Good Morning! Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2016 played at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong. We will be bringing you all the live updates of Match 1 between Bangladesh U19 vs South Africa U19. A total of 48 matches are to be played with 16 teams participating of which nine are full members and seven are associate/affiliate members. This tournament will decider for teams to proceed to the huge event of ICC World Twenty20 2016 which are scheduled to begin from March 8 at Australia. Bangladesh and South Africa have been strong contenders in warm-up matches and it will interesting to watch out for a clash between the two teams. Live Cricket Scorecard: Bangladesh vs South Africa, ICC Under-19 World Cup 2016 at Coz Bazaar


READ MATCH REPORT HERE: Bangladesh thrash South Africa by 43 runs in ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, match 1


Live cricket score South Africa U-19 197| Overs 48.4| TARGET 241| BATTING: Lutho Simpala 1 (2): It’s all over! Bangladesh have won by 43 runs and make a perfect beginning to their Under-19 World Cup campaign. Barring Liam Smith, nobody in the South African team stepped up. They will want to come back stronger in the next match. Bangladesh will be glad to get off the mark in the tournament and also this is their first ever win over South Africa in the Under19 World Cup. OUT! Liam Smith c Hasan Mehedi 100 (146), Willem Ludick c Saif Hassan b Ahmed Shawon 5 (7), Luke Philander LBW b Saifuddin 6 (8), Sean Whitehead c Nazmul Hossain b Mehedi Hasan 13 (13)

Live cricket score South Africa U-19 166/6| Overs 43| TARGET 241| BATTING: Liam Smith 93 (140), Wilem Ludick 1 (2): After a steady 48-run stand, the partnership is finally broken. Smith is going steady and nearing his fifty. Bangladesh should win it from here unless Smith comes up something special here. OUT! Farhaan Sayanvala c Saifuddin b Mehedi Hasan 17 (24)

Live cricket score South Africa U-19 130/5| Overs 38| TARGET 241| BATTING: Liam Smith 74 (125), Farhaan Sayanvala 2 (11): South Africa in deep trouble. Smith has played a lone hand for them as he look to guide them close to the Bangladesh total. With the required run rate nearing nine an over, South Africa will have to take some chances to win the match from here. OUT! Dayyan Galiem b Sarkar 22 (36)

Live cricket score South Africa U-19 91/4| Overs 28| TARGET 241| BATTING: Liam Smith 48 (93), Dayyaan Galiem 12 (19): South Africa are on the verge of losing this match comprehensively at this rate and have lost yet another wicket. Adding to the wickets, Bangladesh are also not giving away free runs, which is adding to South Africa’s woes. OUT! Rivaldo Moonsamy LBW Sarkar 5 (15)

Live cricket score South Africa U-19 59/3| Overs 19| TARGET 241| BATTING: Liam Smith 30 (60), Rivaldo Moonsamy 4 (13): South Africa have sunk into further trouble, having lost yet another wicket. Bangladesh are well on top at the moment, however one big partnership can put South Africa right back in the hunt here. OUT! Tony de Zorzi b Saifuddin 8 (22)

Live cricket score South Africa U-19 31/2| Overs 11| TARGET 241| BATTING: Liam Smith 18 (36), Tony de Zorzi 2 (11):South Africa lose yet another wicket and Bangladesh are slowly clawing their way back into this match. South Africa need to build a partnership here if they are to win this match. OUT! Wiaan Mulder b Saifuddin 8 (15)

Live cricket score South Africa U-19 13/1| Overs 6| TARGET 241| BATTING: Liam Smith 10 (26), Wiaan Mulder 2 (6): Bangladesh have managed to pick u an early wicket, which is just the sort of start they would have wanted. they have not given away too many runs as well, which the Proteas will look to change. OUT! Kyle Verreynne c Saif Hassan b Mehedi Hasan 1 (4)

Live cricket score Bangladesh U-19 240/7| Overs 50| BATTING: Sanjit Saha 2 (3), Mohammad Saifuddin 17 (16): Bangladesh will feel that they fell about 20 runs short in this match. South African bowlers will be happy with their efforts in the match so far. Bangladesh, having runs on the board, will be confident of defending this score. South Africa on the other hand, cannot afford to take this lightly. OUT! Saeed Sarkar c Moonsamy b Sipmala, Nazmul Hossain b Mulder 73 (82)

Live cricket score Bangladesh U-19 207/5| Overs 45| BATTING: Nazmul Hossain 64 (74), Saeed Sarkar 0 (1): Bangladesh have lost yet another wicket, just when the partnership was blossoming. A yrker from Wiaan Mulder castles Zakir and he is clean bowled. South Africa continue to pick up wickets at regular intervals, which has curtailed Bangladesh’s run flow. OUT! Zakir Hasan b Mulder 19 (25)

Live cricket score Bangladesh U-19 175/3 | Overs 41| BATTING: Nazmul Hossain 42 (60), Zakir Hasan 10 (16): Skipper Hasan is finally dismissed after a vital 59-run stand with Hossain. Withjust another10 overs to go, Bangladesh need to step on the accelerator, if they ar/e to get a competitive score on the board. South Africa will however be happy with the way things are at the moment. OUT! Mehedi Hasan c Ludick b Zorzi 23 (38)

Live cricket score Bangladesh U-19 135/3 | Overs 32| BATTING: Nazmul Hossain 22 (37), Mehedi Hasan 16 (23): Bangladesh have  not really managed to get a lot of runs, but they are keeping wickets intact and will look to explode in the end. South Africa, to their credit have kept things very tight and not giving lose ball to hit.

Live cricket score Bangladesh U-19 104/3 | Overs 25| BATTING: Nazmul Hossain 8 (15), Mehedi Hasan 0 (3): Bangladesh have lost a couple of wickets in quick succession and will look for a partnership that will perhaps set a platform from where they can get a big score. Pinak Ghosh was run out just when it seemed as though he was set. Joyraz, who was also well set went soon after that. OUT! Pinak Ghosh run out 43 (51), Joyrza Sheik c Verreynne b Whitehead 46 (50)

Live cricket score Bangladesh U-19 74/1 | Overs 19| BATTING: Pinak Ghosh 43 (51), Joyraz Sheik 24 (32): Bangladesh are going along well and will look to consolidate for the next 10 overs or so. South Africa will desperately want to break this partnership as it is looking to threaten. 

Live cricket score Bangladesh U-19 41/1 | Overs 11| BATTING: Pinak Ghosh 29 (28), Joyraz Sheik 5 (7): Bangladesh have upped the ante but have lost one of their openers. They had made a very slow start, but are now looking to get a move on. South Africa will not want their stronghold to slip after getting off to the ideal start. OUT! Saif Hassan Verreynne b Mulder 6 (31)

Live cricket score Bangladesh U-19 2/0 | Overs 4| BATTING: Saif Hassan 1 (14), Pinak Ghosh 1 (10): Bangladesh off to a very slow start as South Africa have managed to bowl tight lines and lengths so far. Bangladesh must cash in on the early overs, if they are to reach a competitive total.

TOSS: Bangladesh win toss, will bat first

Bangladesh U19 are in safe position by winning two warm-up matches against Zimbabwe U19 on Saturday by 63 runs, though Zimbabwe tried their best to fight it back but lost out. Bangladesh also won their second warm-up match against England U19 by 97 runs and proved they not only the national team rule but so does the U19 team. Bangladesh U19 team have some key players who can turn the match around like Nazmul Hossain Shanto who scored a century in warm-up match, Pinak Ghosh who was unfortunate to miss his half-century, Mehedi Hasan and in terms of bowlers Abdul Halim, Mohammad Saifuddin, Hasan and Joyraz Sheik have been at the lead.

South Africa U19 won their first warm-up match on Friday but were unlucky when the second match was draw against West Indies U19 team on Monday. Tony de Zorzi scored his century for his side while Kyle Verreynne and Rivaldo Moonsamy scored half-centuries respectively beinfg the hands on bet for their team. When it comes to bowlers Sean Whitehead and Luke Philander were extremely accurate with their bowling skills to beat Fiji U19 team on Friday. It will be an interesting clash as both the sides have balanced players who can knock out the opponents if required.