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Thursday, March 31, 2016

ICC #WT20 England v New Zealand - Semi-Final Highlights

ICC #WT20 England v New Zealand - Semi-Final Highlights

Highlights of the first semi-final of #WT20 from Delhi, with England and New Zealand fighting for a place in Sunday's final.

Monday, February 8, 2016

New Zealand Captain Baz - Brendon McCullum's Last ODI innings

New Zealand Captain Baz - Brendon McCullum's Last ODI innings.

Baz scored a quick fire 47 off 27 balls with 3 Sixes and 6 fours in New Zealand's win over Australia.
Today's win gave New Zealand the series win and Chappell - Hadlee Trophy too.


Thursday, February 4, 2016

#U19CWC - New Zealand, South Africa enter Plate semi-finals




New Zealand, South Africa enter Plate semi-finals

·         Kiwis beat Scotland after Phillips slams 89 off 40

·         South Africa defeats Ireland as Verreynne hits 77

New Zealand and South Africa put aside the disappointment of not qualifying for the Super League of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup by making winning starts in the Plate Championship which decides the 9-16 positions.

New Zealand bounced back from its defeats to India and Nepal in Group D to brush aside Scotland by seven wickets in Cox's Bazar on Thursday.
South Africa, the defending champion who failed to finish among the top two in Group A, breezed past Ireland by eight wickets in another quarter-final in Cox's Bazar.

Scotland was restricted to 181 for nine after electing to bat with left-arm seamer Ross ter Braak claiming three for 34. Owais Shah top-scored for the Scots with 32.
New Zealand made short work of the target as Glenn Phillips smashed 89 in an opening stand of 98 with Daniel Stanley from just 11.4 overs. The 40-ball blitz from Phillips contained 11 boundaries and six sixes.

Skipper Josh Finnie, who remained unbeaten on 30 as New Zealand won in 27 overs, said it was a good start for his team in the Plate championship.
"It's nice to get off to a good start," he said, "We bowled pretty well and picked up wickets at the right time.
"Then Glenn smashed a quick-fire 89 chasing a small target, which was a good way to go about it. Hopefully, we will continue the same way and get through to the final."
Scotland captain Neil Flack conceded New Zealand played better and deserved to win, but his team too could take some positives from the game.

"We showed we can bat 50 overs against a good side," he said. "We need to keep developing and make sure we finish the tournament on a high."
South Africa kept Ireland down to 185 for seven despite an unbeaten 77 by Lorcan Tucker. Willem Ludick and Dayyaan Giliem claimed two wickets each.
Kyle Verreynne hit 77, adding 104 for the first wicket with Liam Smith (49), as South Africa coasted home with four overs to spare. Wiaan Mulder remained unbeaten on 43.
"I think we did well to restrict Ireland to 185 considering it had won the toss and chosen to bat," said South African captain Tony de Zorzi.

"The Irish bowlers tied our batsmen down in the first 10 overs but then Kyle and Liam opened up to put on a century stand and make it easy for us to chase the score.
"We want to represent our country with some pride, so are very keen to do well in our remaining matches."

South Africa await the winner of Friday's match between Zimbabwe and Canada in the Plate semi-final on Monday. New Zealand take on either Afghanistan or Fiji on Tuesday.

Scores in brief:
Plate quarter-final: South Africa beat Ireland by eight wickets in Cox's Bazar
Ireland 185-7, 50 overs (Lorcan Tucker 77 not out; Willem Ludick 2-43, Dayyaan Giliem 2-22)
South Africa 187-2, 46 overs (Kyle Verreynne 77, Liam Smith 49, Wiaan Mulder 43)

Plate quarter-final: New Zealand beat Scotland by seven wickets in Cox's Bazar
Scotland 181-9, 50 overs (Owais Shah 32, Jack Waller 24; Ross ter Braak 3-34, Nathan Smith 2-37)
New Zealand 185-3, 27 overs (Glenn Phillips 89, Josh Finnie 30 not out, Finn Allen 31 not out; Haris Aslam 2-37)

Friday's matches (Plate Championship only)
Zimbabwe v Canada in Cox's Bazar; Afghanistan v Fiji in Cox's Bazar


Monday, February 1, 2016

India tops Group D after Pant’s 18-ball half-century against Nepal



·       India to feature in second quarter-final in Fatullah on 6 February; Nepal to take on Bangladesh-Namibia winner in Mirpur on 5 February

·       Afghanistan defeats Canada to finish third in Group B; New Zealand beats Ireland to take third spot in Group D



Rishabh Pant hit a whirlwind 78 off 24 balls as India topped Group D with a seven-wicket demolition of second-placed Nepal in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in Mirpur on Monday in a match that was produced by ICC TV and aired around the world by 15 broadcasters.

The left-handed opener smashed five sixes and nine boundaries, adding 124 for the first wicket with captain Ishan Kishan (52) in just 9.1 overs, as India chased down Nepal's 169 for eight in the 19th over.


Pant's 50 off 18 balls is the fastest recorded half-century in the history of under-19 internationals.

India's emphatic victory was set-up by fast bowler Avesh Kumar, who claimed three wickets for 34 runs. Mayank Dagar and Washington Sundar supported him well with two wickets each.


The Rahul Dravid-coached India topped Group D with an all-win record and now faces the second-placed team from Group A - Bangladesh or Namibia - in the Super League quarter-final in Fatullah on 6 February.


Qualifier Nepal, which knocked out defending champion South Africa from the Super League, awaits the winner of Tuesday's clash between Bangladesh and Namibia in the quarter-final in Mirpur on 5 February.

Pant said he was disappointed to miss-out on a century, admitting that he became nervous as he approached the mark.


"I am obviously not happy that I could not get a 100 ... mainly because I got a little nervous thinking that I may set a new record," he said.


"It was a good pitch for batting and I was able to go through my shots."


Indian captain Kishan was delighted with the comprehensive win and Pant's spectacular stroke-play.


"The way Pant was going for his shots, I was worried I may not get enough runs of my own," Kishan said. "I am really pleased with the way we won today because it was a low-scoring game which is usually tough to win."

Asked if India will prefer to face Bangladesh or Namibia in the quarter-final, Kishan said: "It does not matter whom we play as long as we stick to our strengths and get the basics right."


Nepal's captain Raju Rijal said his team had been taught a lesson on what to expect when playing against superior sides.


"The competition in the quarter-finals will obviously be very tough and today's match was a good experience for us," said Rijal. "We need to work harder and try and do our best in the remaining games."


New Zealand, smarting from two losses against India and Nepal, took third place in Group D after a four-wicket win against Ireland in Fatullah.


Rachin Ravindra and skipper Josh Finnie picked up three wickets each as New Zealand bowled out Ireland for 212 and then won in the 41st over after Finn Allen scored 97 and Dale Phillips made 58.

Finnie later said: "There is a lot to look forward in the Plate Championship as we can come up against sides like South Africa."



Afghanistan finished third in Group B with a four-wicket win over Canada in Sylhet.


Muslim Musa and Shamsurrahman Wali took three wickets each as Afghanistan bowled out Canada for 147 and then rode on Tariq Stanikzai's 56 to surpass the target in the 25th over.

Afghanistan captain Ihsanullah Janat said his team gained valuable experience playing against teams like Pakistan and Sri Lanka. "This tournament will help the players improve their game. Its been a very good learning experience," he said.

Pakistan and Sri Lanka, which have already qualified for the Super League quarter-finals, face-off in Mirpur on Wednesday to determine the group winner.


Teams, which do not make the Super League, will feature in the eight-nation Plate championships.


Scores in brief:

Group B: Afghanistan beat Canada by four wickets in Sylhet
Canada 147 all out, 50 overs (Arslan Khan 38, Abraash Khan 33; Muslim Musa 3-31, Shamsurrahman Wali 3-21)
Afghanistan 149-6, 24.1 overs (Tariq Stanikzai 56, Ihsanullah Janat 31; Miraj Patel 3-17)

Group D: India beat Nepal by seven wickets in Mirpur
Nepal 169-8, 48 overs (Sandeep Sunar 37, Rajbir Singh 35; Avesh Khan 3-34, Mayank Dagar 2-32, Washington Sundar 2-20)
India 175-3, 18.1 overs (Rishabh Pant 78, Ishan Kishan 52)

Group D: New Zealand beat Ireland by four wickets in Fatullah
Ireland 212 all out, 47.5 overs (Jack Tector 56, Adam Dennison 46; Rachin Ravindra 3-36, Josh Finnie 3-20)
New Zealand 213-6, 40.1 overs (Finn Allen 97, Dale Phillips 58; Rory Anders 4-32)

Tuesday's matches:
Group A: Bangladesh v Namibia, Cox's Bazar
Group A: South Africa v Scotland, Cox's Bazar
Group C: West Indies v Zimbabwe, Chittagong

Super League quarter-finals line-up:
5 Feb – Bangladesh-Namibia winner v Nepal, Mirpur
6 Feb – India v Bangladesh-Namibia loser, Fatullah
7 Feb – England v Pakistan-Sri Lanka loser, Mirpur
8 Feb – Pakistan-Sri Lanka winner v West Indies-Zimbabwe winner, Fatullah

Plate Championship quarter-finals line-up:
4 Feb – South Africa-Scotland winner v Ireland; New Zealand v South Africa-Scotland loser
5 Feb – Afghanistan v C4; Canada v C3

Points table

Group A

Team
Played
Won
Lost
NNR
Points
Namibia
2
2
0
+1.60
4
Bangladesh
2
2
0
+1.57
4
South Africa
2
0
2
-0.87
0
Scotland
2
0
2
-2.49
0

Group B

Team
Played
Won
Lost
NNR
Points
Sri Lanka
2
2
0
+2.29
4
Pakistan
2
2
0
+1.23
4
Afghanistan
3
1
2
-0.06
2
Canada
3
0
3
-2.64
0

Group C

Team
Played
Won
Lost
NNR
Points
England
3
3
0
+3.26
6
West Indies
2
1
1
+2.01
2
Zimbabwe
2
1
1
-0.16
2
Fiji
3
0
3
-5.15
0

Group D

Team
Played
Won
Lost
NNR
Points
India
3
3
0
+2.58
6
Nepal
3
2
1
+0.03
4
New Zealand
3
1
2
-0.81
2
Ireland
3
0
3
-1.70
0

      Top two sides from each group will progress to the Super League stage while the bottom two sides will feature in the Plate Championship


Thursday, January 28, 2016

​Qualifier Nepal shocks New Zealand by 32 runs; India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka win



·       Impressive half-centuries by Asalanka, Ashan, Bandara, de Silva, Sarfaraz, Sundar, Lorcan Tucker, William McClintock, Tariq and Philips

 ·       Wrist spinner Shadab Khan takes four for nine in five overs



Qualifier Nepal caused the first major upset of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016 when it stunned New Zealand by 32 runs in a Group D match in Fatullah on Thursday.

Nepal, which won the qualifying event in Malaysia last year to return to the World Cup after missing the previous tournament in 2014, bowled out the Kiwis for 206 after it was set a 239-run target.


While captain Raju Rijal top-scored for Nepal with 48, seamer Dipender Airee's three wickets and off-spinner Prem Tamang's two helped clinch the dramatic win.


Dale Phillips scored 41 to make a late victory bid for New Zealand before he was last out to spark joyous celebrations in the Nepalese camp.


"This was a great win for us," said Rijal. "We fielded brilliantly to effect three run-outs and that turned the match for us."

New Zealand skipper Josh Finnie said his side messed up what should have been a comfortable run-chase.


"We made the target more difficult for ourselves," he said. "We must now win the next two games against India and Ireland if we are to progress."

Three-time champion India overcame a shaky start against Ireland to open its campaign with a 79-run victory in Mirpur in another Group D match,
which was produced by ICC TV and aired around the world by 15 broadcasters.

India was reduced to 55 for four after being sent in to bat, before Sarfaraz Khan and Washington Sundar pulled their side out of trouble with a 110-run stand for the fifth wicket.


Sarfaraz smashed 74 off 70 balls which included seven boundaries, while left-handed Sundar hit a polished 62.


Irish seamers Rory Anders and Joshua Little picked up three wickets each, but tail-ender Zeeshan Ansari boosted India's total with a run-a-ball 36 at the end.


Ireland was bowled out for 189 in reply as Rahul Batham took three for 15 and Avesh Khan finished with two for 24.


Sarfaraz said he was not satisfied despite winning the man of the match award.


"I should have scored more because I had settled in well," he said. "Hopefully, I will do better in the remaining matches. But it is good to start the tournament with a win."

India captain Ishan Kishan was relieved that his side collected maximum points. "We lost early wickets but runs were done by Sarfaraz and Washington who had an excellent partnership. The fielding effort was great as we inflicted two run-outs at the start and then, the bowlers hit the right areas," the opener said.

Kishan continued: "I am not that much happy with the batting as we lost early wickets but this was the first match and I am sure we'll learn from this match and do better in upcoming matches.

"India has won the event thrice, so the expectation level is pretty high. We have to play professionally and try to live up to the expectations."

Ireland captain Jack Tector chose to look at the defeat positively. "We started the game very well with the ball and then also had a few partnerships which bodes well for the future."



In Group B games played in Sylhet, Pakistan crushed Afghanistan by six wickets and Sri Lanka overpowered Canada by 196 runs.


Pakistan's leg-spinner Shadab Khan grabbed four for nine in five overs and seamer Hasan Mohsin took three for 24 as Afghanistan was bundled out for 126 after being sent in to bat.

Tariq Stanikzai scored a fine 53, but eight batsmen failed to reach double-figures against the sustained pressure applied by the Pakistanis.


Pakistan surpassed the modest target in the 32nd over with Zeeshan Malik making 29, Hasan Mohsin an unbeaten 28 and Mohammad Umar 25.

Shadab, playing his first U19 World Cup, admitted he was nervous at the start but settled down to return with excellent figures.


"I tried to bowl as straight as possible without trying too many things," he said. "I am happy with my performance but more importantly we achieved a convincing win. It has given us tremendous confidence and lifted the entire side."


Sri Lanka showed why it is one of the tournament favourites when it rattled up 315 for six after electing to bat against Canada.


Skipper Charith Asalanka led the way with 76 off 69 balls, the in-form Shammu Ashan hit 74 off 61 balls, Kaveen Bandara made 61 and wicketkeeper Vishad de Silva scored 51.

Canada was shot out for 119 in reply with Arslan Khan playing a lone hand with an unbeaten 42. Lahiru Kumara, Thilan Nimesh and Damitha Silva claimed two wickets each.


The 11th edition of the biennial 16-nation tournament features nine Test-playing nations and seven Associate and Affiliate Members – Afghanistan, Canada, Fiji, Namibia, Nepal, Ireland and Scotland.


Teams have been divided into four groups with the top two in each advancing to the Super League quarter-finals and the other two qualifying for the Plate championships.

Scores in brief:

Group B - Pakistan beat Afghanistan by six wickets in Sylhet
Afghanistan 126 all out, 41.2 overs (Tariq Stanikzai 53; Shadab Khan 4-9, Hasan Mohsin 3-24)
Pakistan 129-4, 31.3 overs (Zeeshan Malik 29, Hasan Mohsin 28 not out, Mohammad Umar 25; Zia-ur-Rehman 2-31)


Group B - Sri Lanka beat Canada by 196 runs in Sylhet
Sri Lanka 315-6, 50 overs (Charith Asalanka 76, Shammu Ashan 74, Kaveen Bandara 61, Vishad de Silva 51; Abdul Haseeb 2-65)
Canada 119 all out, 39.2 overs (Arslan Khan 42 not out; Lahiru Kumara 2-22, Thilan Nimesh 2-19, Damitha Silva 2-16)


Group D - India beat Ireland by 79 runs in Mirpur
India 268-9, 50 overs (Sarfaraz Khan 74, Washington Sundar 62, Zeeshan Ansari 36; Rory Anders 3-35, Joshua Little 3-52)
Ireland 189 all out, 49.1 overs (Lorcan Tucker 57, William McClintock 58; Avesh Khan 2-24, Rahul Batham 3-15)


Group D - Nepal beat New Zealand by 32 runs in Fatullah
Nepal 238-7, 50 overs (Raju Rijal 48, Sandeep Sunar 39, Aarif Sheikh 39, Kushal Bhurtel 35 not out; Nathan Smith 3-58)

New Zealand 206 all out, 47.1 overs (Glenn Phillips 52, Josh Finnie 37, Dale Phillips 41; Dipendra Airee 3-24, Prem Tamang 2-38)

Friday's fixtures:

Group A – Namibia v Scotland, SKICS, Cox's Bazar
Group C – England v West Indies, ZACS, Chittagong
Group C – Fiji v Zimbabwe, MA Aziz, Chittagong

Points table

Group A

Team
Played
Won
Lost
NNR
Points
Bangladesh
1
1
0
+0.86
2
South Africa
1
0
1
-0.86
0
Scotland
0
0
0
-
0
Namibia
0
0
0
-
0

Group B

Team Played Won Lost NNR Points
Sri Lanka
1
1
0
+3.92
2
Pakistan
1
1
0
+1.575
0
Afghanistan
1
0
1
-1.575
0
Canada
1
0
1
-3.92
0

Group C

Team Played Won Lost NNR Points
England
1
1
0
+5.980
2
West Indies
0
0
0
-
0
Zimbabwe
0
0
0
-
0
Fiji
1
1
0
-5.980
0

Group D

Team Played Won Lost NNR Points
India
1
1
0
+1.58
2
Nepal
1
1
0
+0.64
2
New Zealand
1
0
1
-0.64
0
Ireland
1
0
1
-1.58
0

·       Top two sides from each group will progress to the Super League stage while the bottom two sides will feature in the Plate Championship
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