match: Virat Kohli for his 2 for 27 and 43.

We hope you enjoyed the coverage today. Thanks for the mails. We'll be back for the second semi between South Africa and Pakistan on Friday. It's also a day-nighter, starting at 06.00 GMT. For now, this is Kanishkaa signing off. Cheers!

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