ICC Under-19 World Cup, Semi-Final: Pakistan Under-19s v South Africa Under-19s at Kuala Lumpur, Feb 29-Mar 1, 2008
South Africa Under-19s won by 98 runs (D/L method)
Played at Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur (neutral venue)
29 February, 1 March 2008 - day/night match (50-over match)

Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's live coverage of Under-19 semi-final between the defending champions Pakistan and South Africa.

Rain threatens to upset the game plans of the teams, check out the preview by George Binoy.

I am Binoy George and will be joined by Venkat Raghav in the later half of the innings, we will be your hosts providing the live ball-by-ball commentary. Stay tuned for the toss and team details.

Toss: Pakistan won the toss and have elected to bowl.

Pitch report: A rock hard track with few cracks and green grass around.

Here we go, it will be Malan to face Adil Raza, Smutts is at the non-strikers end.

0.1

Adil Raza to Malan, 1 wide, starts off with a wide delivery outside the off stump.

0.1

Adil Raza to Malan, no run, slight misunderstanding, swinging in, goes behind square leg, was an easy single there.

0.2

Adil Raza to Malan, no run, watchful start for South Africa.

0.3

Adil Raza to Malan, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

0.4

Adil Raza to Malan, no run, defended on the front foot to the onside.

0.5

Adil Raza to Malan, no run, good length delivery defended down the track.

0.6

Adil Raza to Malan, no run, defended to the off side, that ends the first over.

It will be Rameez to share the attack.

End of over 1 (1 run) South Africa Under-19s 1/0

    • PJ Malan 0 (6b)
    • JT Smuts 0 (0b)
    • Adil Raza 1-0-1-0
1.1

Mohammad Rameez to Smuts, no run, defended on the back foot to the off side.

1.2

Mohammad Rameez to Smuts, no run, comes forward to a good length delivery and defends to the off side.

1.3

Mohammad Rameez to Smuts, FOUR, too full and in the slot for Smuts, driven nicely down the ground to long off fence for the first boundary.

1.4

Mohammad Rameez to Smuts, no run, plays to the off side.

1.5

Mohammad Rameez to Smuts, no run, moves forward to a good length delivery and pushes to mid-off.

1.6

Mohammad Rameez to Smuts, no run, plays and misses outside the off stump.

End of over 2 (4 runs) South Africa Under-19s 5/0

    • JT Smuts 4 (6b 1x4)
    • PJ Malan 0 (6b)
    • Mohammad Rameez 1-0-4-0
2.1

Adil Raza to Malan, no run, pushes square of the wicket on the off side.

2.2

Adil Raza to Malan, 1 run, good ball in the block-hole, digs it out to the onside and takes off for a quick single.

2.3

Adil Raza to Smuts, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

2.4

Adil Raza to Smuts, 1 run, plays back and gets a thickish outside edge down to thirdman.

2.5

Adil Raza to Malan, FOUR, hit in the air over covers to the fence, an over-pitched delivery.

2.6

Adil Raza to Malan, 1 no ball, cut hard to backward point, the bowler oversteps.

we have a free hit.

2.6

Adil Raza to Malan, 2 runs, hits it hight in the air to wide long on, a mistimed shot.

End of over 3 (9 runs) South Africa Under-19s 14/0

    • PJ Malan 7 (11b 1x4)
    • JT Smuts 5 (8b 1x4)
    • Adil Raza 2-0-10-0
3.1

Mohammad Rameez to Smuts, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, solidly defended to mid-off.

3.2

Mohammad Rameez to Smuts, no run, moves forward and defends to mid-on.

3.3

Mohammad Rameez to Smuts, no run, defended to the off side.

3.4

Mohammad Rameez to Smuts, FOUR, good shot from Smuts, leans forward and drives well in the gap between extra cover and mid-off, the ball races across the grass to the fence.

3.5

Mohammad Rameez to Smuts, no run, punches off the back foot square of the wicket on the off side.

lone wide slip in place.

3.6

Mohammad Rameez to Smuts, FOUR, that was lucky, gets an inside edge as he looks to drive down the ground, misses the stumps to fine leg fence.

An early bowling change, it will be Azhar Attari to replace Adil Raza.

End of over 4 (8 runs) South Africa Under-19s 22/0

    • JT Smuts 13 (14b 3x4)
    • PJ Malan 7 (11b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Rameez 2-0-12-0
4.1

Azhar Attari to Malan, no run, back of a length delivery, blocked.

4.2

Azhar Attari to Malan, no run, short ball mistimed to the right of mid-on.

4.3

Azhar Attari to Malan, no run, good length delivery defended on the front foot to short cover.

4.4

Azhar Attari to Malan, 1 run, direct hit would have been close, played square of the wicket on the onside and it was closer to the fielder.

4.5

Azhar Attari to Smuts, no run, defended on the back foot to mid-off.

4.6

Azhar Attari to Smuts, FOUR, lovely shot, picks up the short ball and pulls well in the air to midwicket fence.

Adil Raza switches ends, looking for some swing.

End of over 5 (5 runs) South Africa Under-19s 27/0

    • JT Smuts 17 (16b 4x4)
    • PJ Malan 8 (15b 1x4)
    • Azhar Attari 1-0-5-0
5.1

Adil Raza to Malan, no run, fuller length delivery pushed to the off side.

5.2

Adil Raza to Malan, FOUR, good shot, moves forward and drives square of the wicket to deep-backward point, two fielders chasing it, a desperate dive to save, the fielder touches the ropes.

5.3

Adil Raza to Malan, no run

5.4

Adil Raza to Malan, 2 runs, too much width outside the off stump, timed well once again, driven to deep-backward point for couple more runs.

5.5

Adil Raza to Malan, 1 run, steers it down to thirdman to pick up an easy single.

5.6

Adil Raza to Smuts, 1 run, good ball coming in, another inside edge which goes harmlessly past the stumps down to fine leg.

Double switching of ends, it will be Rameez back again.

End of over 6 (8 runs) South Africa Under-19s 35/0

    • JT Smuts 18 (17b 4x4)
    • PJ Malan 15 (20b 2x4)
    • Adil Raza 3-0-18-0
6.1

Mohammad Rameez to Smuts, no run, defended to the onside.

6.2

Mohammad Rameez to Smuts, no run, driven firmly back to the bowler, who gets an hand to it, does well.

The bowler seems to have hurt his hand on trying to field the ball. The physio comes out to look at him. Meantime the players have a drinks break. Rameez seems to be in some pain. He is ready to bowl now.

6.3

Mohammad Rameez to Smuts, no run, short of a length delivery outside the off stump, keeps a bit low, goes for the pull and misses.

6.4

Mohammad Rameez to Smuts, no run, defended on the front foot to mid-on.

6.5

Mohammad Rameez to Smuts, no run, pushes the fuller delivery to mid-off.

6.6

Mohammad Rameez to Smuts, no run, good looking shot but cannot find the gap, hit firmly to mid-on.

A maiden over from Rameez.

End of over 7 (maiden) South Africa Under-19s 35/0

    • JT Smuts 18 (23b 4x4)
    • PJ Malan 15 (20b 2x4)
    • Mohammad Rameez 3-1-12-0
7.1

Adil Raza to Malan, no run, good length delivery defended to short cover.

7.2

Adil Raza to Malan, no run, defended square of the wicket on the off side.

7.3

Adil Raza to Malan, no run, good ball outside the off stump, Malan trying to run it down, misses it and through to Ali Asad.

7.4

Adil Raza to Malan, no run, defended to the off side.

7.5

Adil Raza to Malan, OUT, short ball and Malan goes for the hook, gets the top-edge and the ball goes behind the wicket, Ali Asad move a few steps forward and takes an easy catch. The ball was quicker onto Malan, an excellent delivery and an extra effort from the bowler.

PJ Malan c †Ali Asad b Adil Raza 15 (25b 2x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

Rossouw is the new batsman.

7.6

Adil Raza to Rossouw, 2 runs, gets off the mark, fuller on the legs, clipped to deep-backward square leg.

End of over 8 (2 runs) South Africa Under-19s 37/1

    • RR Rossouw 2 (1b)
    • JT Smuts 18 (23b 4x4)
    • Adil Raza 4-0-20-1
8.1

Mohammad Rameez to Smuts, no run, defended to the onside.

8.2

Mohammad Rameez to Smuts, no run, driven firmly to the off side, short cover dives to his left and makes a good stop.

8.3

Mohammad Rameez to Smuts, no run, pushes to the off side.

Short midwicket and short cover in place.

8.4

Mohammad Rameez to Smuts, 1 run, outside edge in the air and on the bounce to thirdman.

8.5

Mohammad Rameez to Rossouw, no run, defended to the off side.

8.6

Mohammad Rameez to Rossouw, no run, keeps low, pushes to mid-on.

End of over 9 (1 run) South Africa Under-19s 38/1

    • RR Rossouw 2 (3b)
    • JT Smuts 19 (27b 4x4)
    • Mohammad Rameez 4-1-13-0
9.1

Adil Raza to Smuts, no run, moves forward and pushes to mid-off.

Some repairs being done on the floodlights.

9.2

Adil Raza to Smuts, no run, driven to mid-off on the front foot.

9.3

Adil Raza to Smuts, no run, driven on the up to mid-off, bit uppishly.

9.4

Adil Raza to Smuts, FOUR, short ball pulled well in the air and one bounce to midwicket fence, quickly picked it up.

9.5

Adil Raza to Smuts, no run, driven firmly to mid-off.

9.6

Adil Raza to Smuts, FOUR, short ball and Smuts slaps it past the bowler to long off fence.

Second powerplay taken.

End of over 10 (8 runs) South Africa Under-19s 46/1

    • JT Smuts 27 (33b 6x4)
    • RR Rossouw 2 (3b)
    • Adil Raza 5-0-28-1

Second powerplay taken.

10.1

Mohammad Rameez to Rossouw, no run, moves back and defends square of the wicket on the onside.

10.2

Mohammad Rameez to Rossouw, no run, moves in line and defends to short cover.

10.3

Mohammad Rameez to Rossouw, FOUR, lovely pull shot, gets inside the line and pulls well in the air, one bounce to midwicket fence, Brian Lara style.

10.4

Mohammad Rameez to Rossouw, no run, another good shot, driven hard to cover.

10.5

Mohammad Rameez to Rossouw, no run, played behind square leg.

10.6

Mohammad Rameez to Rossouw, 1 run, quick single taken, fuller length delivery, dabs it to short cover and takes off.

In the meantime, 50 comes up for South Africa. Attari comes back, replacing Raza.

End of over 11 (5 runs) South Africa Under-19s 51/1

    • RR Rossouw 7 (9b 1x4)
    • JT Smuts 27 (33b 6x4)
    • Mohammad Rameez 5-1-18-0
11.1

Azhar Attari to Rossouw, 1 run, slight mix-up as Rossouw plays to the right of backward point.

11.2

Azhar Attari to Smuts, 1 run, steers it down to thirdman.

11.3

Azhar Attari to Rossouw, no run, a beauty pitches and moves of the seam, Rossouw is beaten.

11.4

Azhar Attari to Rossouw, no run, on the middle and leg, defended to the onside.

11.5

Azhar Attari to Rossouw, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

11.6

Azhar Attari to Rossouw, 1 wide, too wide outside the off stump.

11.6

Azhar Attari to Rossouw, FOUR, width offered, moves back and plays in the gap to the right of backward point to the fence.

End of over 12 (7 runs) South Africa Under-19s 58/1

    • RR Rossouw 12 (14b 2x4)
    • JT Smuts 28 (34b 6x4)
    • Azhar Attari 2-0-12-0
12.1

Mohammad Rameez to Smuts, no run, pushes to mid-off.

12.2

Mohammad Rameez to Smuts, no run, pushes square of the wicket on the off side.

12.3

Mohammad Rameez to Smuts, no run, full and wide outside the off stump, Smuts goes after it and misses, was bit late on the shot.

12.4

Mohammad Rameez to Smuts, no run, fullish delivery driven to mid-off.

12.5

Mohammad Rameez to Smuts, no run, good shot hit hard to mid-off.

12.6

Mohammad Rameez to Smuts, no run, a juicy full toss and Smuts does not put it away, driven straight to extra cover.

End of over 13 (maiden) South Africa Under-19s 58/1

    • JT Smuts 28 (40b 6x4)
    • RR Rossouw 12 (14b 2x4)
    • Mohammad Rameez 6-2-18-0
13.1

Azhar Attari to Rossouw, no run, on the middle and leg, worked to the onside.

13.2

Azhar Attari to Rossouw, no run, driven straight back down the track and the ball strikes the stumps, that was hit well, bad luck.

13.3

Azhar Attari to Rossouw, (no ball) 2 runs, turns it around to deep-square leg to pick up couple of runs, the bowler has overstepped.

We have a free hit.

13.3

Azhar Attari to Rossouw, 1 no ball, oversteps once again.

Another free hit.

13.3

Azhar Attari to Rossouw, 1 run, good ball right in the block-hole, digs it out to mid-off.

13.4

Azhar Attari to Smuts, 1 run, dabs it down to thirdman for an easy single.

13.5

Azhar Attari to Rossouw, no run, pushes to mid-on.

13.6

Azhar Attari to Rossouw, no run, played to mid-on.

Spin now and Akmal comes into the attack.

End of over 14 (6 runs) South Africa Under-19s 64/1

    • RR Rossouw 15 (21b 2x4)
    • JT Smuts 29 (41b 6x4)
    • Azhar Attari 3-0-18-0
14.1

Umar Akmal to Smuts, no run, tossed up bit fuller outside the off stump, driven firmly back down the track.

14.2

Umar Akmal to Smuts, no run, good ball spins in, plays forward, off the glove and ball falls safely on the track.

14.3

Umar Akmal to Smuts, 1 run, played with the spin to the onside to square leg for a single.

comes round the wicket to Rossouw.

14.4

Umar Akmal to Rossouw, no run, moves forward and defends back to the bowler.

Slip in place.

14.5

Umar Akmal to Rossouw, FOUR, good positive shot from Rossouw, sweeps well against the spin to midwicket fence.

14.6

Umar Akmal to Rossouw, no run, moves forward and drives well to mid-off.

14.6

Umar Akmal to Rossouw, no run, played to the off side.

Time for a drinks break.

End of over 15 (5 runs) South Africa Under-19s 69/1

    • RR Rossouw 19 (25b 3x4)
    • JT Smuts 30 (44b 6x4)
    • Umar Akmal 1-0-5-0
15.1

Imad Wasim to Smuts, FOUR, driven nicely down the ground to long on fence.

15.2

Imad Wasim to Smuts, no run, defended to the off side.

15.3

Imad Wasim to Smuts, no run

15.4

Imad Wasim to Smuts, FOUR, down the track and smacks it across the line to midwicket fence.

15.5

Imad Wasim to Smuts, no run, good ball and bit too full on a yorker length, dug out to the off side.

15.6

Imad Wasim to Smuts, no run, defended to the off side.

End of over 16 (8 runs) South Africa Under-19s 77/1

    • JT Smuts 38 (50b 8x4)
    • RR Rossouw 19 (25b 3x4)
    • Imad Wasim 1-0-8-0
16.1

Umar Akmal to Rossouw, FOUR, good shot from Rossouw, sweeps well in the air over midwicket to the fence, that was hit well.

16.2

Umar Akmal to Rossouw, 1 run, moves forward and paddles it around behind square leg for an easy single.

16.3

Umar Akmal to Smuts, no run, moves forward and pushes to extra cover.

16.4

Umar Akmal to Smuts, 1 run, turns it around in front of square leg, the fielder quickly chases from midwicket, slides and restricts it to one.

16.5

Umar Akmal to Rossouw, 1 run, pushes to the onside and they scramble through for a single.

50 runs partnership comes up.

16.6

Umar Akmal to Smuts, no run, played to the onside.

End of over 17 (8 runs) South Africa Under-19s 85/1

    • JT Smuts 39 (53b 8x4)
    • RR Rossouw 25 (28b 4x4)
    • Umar Akmal 2-0-12-0
17.1

Imad Wasim to Rossouw, no run, moves forward and pushes to cover.

17.2

Imad Wasim to Rossouw, 1 run, good positive running, pushes on the front foot to mid-off.

comes round the wicket to Smuts.

17.3

Imad Wasim to Smuts, 1 run, width outside the off stump, cuts to the sweeper cover for a single.

back over the wicket.

17.4

Imad Wasim to Rossouw, no run, moves forward and defends to the off side.

17.5

Imad Wasim to Rossouw, 2 runs, down the track and chips it in the air wide of mid-off for couple of runs.

17.6

Imad Wasim to Rossouw, no run, pushes to the off side.

End of over 18 (4 runs) South Africa Under-19s 89/1

    • RR Rossouw 28 (33b 4x4)
    • JT Smuts 40 (54b 8x4)
    • Imad Wasim 2-0-12-0
18.1

Umar Akmal to Smuts, 1 run, drags it short and Smuts plays in front of square leg, slight misfield allows the single.

18.2

Umar Akmal to Rossouw, no run, moves forward and pushes to cover.

18.3

Umar Akmal to Rossouw, 1 run, full toss eased to midwicket for an easy single.

18.4

Umar Akmal to Smuts, 1 run, driven in the air down the ground to long on.

18.5

Umar Akmal to Rossouw, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off.

18.6

Umar Akmal to Smuts, 1 run, moves back and punches down the ground to long on to pick up an easy single.

End of over 19 (5 runs) South Africa Under-19s 94/1

    • JT Smuts 43 (57b 8x4)
    • RR Rossouw 30 (36b 4x4)
    • Umar Akmal 3-0-17-0
19.1

Imad Wasim to Smuts, no run, quicker from Wasim, plays and misses as Smuts look to cut.

19.2

Imad Wasim to Smuts, 1 run, hit in the air, just wide of the fielder at cover to the sweeper, the ball came slowly of the track.

19.3

Imad Wasim to Rossouw, no run, moves back and cuts to cover.

19.4

Imad Wasim to Rossouw, 1 run, turns it around to long leg with the spin.

19.5

Imad Wasim to Smuts, no run, moves forward and defends to the onside.

19.6

Imad Wasim to Smuts, 1 run, moves back and pushes in the gap to the left of mid-off, slight misfield but they do not go for the second run, good decision as the back up fielder was pouncing on the ball.

End of over 20 (3 runs) South Africa Under-19s 97/1

    • JT Smuts 45 (61b 8x4)
    • RR Rossouw 31 (38b 4x4)
    • Imad Wasim 3-0-15-0
20.1

Umar Akmal to Smuts, 1 run, delicately played to the left of short thirdman.

20.2

Umar Akmal to Rossouw, no run, moves forward and defends to cover.

20.3

Umar Akmal to Rossouw, 1 run, moves forward and works it through the vacant onside inside the circle to the deep.

20.4

Umar Akmal to Smuts, no run, appeal for lbw turned down as it strikes the pad outside the line.

20.5

Umar Akmal to Smuts, no run, short ball not put away, turns it to square leg, straight to the fielder.

20.6

Umar Akmal to Smuts, 1 run, moves forward and pushes through to cover, another misfield but the batsmen do not take the second run.

100 comes up for South Africa, they are going well.

End of over 21 (3 runs) South Africa Under-19s 100/1

    • JT Smuts 47 (65b 8x4)
    • RR Rossouw 32 (40b 4x4)
    • Umar Akmal 4-0-20-0
21.1

Imad Wasim to Smuts, 1 run, played down to fine leg, good calling from the batsman.

21.2

Imad Wasim to Rossouw, no run, reverse sweeps and misses.

21.3

Imad Wasim to Rossouw, no run, moves forward and defends down the track.

21.4

Imad Wasim to Rossouw, no run, moves forward and plays to the onside.

21.5

Imad Wasim to Rossouw, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off for a single.

21.6

Imad Wasim to Smuts, no run, appeal turned down as the ball strikes the pad outside the line.

End of over 22 (2 runs) South Africa Under-19s 102/1

    • JT Smuts 48 (67b 8x4)
    • RR Rossouw 33 (44b 4x4)
    • Imad Wasim 4-0-17-0
22.1

Umar Akmal to Rossouw, no run, played back to the bowler.

22.2

Umar Akmal to Rossouw, 2 runs, good running, laps it nicely to fine leg, the throw from the deep to the keeper was too high.

22.3

Umar Akmal to Rossouw, 1 run, full toss driven down the ground to long on.

22.4

Umar Akmal to Smuts, 2 runs, moves forward and turns it around to fine leg, comes quickly back for the second run.

22.5

Umar Akmal to Smuts, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side, keeper off his blocks to field it.

22.6

Umar Akmal to Smuts, 1 run, delicately plays to the left of short thirdman, brings up his 50! Well played.

End of over 23 (6 runs) South Africa Under-19s 108/1

    • JT Smuts 50 (70b 8x4)
    • RR Rossouw 36 (47b 4x4)
    • Umar Akmal 5-0-26-0
23.1

Imad Wasim to Smuts, 1 wide, starts wide outside the off stump and goes wide.

23.1

Imad Wasim to Smuts, no run, moves forward and defends square of the wicket on the off side.

23.2

Imad Wasim to Smuts, 2 runs, that was a dangerous shot to play, laps it around of his stumps down to fine leg.

23.3

Imad Wasim to Smuts, no run, defended on the front foot to the off side.

23.4

Imad Wasim to Smuts, FOUR, moves back and cuts well past the diving fielder at backward point to the fence, the fielder chases in vain.

23.5

Imad Wasim to Smuts, no run, moves forward and defends down the track.

23.6

Imad Wasim to Smuts, no run, moves forward and defends square of the wicket on the off side.

Change of bowling, Ahmed Shehzad comes on.

End of over 24 (7 runs) South Africa Under-19s 115/1

    • JT Smuts 56 (76b 9x4)
    • RR Rossouw 36 (47b 4x4)
    • Imad Wasim 5-0-24-0
24.1

Ahmed Shehzad to Rossouw, 1 run, punches off the back foot down the ground to long off.

Ali Asad screaming out to the fielders to stop the singles.

24.2

Ahmed Shehzad to Smuts, 1 run, plays it across the line down the ground to long on.

24.3

Ahmed Shehzad to Rossouw, 1 run, driven nicely down the ground to long off.

An extraordinary fielde there is nobody saving the single on the onside.

24.4

Ahmed Shehzad to Smuts, no run, played to the off side.

24.5

Ahmed Shehzad to Smuts, no run, driven straight to the fielder along the ground to extra cover.

24.6

Ahmed Shehzad to Smuts, no run, punches to extra cover.

End of over 25 (3 runs) South Africa Under-19s 118/1

    • JT Smuts 57 (80b 9x4)
    • RR Rossouw 38 (49b 4x4)
    • Ahmed Shehzad 1-0-3-0
25.1

Imad Wasim to Rossouw, no run, turns it around to midwicket.

25.2

Imad Wasim to Rossouw, SIX, goes all the way, down the track and hits it in the air, just clears the man at long on.

25.3

Imad Wasim to Rossouw, no run, turns it around to the onside.

25.4

Imad Wasim to Rossouw, 1 run, moves back and punches down the ground to long on.

25.5

Imad Wasim to Smuts, no run, good shout that, comes forward and looks to defend, the ball strikes the pad in line but the umpires says no.

25.6

Imad Wasim to Smuts, 1 run, driven to the sweeper cover for a single.

End of over 26 (8 runs) South Africa Under-19s 126/1

    • JT Smuts 58 (82b 9x4)
    • RR Rossouw 45 (53b 4x4 1x6)
    • Imad Wasim 6-0-32-0
26.1

Ahmed Shehzad to Smuts, OUT, moves forward and chips it in the air straight down the throat of Usman Salahuddin at long on.

JT Smuts c Usman Salahuddin b Ahmed Shehzad 58 (83b 9x4 0x6) SR: 69.87

Smuts goes after a good knock.

26.2

Ahmed Shehzad to Rossouw, 1 wide

26.2

Ahmed Shehzad to Rossouw, no run, moves forward and defends to the off side.

26.3

Ahmed Shehzad to Rossouw, no run, works it to the onside, straight to the fielder.

26.4

Ahmed Shehzad to Rossouw, no run, driven back down the track.

26.5

Ahmed Shehzad to Rossouw, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off.

Vandiar to face his first ball.

26.6

Ahmed Shehzad to Vandiar, no run, plays and misses outside the off stump.

Adil Raza comes back into the attack.

End of over 27 (2 runs) South Africa Under-19s 128/2

    • JD Vandiar 0 (1b)
    • RR Rossouw 46 (57b 4x4 1x6)
    • Ahmed Shehzad 2-0-5-1
27.1

Adil Raza to Rossouw, no run, a wonderful delivery, goes right through Rossouw, was closer to the off stump.

27.2

Adil Raza to Rossouw, no run, short ball, was a quicker delivery, goes for the pull and misses, strikes him on the box, ouch! That is painful.

He is down and out on the ground, the Physio is out in the middle looking at him. After a few stretches he is back on his feet, gets ready to face the next delivery.

27.3

Adil Raza to Rossouw, no run, short ball chopped into the ground square of the wicket on the off side.

27.4

Adil Raza to Rossouw, 1 leg bye, off the pad to the onside, they scramble through for a leg bye.

A wide first slip in place.

27.5

Adil Raza to Vandiar, 1 run, tucks it around to fine leg to pick up a single.

27.6

Adil Raza to Rossouw, 1 run, pushes to mid-on for a single.

End of over 28 (3 runs) South Africa Under-19s 131/2

    • RR Rossouw 47 (62b 4x4 1x6)
    • JD Vandiar 1 (2b)
    • Adil Raza 6-0-30-1
28.1

Ahmed Shehzad to Rossouw, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, moves forward and pushes back to the bowler.

28.2

Ahmed Shehzad to Rossouw, 1 run, sweeps across the line to deep-midwicket for a single.

28.3

Ahmed Shehzad to Vandiar, 1 run, moves forward and pushes down the ground to long off.

28.4

Ahmed Shehzad to Rossouw, no run, moves slightly back and turns it around to square leg.

28.5

Ahmed Shehzad to Rossouw, no run, moves forward and plays with an angled bat to short thirdman.

28.6

Ahmed Shehzad to Rossouw, no run, moves forward and drives along the ground to extra cover.

Adil Raza comes round the wicket.

End of over 29 (2 runs) South Africa Under-19s 133/2

    • RR Rossouw 48 (67b 4x4 1x6)
    • JD Vandiar 2 (3b)
    • Ahmed Shehzad 3-0-7-1
29.1

Adil Raza to Vandiar, no run, good ball tucks up Vandiar as he looks to defend, goes to the off side.

29.2

Adil Raza to Vandiar, no run, edges, just short of Imad Wasim at wide first slip.

29.3

Adil Raza to Vandiar, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and plays with soft hands down to thirdman to pick up an easy single.

29.4

Adil Raza to Rossouw, (no ball) 1 run, short ball pulled around along the ground to deep-square leg, Raza oversteps.

A free hit coming up.

29.4

Adil Raza to Vandiar, 1 run, not put away, good delivery keeps it full in the block-hole, goes for the big shot, inside edges onto his legs and the ball goes square of the wicket on the off side.

29.5

Adil Raza to Rossouw, FOUR, full and on the legs, picks it up very well and hits it in the air to midwicket fence, brings up his 50!.

29.6

Adil Raza to Rossouw, no run, plays and misses outside the off stump.

Imad Wasim has few things to sort out few things with the bowling.

End of over 30 (8 runs) South Africa Under-19s 141/2

    • RR Rossouw 53 (70b 5x4 1x6)
    • JD Vandiar 4 (7b)
    • Adil Raza 7-0-38-1
30.1

Ahmed Shehzad to Vandiar, no run, defended to the onside.

30.2

Ahmed Shehzad to Vandiar, no run, comes forward and looks to defend, of the pad the balls falls on the track.

30.3

Ahmed Shehzad to Vandiar, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off.

30.4

Ahmed Shehzad to Rossouw, OUT, comes down the track and not picking the googly, looks to go down the ground to long on, the ball takes the outside edge to short thirdman, Akmal moves forward and takes the catch low down. Rossouw goes after a good knock.

RR Rossouw c Umar Akmal b Ahmed Shehzad 53 (71b 5x4 1x6) SR: 74.64

Two new batsmen at the crease.

30.5

Ahmed Shehzad to Vallie, 2 runs, turns it around the corner to fine leg.

30.6

Ahmed Shehzad to Vallie, no run, pushes to the off side.

End of over 31 (3 runs) South Africa Under-19s 144/3

    • MY Vallie 2 (2b)
    • JD Vandiar 5 (10b)
    • Ahmed Shehzad 4-0-10-2
31.1

Adil Raza to Vandiar, 1 run, works it to the onside to pick up a single.

Raza misses his run-up, goes back to his mark to try again.

31.2

Adil Raza to Vallie, no run, bit wide outside the off stump, Vallie watches it and lets it go.

31.3

Adil Raza to Vallie, no run, plays and misses outside the off stump as he stands in the crease and looks to cut.

31.4

Adil Raza to Vallie, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Vallie dabs it down to thirdman to pick up an easy single.

31.5

Adil Raza to Vandiar, no run, good length delivery and Vandiar is forced to play straight as there was no room for him.

31.6

Adil Raza to Vandiar, 1 run, smart piece of bowling, digs it in short and Vandiar was caught in two minds, whether to pull or get out of the way, in the end pulls it around to square leg, that was awkwardly played.

Match State: Drinks

End of over 32 (3 runs) South Africa Under-19s 147/3

    • JD Vandiar 7 (13b)
    • MY Vallie 3 (5b)
    • Adil Raza 8-0-41-1
32.1

Ahmed Shehzad to Vandiar, no run, cuts to backward point, Akmal quickly onto it and does well.

32.2

Ahmed Shehzad to Vandiar, no run, moves forward and defends to the off side.

32.3

Ahmed Shehzad to Vandiar, 1 run, a fraction short and Vandiar cuts to the sweeper cover for a single.

32.4

Ahmed Shehzad to Vallie, no run, moves slightly across his stumps and looks to play to the onside, gets a leading edge along the ground square of the wicket on the off side.

32.5

Ahmed Shehzad to Vallie, 1 run, driven down the ground to wide long on.

32.6

Ahmed Shehzad to Vandiar, no run, googly to finish the over, plays with an angled bat to the right of Akmal, who does well to prevent the single.

End of over 33 (2 runs) South Africa Under-19s 149/3

    • JD Vandiar 8 (17b)
    • MY Vallie 4 (7b)
    • Ahmed Shehzad 5-0-12-2
33.1

Umar Akmal to Vallie, no run, works to the onside.

33.2

Umar Akmal to Vallie, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off.

150 comes up for South Africa, they have slowed after the fall of two quick wickets.

33.3

Umar Akmal to Vandiar, 2 runs, works it square of the wicket on the onside.

33.4

Umar Akmal to Vandiar, 1 run, works to the onside for a single.

33.5

Umar Akmal to Vallie, no run

33.6

Umar Akmal to Vallie, no run, dabs it to short thirdman, looking for a single, it goes straight to the fielder.

End of over 34 (4 runs) South Africa Under-19s 153/3

    • MY Vallie 5 (11b)
    • JD Vandiar 11 (19b)
    • Umar Akmal 6-0-30-0
34.1

Ahmed Shehzad to Vandiar, FOUR, short outside the off stump, moves back and cuts well behind point to the fence.

34.2

Ahmed Shehzad to Vandiar, 2 runs, googly, cuts and gets an under-edge down to thirdman, Akmal chases it, slides and does well.

34.3

Ahmed Shehzad to Vandiar, no run

34.4

Ahmed Shehzad to Vandiar, 1 run, pushes to the off side for a quick single.

34.5

Ahmed Shehzad to Vallie, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on for a single.

34.6

Ahmed Shehzad to Vandiar, 1 run, moves forward and pushes to cover for a single.

End of over 35 (9 runs) South Africa Under-19s 162/3

    • JD Vandiar 19 (24b 1x4)
    • MY Vallie 6 (12b)
    • Ahmed Shehzad 6-0-21-2
35.1

Umar Akmal to Vandiar, 1 run, dabs it to short thirdman for a single.

35.2

Umar Akmal to Vallie, 1 run, short ball and Vallie moves inside the line and pulls it around to deep-backward square leg.

35.3

Umar Akmal to Vandiar, 1 run, works it to the vacant onside inside the circle for a single.

35.4

Umar Akmal to Vallie, no run, moves forward and pushes to backward point.

35.5

Umar Akmal to Vallie, 1 run, moves forward and drives to sweeper cover for a single.

35.6

Umar Akmal to Vandiar, FOUR, that is smacked away, it was short and Vandiar hits it well through extra covers and the ball travels to the fence in quick time.

Attari back into the attack. Three overs for 18 runs in his spell so far.

End of over 36 (8 runs) South Africa Under-19s 170/3

    • JD Vandiar 25 (27b 2x4)
    • MY Vallie 8 (15b)
    • Umar Akmal 7-0-38-0
36.1

Azhar Attari to Vallie, no run, slow and keeps low outside the off stump, plays and misses.

36.2

Azhar Attari to Vallie, 1 run, delicately played down to thirdman to pick up an easy single.

36.3

Azhar Attari to Vandiar, 1 run, delicately done once again, plays it late to thirdman to pick up another single.

36.4

Azhar Attari to Vallie, no run, short delivery outside the off stump, chops it hard into the ground to the off side.

36.5

Azhar Attari to Vallie, no run, good looking shot but does not find the gap, fielders backing up well.

36.6

Azhar Attari to Vallie, no run, still can't get it through as he cuts to backward point.

End of over 37 (2 runs) South Africa Under-19s 172/3

    • MY Vallie 9 (20b)
    • JD Vandiar 26 (28b 2x4)
    • Azhar Attari 4-0-20-0
37.1

Imad Wasim to Vandiar, 1 run, cut to backward point for a single.

37.2

Imad Wasim to Vallie, no run, defends to the off side.

Field changes going on

37.3

Imad Wasim to Vallie, OUT, you dont do this to a left arm spinner, pitching on the middle and Vallie goes onto the backfoot and tries to push it on the leg side, but is struck on the pads in front of the stumps and is adjudged leg before wicket

MY Vallie lbw b Imad Wasim 9 (22b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.90

37.4

Imad Wasim to Parnell, no run, outside the off stump, comes onto the frontfoot and defends

37.5

Imad Wasim to Parnell, no run, outside again and comes onto the front foot and pushes to midwicket

37.6

Imad Wasim to Parnell, no run, arm ball here as Parnell mirror images the previous two shots

End of over 38 (1 run) South Africa Under-19s 173/4

    • WD Parnell 0 (3b)
    • JD Vandiar 27 (29b 2x4)
    • Imad Wasim 7-0-33-1
38.1

Azhar Attari to Vandiar, no run, on the middle stump, without any movement as such. Vandiar defends from the precincts of the crease

38.2

Azhar Attari to Vandiar, no run, fuller on the middle and middle this time round, defends comfortably on the front foot

38.3

Azhar Attari to Vandiar, FOUR, short on the middle stump and moving away, Vandiar gives it a passing kiss, rather cuts it to third man for a boundary

38.4

Azhar Attari to Vandiar, FOUR, now to show few discerning people that he can play textbook shots too as slams it across to long off for a boundary. It was too full in fact

38.5

Azhar Attari to Vandiar, 1 run, on the middle stump, Vandiar flicks to midwicket and runs across for a single

38.6

Azhar Attari to Parnell, FOUR, full toss outside the off stump, Parnell just taps it past the bowler on the off side, but the timing imparted is such that it beats both long off and long on.

End of over 39 (13 runs) South Africa Under-19s 186/4

    • WD Parnell 4 (4b 1x4)
    • JD Vandiar 36 (34b 4x4)
    • Azhar Attari 5-0-33-0
39.1

Imad Wasim to Vandiar, 1 run, outside the off stump, Vandiar recoils and cuts it to point for a single

39.2

Imad Wasim to Parnell, no run, outside the off stump, pushes back to the bowler

39.3

Imad Wasim to Parnell, 1 run, off the outside edge to third man for a single

39.4

Imad Wasim to Vandiar, 2 runs, outside the off stump, cuts it late past third man for a couple

39.5

Imad Wasim to Vandiar, no run, outside the off stump and left alone

39.6

Imad Wasim to Vandiar, no run, outside the off stump, pushes to midwicket

End of over 40 (4 runs) South Africa Under-19s 190/4

    • JD Vandiar 39 (38b 4x4)
    • WD Parnell 5 (6b 1x4)
    • Imad Wasim 8-0-37-1
40.1

Ahmed Shehzad to Parnell, no run, struck on the pads outside the off stump, of an inside edge

40.2

Ahmed Shehzad to Parnell, 5 wides, wide down the leg side as it beats the keeper also

40.2

Ahmed Shehzad to Parnell, 1 wide, wide down the leg side again

40.2

Ahmed Shehzad to Parnell, no run, fuller on the off stump, pushes off the back foot to midwicket

40.3

Ahmed Shehzad to Parnell, 1 run, full outside the off stump, drives to long off for a single

40.4

Ahmed Shehzad to Vandiar, no run, on the middle and leg , pushes back to the bowler

40.5

Ahmed Shehzad to Vandiar, no run, outside the off stump, pushes it upto the batsman who can just defend it

40.6

Ahmed Shehzad to Vandiar, no run, outside the off stump, tries to cut it and misses

End of over 41 (7 runs) South Africa Under-19s 197/4

    • JD Vandiar 39 (41b 4x4)
    • WD Parnell 6 (9b 1x4)
    • Ahmed Shehzad 7-0-28-2
41.1

Imad Wasim to Parnell, no run, fuler on the leg stump, pushes to mid wicket

41.2

Imad Wasim to Parnell, no run, outside the off stump, Wasim is tightening it up as Parnell drives to mid on

41.3

Imad Wasim to Parnell, no run, outside the off stump, cuts to point

41.4

Imad Wasim to Parnell, no run, outside the off stump, drives back to the bowler

41.5

Imad Wasim to Parnell, no run, tries to push to the leg side and misses

41.6

Imad Wasim to Parnell, 2 runs, on the leg stump, flicks to mid wicket for a couple

End of over 42 (2 runs) South Africa Under-19s 199/4

    • WD Parnell 8 (15b 1x4)
    • JD Vandiar 39 (41b 4x4)
    • Imad Wasim 9-0-39-1
42.1

Ahmed Shehzad to Vandiar, 1 run, ful toss outside off, Vandiar sweeps to sweeper on the leg side for a single

42.2

Ahmed Shehzad to Parnell, FOUR, drifts onto the legs again as Parnell sweeps where an atrocious fielding error at fine leg costs them a boundary

42.3

Ahmed Shehzad to Parnell, 1 run, pushes to long on for a single

42.4

Ahmed Shehzad to Vandiar, 1 run, full toss on the leg stump, sweeps to deep square leg for a single

42.5

Ahmed Shehzad to Parnell, 1 leg bye, off the pads to fine leg

42.6

Ahmed Shehzad to Vandiar, no run, outside the off stump, tries to cut off the backfoot and misses

Rameez is back into the attack.

End of over 43 (8 runs) South Africa Under-19s 207/4

    • JD Vandiar 41 (44b 4x4)
    • WD Parnell 13 (18b 2x4)
    • Ahmed Shehzad 8-0-35-2
43.1

Mohammad Rameez to Parnell, no run, fuller delivery driven along the ground straight to the fielder at extra cover.

43.2

Mohammad Rameez to Parnell, no run, full toss driven square of the wicket to backward point.

43.3

Mohammad Rameez to Parnell, (no ball) 1 run, cramps for any room, plays it of his hips to deep-square leg, the bowler oversteps.

Free hit coming up.

43.3

Mohammad Rameez to Vandiar, 1 run, plays it down to fine leg.

43.4

Mohammad Rameez to Parnell, 1 run, works it through the infield to the deep.

43.5

Mohammad Rameez to Vandiar, 2 runs, right in the block-hole, squeezed out to thirdman, comes quickly back for the second run.

43.6

Mohammad Rameez to Vandiar, FOUR, looks to go big through the onside, gets an inside edge and goes to the fine leg fence as the fielder chases and dives in vain.

End of over 44 (10 runs) South Africa Under-19s 217/4

    • JD Vandiar 48 (47b 5x4)
    • WD Parnell 15 (22b 2x4)
    • Mohammad Rameez 7-2-28-0
44.1

Imad Wasim to Parnell, 2 runs, laps it around to fine leg.

44.2

Imad Wasim to Parnell, OUT, down the track and chips it in the air down the ground to long on, Umar Amin is waiting there, takes the catch.

WD Parnell c Umar Amin b Imad Wasim 17 (24b 2x4 0x6) SR: 70.83

44.3

Imad Wasim to Vandiar, 2 wides, down the leg side, the keeper fails to collect it.

44.3

Imad Wasim to Adams, 1 run, cuts it hard to cover.

44.4

Imad Wasim to Vandiar, 1 run, moves back and pushes to cover.

44.5

Imad Wasim to Adams, no run, looking to play to the onside, misses it, off the pad the ball goes to the off side.

44.6

Imad Wasim to Adams, OUT, looks to big, hits it high in the air but the ball does travel only upto midwicket, Shehzad runs backwards and takes the catch over his shoulder.

RA Adams c Ahmed Shehzad b Imad Wasim 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

End of over 45 (6 runs) South Africa Under-19s 223/6

    • JD Vandiar 49 (48b 5x4)
    • Imad Wasim 10-0-45-3
45.1

Mohammad Rameez to Hendricks, 1 run, played to thirdman.

45.2

Mohammad Rameez to Vandiar, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on.

50! for Vandiar.

45.3

Mohammad Rameez to Hendricks, no run

45.4

Mohammad Rameez to Hendricks, no run, full toss hit straight to the fielder at midwicket.

45.5

Mohammad Rameez to Hendricks, 1 run, driven to the sweeper for a single.

45.6

Mohammad Rameez to Vandiar, OUT, hits it high in the air down the ground to long on, Attari settles under the ball and takes the catch.

JD Vandiar c Azhar Attari b Mohammad Rameez 50 (50b 5x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

End of over 46 (3 runs) South Africa Under-19s 226/7

    • RR Hendricks 2 (4b)
    • Mohammad Rameez 8-2-31-1
46.1

Adil Raza to Engelbrecht, no run, plays and misses outside the off stump.

46.2

Adil Raza to Engelbrecht, FOUR, bad line down the leg side from Raza, Engelbrecht puts it away to fine leg fence.

46.3

Adil Raza to Engelbrecht, no run, plays and misses outside the off stump

46.4

Adil Raza to Engelbrecht, 1 run, cuts it to the left of backward point for a single.

Can Pakistan restrict South Africa below 250?

46.5

Adil Raza to Hendricks, FOUR, lovely shot, pitched short and Hendricks stands tall and punches through extra cover to the fence.

46.6

Adil Raza to Hendricks, 1 run, this time drives on the front foot to mid-off.

End of over 47 (10 runs) South Africa Under-19s 236/7

    • RR Hendricks 7 (6b 1x4)
    • SA Engelbrecht 5 (4b 1x4)
    • Adil Raza 9-0-51-1
47.1

Mohammad Rameez to Hendricks, FOUR, short delivery and Hendricks goes for the hook, gets the top-edge and ball files down over the keeper to the fence.

47.2

Mohammad Rameez to Hendricks, 2 runs, full delivery driven down the ground to long off, pressure on the fielder as the batsmen come back for the second run.

47.3

Mohammad Rameez to Hendricks, no run, wide outside the off stump, Hendricks cuts and misses.

47.4

Mohammad Rameez to Hendricks, 2 runs, moves forward and plays late to the right of thirdman to pick up another couple of runs.

47.5

Mohammad Rameez to Hendricks, 1 run, plays it down the ground to long on to pick up a single.

47.6

Mohammad Rameez to Engelbrecht, 1 run, quick run, change of pace from the bowler, Engelbrecht plays straight to the fielder at extra cover and takes off for a quick single, shy at the stumps misses.

End of over 48 (10 runs) South Africa Under-19s 246/7

    • SA Engelbrecht 6 (5b 1x4)
    • RR Hendricks 16 (11b 2x4)
    • Mohammad Rameez 9-2-41-1
48.1

Adil Raza to Engelbrecht, no run, cuts and misses outside the off stump.

48.2

Adil Raza to Engelbrecht, no run, good tight line from Raza, no room for the batsman, forced to defend, gold for Pakistan.

48.3

Adil Raza to Engelbrecht, 1 run, driven to the sweeper cover for a single.

48.4

Adil Raza to Hendricks, 2 runs, good running, driven down the ground to long off, comes quickly for the second run.

48.5

Adil Raza to Hendricks, no run, advances down the track and looks to go big, misses it completely, goes along the deck to the keeper.

48.6

Adil Raza to Hendricks, FOUR, hits it down the ground to long on, Ahmed makes a valiant effort to stop the ball at the ropes, he might have injured his leg as he dived.

End of over 49 (7 runs) South Africa Under-19s 253/7

    • RR Hendricks 22 (14b 3x4)
    • SA Engelbrecht 7 (8b 1x4)
    • Adil Raza 10-0-58-1
49.1

Mohammad Rameez to Engelbrecht, 1 run, driven to extra cover.

49.2

Mohammad Rameez to Hendricks, 1 run, driven hard down the ground to long on.

49.3

Mohammad Rameez to Engelbrecht, OUT, wider of the crease and angling in, Engelbrecht looks to go big, misses it and the ball knocks back the off stump.

SA Engelbrecht b Mohammad Rameez 8 (10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

Barnes is the new batsman.

49.4

Mohammad Rameez to Barnes, 1 run, pushes to the off side for a single.

49.5

Mohammad Rameez to Hendricks, FOUR, goes across to the onside, hits it well down to deep-midwicket, the fielder misjudges the ball and goes into the fence.

49.6

Mohammad Rameez to Hendricks, no run, goes for the big shot and misses.

Innings break: South Africa end up on 260 in their 50 overs. This looks a very good score and it will be tough chasing under lights. A good partnership of 91 runs for the second wicket between Smuts and Rossouw, both of them scoring a half-century. Vandiar too contributed in the end with a 50. For Pakistan, Imad Wasim picked up three wickets. Please join us again in 35 minutes for the run chase.

End of over 50 (7 runs) South Africa Under-19s 260/8

    • RR Hendricks 27 (17b 4x4)
    • BG Barnes 1 (1b)
    • Mohammad Rameez 10-2-48-2
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