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  1. #81
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    Very very good prospect for India...both batting and bowling...


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    wins by 100 run

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    This lad nagarkotti can bat as well. Came at 7th position and hit a massive six . Hopefully a genuine all rounder in the making

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubby View Post
    He is 18 by the way.
    Oh thanks man. That's serious pace for a young lad.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Haripotter View Post
    This lad nagarkotti can bat as well. Came at 7th position and hit a massive six . Hopefully a genuine all rounder in the making
    Indeed. WV Raman who coached this side for the England tour had this to say:

    “Nagarkoti can be quick, he does extract a fair bit of bounce and he has got real good fitness levels. And he is very athletic. All in all, he is a good package. He can also bat a little bit, he can go on to become an allrounder if he does pay a little bit of attention to his batting, and he is a fabulous fielder. Over the next 2-3 years, if his path is not hindered by things not in his control, I think he should be there in another three years’ time.”

    Source: https://www.wisdenindia.com/cricket-...t-moves/266872
    Last edited by Abhilash93; 14th January 2018 at 08:29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikhil_cric View Post
    Oh thanks man. That's serious pace for a young lad.
    That is serious pace for any level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haripotter View Post
    This lad nagarkotti can bat as well. Came at 7th position and hit a massive six . Hopefully a genuine all rounder in the making
    No!No!No! The allrounder tag will ruin him. We should develop him into a strike bowler and that's it!


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    Just read this on a facebook post: "While the progression of guys like Nagarkoti and Mawi into the senior team cannot be forecasted just yet but they probably would attract a handsome amount of money in the IPL auction later this month. Sadly, that's also where the prospects of them becoming good test fast bowlers start going downhill."

    I agree with this post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikhil_cric View Post
    If he is legitimately 19, that is very impressive. Hope these lads can make it to the test team.
    Looks 18-19

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    The Coca-Cola South Africa under-19s announced themselves with an emphatic, 169-run victory over Kenya in the 2018 ICC U19 World Cup at Lincoln Green Oval on Sunday. Captain, Raynard van Tonder led from the front, smashing 143 runs from 121 deliveries in his side’s opening match.

    They posted a daunting 341/7 after winning the toss and electing to bat first, Van Tonder’s knock including 14 fours and five sixes. The innings was disturbed briefly when the youngsters lost Matthew Breetzke to the Kenyan skipper, Sachin Bhudia for seven at the end of the third over, but his opening partner Jiveshen Pillay (62 off 67) soldiered on, sharing a 125-run, third-wicket stand with Van Tonder, setting their side on course for a big score.

    Another highlight of the South African batting innings was a 65-run burst that came from tail-enders, Gerald Coetzee and Jade de Klerk. The former and number nine batsman, smashed a sensational 14-ball 36 with the latter adding his own impressive 28 from 23 deliveries. Both returned unbeaten, moving the South Africans to an imposing 341/7 after they were sitting on 276 at the fall of the captain’s wicket.

    Kenya managed 172/7 in their reply. Their top scorer was number seven batsman, Jasraj Kundi who hit 41 runs from 53 balls (5 fours), while number eight, Ankit Hirani returned unbeaten for 35 (58 balls, 2 fours). Everyone else could not surpass Bhudia’s 19 off 32.

    Akhona Mnyaka and Kenan Smith (2/36) took two wickets each, Mnyaka the pick of the bowlers with figures of 2/9 in four overs, including a maiden.

    An area South Africa will look to address will be the 18 runs in extras conceded, while Kenya bowled 12.

    Van Tonder was named the Man of the Match.

    The next World Cup Group A fixture for South Africa is this Wednesday, 17 January when they take on defending champions, West Indies at the Bay Oval in Tauranga.


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    From the moment India captain Prithvi Shaw won the toss and chose to bat, their opening game of the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup went almost exactly to plan. There were top-order runs, late-innings blitzes, incisive fast bowling, tight spin bowling, and, for the most part, assured fielding, and Australia had no answer.

    Shaw set the tone for the innings with a poised and powerful 94. The Mumbai batsman’s style and potential has drawn comparisons to Sachin Tendulkar, and he justified the praise throughout his innings, striking eight fours with his pristine, high-elbowed technique.

    There were, however, a few moments of alarm. Having struck India’s first six of the tournament – a flowing blade sending the ball over long-on – Shaw was almost dismissed soon after, nicking to the keeper only to be reprieved when replays revealed that Will Sutherland, son of Australia CEO James, had overstepped. He was reprieved a second time, again off Sutherland, when he smashed a pull shot through the hands of deep backward square to move into the 90s, but was dismissed the very next ball, nicking off to fall six short of his ton.

    All the while at the other end, less hyped but losing little in association with Shaw, was Manjot Kalra, who scored freely all around the ground during his 84. Their stand of 180 was the highest opening partnership for India in Under 19 World Cups, and their second-highest for any wicket.

    Vice-captain Shubman Gill capitalised on their platform with a powerful 63 while Abhishek Sharma, with an 8-ball 23, provided the late flourish.

    Australia's captain Jason Sangha tried everything he could to stem the Indian scoring, using eight bowlers in total, and taking a stunning catch to dismiss Kalra. Austin son-of-Steve Waugh went at more than 10 an over and leg-spinner Lloyd Pope endured a chastening day, two dropped catches compounding the misery of three overs for 22. India’s total was an Under 19 World Cup record against Australia for any team.

    Still, it didn't feel out of the realms of possibility for a powerful batting line-up, and a good bowling performance was an imperative. Shivam Mavi and Ishan Porel led the way, keeping Australia's openers quiet. But it was fellow quick Kamlesh Nagarkoti who claimed the opening scalp, Max Bryant failing to keep a drive down and picking out extra cover. All three topped 145 kph, their pace as eye-catching as Shaw's timing.

    By that point India had lost Ishan Porel to injury, the seamer slipping slightly in his delivery stride. His condition was the one thing to trouble India on the day.

    Sangha made a start before being caught by his opposite number. Jack Edwards, who made an excellent half-century, was then joined by Jonathan Merlo, who made a belligerent 38 before falling victim to the delivery of the day, Mavi getting one to straighten past the bat and take out off stump, all at high pace.

    Twelve runs later a horrific mix up left Param Uppal stranded and betrayed Australia's frazzled minds. Once Waugh and Edwards fell within two runs of each other, the result was beyond doubt, Australia eventually sliding to 228 all out, losing by exactly 100 runs – coincidentally the number on the back of player of the match Prithvi Shaw's shirt. India could not have planned it any better.

    https://www.icc-cricket.com/news/593922

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    On winning the toss in their Group D opener, Ireland captain Harry Tector declared that he wanted his team to post a tall total and put scoreboard pressure on Sri Lanka. They could have done better on both counts.

    Dhananjaya Lakshan’s unbeaten 101 and captain Kamindu Mendis’s unbeaten 74 ensured the young Lankan lions didn’t stumble in their first 2018 ICC U19 CWC encounter at the Cobham Oval in Whangarei. Their unbroken 157-run stand helped Sri Lanka win by seven wickets.

    Ireland’s Jamie Grassi had scored a 75 and added 73 for the opening partnership with Mark Donegan (36). It had set them up well for big total, but a middle-order slide – with Mendis returning 3/35 – meant they were restricted to 207/8 in a match that was reduced to a 48 overs a side after rain delayed play by an hour.

    On winning the toss in their Group D opener, Ireland captain Harry Tector declared that he wanted his team to post a tall total and put scoreboard pressure on Sri Lanka. They could have done better on both counts.

    Dhananjaya Lakshan’s unbeaten 101 and captain Kamindu Mendis’s unbeaten 74 ensured the young Lankan lions didn’t stumble in their first 2018 ICC U19 CWC encounter at the Cobham Oval in Whangarei. Their unbroken 157-run stand helped Sri Lanka win by seven wickets.

    Ireland’s Jamie Grassi had scored a 75 and added 73 for the opening partnership with Mark Donegan (36). It had set them up well for big total, but a middle-order slide – with Mendis returning 3/35 – meant they were restricted to 207/8 in a match that was reduced to a 48 overs a side after rain delayed play by an hour.

    The Ireland bowlers did put Sri Lanka under the pump, and for a while it seemed as though they would go on to contain them. Sri Lanka were reduced to 9/2 within four overs, with Aaron Cawley inducing edges off both Hasitha Boyagoda and Nipun Dhananjaya. Boyagoda was caught behind for nought, while Dhananjaya’s outside edge ended up with Neil Rock at first slip.

    Krishan Sanjula joined Lakshan and attempted to stage a recovery, but the runs came at a crawl. They crossed the 50-run mark only in the 12th over, and with every dot ball, the pressure compounded, not helped by constant Ireland chatter. When Max Neville had Sanjula caught behind for a 17, Sri Lanka were staring at defeat at 51/3.

    Captains lead by example and lift their followers in times of troubles. That’s exactly what Mendis did. He didn’t let the Ireland bowlers weigh him down. Instead, he attacked as soon as he entered the field. There were boundaries in the two overs immediately after his arrival, and the running between wickets was exceptional. Most mis-fields and overthrows were capitalised on, leading to more fielding lapses.

    With his captain scoring freely, the pressure on Lakshan eased as well. The shackles were abandoned, and he played his shots – a lot of his runs came on the leg-side, his expertise with the pull particularly noteworthy. He brought up his half-century, and then accelerated further. It was soon a two-pronged attack, and the Irish shoulders dropped.

    Mendis brought up his half-century off just 53 balls, before Lakshan entered the nineties. There was an attack of cramps, but he didn’t let that bother him – the century was brought up off just 116 balls, a knock comprising eight fours and a six. It was Mendis, the game-changer, who fittingly scored the winning runs.

    Earlier, the Sri Lankan pacemen, Thisaru Rashmika and Nipun Malinga, didn’t allow the Ireland batsmen to capitalise on any loose deliveries. For their part, the batsmen steered clear of risks, and concentrated on running between the wickets. They were excellent in that regard, so much that they put the pressure on Sri Lanka despite infrequent boundaries. After four bowlers tried and failed to break the stand, the Sri Lankan captain took matters into his own hands – Mendis cramped Mark Donegan for room, and clipped the top of his stumps.

    The wicket came at a bad time for Ireland, and they encountered a slide. Morgan Topping managed just a 22-ball 8 before running himself out and was soon joined back in the pavilion by Tector (6), again run out after poor communication. Grassi completed his half-century off 86 balls, but with wickets falling around him, he felt the responsibility to up the ante. His attempt at enterprise ended in his fall, though, as he slashed Daniel straight to cover.

    Sam Murphy and Graham Kennedy then managed to grind 22 for the fifth wicket, before departing in quick succession, and for a while, it seemed Ireland wouldn’t touch 200. However, Joshua Little’s 19-ball 25, which included a mammoth six off Jehan Daniel over long-on, helped boost the total. They could have done with a few more of those.

    https://www.icc-cricket.com/news/593716

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    Nagarkoti has the pace, but seems lack he lacks a little bit of control, but he's not even 19 yet, so a serious prospect.

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    A magnificent 180 runs opening wicket stand between captain Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Kalra was the cornerstone of India’s thumping 100 runs victory over Australia in a battle of former champions on the second day of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018 at the Bay Oval, Tauranga.

    In front of broadcast cameras, Shaw scored a fine 94 and Kalra contributed 86 as India rattled up an imposing 328 for seven in 50 overs. Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi then equally shared six wickets between them as Australia were bowled out for 228 in 42.5 overs with Jack Edwards following uphis four for 65 with a gutsy 73.

    Elsewhere, South Africa’s Raynard van Tonder hit a punishing 121-ball 143 to bat his side to an easy 189 runs victory over Kenya, while a brilliant century by Dhananjaya Lakshan (101 not out) and an impressive all-round performance by Kamindu Mendis (three for 35 and 74 not out) guided Sri Lanka to a convincing seven wickets victory over Ireland.


    Australia v India

    Electing to bat first in a Group B match, India posted a huge 328 for seven after Shaw (94) and Kalra (86) were associated in a record 180-run opening partnership in just under 30 overs. Then, Shubman Gill came up with a 54-ball 63 (54b, 4x6, 1x6) to put India in a dominating position.

    Shaw struck eight fours and two sixes off 100 balls and Kalra slammed 12 fours and one six as the two bettered a 14-year-old record for India. The previous highest partnership for any wicket by an India pair was in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2004 when Shikhar Dhawan and Robin Uthappa put on 175 runs against Scotland.

    For Australia, Jack Edwards was the pick of the bowlers and ended up with impressive figures of 9-0-65-4.

    In their turn at the wicket, Australia lost wickets at regular intervals to be dismissed for 228. Kamlesh Nagarkoti picked up three for 29, while Mavi finished with three for 45.

    Jack Edwards was his side’s most impressive player. He followed up his four for 65 with a 90-ball 73 that also included six fours and a six. He put on 57 runs for the first wicket with Max Bryant (29) and 60 runs for the third wicket with Jonathan Merlo (38).

    India captain Prithvi Shaw said he was happy with the emphatic win early on.

    “I think it was a good start for us and a positive one for us in the tournament. Our mind was clear - just wait for the loose balls. Really disappointed (at losing a chance to get a century), for Manjot as well, we have learnt something from this innings and will better in the next innings,” he said.


    Ireland v Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka coasted to a convincing seven-wicket win over Ireland in a Group D match with opener Dhananjaya Lakshan slamming a fine unbeaten 101 from 120 deliveries with the help of eight fours and one six.

    Sri Lanka, chasing 208 for victory, had lost two early wickets after a double-strike from Aaron Cowley and were 51 for three at one stage, before Lakshan’s unbroken 157-run partnership with captain Kamindu Mendis (74 not out) took the team through.

    Earlier in the day, Mendis had also grabbed three for 35 with his spin bowling to restrict Ireland to 206 for eight in the 48-over match after openers Jamie Grassi (75) and Mark Donegan (36) had provided their side a 73-run start.

    Lakshan later said he had not been bothered by the fall of early wickets and praised his captain.

    “I’m very happy that I got a hundred today. I got a lot of support from our captain. When he walked in, our first target was to make sure we got close to the opposition total. We set small targets and achieved it.”


    Kenya v South Africa

    South Africa scored a massive 341 for seven after electing to bat in the Group A match. This was South Africa’s second highest total in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup after their 359 for six against Namibia in 2012.

    Captain Raynard van Tonder slammed a stroke-filled 143 off 121 balls, smashing 14 fours and five sixes, and was associated in a 125-run second-wicket stand with left-handed opener Jiveshan Pillay (62 off 67 balls with seven fours and s six) as the team virtually batted the opposition out of the contest.

    Kenya were never in the chase and eventually finished at 172 for seven in 50 overs after being reduced to 50 for four in the 19th over and then 98 for six in the 34th over.

    Jasraj Kundi (41) and Ankit Hirani (35 not out) were the main run-getters for Kenya as the two put on 57 runs for the seventh wicket. For South Africa, Akhona Mnyaka finished with figures of 4-1-9-2 and Kenan Smith returned figures of 10-1-36-2.



    Scores in brief:



    Group A

    South Africa beat Kenya by 189 runs, Lincoln No. 3, Christchurch



    South Africa 341-7, 50 Overs (Raynard van Tonder 143, Jiveshan Pillay 62, Gerald Coetzee 36 not out; Jasraj Kundi 2-49, Jayant Mepani 2-60)

    Kenya 172-7, 50 Overs (Jasraj Kundi 41, Ankit Hirani 35 not out; Akhona Mnyaka 2-9, Kenan Smith 2-36)

    Player of the Match: Raynard van Tonder (South Africa)



    Group B

    India beat Australia by 100 runs, Bay Oval, Tauranga



    India 328-7, 50 overs (Prithvi Shaw 94, Manjot Kalra 86, Shubman Gill 63, Abhishek Sharma 23; Jack Edwards 4-65)

    Australia 228 all out, 42.5 overs (Jack Edwards 73, Baxtor Holt 39, Jonathan Merlo 38; Kamlesh Nagarkoti 3-29, Shivam Mavi 3-45)

    Player of the match: Prithvi Shaw (India)



    Group D

    Sri Lanka beat Ireland by seven wickets, Cobham Oval, Whangarei (48 overs per side)



    Ireland 207-8, 48 overs (Jamie Grassi 75, Mark Donegan 36, Joshua Little 25; Kamindu Mendis 3-35)

    Sri Lanka 208-3, 37.3 overs (Dhananjaya Lakshan 101 not out, Kamindu Mendis 74 not out; Aaron Cawley 2-26)

    Player of the Match: Dhananjaya Lakshan (Sri Lanka)

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    Either Canada team is exceptionally good among associates, or we had a poor game : 264/8 batting first is at least 50 short for a batting dependent team against associates.

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    When is Pak second game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    Either Canada team is exceptionally good among associates, or we had a poor game : 264/8 batting first is at least 50 short for a batting dependent team against associates.
    This Canadian team is the strongest in recent times.

    Know Faisal Jamkhandi personally. Trains very hard with top coaches. Went to the middle-school in the area and he really is mad talented.

    Took a 5fer against Bangladesh and there's a lot more to come.

    Arslan Khan is also a friend's cousin, so heard good stuff about him.

    Akash Gill and this Kavian guy are also impressive.

    Some good talent.


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    Given the short-and-sweet nature of the round-robin stage of the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup, teams that lose their opening encounters usually find themselves in a do-or-die scenario soon after. At the Cobham Oval in Whangarei on Tuesday (16 January), it will be Ireland and Pakistan striving to avoid defeat. Having lost to Sri Lanka and Afghanistan respectively, victory is imperative for both sides – a defeat will mean elimination.

    Form guide

    A middle-order collapse is what cost Pakistan in that opening match against Afghanistan. Rohail Nazir’s 81 had set things up nicely for them, but they were snuffed out for 188. Their bowlers then did well to reduce Afghanistan to 50/3 but couldn’t capitalise, Darwish Rasooli scoring 76 to give Afghanistan the victory. Despite that, Pakistan should have enough in them to keep Ireland at bay, especially given the fact that they recently reached the Under 19 Asia Cup final, seeing off all of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and UAE en route.

    Ireland might have suffered a seven-wicket loss to Sri Lanka, but they had their moments. Jamie Grassi impressed considerably during his 75, and Ireland could have had Sri Lanka under the pump had they capitalised on their 73-run opening stand. They also impressed with the ball, reducing Sri Lanka to 9/2 and 51/3 before Dhananjaya Lakshan and Kamindu Mendis took it away from them. Expect them to push Pakistan hard.

    Players to watch

    Rohail Nazir looked in good touch against Afghanistan, and Ireland will have to keep an eye on him.

    What stood out about Rohail Nazir when he batted against Afghanistan was his composure. He faced up to an aggressive Naveen-ul-Haq, the Afghanistan captain, and rode the storm when wickets fell around him. During the course of his 81, Pakistan looked to have bounced back after early setbacks, and it is only after he was dismissed that Afghanistan truly got a foothold on the innings. He is certainly in good nick, and Ireland will need to find a way past him if they are to entertain hopes of toppling Pakistan.

    Pakistan will have to pay extra attention on Joshua Little.

    For a while during the clash against Sri Lanka, it seemed as though Ireland would struggle to even cross 200. That they eventually posted 207 had a lot to do with Little. His 19-ball 25 added power and intensity to the innings, and he looks the type capable of muscling sixes almost at will. With the ball, he is a hard worker and deceptively quick. Given the fact that he has already made his full international debut in T20Is, Pakistan might have to pay extra attention to him.

    Head to head

    Ireland and Pakistan have so far played each other just twice in the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup. The first occasion was in the 1998 ICC U19 CWC, when Pakistan won by a huge margin of 139 runs. The second and last time was six years later, in Khulna in 2004, when they were again comprehensive winners, easing to an eight-wicket victory.

    World Cup history

    Pakistan are the third-most successful team in ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup history, having taken home the title twice, in 2004 and 2006, behind only India and Australia. They have made the final on a further three occasions, including at the first-ever tournament in 1988, with a team including future legends Inzamam-ul-Haq and Mushtaq Ahmed.

    Ireland have made seven appearances at the Under 19 World Cup over the years, going back to 1998 when they made their debut in South Africa. They have never made the knockouts, but their highest finish of 10th did come on these shores in 2010. They played the 2016 tournament only because Australia withdrew, and they ended the campaign in 13th spot.

    Forecast

    On the eve of the match, Whangarei battled showers, high wind speeds and the stinging sun, all taking turns to beat down. Expect a few delays during the match, but nothing too serious as to force abandonment – the drainage at the Cobham Oval is said to be particularly good.

    Squads

    Pakistan: Hasan Khan (c), Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Ali Khan, Ammad Alam, Zaid Alam, Ali Zaryab, Arshad Iqbal, Muhammad Mohsin Khan, Muhammad Musa, Saad Khan, Rohail Nazir (wk), Munir Riaz, Suleman Shafqat, Imran Shah, Mohammad Taha.

    Ireland: Harry Tector (c), Ian Anders, Aaron Cawley, Varun Chopra, Mark Donegan, JJ Garth, Jamie Grassi, Reece Kelly, Graham Kennedy, Josh Little, Sam Murphy, Max Neville, Neil Rock, Morgan Topping, Andrew Vincent.

    https://www.icc-cricket.com/news/595223

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    Bangladesh has beaten Canada convincingly .

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    Middle-order batsman Tawhid Hridoy hit a superb century and Afif Hossain produced a fine all-round performance as Bangladesh defeated Canada by 66 runs to notch up their second victory in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018 and strengthened their chances of progressing to the Super League stage from Group C.

    Tawhid scored 122 and Afif backed up his half-century with figures of five for 43 as Bangladesh successfully defended 264 for eight by dismissing Canada for 198 with three balls to spare. Bangladesh, who had finished third in the home event in 2016, had earlier beaten Namibia by 87 runs on the opening day of the tournament on Saturday.

    In the other Group C match of the day, England launched their campaign with an emphatic eight-wicket victory over Namibia after Will Jacks (73 not out) and Harry Brook (59 not out) added 130 runs for the unbroken third wicket in just under 15 overs as the 1998 champions achieved the 197-run target with more than half the quota of overs remaining.

    Bangladesh v Canada

    Bangladesh lost a couple of early wickets, after being put in to bat at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln, but Tawhid took the mantle on himself to see the team to a competitive score of 264 for eight in 50 overs.

    He slammed nine fours and one six in a 126-ball 122 and also stitched two useful partnerships in the process. He added 62 for the second wicket with Mohammad Naim Sheikh (47, 67b, 5x4) and 111 for the third with Afif Hossain (50, 59b, 5x4, 1x6).

    Canada fast bowler Faisal Jamkhandi was the pick of the bowlers, effective with both the new ball and the old. He finished with figures of 8-0-48-5 that included the important scalps of Pinak Ghosh (0) and Tawhid.

    In reply, Canada were bowled out for 198 in 49.3 overs with captain Arslan Khan getting 63 off 108 balls and opener Pranav Sharma 34 off 58 balls.

    Off-spinner Afif followed up his 59-ball 50 with figures of 10-0-43-5, while Hasan Mahmud took two for 23 as Canada were never to make a chase of it. Afif, for his outstanding all-round performance, was later adjudged player of the match.


    Bangladesh captain Mohammad Saif Hassan was happy at his team’s performance:

    “We played very well. First (we lost) two early wickets and then (there was) the recovery. Then we had some good batting partnerships Tawhid got a hundred and Afif got a fifty and we had a good score on the board. Then the bowlers did the job very well,” he said.


    England v Namibia

    Electing to bat first in Queenstown, Namibia could not get the partnerships going in the face of some tight bowling from the 1998 champions and were restricted to 196 for nine in 50 overs.

    Shaun Fouche (44) and Nicol Loftie-Eaton (36) were the notable scorers as leg-spinner Luke Hollman led the England bowling with a haul of three for 41. Fast bowlers Tom Scriven and Harry Brook grabbed two wickets each conceding 30 and 32 runs, respectively.

    Brook also got the winning runs later in the day as he partnered with Will Jacks in an unbroken 130-run stand. Number-four batsman Brook stroked a quick 48-ball 59 with 12 fours but number-five batsman Jacks overshadowed Brook with a brisk 44-ball 73 that comprised 12 fours and a six.

    Jacks, who was later declared player of the match, said: “We have played these guys a few times before and knew what we were going to expect, we can now look to push forward from this to our game against Bangladesh on Thursday.

    “For the first game of the tournament, you just like to hit the ground running and start with a good performance bat and ball, and we did that today. The captain has been playing very well recently, in South Africa and in the warmup game, he’s very important for us.”


    Scores in brief:

    Group C

    England beat Namibia by eight wickets, John Davies Oval, Queenstown

    Namibia 196-9, 50 overs (Shaun Fouche 44, Nicol Loftie-Eaton 36; Luke Hollman 3-41, Tom Sciver 2-30, Harry Brook 2-32)

    England 198-2, 24.1 overs (Will Jacks 73 not out, Harry Brook 59 not out; Gerhard Lottering 2-33)

    Player of the Match: Will Jacks (England)


    Bangladesh beat Canada by 66 runs, Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Christchurch

    Bangladesh 264-8, 50 overs (Tawhid Hridoy 122, Afif Hossain 50, Mohammad Naim Sheikh 47; Faisal Jamkhandi 5-48)

    Canada 198 all out, 49.3 overs (Arslan Khan 63, Pranav Sharma 34 Asif Hossain

    Player of the Match: Afif Hossain (Bangladesh)



    Tuesday’s fixtures:


    India v Papua New Guinea, Bay Oval, Tauranga (Group B)

    Ireland v Pakistan, Cobham Oval, Whangarei (Group D)
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    No!No!No! The allrounder tag will ruin him. We should develop him into a strike bowler and that's it!
    Nothing to develop here. He is already showing his talent as a regular middle order .
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    India beat PNG and chase the target of 64 in 8 overs

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    Prithvi Shaw makes 57 out of 67 scored while chasing

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    India won the toss and chose to bowl, and their eventual victory was set up by their bowlers, and especially left-arm spinner Anukul Roy, who showed that India’s attack is about much more than their quicks, taking 5/14.

    It was those quicks, however, with ball and in the field, who started things off, reducing Papua New Guinea to 40/3 by the end of their opening spells. Shivam Mavi took the two wickets to fall to a bowler, and though his radar wasn’t completely functioning, when he got it right he was almost unplayable.

    The first to fall was Igo Mahuru, struck on the pad by one that swung back in a long way, and Heagi Toua soon followed, castled by an inch-perfect yorker. Kamlesh Nagarkoti was not to be out done, swooping in from point and nailing the stumps at the non-strikers, catching Simon Atai backing up too far, a shame since he had looked the most comfortable against pace, nailing a couple of pull shots.

    Captain Vagi Karaho came and went, falling for the bait of one that wasn’t quite full or wide enough to drive and edging to the keeper, and from then on it was the Anukul Roy show, one searing yorker from Kamlesh Nagarkoti excepted. The spinner wasn’t turning the ball prodigiously, but used the arm ball to good effect, as utilising flight excellently.

    It was expected before the game that pace woult seal the deal, with PNG unlikely to have faced bowlers even 10 kph slower than what India could offer, and they’ll surely be disappointed to have been undone by a slow bowler, and especially to suffer a collapse as dramatic as 6/3, as they did at the end of their innings. But no disservice deserves to be done to how well Anukul Roy bowled.

    The chase was a formality, and Prithvi Shaw, batting without pressure, took the chance to enjoy himself, going aerial often, and hogging the strike and scoring quickly enough that he made 57 of India’s 67/0, his innings comprising 39 balls and featuring 12 fours. He will rarely have it easier, and still survived a chance, getting too far under one which cover just failed to cling on to running back, but this was another demonstration of the class which is so evident, and which we’ll surely be seeing much more of not just in this tournament, but in years to come.

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    Left-arm spinner Anukul Roy finished with a superb haul of five for 14 as three-time champions India completed a facile 10-wicket victory over Papua New Guinea (PNG) for a second successive win at the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup that took them closer towards qualification for the Super League stage.

    Roy’s haul followed a fine spell by opening bowlers Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti as PNG could only set a measly 65-run target in the Group B match played in front of broadcast cameras in Tauranga. Captain Prithvi Shaw then knocked up a neat half-century as the target was achieved in only eight overs.



    In the other match of the day, 17-year-old Shaheen Afridi produced the best bowling figures for his country in an ICC U19 Cricket World Cup as two-time former champions Pakistan bounced back in style after their five-wicket loss to Afghanistan with an easy nine-wicket victory over Ireland.

    The tall left-arm fast bowler grabbed six for 15, the fifth best figures in the tournament to date, as Ireland were bowled out for 97 in 28.5 overs in a Group D match in Whangarei. Pakistan got to the target in only 8.5 overs to brace up for their last match against Sri Lanka on Friday.



    India v Papua New Guinea

    India’s dominance from early on in the Group B match was on expected lines after Shaw put the opposition in to bat. PNG could only manage a total of 64 in 21.5 overs and has now failed to reach the three-figure mark in all the four matches they have played against India in U19 CWCs.

    Roy bowled a neat line and length after lively spells from new-ball bowlers Mavi and Nagarkoti kept the PNG batsmen on tenterhooks. Mixing his deliveries well, Roy bowled three batsmen with deliveries that went in with the arm.

    The target of 65 was achieved quickly as Shaw hit 12 fours in his 39-ball 57 not out and the floodlights were never needed in the day-night match. India, who defeated Australia by 100 runs in their first game, play their last league match against Zimbabwe here on Friday.

    Roy, who idolises India spinner Ravindra Jadeja, said: “I thought there would not be much help in the pitch for bowlers so I decided to concentrate on line and length. I got the desired results and am thankful to the support and guidance I received from the team management.”



    Ireland v Pakistan

    Pakistan were determined to put up a strong performance against Ireland after having lost to Afghanistan and got this through fast bowler Shaheen Afridi.

    Shaheen, who had made a record-breaking first-class debut in September 2017 when he grabbed an eight-wicket innings haul in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy for Khan Research Laboratories against Rawalpindi, tormented the Ireland batsmen as soon as he was brought into the attack.

    Coming in first change after part-time spinner Ali Zaryab used the new ball, Shaheen gave little away and his effectiveness and accuracy can be gauged from the fact that he bowled three batsmen and had three caught behind.

    Ireland were reduced to 34 for four in the 12th over with Shaheen taking three of those wickets, and there was to be no comeback as Ireland fell to their second loss after going down to Sri Lanka by seven wickets on Sunday. Joshua Little, who has already played senior international cricket, scored 24 not out off 20 balls to help take the team close to the three-figure mark.

    Pakistan made quick work of chasing the total as opener Zaid Alam blasted 43 not out off 19 balls with seven fours and a six and captain Hassan Khan made an unbeaten 27 off 20 balls.

    Shaheen, who was later declared player of the match, said: “The captain opened with spin, and that was the plan the team had taken. It didn’t work, so the ball came to me and I just tried to do my best. I’m happy for it. New Zealand conditions are very good, there’s a lot of seam movement.”

    Like Namibia and PNG, this was Ireland’s second successive defeat, which has all but ended their chances of progressing to the Super League stage. Instead, the three sides are likely to feature in the Plate Championship, which will be played alongside the Super League

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    IRELAND CRUSHED BY PAKISTAN IN U19 WORLD CUP

    Ireland Under 19's slumped to an emphatic nine-wicket loss against Pakistan in their second World Cup game in New Zealand to all but end their hopes of qualification for the quarter-finals.

    Pakistan paceman Shaheen Afridi blitzed the Ireland batting on his way to figures of 6 for 15 - the best recorded at this level by any of his countrymen.

    There was little sign of the carnage to come as Jamie Grassi (13) and Mark Donegan (11) shared an opening stand of 20, but a flurry of wickets saw Ireland reeling at 34 for 4.

    Sam Murphy (19) and Neil Rock (8) staged a mini recovery adding 30 for the 5th wicket, with the Rush left-hander showing considerable courage after being struck on the helmet by a bouncer.

    However Afridi and Hasan Khan (3-16) sparked another collapse as five wickets fell for just 13 to leave Ireland on the brink at 77 for 9.

    Pembroke all-rounder Josh Little thumped an unbeaten 24, but it only allowed the Irish to reach a total of 97.

    Pakistan, mindful that NRR could be a factor in qualification, wasted no time in chasing down their meagre target, racing to victory in just 53 balls.

    Muhammad Zaid Alam hit 7 fours and a six in an unbeaten 43 from just 19 deliveries, with Rohail Nazir (18) and skipper Hasan Khan (27*) also fluent in a very one-sided affair.

    Aaron Cawley (1-27) was the Irish wicket taker, courtesy of a juggling catch by Max Neville.

    Skipper Harry Tector reflected on a tough day at the office for the Boys In Green.

    "It's been a disappointment today where we just didn't perform to our capabilities," said Tector. "We've not only let ourselves down, but the supporters out here and our country too and that's disappointing.

    "I thought that the Pakistan attack and Shaheen in particular bowled quite accurately and didn't let up on us at all. They used their pace attack and the short ball very effectively. I don't think it's a case of us not being able to play or being afraid of the short deliveries, but just that they executed them quite well.

    "We will have learned a lot from this experience and we'll go away and lick our wounds and regroup and come back stronger for the next match against Afghanistan."

    Ireland's final group match is on Saturday, when they take on Afghanistan at the same venue.

    Ireland U19 v Pakistan U19, U19 World Cup Group D, Cobham Oval, Whangarei'

    Ireland 97 all out (28.5 overs; Josh Little 24*, Sam Murphy 19; Shaheen Shah Afridi 6-15, Hasan Khan 3-16)

    Pakistan 98/1 (8.5 overs; Muhammad Zaid Alam 43*, Hasan Khan 27*; Aaron Cawley 1-27)

    Pakistan beat Ireland by 9 wickets


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    New Zealand Under-19s 393/1 * (46/50 ov)

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    Kenya Under-19s won the toss and elected to field

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    Kenya getting thrashed.


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    Wow, the NZ U19 team score 436 for the loss of only 4 wickets against Kenya.

    180 (144) Bhula
    Ravindra 117 (101)
    Finn 90 (40) - he scored a century @ a SR of over 100 in the last match against WI.


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    Pathetic appeal by WI

    This is definitely not on, not in the spirit of the game. WI should be embarrassed of themselves.

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    That was honestly disgusting by the WI captain, stuff like that usually stays in the minds of the people.

    Just like the runout last time versus Zimbabwe in the previous U19 WC.

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    Just saw the appeal, it was disgusting.

    Clearly they don't feel any shame in doing anything for a win, be it in the correct spirit or not.

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    Truly pathetic from WI.

    No one ever appeals for that.


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    Wandile Makwetu with a stunning performance. Now for Coetzee and co to deliver with the ball.

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    New Zealand U19 rewrite record books in big win

    Jakob Bhula notched up the highest individual score in the history of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup as New Zealand recorded a 243 run win over Kenya in their second pool game at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.

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    The 18-year-old finished on 180 with 10 fours and five sixes, while fellow opener Rachin Ravindra also posted a century and Finn Allen cameoed with a quick-fire 90 as New Zealand ended on 436-4 from their 50 overs.

    Batting first, New Zealand were set at 99-0 after 20 overs, when Bhula and Ravindra began to up the ante. Ravindra took the role on as the aggressor, while Bhula put the bad ball away as they hit 85 runs off the next 10 overs to be 184-0 at the 30 over mark.

    Bhula enjoyed plenty of strike and was first to reach triple figures in the 32nd over, with Ravindra joining him in the 35th as the pair became the eighth and ninth New Zealanders respectively to score a century at a ICC U19 World Cup.

    The pair broke the record for the highest first wicket partnership of 245 along the way, before Ravindra was out stumped for 117 off 101 deliveries.

    That brought Allen to the crease, brimming with confidence after his century against the West Indies. Allen and Bhula increased the run rate further, putting together 156 runs off just 67 balls, with Allen plundering 14 boundaries as New Zealand eyed a total well over 400.

    Bhula continued his brilliant knock, overtaking a 16-year-old record for the highest individual score, before he was run out for 180.

    That dismissal began a small collapse of three wickets in as many balls, before some late hitting from Dale Phillips helped the hosts through to 436-4, the second highest total in the tournament’s history.

    New Zealand’s only real threat standing in their way of a win was the weather. Rain delayed the start of Kenya’s chase before spinners Ben Lockrose and Ravindra hurried few their first few overs in case of further showers.

    Fortunately, the clouds cleared, as New Zealand restricted Kenya to 193-4, with Ravindra once again leading the way with best figures of 2-33 from 10 overs.

    New Zealand now head to Tauranga ahead of their final pool game against South Africa on Saturday, looking to remain unbeaten ahead of the knockout stages.

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    NZ U19 squad



    Kaylum Boshier (Central Districts) - Captain

    Finn Allen (Auckland)

    Jakob Bhula (Wellington)

    Max Chu (Otago)

    Katene Clarke (Northern Districts)

    Matthew Fisher (Northern Districts)

    Luke Georgeson (Wellington)

    Ben Lockrose (Otago)

    Callum McLachlan (Wellington)

    Felix Murray (Central Districts)

    Sandeep Patel (Northern Districts)

    Dale Phillips (Auckland)

    Rachin Ravindra (Wellington)

    Connor Sullivan (Canterbury)

    Todd Watson (Central Districts)


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    A scintillating double-century stand between New Zealand openers Jakob Bhula and Rachin Ravindra lit up the Hagley Oval as several records were broken during the Group A match against Kenya which the hosts won by a huge margin of 243 runs in Christchurch.

    Bhula’s astounding innings of 180 was the highest individual innings in the history of U19 ODIs, while his 245 runs first wicket partnership with Ravindra (117) was the best-ever opening stand in U19 CWCs.

    The opening wicket partnership set the tone for more onslaught as Finn Allen joined the party with a belligerent 90 that resulted in New Zealand notching a mammoth 436 for four, the second highest total in ICC U19 Cricket World Cup.

    In another Group A match in front of broadcast cameras, Wandile Makwetu scored a run-a-ball 99 not out and fast bowler Hermann Rolfes took four wickets to help 2014 champions South Africa defeat defending champion the Windies by 76 runs. The result means New Zealand and South Africa have progressed to the Super League after two successive wins, while the Windies and Kenya, following back-to-back defeats, will now feature in the Plate Championship.

    Elsewhere, Afghanistan defeated Sri Lanka by 32 runs to become the first side to qualify for the Super League from Group D. This result means the winner of Sri Lanka and Pakistan match on Friday, 19 January in Whangarei will become the second side to progress to the Super League from Group D.

    In the fourth and last match of the day, Australia coasted to a comfortable seven wickets victory over Zimbabwe to notch up their first win in Pool B. On Friday, 19 January, Australia will take on Papua New Guinea and India will meet Zimbabwe, and if both Australia and India win their matches, they will qualify for the Super League.


    New Zealand v Kenya

    New Zealand openers Bhula and left-hander Ravindra made Kenya captain Sachin Bhudia repent his decision to field first as the pair added 245 runs in less than 36 overs, providing Allen the launching pad as the home side finished at 436 for four in their 50 overs.

    Bhula smashed 10 fours and five sixes off 144 deliveries. He was in sight of the maiden double-century in U19 cricket, but was run-out with three overs remaining. Nevertheless, his innings bettered the previous highest individual score of 179 not out by Australia’s Theo Doropoulos against England in 2003. The previous highest in U19 CWCs was 176 was in the name of Donovan Pagon, which the Windies batsman had scored against Scotland in 2002.

    Ravindra matched Bhula stroke-by-stroke as he clubbed eight fours and three sixes in an entertaining 101-ball 117. Their partnership was the second best for any wicket in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup.

    Later, Allen’s 40-ball 90 (8x4, 6x6) further inflated the total, which is second only to Australia’s record score of 480 for six, which also came against Kenya in 2002.

    Kenya never went for the target and played out the 50 overs to finish with 193 for four. Opener Aman Gandhi scored 63 off 106 deliveries while Thomas Ochieng made an unbeaten 39 off 47. Ravindra followed up his century with two for 33 bowling his left-arm spin.

    Bhula, who was later named player of the match, said: “It’s a really big win for us and we really wanted to come here today and make our mark. I think we did that putting 430 on the board, and to go out and bowl like we did today, we were really happy. I thought we bowled really well, probably lacked in the field a little, but that’s a work-on for the next game.”

    Afghanistan v Sri Lanka

    Afghanistan qualified for the Super League with a 32-run victory over Sri Lanka in a rain-reduced match Group D match in Whangarei.

    Put in to bat, Afghanistan posted a formidable total of 284 for seven with Ibrahim Zadran (86, 112b, 1x4, 5x6) the top-scorer and Darwish Rasool (63) and Ikram Ali (55) coming good for a second time in the tournament following useful contributions in the five-wicket win over Pakistan on the opening day.

    Sri Lanka, whose target was revised to 235 from 38 overs under the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method following a rain interruption, were bowled out for 202 in 37.3 overs. Afghanistan captain and new-ball bowler Naveen-ul-Haq followed his three-wicket haul against Pakistan with figures of four for 35 while Azmatullah Omarzai and Qais Ahmed finished with identical figures of two for 37.

    Jehan Daniel (48), Krishan Arachige (41), Ashen Bandara (38) and captain Kamindu Mendis (32) all got good starts but Sri Lanka missed the one big knock that could take them through.


    South Africa v Windies

    Wicketkeeper-batsman Wandile Makwetu missed a well-deserved century by one run as South Africa recovered from 112 for five to 282 for eight.

    Makwetu clubbed 12 fours and a six in a 99-ball 99 not out. Makwetu added 58 runs for the sixth wicket with Kenan Smith (22), and 67 runs for the eighth wicket with Gerald Coetzee (29) after South Africa were provided a solid 56-run start by openers Jiveshan Pillay (47) and Matthew Breetzke (18).

    In their run-chase, the Windies slipped from 177 for four in the 38th over to be bowled out for 206 in 45.3 overs. Alick Athanage (76, 100b, 6x4, 1x6) and Kirstan Kallicharan (44) were the star Windies batsmen as they put on 90 runs for the fifth wicket.

    Hermann Rolfes was the standout South Africa bowler when he recorded figures of 10-3-33-4, while Gerald Coetzee and Jade de Klerk picked up two wickets apiece. Makwetu had an overall good day when he also accounted for three batsmen behind the wickets.

    South Africa captain Raynard van Tonder was relieved to have won: “The match was closer than what the scorecard suggests. I think we put up a good team effort and it was good to get some runs down the order because that will help us during the tournament.”

    Windies captain Emmanuel Stewart said his players would look forward to their remaining matches:

    “We can’t change what has happened but we need to regroup as a team and do our best in the remaining matches. We are disappointed at not having made the Super League but there is still a lot to play for and we are looking forward to our other matches.”


    Australia v Zimbabwe

    Australia completed a comfortable seven-wicket win over Zimbabwe after having lost their opening match to India by 100 runs.

    Zimbabwe, who had beaten Papua New Guinea by 10 wickets in their first match, were bowled out for 134 in 33.2 overs by the three-time champions with pace bowler Xavier Bartlett accounting for the top three batsmen and reducing Zimbabwe to 35 for three by the 19th over. All-rounder Will Sutherland and spinner Lloyd Pope followed up with two wickets each, conceding 21 and 31 runs, respectively.

    Australia achieved the target in only 18.2 overs with openers Max Bryant (44) and Jack Edwards (40) producing quick knocks and captain Jason Sangha (30) taking the team closer to the target.


    Scores in brief:

    Group A

    New Zealand beat Kenya by 234 runs, Hagley Oval, Christchurch

    New Zealand 436-4, 50 overs (Jakob Bhula 180, Rachin Ravindra 117, Finn Allen 90)

    Kenya 193-4, 50 overs (Aman Gandhi 63, Thomas Ochieng 39 not out; Rachin Ravindra 2-33)

    Player of the match: Jacob Bhula (New Zealand)


    South Africa beat Windies by 76 runs, Bay Oval, Tauranga

    South Africa 282-8, 50 overs (Wandile Makwetu 99 not out, Jiveshan Pillay 47)

    Windies 206 all out, 45.3 overs (Alick Athanage 76, Kirstan Kallicharan 44, Gerald Coetzee 2-21, Hermann Rolfes 4-33, Jade de Klerk 2-40)



    Player of the match: Wandile Makwetu

    Group B

    Australia beat Zimbabwe by seven wickets, Lincoln 3, Christchurch

    Zimbabwe 134 all out, 33.2 overs (Robert Chimhinya 27; Xavier Bartlett 3-20, Will Sutherland 2-21, Lloyd Pope 2-31)

    Australia 135-3, 18.2 overs (Max Bryant 44, Jack Edwards 40, Jason Sangha 30)

    Player of the match: Xavier Bartlett (Australia)



    Group D

    Afghanistan beat Sri Lanka by 32 runs under DLS method, Cobham Oval, Whangarei

    Afghanistan 284-7, 50 overs (Ibrahim Zadran 86, Darwish Rasool 63, Ikram Ali 55; Nipun Malinga 2-56, Thisaru Rashmika 2-64)

    Sri Lanka (target 235 from 38 overs) 202 all out, 37.3 overs (Jehan Daniel 48, Krishan Arachige 41, Ashen Bandara 38, Kamindu Mendis 32; Naveen-ul-Haq 4-35, Azmatullah Moarzai 2-37, Qais Ahmed 2-37)

    Player of the match: Ibrahim Zadran


    Thursday’s fixtures:

    Bangladesh v England, John Davies Oval, Queenstown (Group C)

    Canada v Namibia, Bertsutcliffe Oval, Christchurch (Group C)


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    A heroic and unbeaten 99-run knock at a run a ball by Wandile Makwetu and a gutsy 4/33, 10-over spell by Hermann Rolfes secured a Super League spot for the Coca-Cola South Africa under-19s after they beat defending champions, West Indies by 76 runs at Bay Oval on Wednesday. The so-far-unbeaten South Africans join hosts, New Zealand and Afghanistan who have also qualified for the next stage of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup.

    South Africa posted 282/8 at the end of their 50 overs after being put in to bat. The total was thanks mainly to Makwetu and a lower-order burst from Gerald Coeztee (29 off 13 balls), Kenan Smith (22 off 46) and Jade de Klerk (21 off 12) after the dismissal of Jiveshen Pillay (47) earlier in the match.

    The aspiring Proteas started off with a solid, 56-run opening stand between Pillay and Matthew Breetzke before the latter was caught and bowled by Jarion Hoyte for 18. Captain, Raynard van Tonder could not follow up his sensational 147-run knock from the team’s previous match and instead, was run out without scoring a run.

    Soon after, the match took a turn when Pillay (47) was dismissed for obstructing the field after picking up the ball and passing it to the keeper when it had stopped beside the stumps off an inside edge. Following that, Hermann Rolfes (17), who was beginning to build a partnership with Makwetu saw himself caught out at the end of the 20th over.

    South Africa were 112/5 (26.1 overs) after Jason Niemand was run out for 15, with Makwetu remaining as the last recognized batsman. The innings kicked on with a vengeance after he was dropped on 49 by Jeavor Royal and with the help of Coetzee, Smith and De Klerk, put on 112 runs in the last 10 overs to reach their competitive total.

    The Windies were bowled out for 206 in 45.3 overs in the end. Alick Athanaze (76 off 100 balls), Kirstan Kallicharan (44 off 50) and openers Kimani Melius (24 off 42) and Keegan Simmons (20 off 21) made the most notable contributions with the bat, but a relentless South African attack led by Rolfes kept them quiet when it seemed they were about to break free of the continuously building pressure. Coetzee and De Klerk also made key contributions with the ball, taking 2/21 and 2/40 respectively.

    South Africa’s last Group A match is this Saturday against the other unbeaten side, New Zealand at the same venue. It will be broadcast live on SuperSport 2 from 02:45 (SAST).

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    A knockout between Srilanka and Pakistan

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    2 down already - thought, I'll take a early break today & watch boys

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    3 down, and we opted to bat first .......

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    3 down, and we opted to bat first .......
    Which player u find to have afuture from pak and bangladesh except shahin shah??

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRsohail View Post
    Which player u find to have afuture from pak and bangladesh except shahin shah??
    Not sure about PAK - Afif should make 2019 squad, while Saif should make Test squad. Rest not sure - Anik may be after WC.

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    Couple of tight LBWs, but still team should play more cautiously after opting to bat. I feel, team is a bit reckless after making the QF - win or loss, they are taking either AFG or PAK/SRL.

    But, Saif's shot was questionable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    Couple of tight LBWs, but still team should play more cautiously after opting to bat. I feel, team is a bit reckless after making the QF - win or loss, they are taking either AFG or PAK/SRL.

    But, Saif's shot was questionable.
    Pretty sure it's Australia or India?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HitWicket View Post
    Pretty sure it's Australia or India?
    Still same no easy game. These 2 groups are a bit dull because of 2 good teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    Still same no easy game. These 2 groups are a bit dull because of 2 good teams.
    Watching live now and Afif can bowl as well?

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    Is this a greentop? Bangladesh struggling. England should look to bowl them out for less than 100


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    Quote Originally Posted by DRsohail View Post
    Watching live now and Afif can bowl as well?
    Nothing serious - offie, leggi, mixture of slower. He actually uses his intelligence as a bowler. Brilliant young cricketer, future Captain and he is genuine 19.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    Nothing serious - offie, leggi, mixture of slower. He actually uses his intelligence as a bowler. Brilliant young cricketer, future Captain and he is genuine 19.
    impressive so far.

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    Excellent partnership now.

    Bang 116-4 after 28.

    240 has to be their target, minimum.


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    If Afif stays till last, he'll take score close to 300, but he has a tendency to become over confident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    If Afif stays till last, he'll take score close to 300, but he has a tendency to become over confident.
    Sounds a bit too optimistic.

    Do you have any good bowlers, spinners who can defend 250 odd?


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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKhanWC View Post
    Sounds a bit too optimistic.

    Do you have any good bowlers, spinners who can defend 250 odd?
    Not sure, but 250 might not be enough.

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    End of contest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    Not sure, but 250 might not be enough.
    Oh dear a mini collapse. 200 from here would be a miracle. Such a shame I was really enjoying the partnership.


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    Crazy run, half way down the track and runs back, 6 inches short.

    Bangladesh are collapsing like a pack of cards here.


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    I've had the honour of playing 3 matches against England u19 opener Savin Perera, and bowling to him in 2 spells.

    Fantastic player and I wish him all the best in the future

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    I've had the honour of playing 3 matches against England u19 opener Savin Perera, and bowling to him in 2 spells.

    Fantastic player and I wish him all the best in the future
    So have I...... 6 or 7 home and away games, their team is full of crazy nutters. Never thought he was 1st class material to be honest. Never did anything spectacular against us and you would have thought he would be the best batting talent on show, he wasn't. How did he fare against your pace battery?

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    At least 70 short, boys need to make a game of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    At least 70 short, boys need to make a game of it.
    Pitch is dry and turning.

    Do you have any gun spinners? If so you have a chance.


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    Hasan Mahmud looks a good prospect. 6 feet tall, nice action, and has hit 139 kph with good line and length.

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    Dropped!!!, Could have made it tighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle_Eye View Post
    So have I...... 6 or 7 home and away games, their team is full of crazy nutters. Never thought he was 1st class material to be honest. Never did anything spectacular against us and you would have thought he would be the best batting talent on show, he wasn't. How did he fare against your pace battery?
    We never beat Wycombe House in all of the games we played against them even though on paper our team was better each time. He was ok, we were in awe of the fact that he was only 15 at the time and was opening for a very respectful club.

    The guy you need to watch out for is Tom Smith from MCC. He is three times more Talented than Savin, as I have seen both very closely. Tom smith was smashing those spinners who win games for their clubs for fun, reverse sweeps for sixes just for fun

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    With Wycombe House they opened with an ex fc cricketer from Pakistan, he did most of the damage up front with the bat. So I remember both Savin and Mahboob are left handed openers, and I like bowling to left handers as an offie. Mehboob was miles, miles ahead of Savin when I bowled to both around the wicket. Savin would look to defend most and play The occasional one for the single. Not so confident to the club's second choice off spinner. Mehboob was very good at playing the ball according to the turn, not easy to bowl to I must say

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    Captain Harry Brook scored a fine century as England defeated Bangladesh by seven wickets at the John Davies Oval in Queenstown today to put themselves in line to top Group C in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup.

    Brook’s 102 not out was supplemented with a fine all-round effort of 48 not out and three for 26 by Euan Woods as the 1998 champions completed a second straight win. England are at par with Bangladesh on four points and a win over Canada on Saturday will enable them to top the group with six points, also making Bangladesh as the second side to qualify for the Super League quarterfinals.

    Canada remained in contention for a place in the Super League quarterfinals from Group C when they defeated Namibia by four wickets at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Christchurch. However, to reach the Super League quarterfinals, they will have to convincingly beat England so that they can improve their net run-rate, which currently sits at -0.277 as compared to England’s +3.27 and Bangladesh’s +0.43.

    While Canada are still in the running for a place in the Super League quarterfinals, Namibia, who had qualified directly for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018 as the highest-placed Associate in 2016, will now play in the Plate Championship after succumbing to their third straight defeat.

    Bangladesh v England

    Bangladesh captain Mohammad Saif Hassan elected to bat first, only to see the team struggle against a penetrative bowling attack. After new-ball bowler Dillon Pennington trapped Pinak Ghosh in front of the wickets, Ethan Bamber took the important wickets of Mohammad Naim, Hassan and Tawhidul Alam as Bangladesh were reduced to 27 for four by the ninth over.

    Afif Hossain (63, 85b, 8x4) struck a second consecutive half-century and added 96 for the fifth wicket with Aminul Islam (31) to lift their side to 175 in 49.3 overs. Bamber finished with three for 19 in six overs, while Woods’s three wickets included those of well-set batsmen Afif and Aminul.



    England lost a couple of early wickets but Brook followed up his half-century against Namibia with an 84-ball 102 not out that was studded with 13 fours and three sixes. Brook added 128 runs for the unbroken fourth wicket with Woods, who had joined the team as a replacement for the injured Thomas Lammonby, as the 1998 champions romped to victory in less than 30 overs with seven wickets to spare.

    England captain Harry Brook: “I think the first four wickets were the biggest part of the game. If we did not get those four wickets it could have been a different game. Against Canada, we want to keep the momentum going into the Super League

    “As soon as I went in, I was just looking to knock it around a bit with the two early wickets gone, I thought to play my game and when getting a boundary option, take it. There was no big spin, we just kept ticking along.”

    Bangladesh captain Mohammad Saif Hassan: “Our start was not good, a top order collapse, then we had a good partnership. Then their off-spinner came and took wickets. We were looking for 250 or so but we could not carry on the innings.”

    Canada v Namibia

    Namibia failed to get a big individual score after electing to bat first and finished with 193 in 46 overs. Captain Lohen Louwrens (38), Eben van Wyk (32) and Erich van Mollendroff (30) all failed to capitalize on good starts as the African side fell to their third straight defeat after losing to Bangladesh and England earlier in the league.

    Canada fast bowler Akash Gill struck at regular intervals to finish with four for 43, while left-arm medium fast bowler Rishiv Joshi, off-spinner Rommel Shahzad and left-arm spinner Aran Padmanathan finished with two wickets each.

    In reply, Canada lost two early wickets as Petrus Burger produced a double-strike, but captain Arslan Khan steadied the innings with an 89-ball 72 and then half-centuries from Gill (52) and Kevin Singh (50 not out) took the team home safely


    Canada captain Arslan Khan: “It (the victory) means a lot. The last time we won a game in the first three games was in 2010 here in New Zealand (versus Zimbabwe), so it feels very good to get another win here

    “I was very happy to be honest. We played here two days ago against Bangladesh, we knew it was a very good wicket to bat on, and if we restricted them under 250, we knew we had the batting to achieve the target within the 50 overs.”

    Namibia player Shaun Fouche: “I think the bowling, we started quite well, but after the 10 overs, after the power-play, our bowlers didn’t execute as well and I thought there were too many boundary balls.

    Scores in brief:


    Group C

    England beat Bangladesh by seven wickets, John Davies Oval, Queenstown

    Bangladesh 175 all out, 49.2 overs (Afif Hossain 63, Aminul Islam 31; Ethan Bamber 3-19, Euan Woods 3-26)

    England 177-3, 29.3 overs (Harry Brook 102 not out, Euan Woods 48 not out)


    Player of the match: Harry Brook (England)

    Canada beat Nambia by four wickets, Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Christchurch

    Namibia 193 all out, 46 overs (Lohen Louwrens 38, Eben van Wyk 32, Erich van Mollendroff 30; Akash Gill 4-43, Rommel Shahzad 2-27, Rishiv Joshi 2-28, Aran Padmanathan 2-38)

    Canada 197-6, 42 overs (Arslan Khan 72, Akash Gill 52, Kevin Singh 50 not out; Petrus Burger 2-29, Shaun Fouche 2-34)


    Player of the match: Akash Gill (Canada)


    The group standings are available here


    Friday’s fixtures:

    Australia v Papua New Guinea, Lincoln 3, Christchurch (Group B)

    India v Zimbabwe, Bay Oval, Tauranga (Group B)

    Pakistan v Sri Lanka, Cobham Oval, Whangarei (Group D)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    We never beat Wycombe House in all of the games we played against them even though on paper our team was better each time. He was ok, we were in awe of the fact that he was only 15 at the time and was opening for a very respectful club.

    The guy you need to watch out for is Tom Smith from MCC. He is three times more Talented than Savin, as I have seen both very closely. Tom smith was smashing those spinners who win games for their clubs for fun, reverse sweeps for sixes just for fun
    Yes played against him too... and agree he is far more talented.watched few of his baseball style 6s and reverse sweeps ... Call him the white Pakistani ... immensely talented but prone to the inevitable brain fade. In the return fixture, we fed him one 6 and then bowled the same delivery but quicker, he played the same shot but was slightly late and got lbw....

    We beat them couple of times I think, Savin never really stood out. We were far too occupied with dealing with their trial by spin! Both times there was an almighty ruckus.... one of which led to few game ban for their main man. He is the best bowler I ever faced! Flight, indrift, dip and viscous turn away. You know at his previous club, he use to open the bowling and batting with Stuart meaker (Surrey and briefly England).

    I hear you guys are roping in saj mahmood for up coming season?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle_Eye View Post
    Yes played against him too... and agree he is far more talented.watched few of his baseball style 6s and reverse sweeps ... Call him the white Pakistani ... immensely talented but prone to the inevitable brain fade. In the return fixture, we fed him one 6 and then bowled the same delivery but quicker, he played the same shot but was slightly late and got lbw....

    We beat them couple of times I think, Savin never really stood out. We were far too occupied with dealing with their trial by spin! Both times there was an almighty ruckus.... one of which led to few game ban for their main man. He is the best bowler I ever faced! Flight, indrift, dip and viscous turn away. You know at his previous club, he use to open the bowling and batting with Stuart meaker (Surrey and briefly England).

    I hear you guys are roping in saj mahmood for up coming season?
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    Left-arm spinner Anukul Roy took four for 20 and Shubman Gill scored an unbeaten 90 to help India fashion a 10-wicket victory over Zimbabwe, while opener Nathan McSweeney slammed 156 and fast bowler Jason Ralston produced a record haul of seven for 15 as Australia thumped Papua New Guinea by 311 runs as the two former champions progressed to the Super League quarterfinals from Group B on the seventh day of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018 on Friday.

    Also joining in the Super League quarterfinals were former champions Pakistan who defeated Sri Lanka by three wickets in a Group D match. Pakistan will now wait for the outcome of the Afghanistan versus Ireland match on Saturday in Whangarei to find out if they will top the group or finish runners-up.

    The three sides have now joined Afghanistan, England, New Zealand and South Africa, while the England and Canada match on Saturday will decide if Bangladesh also goes through to the Super League quarterfinals, which will start on Monday, 22 January.

    Roy, who had finished with five wickets in the previous match against PNG, bowled an immaculate line and length as India dismissed the opposition for only 154 and got to the target in quick time with openers Shubman Gill and Aveet Desai returning unbeaten on 90 and 56, respectively. The three-time champions finished with three wins, including a 100-run victory over Australia earlier in the league, which proved decisive in the final standings.

    For Australia, who finished behind India in the group stage, Ralston ripped through the PNG batting, his seven for 15 the best-ever to date in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup and second best at the U19 level. His effort came at the back of another remarkable effort, when opener Nathan McSweeney clobbered a punishing 156 to help post a huge 370 for eight.



    Australia v PNG

    Australia took a firm grip immediately after being asked to bat first and scored a huge 370 for eight.

    McSweeney smashed 18 fours and four sixes off 111 balls for his 156, the joint-sixth highest individual score in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup.

    He dominated a 250-run stand for the second wicket with captain Jason Sangha (88, 102b, 5x4, 2x6) against the hapless East Asia Pacific qualifiers and then Param Uppal produced a brisk 42-ball 61 to inflate the total further.

    For PNG, James Tau, Leke Morea, Sema Kamea and Daure Aiga grabbed two wickets each, but could not stem the flow of runs and their batting too struggled as they were bowled out for 59 in 24.5 overs.

    Ralston became only the third bowler in the history of the tournament to finish with seven scalps. The previous record stood in the name of Sri Lanka leg-spinner Jeevan Mendis, who grabbed seven for 19 against Zimbabwe in 2002 while New Zealand pace bowler Trent Boult’s seven for 20 against Malaysia in 2008 is the only other instance of a bowler taking seven wickets.

    Australia opener Nathan McSweeney, who was later declared player of the match, said: “There was a little bit of scare in the tournament when we did not play to our best against India in the first game and lost quite convincingly but it has been very good for us in the next couple of games and the boys have regained confidence. Hopefully we can carry this form into the big games.”


    India v Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe lost wickets regularly and were never on the way to a challenging total. Left-hander Milton Shumba top-scored with 36 while captain Liam Roche (31) and Wesley Madhevere (30) were the other main contributors in a total of 154 in 48.1 overs

    Left-arm spinner Anukul Roy followed his five-wicket haul against PNG with figure of four for 20 while left-arm medium-fast bowler Arshdeep Singh and left-arm spinner Abhishek Sharma finished with two wickets each, conceding 10 and 22 runs, respectively.

    In reply, Shubman Gill put on 155 runs for the unbroken first wicket as India romped to victory in 21.4 overs. Gill clubbed 14 fours and a six in a 59-ball 90 and Desai’s 56 came off 73 balls with eight fours and a six.

    India captain Prithvi Shaw: “It’s a really good start for us in this tournament. We always talk about we should learn to win the games, every game is important for us, even if we are playing a weaker game, we have to play to our standards.

    “In every game we have shown intensity and attitude. We carry the same intensity, that’s why we are winning. As for our team, we have not decided on a first eleven as of now but we have enough options.”


    Pakistan v Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka were shaken early on as left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Afridi and Arshad Iqbal shared three scalps and then a run-out saw the score reduced to 55 for four. Jehan Daniel struck a defiant 53 and Ashen Bandara scored 37 but the team was bowled out for 188 in 48.2 overs as fast bowler Suleman Shafqat came on to grab three for 29.

    Pakistan made up for some early damages inflicted by left-arm fast bowler Thisara Rashmika (three for 47) to get to their target with 6.3 overs to spare. Number-four batsman Ali Zaryab Asif knocked up a fine 59 to provide spine to the batting as other batsmen failed to build on good starts. Mohammad Zaid Alam (28), Muhammad Taha (24), Hassan Khan (24 not out) and Muhammad Musa (23) were the others to chip in.

    Pakistan captain Hassan Khan: “We’ve to work hard on our batting before our next matches – I hope they don’t repeat them in the quarter-finals and semis and finals. I’m happy with how we bowled, and the way Zaryab batted till the end.”




    Scores in brief:


    Group B

    Australia beat PNG by 311 runs, Lincoln 3, Christchurch

    Australia 370-8, 50 overs (Nathan McSweeney 156, Jason Sangha 88, Param Uppal 61; James Tau 2-42, Leke Morea 2-59, Sema Kamea 2-63, Daure Aiga 2-89)

    PNG 59 all out, 24.5 overs (Jason Ralston 7-15)

    Player of the match: Nathan McSweeney (Australia)



    India beat Zimbabwe by 10 wickets, Bay Oval, Tauranga

    Zimbabwe 154 all out, 48.1 overs (Milton Shumba 36, Liam Roche 31, Wesley Madhevere 30; Anjukul Roy 4-20, Arshdeep Singh 2-10, Abhishek Sharma 2-22).

    India 155 for no loss, 21.4 overs (Shubman Gill 90 not out, Aveet Desai 56 not out)

    Player of the match: Shubman Gill



    Group D

    Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by three wickets, Cobham Oval, Whangarei

    Sri Lanka 188 all out, 48.2 overs (Jehan Daniel 53, Ashen Bandara 37; Suleman Shafqat 3-29, Shaheen Afridi 2-41)

    Pakistan 190-7, 43.3 overs (Ali Zaryab Asif 59, Mohammad Zaid Alam 28; Thisara Rashmika 3-47)

    Player of the match: Ali Zaryab Asif
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    Ireland shockingly managed to score 51 with only 1 gone. Batting at tortoise pace against every bowler especially Mujeeb jadran.

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    This joshua little who comes at 8 for Ireland is better than all the top order batsmen of theirs it seemed in the tourney so far. Better strike rate better avg..wow
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    Who does pakistan play next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Rose View Post
    Who does pakistan play next.
    Depends on whether Afghanistan beat Ireland in the ongoing match and finish top of the group.

    If Ireland win, Pakistan will top the group.


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    To come back vs the best team in the group like this after the last match is fantastic stuff from Ireland.

    Hopefully we can give em a scare


    See You Space Cowboy....

  77. #157
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donal Cozzie View Post
    To come back vs the best team in the group like this after the last match is fantastic stuff from Ireland.

    Hopefully we can give em a scare
    Bro, why most if not all of your top order bats so slow when your no.1 tailender or bowling all-rounder hits 6s,4s easily. I am talking about Josh little. I have seen this pattern in this tournament so far. Your batters bat too slow under 3.5 RR and Josh often does the damage control. I know probably as a nol8 player he might be just another good slogger hit & miss type of player. But still is there no smart attacking player up the front. I would say experiment little up the order.
    Last edited by Anik Sharma; 20th January 2018 at 00:48.

  78. #158
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anik Sharma View Post
    Bro, why most if not all of your top order bats so slow when your no.1 tailender or bowling all-rounder hits 6s,4s easily. I am talking about Josh little. I have seen this pattern in this tournament so far. Your batters bat too slow under 3.5 RR and Josh often does the damage control. I know probably as a nol8 player he might be just another good slogger hit & miss type of player. But still is there no smart attacking player up the front. I would say experiment little up the order.
    Grassi is very attacking. Hes blunted it in this tournament because obviously the team isnt made of star batsmen and need to bat conservatively to set a platform for Little and Kennedy to kick on from.

    Top order set the platform, middle order failed, lower order rebuilt and all rounders kicked on.

    I'm delighted with that. Remember, this is against the best team in the tournament arguably.

    I reckon this is the most runs AFG have had to chase in months!


    See You Space Cowboy....

  79. #159
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    Great batting display by Ireland


    Umar Akmal, Sohaib Maqsood [Mindless Sloggers]

  80. #160
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    Afghanistan along with India are best team in the tourney


    Umar Akmal, Sohaib Maqsood [Mindless Sloggers]


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