Live Updates

  • 10:05 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Afghanistan, ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016, AFG: 217/7 in 50 overs | Target 295 | Naveen-ul-Haq 24 (12), Mujeeb 3 (5): All over for Afghanistan! they have been beaten by a superior Indian side by 77 runs. India have now progressed to the final of the tournament and will take on the winner of the second semi-final match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. OUT! Nisar Wahdat c Thakur b Chahar 75 (86), Shamsurrahman Wali Khail c Rana b Nagarkoti 49 (70)

  • 9:17 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Afghanistan, ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016, AFG: 151/5 in 42 overs | Target 295 | Nisar Wahdat 56 (76), Shamsurrahman Wali Khail 29 (49): Afghanistan are more or less out of the match. They need to score at over 18 an over from here to win this match. India have bowled well so far and it is unlikely that they would let the Afghan batsmen score so many runs in the remaining overs. India however would love to bowl their opposition out in the remaining 8 overs.

  • 8:44 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Afghanistan, ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016, AFG: 103/5 in 33 overs | Target 295 | Nisar Wahdat 37 (55), Shamsurrahman Wali Khail 5 (15): Afghanistan are going at a very slow rate and the man, who was offering some resistance Ibrahim Zadran has also been dismissed for 33. Afghanistan now need over 10 an over to win the match, but they have just five wickets in hand. India are cruising at the moment. OUT! Ibrahim Zadran c Garg b Chahar 33 (77)

  • 7:58 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Afghanistan, ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016, AFG: 56/4 in 21 overs | Target 295 | Ibrahim Zadran 27 (56), Nisar Wahdat 11 (19): India Afghanistan have not been keeping pace with the required run rate and as a result need close to 8 runs an over to win from here. It is going to be tough for Afghanistan to win from here.

  • 7:33 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Afghanistan, ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016, AFG: 56/4 in 15 overs | Target 295 | Ibrahim Zadran 21 (31), Nisar Wahdat 6 (8): Afghanistan have lost two more wickets and find themselves in deep trouble at this point. India are right on top at the moment and will look to wrap things up really soon. OUT! Tariq Stanikzai c Patel b Thakur 11 (24), Ikram Faizi LBW b Thakur 2 (4)

  • 7:10 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Afghanistan, ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016, AFG: 34/2 in 10 overs | Target 295 | Ibrahim Zadran 12 (18), Tariq Stanikzai 7 (19): Afghanistan have lost any further wickets, but have not been able to score at a brisk pace. Indian bowlers have kept things tight and will not want to let go of their grip from here.

  • 6:43 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Afghanistan, ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016, AFG: 11/2 in 4 overs | Target 295 | Ibrahim Zadran 0 (1), Tariq Stanikzai 0 (0): India have struck early, which is just what they needed at this stage. Nagarkoti has been in excellent form throughout this tournament and he has once again given India a wonderful start. They have also lost the wicket of Rasooli for 5. Afghanistan have to ensure that they do not lose any more wickets in the next 10-15 overs or so and also keep up with the required run rate. OUT! Naveed Obaid b Nagarkoti 3 (11), Darwish Rasooli b Shiva Singh 5 (12)

  • 5:47 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Afghanistan, ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016, IND: 294 in 49.1 overs | Yash Thakur 0 (0): What an end to the innings. Afghanistan skipper Naveen-ul-Haq picks up five wickets, and ensures that his side restrict India to under 300, which looked impossible at one stage. Himanshu Rana was eventually dismissed for 130, but Afghanistan pulled things back and picked up wickets in a hurry in the end to ensure India do not take the game away from them.

  • 5:07 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Afghanistan, ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016, IND: 242/4 in 41 overs | Himanshu Rana 114 (111), Salman Khan 6 (4): India have lost the wicket of Abhishek Sharma and Priyam Garg , but are in an excellent position. Himanshu Rana is still out there and will want to make sure that he carries his bat through. Afghanistan on the other hand will have to try their best to try and restrict India to under 300. OUT! Abhishek Sharma c Wahdat b Naveen 31 (50), Priyam Garg LBW b Mujeeb 7 (10)

  • 4:42 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Afghanistan, ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016, IND: 212/2 in 36 overs | Himanshu Rana 104 (101), Abhishek Sharma 25 (44): Himanshu Rana completes his century off just 98 deliveries. India have also gone past 200. They are going at a good pace. They should be able to get a score over 300 at this rate.

  • 4:26 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Afghanistan, ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016, IND: 184/2 in 31 overs | Himanshu Rana 88 (88), Abhishek Sharma 18 (27): Rana is now into the 80s and is looking set to get a big one. Abhishek is playing second fiddle at the moment, but his side are maintaining a good run-rate. Afghanistan in desperate need of a wicket at the moment, else they might see India posting a huge score on the board.

  • 4:07 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Afghanistan, ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016, IND: 150/2 in 26 overs | Himanshu Rana 72 (75), Abhishek Sharma 3 (10): India have lost the wicket of Gill for 45, which has brought skipper Abhishek Sharma to the crease. Rana is going strong at the other end and is surely eyeing a century. Afghanistan need a couple of quick wickets to put pressure on the batsmen. OUT! Shubhman Gill c Obaid b Khail 45 (51)

  • 3:47 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Afghanistan, ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016, IND: 119/1 in 20 overs | Himanshu Rana 51 (55), Shubhman Gill 39 (45): Himanshu has brought up his fifty, just under a run-a-ball. Afghanistan have cut the run flow a bit, but India are still going at a good pace. With nine wickets in hand, they can really post a commanding total.

  • 3:21 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Afghanistan, ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016, IND: 79/1 in 12 overs | Himanshu Rana 32 (31), Shubhman Gill 19 (21): After losing the wicket of Shaw, India have gone well. They have scored at over 6 an over. Rana and Gill have ensured that they do not lose momentum. Afghanistan on the other hand will want to cut the run flow.

  • 3:00 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Afghanistan, ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016, IND: 41/1 in 6 overs | Himanshu Rana 15 (15), Shubhman Gill 0 (1): India are off to an excellent start. At this rate, they are set to get a huge score on the board. Both Prithvi Shaw and Rana batted well, but Shaw has been dismissed for a 22-ball 20. this is a big wicket for Afghanistan. OUT! Prithvi Shaw c Zadran b Wafadar

  • 2:50 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Afghanistan, ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016, IND: 9/0 in 1 over | Prithvi Shaw 9 (6), Himanshu Rana 0 (0): India are off to a good start, having struck a couple of boundaries in the first over of the match. Afghanistan will look to get a couple of early wickets and rattle the Indian top-order.

  • 2:37 PM IST

    Playing XI

    India: Abhishek Sharma (c), Prithvi Shaw, Himanshu Rana, Rahul Chahar, Priyam Garg, Shiva Singh, Salman Khan, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shubman Gill, Het Patel (wk), Yash Thakur

    England: Naveen-ul-Haq (c), Naveed Obaid, Ibrahim Zadran, Darwish Rasooli, Nisar Wahdat, Tariq Stanikzai, Ikram Faizi (wk), Shamsurrahman, Wafadar, Zahir Pakteen, Mujeeb

  • 2:37 PM IST

    TOSS: India have won the toss and elected to bat first.

India-vs-Afghanistan

Good Morning, शुभ प्रभात, සුභ උදෑසනක්! Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of the 1st semi-final match between India U19 and Afghanistan U19 of the ongoing ACC U19 Asia Cup 2016  at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on Tuesday. We will be bringing you live updates from this crucial tie. India are on the positive side easing through the semi-final after ruling the top spot in Group A. Meanwhile, Afghanistan are second in Group B in the points table, who managed to win just two matches in comparison to India, winning three. Afghanistan lost just a single match against Bangladesh and hold 9 points. 

India hold an impressive run rate of +2.55 while Afghanistan hold run rate of +1.42. India undoubtedly are the favourites to win this match after winning all the matches so far in the tournament. India posted 289 for 8 in their 50 overs and managed to bundle Malaysia out for just 54 inside 23 overs. India’s bowler Kamlesh Nagarkoti has been in the spotlight for his innings. Meanwhile, their top batsmen Prithvi Shaw, Het Patel and skipper Abhishek Sharma are the players to vouch for post their fifties in the previous match. The series of victory followed, first against Nepal and lastly Sri Lanka.

Although Afghanistan lost against Bangladesh, they bounced back with super victory against Pakistan by 21 runs while thrashes Singapore bundling the out for 73 and then chasing the total in mere 25 balls. India have been the defending champions of the tournament earlier defeating their arch-rivals Pakistan at UAE. Considering they are the only unbeaten side in the tournament so far, India have a lot to be wary about after Afghanistan’s current form. Chances of Afghanistan surprising India are high on the cards. Yet another nail-biting event can be expected.

Squads:

India: Abhishek Sharma (c), Het Patel (wk), Himanshu Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Chahar, Harvik Desai, Priyam Garg, Ayush Jamwal, Salman Khan, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prithvi Shaw, Shiva Singh, Yash Thakur, Heramb Parab, Anand Tiwari.

Afghanistan: Naveen-ul-Haq (c), Shamsurrahman Wali Khail (wk),  Zahir Khan, Ikram Faizi, Naveed Obaid, Tariq Stanikzai, Yousuf Zazai, Darwish Rasooli, Imran Mohammadi, Mujeeb, Nisar Wahdat, Parwiz, Qais Ahmad, Rohed Janzai, Zahidullah, Ibrahim Zadran.