Good Morning! Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Match 9 of the 2016 ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup between European minnows Namibia U-19 and Scotland U-19 at the Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium in Cox’s Bazar on Friday. Scotland, who have been participating in the tournament for the past couple of years have been familiar with the standards of the tournament and the kind of competition it produces. However Namibia, who are playing the tournament after a long time, would need some time to get settled with the standards of the tournament. However, they need to adapt fast as it is a big platform, and falling out would eventually lead to their demise. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Namibia vs Scotland, ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2016, Match 9 at Cox’s Bazar

Considering both the team as minnows, it is expected to be a low-scoring, but tight affair. Scotland, who are coached by Gordon Drummond and Cedric English, is led by Neil Flack, as they posses immense talent and a star studded young side, who can indeed play quality cricket. As they aim to rise above in the game of cricket, they would aim to get off to a winning start in the tournament and improve their chances this time. While Namibia, who are coached by Rangarirai Manyande, is led by Zane Green, and would look to get off to a good start as well and possibly cause an upset to the Scots, as they too have a quality side with players like Niko Davin, SJ Loftie-Eaton, Lohan Louwrens, Warren van Wyk and many more, who can change the course of the game at any time and can snatch win away even from quality opponents.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates Namibia Under-19 162/1 in Overs 26: Namibia won the encounter by nine wickets as Scotland bowlers had a tough time in putting the hard yards against them. Loftie-Eaton remained unbeaten on 67 along with Zane Green who also batted with sheer mettle on 37 to guide their team to a fine victory. They will gain a lot of confidence with this win which will further help them in the tournament.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates Namibia Under-19 119/1 in Overs 21: Namibia creating a big upset out there in the middle as they have dominated the entire game. They bowled well and now scoring runs at a good run-rate. Their openers have fired with Niko Davin scoring a scintillating half-century at the top. They are on the brink of a fine victory as Scotland bowlers are running out of options. BATTING: Loftie-Eaton 47(67), Zane Green 17(22)

OUT! Niko Davin st Carnegie b Aslam 52(37)

Live Cricket Scores and Updates Namibia Under-19 61/0 in Overs 10: Namibia got off to a flying start and have balanced the game in their favour in eight overs. Loftie Eaton and Niko Davin have got the ball rolling from the outset and steered their side in a dominating position. BATTING: Loftie Eaton 23(36), Niko Davin 35(24)

*Namibian Innings start*

Innings break

Live Cricket Scores and Updates Scotland Under-19 159 in Overs 36.3: Scotland have managed a modest total of 159 and need some valiant bowling performance to restrict Namibia. Owais Shah top-scored with 39 runs in is basket but failed to convert it into a big score. Aslam, Cameron and Ghaffar contributed some priceless runs lower down the order. Scotland still stand a great chance in the game. For Namibia, all they need to do is stick to their guns and play out the innings. OUT! Mohammad Ghaffar lbw b Loftie-Eaton 16(24)

Live Cricket Scores and Updates Scotland Under-19 148/9 in Overs 34: Runs have started to flow for Scotland but they lost Haris Aslam at the wrong time as he was scoring runs at a brisk pace. They somehow need some more runs on the board followed by a terrific bowling display. Namibian bowlers on the other hand have done a good job in chipping wickets on a consistent basis. BATTING: Scott Cameron 13(28), Mohammad Ghaffar 10(11) OUT! Haris Aslam c Oliver b Van Wyk 31(32)

Live Cricket Scores and Updates Scotland Under-19 97/8 in Overs 25: Scotland after electing to bat first are in deep trouble at the moment as wickets kept tumbling at regular intervals. They need a big partnership as half of their innings is yet to be played. Van Lingen and Charl Brits bowled with immense confidence and were equally supported by other bowlers. It’s a team effort by the Namibian bowlers as they will now clean up the Scottish tail at the earliest. BATTING: Haris Aslam 9(15), Scott Cameron 0(1)

OUT! Mitchell Rao c Green b Van Lingen 0(3)

OUT! Ryan Brown c Davin b Van Lingen 12(29)

OUT! Rory Johnston c Oliver b van Wyk 5(19)

OUT! Owais Shah c Van Lingen b Loftie-Eaton 39(49)

OUT! Neil Flack c Green b Brits 4(10)

OUT! Finlay McCreath c Oliver b Van Lingen 10(19)

OUT! Harris Carnegie c Green b Brits 0(4)

Live Cricket Scores and Updates Scotland Under-19 24/1 in Overs 8: Scotland U19 won the toss and elected to bat first. They have had a poor start so far losing the wicket of Waller in the very first ball of the match. As Fritz Coetzee picked his first wicket of the game. Shah has looked more compact and calm batting most of the 7 overs bowled. Johnston will look to provide the much needed support if Scotland have to get anywhere near a par. BATTING: Owais Shah 14(32), Rory Johnston 4(15)

Squads: Namibia U19: Zane Green (wk, c), Petrus Burger, Motjaritje Honga, Fritz Coetzee, SJ Loftie-Eaton, Chrischen Olivier, Michael van Lingen, Warren van Wyk, Charl Brits, Niko Davin, Burton Jacobs, Jurgen Linde, Lohan Louwrens, Francois Rautenbach, Eben van Wyk.

Scotland U19: Rory Johnston, Azeem Dar, Finlay McCreath, Neil Flack (c), Owais Shah, Jack Waller, Ryan Brown, Harris Carnegie (wk), Haris Aslam, Mohammad Ghaffar, Ben Wilkinson, Ihtisham Malik, Mitchell Rao, Simon Whait, Scott Cameron.

LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD & BALL-BY-BALL COMMENTARY: Namibia vs Scotland, ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2016, Match 9 at Cox’s Bazar