Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the ninth place play-off quarter-final match between New Zealand and Scotland in the ICC Under-19 World Cup at Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium Academy Ground, Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday. New Zealand were rocked intheir very first game of the tournament when a determined Nepal team eased past them by 32 runs. They pulled up their socks and managed to register a four-wicket win over Ireland in their next match, but ended their group stage fixture with a crushing 120-run loss against India. Scotland have failed to register a single win in the tournament so far and hence find themselves in this situation at the moment. Live Cricket Scorecard: New Zealand vs Scotland, ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2016, 9th place play-off quarter-final

Live Cricket Score New Zealand U-19: 185/3 | Overs 27 | Batting: Josh Finnie 30(29), Finn Allen 31(20) | This has been a consummately easy chase for New Zealand, they have absolutely smashed Scotland today. Glenn Phillips continues to impress, he slammed 89 off just 40 balls with 11 fours and 6 sixes. His opening partner Daniel Stanley faced just four balls less but scored 80 runs less! OUT! Glenn Phillips c Waller b Aslam 89(40), Daniel Stanley b Mitchell Rao 9(36), Christian Leopard LBW Aslam 25(37).

Live Cricket Score Scotland U-19: 181/9 | Overs 50 | Batting: Harris Carnegie 15(15), Mohammad Ghaffar 0(0) | New Zealand have not managed to bowl out Scotland, but they came close. The Scots have only managed 181 for 9 in their 50 overs. OUT! Haris Aslam 21(19) b Nathan Smith, Mitchell Rao 0(1) b Nathan Smith

Live Cricket Score Scotland U-19: 154/7 | Overs 45 | Batting: Haris Aslam 13(5), Harris Carnegie 0(0) | Haris has been joined by Harris. Haris Aslam is giving the ball a good whack, he’s on 13 off 5 right now. He needs a few more big hits. OUT! Finlay McCreath 10(29) c Glenn Phillips b Ross ter Braak, Ryan Brown 23(28) c Finnie b Ross ter Braak

Live Cricket Score Scotland U-19: 123/5 | Overs 40 | Batting: Finlay McCreath 8(26), Ryan Brown 8(9) | New Zealand continue to strike at regular intervals. Jack Waller is the latest victim, out caught by Glenn Phillips off Murray. Scotland need a cameo now. OUT! Jack Waller 24(35) c Glenn Phillips b Murray

Live Cricket Score Scotland U-19: 94/4 | Overs 34 | Batting: Jack Waller 9(25), Finlay McCreath 1(12) | This is some good bowling from the New Zealand lads. They are striking at regular intervals at the moment. Owais Shah has been run out for 32. OUT! Owais Shah run out 32 (66).

Live Cricket Score, Scotland U19 78/3 in overs 25, Batting: Owais Shah 27(48), Jack Waller 0(1): And Scotland lose yet another wicket as Johnston goes for 8. Owais Shah is at the crease and doing his part of the batting. He needs a partner at the other end to support. OUT! Rory Johnston lbw b Murray 8 (35)

Live Cricket Score, Scotland U19 50/2 in overs 15, Batting: Owais Shah 6(15), Rory Johnston 1(9): Two wickets down now Scotland and they are in trouble. 50 runs up on the board and boundaries coming but they need to protect their wickets as well. Flack looked settled and boundaries were coming from his bat but after his departure it’s Owais Shah now who has taken on the responsibility to keep the scorecard going. OUT! Neil Flack c Stanley b Finnie 22 (41), Azeem Dar c Scott(wk) b ter Braak 13 (26)

New Zealand will start the match as clear favourites. They will hope that they can get a consolation win and bow out with some pride. Scotland also cannot be taken lightly as they have the tendency to produce a few upsets. They lost all the three games in the group stage by a huge margin and a win against New Zealand will be an upset, but a huge morale booster for the Scottish side.

Both teams are no longer in contention to win the tournament but have a lot at stake going as the look to end the tournament with a win under their belts.


New Zealand U19: Glenn Phillips(w), Daniel Stanley, Christian Leopard, Josh Finnie(c), Finn Allen, Dale Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Nathan Smith, Felix Murray, Zak Gibson, Ross ter Braak, Ben Sears, Talor Scott, Aniket Parikh, Josh Clarkson

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

Live Cricket Scorecard & ball-by-ball commentary: New Zealand vs Scotland, ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2016, 9th place play-off quarter-final