Ben Duckett was dismissed for 22 © Getty Images
Ben Duckett was dismissed for 22 © Getty Images


Feb 24, 2014


England have started slowly in their ICC Under-19 World Cup 2014 semi-final against Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. England lost their openers early, both scoring ducks as they failed to settle in after consuming about two overs.


Once again, the team batting first found itself in trouble. Zia-ul-Haq bowled at a probing line and beats Tattersall on four occasions before getting him caught at backward point. England lost Finch for a duck as well caught driving off Amad Butt’s delivery. The short cover was deliberately placed for that shot and the ploy succeeds.


Currently, Ben Duckett and Ryan Higgins are batting and have moved along at a very reasonable rate. Duckett was the star of the previous game and the focus would be on him. However, Higgins has been the more positive player. Both batsmen have seen a few edges fall short or miss the stumps. That may be the luck England require after losing two early.


Catch live score and ball-by-ball commentary of the match here