23rd Match, Group C, Chattogram, Feb 2 2016, ICC Under-19 World Cup
(49/50 ov, target 227)224
W Indies U19 won by 2 runs
player of the match
Alzarri Joseph
West Indies Under-19s
Match centre 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Shashank Kishore
Scorecard summary
West Indies Under-19s226/9(50 overs)
Zimbabwe Under-19s224/10(49 overs)
end of over 497 runs
ZIM19: 224/9CRR: 4.57 • RRR: 3.00 • Need 3 from 6b
Kundai Matigimu10 (17)
Richard Ngarava1 (3)
Shamar Springer4-0-16-2
Keemo Paul6-1-32-0

49.1 West Indies have lodged an appeal. Matigimu could be Mankaded here in the first ball off the final over. The bat is just on the line as the bowler breaks the stumps at the bowler's end.

What a heartbreak for Zimbabwe. So near, yet so far. Once again, the spirit of cricket debate is sure to do rounds around the cricket world following today's incident. West Indies are elated, their counterparts are crest-fallen. Here's what really happened: Kemo Paul, the bowler, did not enter his delivery stride, but was aware of the Mankad rule and broke the stumps down. The non-striker wasn't trying to gain an advantage by taking a head start. The bat was on the line as the bails came off. Both umpires converged, decided to refer it upstairs after they asked Hetmyer, the West Indies captain, if he wanted to uphold the appeal. According to the rules, he was out. What a dramatic end to the contest. How many of us saw this coming?


That brings us to an end of what has been a thriller. Zimbabwe have every reason to believe they've been done in by bad luck. Watch out for plenty of reactions and post-match analysis from the tournament. We haven't heard the last of this. Debates are sure to rage on. Do stay connected

Ian Bishop: "We've to leave the emotions aside," says the former West Indies pacer. "It's in the law books, so we've to not get carried away. History of Mankad is such, it causes stigma. Future cricket matches have to kill this."

SAJED: "Very disaapointed of the incident which is against the spirit of cricket. Missed out a down to wire thriller after watching the entire game for 7 hours"

Praneeth: "No no no! Feeling bad for Zimbabwe. They deserved the win. Spirit of cricket - I think it's dead. A very shameful ending to an otherwise wonderful match."

Anantha Kumar R: "Back in the 1987 Reliance World Cup, we had a gentle giant by name Courtney Walsh who refused to "Mankad" Salim Jaffer and thus, his team could not make it beyond the prelims. Am afraid, we may not see any other Courtney Walsh :-("

Gaja: "Playing under rules must be called as spirit of Cricket. If you can break the rules in Spirit of Cricket, then why do you need a law? Batsmen must learn to stay in the crease. They must not take advantage on the bowlers, If they do so, then why not the bowler?"

"If this was a senior game, I don't think I wouldn't have gone upstairs. I wouldn't want my team to win in that way. This isn't what Under-19 cricket is about. I feel sorry for Zimbabwe," says former England pacer Dominic Cork.

It's interestingly 35 years and one day since the infamous 'underarm incident' in Autralia

Coming back to the presentation, the Zimbabwe captain was in tears. He couldn't offer much, and understandably so.

Shimron Hetmyer: Cricket is a game of glorious uncertaintoies. We've seen this in cricket before. It's probably not in the spirit of the game, but we're happy to have won. Joseph is the leader of the attack, and he stood up for us today. I'm proud of him. I hope the rest of the team follows his footsteps and continue the good work.

Mavuta: We got so close, and coming apart at the end. We fought right till the end, don't have much to say right now.

Alzarri Joseph is the Man of the Match for his 4 for 30 . "I wanted to keep things tight and put the batsmen under as much pressure as possible. I was trying to make the batsmen uncomfortable. Very pleased, our team weren't going to give up.

West Indies are through to the quarterfinal. Zimbabwe have fallen short by two runs. England and West Indies have qualified from the group.

Springer to Matigimu, 1 run

keeps that out, gets an inside edge that rolls towards square leg

Springer to Ngarava, 1 run

squeezed that one towards deep cover

Springer to Matigimu, 1 run

low full toss, flicked to deep square leg

Springer to Matigimu, no run

excellent yorker, he's bowling them at will here. This one tails back into middle, somehow manages to keep that out

Springer to Matigimu, no run

high full toss on middle, hits it to cover

Springer to Matigimu, FOUR runs

there's the French cut. How crucial will that be? Full on off, he backs away, looks to carve it over point, gets a thick inside edge that flies past the off stump. That was really, really close to the stumps. How did he get away, I don't know.

end of over 48Wicket maiden
ZIM19: 217/9CRR: 4.52 • RRR: 5.00 • Need 10 from 12b
Richard Ngarava0 (2)
Kundai Matigimu4 (12)
Keemo Paul6-1-32-0
Shamar Springer3-0-9-2
Paul to Ngarava, no run

swings and misses. Low full toss angled across, he looks to thrash that between cover and mid-off, late on the stroke

Paul to Ngarava, no run

somehow manages to get his bat down in time to keep that out. This was full on middle, had he missed, the stumps would have taken a beating

Paul to Matigimu, OUT

excellent piece of fielding by the captain. This was jammed to cover, they were off for a single that wasn't on, Hetmyer swoops in like a hawk, collects cleanly, aims and hits direct at the striker's end. Magarira was nowhere in the frame

Rugare Magarira run out (Hetmyer) 0 (3m 0b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Paul to Matigimu, no run

spears in a perfect yorker again, jams his bat down in time to keep that out

Paul to Matigimu, no run

right into the blockhole again, looks to go over the on side, gets an inside edge onto the pad

Paul to Matigimu, no run

full toss outside off, toe ends the drive to cover

end of over 473 runs • 1 wicket
ZIM19: 217/8CRR: 4.61 • RRR: 3.33 • Need 10 from 18b
Kundai Matigimu4 (8)
Shamar Springer3-0-9-2
Keemo Paul5-0-32-0
Springer to Madhevere, OUT

what a wicket. Is there life in the game yet? This one's a superb yorker, tails back in, he comes down with an angled bat, perhaps to ease it behind point, misses it completely and the off stump is disturbed. Springer is pumped, runs across, kisses the turf and lets out a roar

Wesley Madhevere b Springer 21 (52m 25b 1x4 0x6) SR: 84
Springer to Matigimu, 1 run

dabs it behind point for an easy single

Springer to Matigimu, no run

yorker on middle, squeezed to midwicket

Springer to Matigimu, 1 wide

gets the direction of the slower one horribly wrong, slides it down leg, rolls to the wicketkeeper

Springer to Madhevere, 1 run

swings hard, but not much timing behind that one, the mid-off fielder runs in to fire a throw to the striker's end, quick single completed

Springer to Madhevere, no run

another pull, another miss.

Springer to Madhevere, no run

excellent bouncer, umpire signals that's one for the over. He pulls and misses

end of over 463 runs
ZIM19: 214/7CRR: 4.65 • RRR: 3.25 • Need 13 from 24b
Wesley Madhevere20 (21)
Kundai Matigimu3 (6)
Keemo Paul5-0-32-0
Shamar Springer2-0-6-1
Paul to Madhevere, 1 run

eased wide of point for an easy single

Match details
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
TossZimbabwe Under-19s, elected to field first
SeriesICC Under-19 World CupZimbabwe Under-19s tour of Bangladesh [Feb-Mar]
Player Of The Match
Alzarri Joseph
Alzarri Joseph
Match numberODI No. 1068
Hours of play (local time)09.00 start, First Session 09.00-12.30 Interval 12.30-13.00, Second Session 13.00-16.30
Match days2 February 2016 - day match (50-over match)
Pakistan Image
Ahsan Raza
New Zealand Image
Phil Jones
TV Umpire
England Image
Tim Robinson
Reserve Umpire
Bangladesh Image
Gazi Sohel
Match Referee
South Africa Image
Dev Govindjee
PointsWest Indies Under-19s 2, Zimbabwe Under-19s 0