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NZ-U19 vs AFG-U19 Match 11 Commentary

Results
Match 11, East London, January 23, 2024, ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, 2024
New Zealand Under-19 beat Afghanistan Under-19 by 1 wicket

Commentary

1:03 PM IST Right then, that is it from this low-scoring thriller where New Zealand Under-19 gets their second win in a row while putting the Afghans on the brink of elimination. However, the action in the ICC Under-19 World Cup is going on as the hosts, South Africa U-19 is taking on England U-19 currently. You can just switch tabs to enjoy all the coverage of that game. Cheers!
1:03 PM IST Oscar Jackson, the victorious skipper of New Zealand Under-19 starts off by saying that it was a great game of cricket and they knew it would not be easy with the kind of bowlers in the Afghanistan side. He then talks about the toss and says it was a great day for bowling with the overcast conditions and flood lights on. He credits the bowling unit and mentions Matt Rowe's special performance with the ball. He further talks about the fielding that they fell short of in the previous game and how they worked on it to get better in this game. He then says that playing mystery spinners is not something they get a whole lot of back in their home it was a good challenge for them. He also talks about him and Sam Clode staying in and watching the ball from the hands and not the pitch. He concludes by appreciating Matt Rowe for his top performance throughout this game.
1:02 PM IST Naseer Khan Maroofkhil, the captain of Afghanistan Under-19  says that Allah Mohammad bowled really well and have themselves a chance in this game. Adds that they were 20-30 runs short in this game and just did not have enough runs to defend. Tells that it is their strategy to bat first and put runs on the board and they have a lot of quality spinners to defend it. Mentions that they were saving one over for Allah Mohammad for the bowlers to run through them but unfortunately that did not work out.
12:59 PM IST Matt Rowe is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his outstanding bowling efforts and for keeping his nerves in the end with the bat. He credits the Afghanistan Under-19 bowlers for the way they bowled and says he is just happy to get across the line. He further talks about his thoughts at the end with the bat and says he was waiting for the right ball to be in his zone and also backing Ryan Tsourgas at the other end and playing it to the merit. He then says the dismissal where Sam Clode caught off his bowling was his pick of the wickets for him. He then concludes there are more games to come so they will look forward to those and not jump on the celebrations as of now.
12:58 PM IST Presentation Time...
12:57 PM IST Earlier in the game, the decision to bat first by Afghanistan Under-19 turned out to be a not-so-fruitful one as they were bowled out for just 91. They just couldn't handle the fiery pace attack of the Kiwis and Jamshid Zadran showed some sort of resilience and was the top-scorer with 22 runs. Matt Rowe led the attack for NZ with a fantastic five-wicket haul while Ryan Tsourgas and Ewald Schreuder picked up a couple each with Oscar Jackson chipping in with one as well. While chasing, the Kiwis were all over the pace and looked clueless against the spin bowling for the Afghans, but just managed to get the better of them in the end to take the two points.
12:56 PM IST Afghanistan Under-19, on the other hand, were exceptional to make a game out of this. They just did not have enough runs on the board. Even if they had something around 150, they would have been in with a great chance. However, even though Allah Mohammad absolutely ran through the Kiwi top order and Khalil Ahmed supported him effectively to put their opponents in a difficult position, they have far too many extras that ultimately cost them in this game. They pushed New Zealand Under-19 right till the end but just fell short. Allah Mohammad was the pick of the bowlers with his three wickets, while Khalil Ahmed and Arab Gul ended with two each. Naseer Khan Maroofkhil made things interesting by picking up one, but it just was no meant to be for them.
12:51 PM IST We have seen previously that chasing low targets can be tricky and this one was no different. The Kiwi batters looked out of sorts here. Their top order had absolutely no answers to the mystery spin of Allah Mohammad and they were reeling at 23/4 and then 52/6. Their skipper, Oscar Jackson took matters into his own hands and steadied the ship while finding support from Sam Clode. Both of them were able to see off Allah Mohammad and rotated the strike, but they did get lucky on a couple of occasions as well. The extras given by the Afghans helped them as well which kept taking the pressure off them. However, the skipper was dismissed on 26 and they had just two wickets remaining and still needed 10 runs to win. Ewald Schreuder was Mankaded by Naseer Khan Maroofkhil with two runs still needed, but Matt Rowe remained calm and hit the winning runs on the next ball to take his side home.
12:41 PM IST THE KIWIS WIN AN ABSOLUTE THRILLER HERE! We have witnessed arguably the best match of the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2024 so far. It was a nail-biting finish at the Buffalo Park and we have had it all in this game. There will be some debates about that run-out at the non-strikers, but New Zealand Under-19 kept their calm and got over the line with just one wicket remaining. However, credit must go to Afghanistan Under-19 for the fight that they showed here and almost pulled a rabbit out of the hat.
End of over 28.22 runs
NZ-U19: 92/9CRR: 3.25
Ball
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2
28.2

Naseer Khan Maroofkhil to Matt Rowe, 2 runs

Matt Rowe has done it! The hero with the ball has taken New Zealand Under-19 home with the bat as well! What a wonderful game of cricket this has been! Naseer Khan Maroofkhil drops this one short and outside off giving enough width and time for Matt Rowe to stay back in the crease and cut it through the gap between point and cover. The batters scamper for a couple of runs and finish things off well for the Kiwis.

12:37 PM IST OUT! RUN OUT AT THE NON-STRIKER'S END! Ewald Schreuder is sent back to the hut being run out at the nonstriker's end. The keeper and the bowler have been observing Ewald Schreuder walking down the track early and quickly get on a chat. Naseer Khan Maroofkhil comes to bowl from around the wicket and stops through the round-arm action. He gets the ball to his right hand and knocks the bails at the bowler's end. The Umpire goes upstairs to check. The replay shows that Ewald Schreuder was way down the pitch before the ball was bowled and is given out. A controversial wicket that will be spoken of for days to come but that is out and fair with the laws. New Zealand Under-19 now need 2 runs to win and Afghanistan Under-19 just need a wicket. Fancy a super over here?
12:39 PM IST Ryan Tsourgas is the last man. New Zealand Under-19 still need two runs to win.
0
28.1

Naseer Khan Maroofkhil to Matt Rowe, no run

Drops the length just short and outside off, Matt Rowe blocks it well.

End of over 281 run
NZ-U19: 90/8CRR: 3.21RRR: 0.09
Ball
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  • 1
  • 0
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Arab Gul:8-1-12-2
0
27.6

Arab Gul to Ewald Schreuder, no run

Was there an inside edge? Perhaps just an over-ambitious appeal. Drops it short and gets the ball to rip off the deck outside off. Ewald Schreuder tries to play straight but gets beaten on the outside edge.

0
27.5

Arab Gul to Ewald Schreuder, no run

Quicker, full and on off, Ewald Schreuder taps it towards short covers.

1
27.4

Arab Gul to Matt Rowe, 1 run

Quicker, short and on middle, Matt Rowe moves back and clips it through square leg for a run. Just two needed now for New Zealand Under-19.

0
27.3

Arab Gul to Matt Rowe, no run

Flatter, full and on middle, Matt Rowe tucks it straight to short mid-wicket.

0
27.2

Arab Gul to Matt Rowe, no run

Fuller again and on the pads, Matt Rowe does even better to block it out.

0
27.1

Arab Gul to Matt Rowe, no run

Goes fuller and on off, Matt Rowe blocks it on the front foot.

End of over 277 runs
NZ-U19: 89/8CRR: 3.30RRR: 0.13
Ball
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  • 1
  • 1
1
26.6

Naseer Khan Maroofkhil to Matt Rowe, 1 run

Darts it into the off stumps, Matt Rowe knocks it to mid on and gets a single to end the over.

1
26.5

Naseer Khan Maroofkhil to Ewald Schreuder, 1 run

Up in the air.. but safe! Every Afghan fielder though there was a chance and it just dips on the fielder. Naseer Khan Maroofkhil tosses this up on off, Ewald Schreuder goes for a big slog on the on but miscues it high in the air around long on. The fielder in the deep doesn't charge to the ball quickly and ends up collecting it on a bounce. The batters get a single.

0
26.4

Naseer Khan Maroofkhil to Ewald Schreuder, no run

Goes fuller and on off, Ewald Schreuder blocks it well to the off side.

4
26.3

Naseer Khan Maroofkhil to Ewald Schreuder, 4 runs

FOUR! That will ease things a bit for New Zealand Under-19. Naseer Khan Maroofkhil goes fuller and outside off, Ewald Schreuder stays back and whips it just wide of mid on for a much needed boundary.

0
26.2

Naseer Khan Maroofkhil to Ewald Schreuder, no run

Tossed up, full and on middle, Ewald Schreuder blocks it towards the bowler.

1
26.1

Naseer Khan Maroofkhil to Matt Rowe, 1 run

Flaoted, full and on middle, Matt Rowe knocks it uppishly but safely towards mid on for a single. New Zealand Under-19 need nine runs to win now!

End of over 260 run
NZ-U19: 82/8CRR: 3.15RRR: 0.41
Ball
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0
25.6

Arab Gul to Ewald Schreuder, no run

Another googly now, short and on middle, turn in, Ewald Schreuder stays back to play at it but misses to get it high on the pads, A huge shout for the LBW, but turned down.

0
25.5

Arab Gul to Ewald Schreuder, no run

Fligthed, full and on middle, Ewald Schreuder defends it on the front foot.

0
25.4

Arab Gul to Ewald Schreuder, no run

Fires in a yorker, on leg, Ewald Schreuder digs it out well.

0
25.3

Arab Gul to Ewald Schreuder, no run

Tossed up, full and on middle, Ewald Schreuder blocks it out well this time.

0
25.2

Arab Gul to Ewald Schreuder, no run

Quicker, full and on leg, Ewald Schreuder turns it to the leg side, he sets off for the run but is sent back.

12:23 PM IST Ewald Schreuder walks in at number 10 with New Zealand Under-19  needing 10 more runs to win.
W
25.1

Arab Gul to Oscar Jackson, no run

OUT! TIMBER! A huge moment in this game! Afghanistan Under-19 needed this wicket and Arab Gul sends back the opposition skipper here with a beauty. He pushes the googly quicker through the air, short and on off, grips and turns in sharply with pace, Oscar Jackson gets stuck in his crease and tries to block it, but this time fails to read it and plays down the wrong line as the ball goes through to take the off pole out of the ground. Another twist in the tale in this match.

End of over 250 run
NZ-U19: 82/7CRR: 3.28RRR: 0.40
Ball
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0
24.6

Naseer Khan Maroofkhil to Matt Rowe, no run

Naseer Khan Maroofkhil ends the over with an arm-ball, short and on middle, Matt Rowe clips it towards short mid-wicket.

0
24.5

Naseer Khan Maroofkhil to Matt Rowe, no run

Slower through the air, full and on middle, Matt Rowe is solid in his defence again.

0
24.4

Naseer Khan Maroofkhil to Matt Rowe, no run

Tossed up, full and on middle, Matt Rowe knocks it down the pitch.

0
24.3

Naseer Khan Maroofkhil to Matt Rowe, no run

Floated, full and on middle, Matt Rowe chips it uppishly but safely towards mid on.

0
24.2

Naseer Khan Maroofkhil to Matt Rowe, no run

Another arm-ball, full and on middle, angling in, Matt Rowe blocks it out well.

12:18 PM IST Matt Rowe walks in at number 9 for New Zealand Under-19.
W
24.1

Naseer Khan Maroofkhil to Sam Clode, no run

OUT! BOWLED'EM! The Afghan skipper strikes now! They still have some fight left in them. Naseer Khan Maroofkhil bowls the arm-ball, full and around off, goes with the arm sharply and with a lot of pace, Sam Clode fails to read it and tries to block, but his head falls and the ball goes through the gap between bat and pad to shatter the stumps. New Zealand Under-19 seven down and still need 10 runs to win!

End of over 243 runs
NZ-U19: 82/6CRR: 3.42RRR: 0.38
Ball
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Sam Clode:7 (32)
Arab Gul:6-0-11-1
1
23.6

Arab Gul to Sam Clode, 1 run

Darts this one full and on leg, Sam Clode tucks it through mid-wicket for one.

0
23.5

Arab Gul to Sam Clode, no run

Pushed through quicker, short and on middle, turns in as this is a googly, Sam Clode tries to flick it away but misses and gets around the thigh pads.

0
23.4

Arab Gul to Sam Clode, no run

Slower through the air, short and on off, Sam Clode moves back and keeps it out to the off side.

1
23.3

Arab Gul to Oscar Jackson, 1 run

Flighted, full and on middle, Oscar Jackson eases it towards long on for a run.

1
23.2

Arab Gul to Sam Clode, 1 run

Flatter, full and outside off, Sam Clode drills it towards deep point for a single.

0
23.1

Arab Gul to Sam Clode, no run

Floated, full and around off, Sam Clode pushes it towards short covers.

End of over 230 run
NZ-U19: 79/6CRR: 3.43RRR: 0.48
Ball
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0
22.6

Naseer Khan Maroofkhil to Oscar Jackson, no run

A maiden over! Flights this one fuller and outside off, Oscar Jackson lets this go.

0
22.5

Naseer Khan Maroofkhil to Oscar Jackson, no run

Another arm ball that angles in. Drops it fuller around off and gets it to rip off the deck, Oscar Jackson tries to block it straight but is beaten onto the pads.

0
22.4

Naseer Khan Maroofkhil to Oscar Jackson, no run

Quicker through the air and on the stumps, Oscar Jackson tucks it down.

0
22.3

Naseer Khan Maroofkhil to Oscar Jackson, no run

Fuller and into middle and leg, Oscar Jackson watchfully blocks it well.

0
22.2

Naseer Khan Maroofkhil to Oscar Jackson, no run

Floats this fuller and on off, Oscar Jackson taps it back to the bowler.

0
22.1

Naseer Khan Maroofkhil to Oscar Jackson, no run

Great arm ball that. Pitches it short and around off getting the ball to come in a bit, Oscar Jackson blocks it well.

End of over 221 run
NZ-U19: 79/6CRR: 3.59RRR: 0.46
Ball
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Sam Clode:5 (27)
Arab Gul:5-0-8-1
0
21.6

Arab Gul to Sam Clode, no run

Drops the length short and on off, Sam Clode rocks back and taps it to mid off.

0
21.5

Arab Gul to Sam Clode, no run

Fuller and on off, Sam Clode defends it neatly.

0
21.4

Arab Gul to Sam Clode, no run

Darts this one in fuller and on off getting the ball to rip off the deck. Sam Clode tries to block it on the front foot but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

0
21.3

Arab Gul to Sam Clode, no run

Just quicker and on off, Sam Clode blocks it again.

0
21.2

Arab Gul to Sam Clode, no run

Drops it short and on the stumps, Sam Clode blocks it nicely.

1
21.1

Arab Gul to Oscar Jackson, 1 run

Goes full and on off, Oscar Jackson taps it to long off for one.

End of over 210 run
NZ-U19: 78/6CRR: 3.71RRR: 0.48
Ball
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Sam Clode:5 (22)
Allah Mohammad:10-2-29-3
0
20.6

Allah Mohammad to Sam Clode, no run

Googly to finish a great spell for Allah Mohammad. Pitched this one fuller and around off getting the ball to spin in. Sam Clode watchfully blocks it on the back foot. Just 14 more runs needed for New Zealand Under-19 now.

0
20.5

Allah Mohammad to Sam Clode, no run

Just a fraction fuller outside off, Sam Clode tucks it to the off side.

0
20.4

Allah Mohammad to Sam Clode, no run

Flights it full and outside off, Sam Clode offers another solid defence.

0
20.3

Allah Mohammad to Sam Clode, no run

Quicker and flatter on the off stump, Sam Clode does well to get his bat down in time to block it.

0
20.2

Allah Mohammad to Sam Clode, no run

Fuller and on off, Sam Clode watchfully blocks it.

0
20.1

Allah Mohammad to Sam Clode, no run

Comes from over the wicket and pitches this just fuller outside off, Sam Clode watches the ball go through to the keeper.

12:05 PM IST Change of ends for Allah Mohammad (9-1-29-3). Last roll of the dice for Afghanistan Under-19.
End of over 208 runs
NZ-U19: 78/6CRR: 3.90RRR: 0.46
Ball
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1
19.6

Naseer Khan Maroofkhil to Sam Clode, 1 run

Tap and run! Pitches this fuller and outside off, Sam Clode nudges it with softy hands towards covers and sprints for the single.

0
19.5

Naseer Khan Maroofkhil to Sam Clode, no run

Tosses this one up and around off, Sam Clode blocks it right under his eyeline.

0
19.4

Naseer Khan Maroofkhil to Sam Clode, no run

Goes fuller and on off, Sam Clode blocks it well.

5
19.4

Naseer Khan Maroofkhil to Sam Clode, 5 runs

FIVE WIDES! Oh dear, that's bad! Naseer Khan Maroofkhil goes fuller and drifts it down the leg side. The keeper has no chance in getting to that. The ball sprints away to the fine leg fence for a boundary. Afghanistan Under-19 have given away 24 runs in extras.

0
19.3

Naseer Khan Maroofkhil to Sam Clode, no run

Darts this one quicker and on off, Sam Clode goes back and blocks it well.

1
19.2

Naseer Khan Maroofkhil to Oscar Jackson, 1 run

Dishes this one short and outside off, Oscar Jackson goes back and cuts it through covers for one. New Zealand Under-19 just need 20 more runs.

1
19.2

Naseer Khan Maroofkhil to Oscar Jackson, 1 run

WIDE! That will hurt the Afghanistan Under-19. Goes full and down the leg side.

0
19.1

Naseer Khan Maroofkhil to Oscar Jackson, no run

Comes from around the wicket and drops it fuller around off, Oscar Jackson watchfully blocks it.

12:00 PM IST Afghanistan Under-19 were in a huddle just before this over and initially, they decided to bowl Allah Mohammad out. However, there is a change in heart and they have decided to hold his last over, and the skipper Naseer Khan Maroofkhil brings himself into the attack now.
End of over 191 run
NZ-U19: 70/6CRR: 3.68RRR: 0.70
Ball
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Sam Clode:4 (12)
Arab Gul:4-0-7-1
0
18.6

Arab Gul to Sam Clode, no run

Floats this one uppishly and around middle and off, Sam Clode blocks it comfortably.

0
18.5

Arab Gul to Sam Clode, no run

Goes full and outside off, Sam Clode whips it to point.

1
18.4

Arab Gul to Oscar Jackson, 1 run

Tosses this one up and around off, Oscar Jackson tries to block it straight but gets a thick inside edge towards square leg for one.

0
18.3

Arab Gul to Oscar Jackson, no run

Quicker and fuller into the stumps, Oscar Jackson taps it to mid on.

0
18.2

Arab Gul to Oscar Jackson, no run

Fuller on off, Oscar Jackson taps it back to the bowler.

0
18.1

Arab Gul to Oscar Jackson, no run

Oh my, that one spun a mile. Arab Gul drops the length short and outside off getting the ball to spin back into the right-hander. The ball almost cut Oscar Jackson in half.

End of over 181 run
NZ-U19: 69/6CRR: 3.83RRR: 0.71
Ball
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  • 1
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Sam Clode:4 (10)
0
17.6

Allah Mohammad to Sam Clode, no run

Fuller and into the stumps, Sam Clode blocks it back to the bowler.

0
17.5

Allah Mohammad to Sam Clode, no run

Quicker through the air, fuller and just outside off, Sam Clode tries to block it straight but gets beaten on the outside edge.

1
17.4

Allah Mohammad to Oscar Jackson, 1 run

Fuller and on the pads, Oscar Jackson taps it to long on for one.

0
17.3

Allah Mohammad to Oscar Jackson, no run

A touch fuller outside off getting the ball to turn away off the deck. Oscar Jackson tries to drive it on the off but gets beaten.

0
17.2

Allah Mohammad to Oscar Jackson, no run

Fuller and into the stumps, Oscar Jackson works it to covers.

0
17.1

Allah Mohammad to Oscar Jackson, no run

Darts this one fuller and outside off, Oscar Jackson shoulders arms.

End of over 171 run
NZ-U19: 68/6CRR: 4.00RRR: 0.72
Ball
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Arab Gul:3-0-6-1
1
16.6

Arab Gul to Oscar Jackson, 1 run

A low full toss, o middle, Oscar Jackson drills it towards long on for a single.

0
16.5

Arab Gul to Oscar Jackson, no run

Fuller outside off, Oscar Jackson offers a solid front foot defence.

0
16.4

Arab Gul to Oscar Jackson, no run

A big appeal of LBW! Turned down by the Umpire. Arab Gul darts this quicker and into the pads. Oscar Jackson tries to block it on the front foot but misses the connection. The ball thuds his front pad.

0
16.3

Arab Gul to Oscar Jackson, no run

Fuller and outside off, Oscar Jackson watches the ball and lets it alone.

0
16.2

Arab Gul to Oscar Jackson, no run

The googly almost does him. Arab Gul pitches this one fuller and around off, Oscar Jackson presses forward to block it but gets beaten on the inside edge.

0
16.1

Arab Gul to Oscar Jackson, no run

Tosses this one fuller and around off, Oscar Jackson reaches for it and drives it to covers.

End of over 161 run
NZ-U19: 67/6CRR: 4.19RRR: 0.73
Ball
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0
15.6

Allah Mohammad to Sam Clode, no run

Fuller and on the pads, Sam Clode watchfully blocks it.

0
15.5

Allah Mohammad to Sam Clode, no run

A loud shout for LBW! But the Umpire turns it down. Tosses this one up and into the stumps. Sam Clode plants his front foot ahead and tries to play it on the on side. The slight spin beats the inside edge and hits him high on the pads.

1
15.4

Allah Mohammad to Oscar Jackson, 1 run

Drops this one short and outside off, Oscar Jackson goes back in the crease and pushes the ball through covers for one.

0
15.3

Allah Mohammad to Oscar Jackson, no run

Tossed up on off, Oscar Jackson blocks it back onto the pitch.

0
15.2

Allah Mohammad to Oscar Jackson, no run

Goes fuller and into the pads, Oscar Jackson gets his bat forward and offers a solid defence off the front foot.

0
15.1

Allah Mohammad to Oscar Jackson, no run

Slower though the air and fractionally short outside off, Oscar Jackson goes back in the crease and blocks it to the off side.

End of over 154 runs
NZ-U19: 66/6CRR: 4.40RRR: 0.74
Ball
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  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Arab Gul:2-0-5-1
0
14.6

Arab Gul to Sam Clode, no run

A huge shout for LBW now, but the umpire says no! This is the arm-ball, short and on off, angles in sharply and skids through, Sam Clode stays back in his crease to work it away but misses and gets hit on the pads. This looks very, very close, but the umpire keeps his fingers down. Afghanistan Under-19 players cannot believe it.

0
14.5

Arab Gul to Sam Clode, no run

Looped up, full and on middle, Sam Clode blocks it out again.

0
14.4

Arab Gul to Sam Clode, no run

Flighted, full and on off, Sam Clode taps it towards short covers.

4
14.3

Arab Gul to Sam Clode, 4 runs

FOUR! Sam Clode gets lucky here! This is slower through the air, full and around off, Sam Clode goes for the drive again but gets an outside edge wide of first slip and towards the third man fence for a boundary.

0
14.2

Arab Gul to Sam Clode, no run

Quicker, full and around off, Sam Clode goes for the drive but misses. Numan Shah grabs it and appeals again, but it is turned down.

0
14.1

Arab Gul to Sam Clode, no run

Tossed up, full and on off, Sam Clode defends it on the front foot.

End of over 1410 runs
NZ-U19: 62/6CRR: 4.43RRR: 0.83
Ball
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4
13.6

Allah Mohammad to Oscar Jackson, 4 runs

EDGED AND FOUR! This is slower through the air, short and on off, Oscar Jackson stays back and tries to guide it away but gets an outside edge wide of first slip, the fielder is a bit late to react and goes with one hand but fails to reach it and the ball races to the third man fence for a boundary.

0
13.5

Allah Mohammad to Oscar Jackson, no run

Flatter, short and outside off, Oscar Jackson tries to cut it away but misses.

2
13.4

Allah Mohammad to Oscar Jackson, 2 runs

Oh..almost another wicket! This is floated, full and on middle, turns away, Oscar Jackson tries to flick it away but gets an outside edge that flies just wide of first slip, the short third man fielder chases after it and dives to keep it inside. Two runs taken.

4
13.3

Allah Mohammad to Oscar Jackson, 4 runs

FOUR! A much-needed boundary for the Kiwis! This is quicker, short and around off, Oscar Jackson moves back, opens the face of the bat and steers it wide of short third man for a boundary.

0
13.2

Allah Mohammad to Oscar Jackson, no run

Tossed up, full and on off, Oscar Jackson taps it towards short covers.

0
13.1

Allah Mohammad to Oscar Jackson, no run

Floated, short and on middle, Oscar Jackson stays back and keeps it out to the off side.

11:38 AM IST DRINKS! A much-needed break for the Kiwis. With that wicket, Sam Clode walks out to bat at number 8 for New Zealand Under-19. What an eventful hour we have had so far in this inning. Allah Mohammad has ripped through the New Zealand Under-19 batting lineup and brought life back into the game that looked completely different at the end of the first innings. New Zealand Under-19 have failed to read the balls off the mystery spinner's wrist and have paid the price. They will now look forward to soak in the pressure a bit and stitch a partnership that will eventually get them home.
End of over 131 run
NZ-U19: 52/6CRR: 4.00RRR: 1.08
Ball
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Arab Gul:1-0-1-1
W
12.6

Arab Gul to Zac Cumming, no run

OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Arab Gul strikes straightaway! Zac Cumming's struggles at the middle finally comes to an end. This is pushed through quicker, short and just around off, turns away a bit, Zac Cumming gives himself room and goes for the cut, but this is too close to his body, and he only manages to get a thick outside edge towards first slip, Hassan Eisakhil shows good reflexes and takes a sharp catch after a couple of fumbles in his hands. New Zealand Under-19 six down and this is anybody's game now!

0
12.5

Arab Gul to Zac Cumming, no run

Flighted, full and on middle, Zac Cumming knocks it back to the bowler.

0
12.4

Arab Gul to Zac Cumming, no run

Slower through the air, short and outside off, turns away, Zac Cumming moves back and tries to cut it away but misses.

0
12.3

Arab Gul to Zac Cumming, no run

Short again and on off, Zac Cumming dabs it towards point.

0
12.2

Arab Gul to Zac Cumming, no run

Quicker, short and on middle, angling in, Zac Cumming stays back and pats it to short covers.

1
12.1

Arab Gul to Oscar Jackson, 1 run

Arab Gul begins with a floated delivery, short and on leg, Oscar Jackson moves back and flicks it through square leg for a single.

11:33 AM IST Arab Gul is into the attack.
End of over 124 runs
NZ-U19: 51/5CRR: 4.25RRR: 1.07
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0
11.6

Allah Mohammad to Zac Cumming, no run

A bit short and on middle and leg, Zac Cumming clips it towards short fine leg.

0
11.5

Allah Mohammad to Zac Cumming, no run

Looped up, full and on off, Zac Cumming defends it on the front foot.

0
11.4

Allah Mohammad to Zac Cumming, no run

Flighted, full and around middle, turns away, Zac Cumming goes foe the sweep again but misses to get hit high on the pads. A shout for LBW, but turned down probably because of height.

4
11.3

Allah Mohammad to Zac Cumming, 4 runs

FOUR! Pressure-releasing shot! This is floated, full and around leg, Zac Cumming goes down on one knee and paddles it away nicely towards the fine leg fence for a boundary.

0
11.2

Allah Mohammad to Zac Cumming, no run

Swing and miss! This is flatter, full and around off, Zac Cumming goes down to slog-sweep it away but fails to connect.

0
11.1

Allah Mohammad to Zac Cumming, no run

Tosses up the carrom ball, full and around off, turns away, Zac Cumming strides out to defend, but gets beaten on the outside edge.

End of over 113 runs
NZ-U19: 47/5CRR: 4.27RRR: 1.15
Ball
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0
10.6

Khalil Ahmed to Oscar Jackson, no run

Oh..extra bounce! Khalil Ahmed lands this back of a length and on off, shoots up the surface, Oscar Jackson drops his hands at the last moment as the keeper collects it near his chest.

0
10.5

Khalil Ahmed to Oscar Jackson, no run

On a length and on off, angling in, Oscar Jackson steer it towards point.

1
10.5

Khalil Ahmed to Oscar Jackson, 1 run

Short of a length but well outside off, shaping further away, Oscar Jackson lets it go to the keeper. Wided.

1
10.4

Khalil Ahmed to Zac Cumming, 1 run

Zac Cumming gets underway finally but in streaky fashion! This is on a good length and outside off, Zac Cumming tries push at it away from his body, and gets a thick outside edge that flies well wide of first slip towards third man. They cross.

0
10.3

Khalil Ahmed to Zac Cumming, no run

Overpitched and around off, shaping away, Zac Cumming throws his bat at it drive again but misses as the bat hits the ground, Numan Shah grabs it behind the stumps and appeals, but turned down.

0
10.2

Khalil Ahmed to Zac Cumming, no run

BEATEN! Khalil Ahmed goes a bit fuller and around off, Zac Cumming goes for the drive on the up, but gets beaten on the outside edge, He is yet to get off the mark. A golden duck in his last game is probably playing on his mind here.

1
10.1

Khalil Ahmed to Oscar Jackson, 1 run

Back of a length and on off, Oscar Jackson runs it down to third man for a single.

11:23 AM IST Powerplay 2! Afghanistan Under-19 can now have four fielder outside the circle till the 40th over. However, they will want to close in the field as much as possible to create few more opportunities as they know that only picking up wickets can win them this match.
End of over 101 run
NZ-U19: 44/5CRR: 4.40RRR: 1.20
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0
9.6

Allah Mohammad to Zac Cumming, no run

Darts this one quicker through the air and on off, Zac Cumming rocks back and taps it to the on side.

0
9.5

Allah Mohammad to Zac Cumming, no run

Digs this a touch short and over middle and off, Zac Cumming goes back and blocks it well.

0
9.4

Allah Mohammad to Zac Cumming, no run

Brings in a silly point and bowls i=this one fuller and on the stumps, Zac Cumming defends it to silly point on the front foot.

11:22 AM IST Halt! Afghanistan Under-19 calls for the helmet as a silly point has been stationed now. Ths is really good from the Afghans and they want to keep the pressure on the batters.
0
9.3

Allah Mohammad to Zac Cumming, no run

In the air.. and safe again. Allah Mohammad bowls this fuller and on leg, Zac Cumming tries to tuck it on the leg side but gets a leading edge falling wide of the second slip.

1
9.2

Allah Mohammad to Oscar Jackson, 1 run

Quicker and on off, Oscar Jackson taps it to mid on and gets the single.

0
9.1

Allah Mohammad to Oscar Jackson, no run

Goes fuller and into the stumps, Oscar Jackson presses forward and defends it.

End of over 96 runs
NZ-U19: 43/5CRR: 4.78RRR: 1.19
Ball
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0
8.6

Khalil Ahmed to Zac Cumming, no run

Jaffa! Khalil Ahmed lands this one on a hard length and on off, angles in, and then holds its line, Zac Cumming stays back to keep it out but gets square up as the ball just goes past the outside edge.

0
8.5

Khalil Ahmed to Zac Cumming, no run

Short of a length and well outside off, Zac Cumming leaves it alone.

1
8.5

Khalil Ahmed to Zac Cumming, 1 run

Afghanistan Under-19 keep giving away extras! This is full but angling down the leg side, Zac Cumming misses his flick. Wided.

11:16 AM IST Zac Cumming comes out to the middle now.
W
8.4

Khalil Ahmed to Lachlan Stackpole, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! Half of the Kiwi side is now back in the hut. Khalil Ahmed drops the length short and hits the deck hard getting the ball to rip off the deck over middle and leg. Lachlan Stackpole stays back at the crease and tries to pull it square on the leg side but gets hurried a bit. The ball hits the upper part of the bat and goes high up in the air to the right of the keeper. Numan Shah the keeper, gets right under the ball and takes the catch with his fingers facing the sky.

4
8.3

Khalil Ahmed to Lachlan Stackpole, 4 runs

FOUR! Top shot that. Khalil Ahmed Overpitches this one outside off, Lachlan Stackpole stays at the crease and creams it through covers for a boundary.

0
8.2

Khalil Ahmed to Lachlan Stackpole, no run

Goes fuller and into the pads, Lachlan Stackpole gets square up trying to flick it on the on side. He gets a leading edge towards point.

1
8.1

Khalil Ahmed to Oscar Jackson, 1 run

Tap and run! Digs this one short and outside off. Oscar Jackson tucks it on the off side and sprints for the single.

End of over 89 runs
NZ-U19: 37/4CRR: 4.63RRR: 1.30
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0
7.6

Allah Mohammad to Lachlan Stackpole, no run

Flatter, full and on off, turns in sharply, Lachlan Stackpole tries to drive but gets an inside edge towards short mid-wicket.

4
7.5

Allah Mohammad to Lachlan Stackpole, 4 runs

FOUR! Nice shot that. Allah Mohammad drags down the length a bit short and around off, Lachlan Stackpole goes deep in the crease and waits for the ball to come to him. He cuts it past point for a nice looking boundary.

0
7.4

Allah Mohammad to Lachlan Stackpole, no run

Floats this one up and on off, Lachlan Stackpole presses forward and taps it to mid off.

0
7.3

Allah Mohammad to Lachlan Stackpole, no run

Almost had him there. Darts this one fuller and into the stumps, Lachlan Stackpole tries to play it on the off but gets hurried on by the pace on it as the ball hits the inside edge of the bat and towards his pads.

1
7.2

Allah Mohammad to Oscar Jackson, 1 run

Floats this fuller and into the stumps, Oscar Jackson tucks it to long on for one.

4
7.1

Allah Mohammad to Oscar Jackson, 4 runs

FOUR! Get's lucky on that one but New Zealand Under-19 will take that with both hands. Allah Mohammad drops it short and gets the ball to spin in sharply from outside off. Oscar Jackson tries to cut it square on off but gets a thick inside edge that falls between the first slip and the keeper. The ball races away to the boundary.

End of over 75 runs
NZ-U19: 28/4CRR: 4.00RRR: 1.48
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4
6.6

Khalil Ahmed to Lachlan Stackpole, 4 runs

FOUR! Some relief with that boundary for New Zealand Under-19. Khalil Ahmed drops the length a bit and just outside off, Lachlan Stackpole goes back in the crease and punches this one neatly past the gap between point and cover for a much needed boundary.

0
6.5

Khalil Ahmed to Lachlan Stackpole, no run

Pitches this one just a tad short of a length and on off, Lachlan Stackpole rocks back and punches it to covers.

0
6.4

Khalil Ahmed to Lachlan Stackpole, no run

Back of a length and around off, Lachlan Stackpole goes for the heave but miscues it off the bottom edge towards mid-wicket.

0
6.3

Khalil Ahmed to Lachlan Stackpole, no run

Khalil Ahmed nails the yorker now, on middle, shaping in, Lachlan Stackpole manages to dig it out well.

1
6.3

Khalil Ahmed to Lachlan Stackpole, 1 run

On a length but down the leg side, Lachlan Stackpole tries to glance it away but misses. Wided.

11:04 AM IST Lachlan Stackpole is the next man in.
W
6.2

Khalil Ahmed to Robson Foulkes, no run

OUT! TAKEN! Khalil Ahmed strikes now! A very soft dismissal and Afghanistan Under-19 are well and truly back in the game. Khalil Ahmed bowls this one on a length and around middle and leg with no pace. Robson Foulkes gets early on the flick on the on side and gets the ball to loop in the air and right into the hands of Jamshid Zadran who is stationed at square leg. New Zealand Under-19 in all sorts of trouble here!

0
6.1

Khalil Ahmed to Robson Foulkes, no run

Back of a length and outside off, Robson Foulkes leaves it alone.

End of over 65 runs
NZ-U19: 23/3CRR: 3.83RRR: 1.56
Ball
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0
5.6

Allah Mohammad to Oscar Jackson, no run

Oh..so close! No hat-trick for Allah Mohammad though! This is flighted, full and around off, turns away, Oscar Jackson prods forward to block but gets beaten on the outside edge, he manages to keep his balance well as Numan Shah breaks the stumps. Two wickets and just one run from the over!

11:00 AM IST Oscar Jackson, the skipper of New Zealand Under-19 walks out to bat to face the hat-trick ball.
W
5.5

Allah Mohammad to Ollie Tewatiya, no run

OUT! TIMBER! Allah Mohammad is ripping apart the Kiwis here! Ollie Tewatiya walks back for a golden duck. Allah Mohammad pitches this one on a length outside off getting the ball to drift back in. Ollie Tewatiya plants his front foot forward trying to block out the ball but misreads the carrom ball. The ball darts through the huge gap between bat and pad hitting the stumps. Allah Mohammad is on a roll and Afghanistan Under-19 now believe!

10:57 AM IST Ollie Tewatiya comes out to the middle now.
W
5.4

Allah Mohammad to Tom Jones, no run

OUT! BOWLED'EM! Allah Mohammad is spinning his web here and the New Zealand batters are failing to read his deliveries. Allah Mohammad goes fuller and bowls a straight one drifting it back in from middle. Tom Jones plays all over it. The ball rips through the deck and rattles the leg stump out.

0
5.3

Allah Mohammad to Tom Jones, no run

Quicker on this one and on off, Tom Jones blocks it back to the bowler.

1
5.2

Allah Mohammad to Robson Foulkes, 1 run

In the air.. but falls safe. Tosses this one up on middle, a carrom ball, Robson Foulkes fails to read the ball and tries to work it on the on side but get's a leading edge. The ball loops up in the air and falls wide to the right of second slip.

4
5.1

Allah Mohammad to Robson Foulkes, 4 runs

FOUR LEG BYES! Comes from over the wicket and darts this one into the pads on leg, Robson Foulkes tries to flick it fine but doesn't connect. The ball hits him on the boots and races to the fine leg fence for a boundary.

End of over 52 runs
NZ-U19: 18/1CRR: 3.60RRR: 1.64
Ball
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0
4.6

Khalil Ahmed to Tom Jones, no run

Full again and on middle, Tom Jones strides out and bit and blocks it out solidly down the pitch.

0
4.5

Khalil Ahmed to Tom Jones, no run

Touch fuller and on middle, Tom Jones works it towards square leg.

1
4.4

Khalil Ahmed to Robson Foulkes, 1 run

Short of a length and outside off, Robson Foulkes steers it towards third man for a single.

0
4.3

Khalil Ahmed to Robson Foulkes, no run

Another massive appeal for caught behind this time, but turned down! Khalil Ahmed lands this on a good length and on middle, nips away a bit, Robson Foulkes looks to defend but gets squared up and misses, the ball goes off the back pad to the keeper where Numan Shah grabs it and appeals loudly. The umpire says no. A good decision!

0
4.2

Khalil Ahmed to Robson Foulkes, no run

Khalil Ahmed bangs this short and around middle, Robson Foulkes clears his front leg to pull it away but fails to connect.

1
4.2

Khalil Ahmed to Robson Foulkes, 1 run

Back of a length and outside off, Robson Foulkes slashes hard at it but misses. Oh..no! It is called a No Ball for overstepping. Free Hit coming up..

0
4.1

Khalil Ahmed to Robson Foulkes, no run

Khalil Ahmed starts with a full delivery, on middle, Robson Foulkes clips it towards square leg.

10:50 AM IST Khalil Ahmed is into the attack.
End of over 40 run
NZ-U19: 16/1CRR: 4.00RRR: 1.65
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0
3.6

Allah Mohammad to Tom Jones, no run

Oh..wow! New Zealand Under-19 batters are not picking Allah Mohammad at all here. This is tossed up, full and on middle, this the carrom ball again, turns away, Tom Jones tries to work it away but misses and gets hit high on the pads. A huge shout for LBW, but turned down.  A wicket-maiden over!

0
3.5

Allah Mohammad to Tom Jones, no run

A huge appeal for stumping! Numan Shah is confident and Afghanistan Under-19 players start celebrating here. This is the carrom ball from Allah Mohammad, full and on off, turns away a bit, Tom Jones prods forward to block but misses, his back leg lifts up for a moment, and Numan Shah collects and breaks the stumps. The umpire sends it upstairs and the replay shows that Jones got his foot back in time. He survives!

10:46 AM IST Tom Jones walks in at number 3 for New Zealand Under-19.
W
3.4

Allah Mohammad to Luke Watson, no run

OUT! BOWLED'EM! Allah Mohammad strikes first! We saw this coming as Luke Watson was getting a bit restless against the mystery spinner. This is pushed through a bit quicker, full and around off, goes in with the angle this time, Luke Watson goes down on one knee to slog-sweep it across the line but misses and the ball goes through to rattle the stumps. Watson goes back for a duck!

0
3.3

Allah Mohammad to Luke Watson, no run

Flighted, full and on off, Luke Watson pushes it towards short covers.

0
3.2

Allah Mohammad to Luke Watson, no run

Tossed up, full and on middle, Luke Watson lofts it to the right of mid on this time.

0
3.1

Allah Mohammad to Luke Watson, no run

Floated, full and on middle, Luke Watson drags it wide of mid on, he sets off for the run but is sent back.

End of over 312 runs
NZ-U19: 16/0CRR: 5.33RRR: 1.61
Ball
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4
2.6

Bashir Ahmad to Robson Foulkes, 4 runs

FOUR LEG BYES AGAIN! Afghanistan Under-19 cannot afford to give away runs like that. This is a bit fuller but down the leg side again, shaping in, Robson Foulkes once again misses his flick, the ball deflects off his pads and runs to the fine leg fence for another boundary.

0
2.5

Bashir Ahmad to Robson Foulkes, no run

Back of a length and on middle, Robson Foulkes hops up and pats it down to the leg side.

4
2.4

Bashir Ahmad to Robson Foulkes, 4 runs

FOUR LEG BYES! Bashir Ahmad tries to find more swing but serves this full and down the leg sid, Robson Foulkes misses his glance as the ball goes off his pads past the diving keeper towards the fine leg fence for a boundary.

0
2.3

Bashir Ahmad to Robson Foulkes, no run

Goes fuller this time, on middle, swinging in sharply, Robson Foulkes tries to flick it away but misses as the ball goes off his pads towards square leg.

0
2.2

Bashir Ahmad to Robson Foulkes, no run

On a length and around off, Robson Foulkes keeps it out to the off side.

4
2.1

Bashir Ahmad to Robson Foulkes, 4 runs

FOUR! Up and over! Bashir Ahmad lands this short of a length and around off, Robson Foulkes gets on top of the bounce and swats it powerfully over mid off for a boundary.

End of over 22 runs
NZ-U19: 4/0CRR: 2.00RRR: 1.83
Ball
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0
1.6

Allah Mohammad to Luke Watson, no run

Quicker, short and on middle, angles in sharply, Luke Watson tries to work it away but gets stuck in his crease and the ball pings him on the pads. Allah Mohammad asking a few questions here!

1
1.5

Allah Mohammad to Robson Foulkes, 1 run

Flighted, full and on middle, Robson Foulkes knocks it past the bowler towards long on for a single.

0
1.4

Allah Mohammad to Robson Foulkes, no run

Absoulte ripper! This is pushed through quicker, full and on off, angles in and then turns away a bit, Robson Foulkes prods forward to block but gets beaten on the outside edge again as this just misses the stumps.

0
1.3

Allah Mohammad to Robson Foulkes, no run

A bit short and around off, Robson Foulkes stays back and dabs it towards short covers.

0
1.2

Allah Mohammad to Robson Foulkes, no run

Excellent bowling! This is tossed up, full and on off, turns away sharply this time, Robson Foulkes strides out to drive but gets beaten on the outside edge.

0
1.1

Allah Mohammad to Robson Foulkes, no run

Quicker, full and outside off, Robson Foulkes slashes at it but misses.

1
1.1

Allah Mohammad to Robson Foulkes, 1 run

Allah Mohammad begins with a wide as well! He bowls it flatter, full and on middle, spring into the leg side, Robson Foulkes misses his flick. It is called a wide.

10:33 AM IST Allah Mohammad  to bowl from the other end for Afghanistan Under-19.
End of over 12 runs
NZ-U19: 2/0CRR: 2.00RRR: 1.83
Ball
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0
0.6

Bashir Ahmad to Luke Watson, no run

BEATEN AGAIN! This is pitched up once more and just outside off, swings away too, Luke Watson tries to go for the big booming drive without any footwork and the ball zips past the outside edge to the keeper.

0
0.5

Bashir Ahmad to Luke Watson, no run

BEATEN! Bashir Ahmad serves this full and around off, swinging away sharply, Luke Watson goes for the big drive from his crease but gets beaten on the outside edge.

10:30 AM IST A slight hold-up in the game with the sightscreen issue. We're good to resume now.
1
0.4

Bashir Ahmad to Robson Foulkes, 1 run

First runs off the bat! This is pitched up and on middle, swinging in, Robson Foulkes clips it wide of short mid-wicket for a single.

0
0.3

Bashir Ahmad to Robson Foulkes, no run

Back of a length now, on the sixth stump line, Robson Foulkes takes step forward and leaves it alone.

0
0.2

Bashir Ahmad to Robson Foulkes, no run

Goes fuller this time, on off, Robson Foulkes strides out and drives it towards mid off.

0
0.1

Bashir Ahmad to Robson Foulkes, no run

This is on a hard length and around off, shaping in again, Robson Foulkes lets it go to the keeper.

1
0.1

Bashir Ahmad to Robson Foulkes, 1 run

Bashir Ahmad starts off with a wide! He lands this on a good length, on middle, shaping in a long way into leg, Robson Foulkes tries to flick it away but misses. Wided. New Zealand Under-19 are underway with extras!

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