37th Match, 1st Semi-Final, Lincoln, Jan 24 2010, ICC Under-19 World Cup
Pakistan U19 won by 4 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
player of the match
Hammad Azam
Pakistan Under-19s
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Hammad Azam special takes Pakistan to final

Hammad Azam, not for the first time, guided Pakistan to a tight win to ensure their progress into the final of the Under-19 World Cup

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Scorecard summary
West Indies Under-19s212/8(50 overs)
Pakistan Under-19s213/6(48.3 overs)
Hammad Azam*92 (93)
Rameez Aziz39 (81)
Jason Holder2/28(10)
Nelson Bolan1/30(10)

Pakistan Under-19s win by 4 wickets and they advance to the Finals. Hammad again remains unbeaten and he does it again for Pakistan. He came in under pressure and played sensibly to get them over the line, well done, a wonderful knock, deserves a pat. Smiles from the Pakistan team, handshakes and hugs. The players shake hands. West Indies did very well to fight back after putting up a low score, Holder was very good early on picking up 2 wickets. It has been another fascinating contest, second one in row for Pakistan and they are unbeaten in this World Cup. Thanks for being with us, do join us again for the second Semi-Final on 27th between Australia and Sri Lanka, until then bye from all of us here at Cricinfo.

Dewar to Sarmad Bhatti, FOUR runs

hit in the air over extra cover to the fence and Pakistan win.

Dewar to Sarmad Bhatti, no run

short ball once again, mistimes the cut to extra cover.

Dewar to Hammad, 1 run

dropped, short ball pulled in the air straight to the fielder at deep square leg, Griffith.

5 runs to win from 12 balls. Dewar comes on.

end of over 485 runs • 1 wicket
PAK19: 208/6CRR: 4.33 RRR: 2.50 • Need 5 from 12b
Hammad Azam91 (92)
Sarmad Bhatti0 (0)
Yannic Cariah4-0-25-1
Cariah to Hammad, 1 run

short ball pulled in the air to wide long on and picks up a single, not a well timed shot.

Cariah to Hammad, FOUR runs

sweeps well to backward square leg fence, the fielder running around cannot stop it.

Cariah to Hammad, no run

cut away behind point.

Cariah to Hammad, no run

moves forward and defends to cover.

Cariah to Waqas, OUT

holds out to long on, tossed up delivery and Waqas swings it high in the air and down the ground to wide long on, where Gordon takes the catch.

Mohammad Waqas c Gordon b Cariah 29 (48m 23b 2x4 0x6) SR: 126.08
Cariah to Waqas, no run

looks to heave it to the midwicket fence, misses it and takes it on the body.

end of over 479 runs
PAK19: 203/5CRR: 4.31 RRR: 3.33 • Need 10 from 18b
Hammad Azam86 (88)
Mohammad Waqas30 (21)
Jason Holder10-2-29-2
Holder to Hammad, FOUR runs

short delivery and Hammad moves inside the line and delicately tickles it fine to the fence. Holder holds his head in despair.

Holder to Hammad, 2 runs

nice shot, driven straight down the track past the bowler and down the ground to the deep, the fielder in the deep gets an hand to it and stops it.

Holder to Hammad, no run

in the block-hole and squeezed out to mid-off.

Holder to Waqas, 1 run

full delivery driven down the ground to long off.

Holder to Hammad, 1 run

moves forward and pushes down the ground to long on.

Holder to Waqas, 1 run

fuller delivery driven down the ground to long off.

end of over 469 runs
PAK19: 194/5CRR: 4.21 RRR: 4.75 • Need 19 from 24b
Hammad Azam79 (84)
Mohammad Waqas28 (19)
Yannic Cariah3-0-20-0
Cariah to Hammad, no run

moves back and pushes to extra cover.

Cariah to Waqas, 1 run

turns it to the onside to midwicket and picks up the single.

Cariah to Hammad, 1 run

a touch short, waits on the back foot and punches it down the ground to long off.

Cariah to Hammad, 2 runs

short again and Hammad pulls it wide of long on and picks up couple of runs.

Cariah to Waqas, 1 run

dabs it behind the wicket on the off side and picks up a quick single.

Match details
Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln
TossPakistan Under-19s, elected to field first
SeriesICC Under-19 World CupPakistan Under-19s tour of New Zealand
Player Of The Match
Hammad Azam
Hammad Azam
Series resultPakistan Under-19s advanced
Match numberODI no. 728
Hours of play (local time)10.30 start, First Session 10.30-14.00, Interval 14.00-14.45, Second Session 14.45-18.15
Match days25 January 2010 - day(50-over match)
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Bruce Oxenford
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Kumar Dharmasena
TV Umpire
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Shavir Tarapore
Reserve Umpire
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Chris Gaffaney
Match Referee
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Jeff Crowe