Result
1st Semi-Final, Singapore, Aug 23 2013, Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup
(48.3/50 ov, target 209)
162
India U-23s won by 46 runs
Player Of The Match
India Under-23s
1y
• ESPNcricinfo staff

Patel, bowlers set up win for India

The India Under-23 bowlers, led by left-arm spinner Akshar Patel, set up a 46-run victory in the semi-final against United Arab Emirates after a late-order collapse saw India fold for 208. India will now take on Pakistan Under-23 in the final on Sunday.

Match centre 
Scorer: Sinil Ravindran
Commentator: Shahriar Khan
Scorecard summary
India Under-23s208(49.5 overs)
KL Rahul43 (75)
Nasir Aziz5/51(9.5)
United Arab Emirates162(48.3 overs)

UAE were in the game for 75 overs, bowled well to hamper India's ambitions and 208 was gettable if everything went well, Shaiman Anwar was batting beautifully but two overs from Akshar Patel ripped out him and Sandip Patil and Saqib Ali and UAE were left rudderless and runless. India U-23 had been struggling until Man of the Match Akshar Patel came on for his second spell and took 3 for 3 in 3 overs, thanks to some excellent wicket-keeping by Smit Patel. The Patels of U-23 match-winners for India today. Good effort by UAE but its India U-23 who move forward to the Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup final on Sunday. We look forward to welcoming you back to follow all the action from the Singapore Kallang ground then.

48.3
w
AR Patel to Mohammad Naveed, OUT
swung away and backward square leg pouches
Mohammad Naveed c Aparajith b AR Patel 18 (30m 27b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66
48.2
AR Patel to Mohammad Naveed, no run
full, played back to the bowler
48.1
AR Patel to Mohammad Naveed, no run
tossed up, pushed away
end of over 483 runs
UAE: 162/9CRR: 3.37 • RRR: 23.50 • Need 47 from 12b
Manjula Guruge0 (8)
Mohammad Naveed18 (24)
Ashok Menaria9-0-31-1
Sandeep Sharma9-0-31-2
47.6
Menaria to Guruge, no run
forward in spidery defence
47.5
Menaria to Guruge, no run
47.4
1
Menaria to Mohammad Naveed, 1 run
pushes forward, played to cover, doesn't really want to expose Guruge but a run's a run he decides
47.3
Menaria to Mohammad Naveed, no run
47.2
2
Menaria to Mohammad Naveed, 2 runs
flicked off the pads wide of fine leg
47.1
Menaria to Mohammad Naveed, no run
full, outside off, driven hard, straight to cover
end of over 473 runs
UAE: 159/9CRR: 3.38 • RRR: 16.66 • Need 50 from 18b
Manjula Guruge0 (6)
Mohammad Naveed15 (20)
Sandeep Sharma9-0-31-2
Ashok Menaria8-0-28-1
46.6
Sandeep Sharma to Guruge, no run
46.5
Sandeep Sharma to Guruge, no run

Akalp: "People calling Indian batsmen batted poorly need to look at the scores on this ground till now. India's score today is the second highest total in this tournament on this ground by any team, so we cannot say they batted poorly. Sometimes, conditions dictates the terms."

46.4
1
Sandeep Sharma to Mohammad Naveed, 1 run
full, swung away to long-on
46.3
Sandeep Sharma to Mohammad Naveed, no run
length ball, defended
46.2
Sandeep Sharma to Mohammad Naveed, no run
short, misses with the pull
46.1
2
Sandeep Sharma to Mohammad Naveed, 2 runs
drives over the top of the infield
end of over 461 runs • 1 wicket
UAE: 156/9CRR: 3.39 • RRR: 13.25 • Need 53 from 24b
Manjula Guruge0 (4)
Mohammad Naveed12 (16)
Ashok Menaria8-0-28-1
Sandeep Sharma8-0-28-2
45.6
Menaria to Guruge, no run
45.5
Menaria to Guruge, no run
again, forward to defend. Responsibility for hitting obviously lies with Naveed
45.4
Menaria to Guruge, no run
forward in defence
Match details
Kallang Ground, Singapore
TossIndia Under-23s , elected to bat first
SeriesAsian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup
Player Of The Match
Axar Patel
Series resultIndia Under-23s advanced
Season2013
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days23 August 2013 (50-over match)
Umpires
Mosur Ramesh
Sarika Prasad
Reserve Umpire
Chandrasekaran Madhavan
Match Referee
Thaiyar Mohamed