Namaste! Hello and Welcome to Cricketcountry’s live coverage of the warm-up tie between India and Canada of the 2016 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup at the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan No 4 Ground in Savar on Sarurday. I am Paulami Chakraborty, and I will be bringing you all the live updates from this tie. India, who have managed to win the U-19 World Cup title twice in their career would look for another shot at the title as they get their campaign underway against the minnows Canada, who are a good side. However, compared to the standards of Indian cricket, it would be a tough tie, but being a warm-up tie, they would definitely be able to assess themselves and the opponent team as on how they are likely to fair.

Live Cricket Score, Canada U19 113 in overs 31.3, Batting: Shlok Patel 0(1): India U19 win by a mammoth 372 runs! India U19 team dominated entirely upon their opponents and clinched an easy victory. The batsmen did a remarkable job while the bowlers also did their bit to end things even quickly for Canada.

OUT! Prushoth Wijayaraj b Khan 1 (5)

OUT! Mamik Luthra c Batham b Lomror 12 (17)

OUT! A Haseeb b Avesh Khan 6 (18)

OUT! Abraash Khan lbw b Lomror 22 (39)

OUT! Kurt Ramdath lbw b Zeeshan Ansari 0 (8)

Live Cricket Score, Canada U19 90/5 in overs 23, Batting: Kurt Ramdath 0(5), Abraash Khan 22(37): Abraash Khan is trying his level best as he is picking up opportunities and hitting the right deliveries for boundaries. He needs a good support from the other end.

OUT! M Patel b Lomror 14 (30)

Live Cricket Score, Canada U19 58/4 in overs 17, Batting: Miraj Patel 6(18), Abraash Khan 1(15): It’s drinks and the Canada team doesn’t look comfortable at all. The run chase seems impossible but they need to try till the end. They have 6 wickets in the hand.

OUT! H Thaker c Washington Sundar b Zeeshan Ansari 25 (30)

OUT! Akash Gill c Khan b Batham 17 (31)

Live Cricket Score, Canada U19 20/2 in overs 9, Batting: Akash Gill 17(26), Harsh Thaker 17(20): The Canada U19 batsmen are going really slow and steady but to get to a total nearing almost 500 in just 41 overs in hand, they need to hurry up. Big shot and quick runs are needed.

Live Cricket Score, Canada U19 20/2 in overs 5, Batting: Akash Gill 5(14), Harsh Thaker 9(8): A very weak start by the Canada U19 team as they lost 2 of their top order batsmen out within the first two overs. Indian bowler Shubham Mavi took both the wickets and Canada will now have to recover from the situation and chase the massive target.

OUT! Arslan Khan lbw b Mavi 0 (1)

OUT! Sarbot Sivia b Mavi 5 (7)

*Canada’s innings starts*

India Under-19 final score: 485/3 in overs 50

OUT! Armaan Jaffer c S Patel b Thaker 36 (25)

Live Cricket Score, India U19 421/2 in overs 46, Batting: Mahipal Lomror 14(9), Armaan Jaffer 21(19): And India are continuing with the hammering and still no success for Canada bowlers. Had it not been a warm up match, many records would have been broken by now. Outstanding job by the India U19 batsmen.

Sarfaraz Khan retired hurt 48 (36)

Live Cricket Score, India U19 363/2 in overs 40, Batting: Sarfaraz Khan 48(36), Armaan Jaffer 4(4): Ricky Bhui also scored his hundred. He retired after scoring 115 off 71 and it’s up to young talent Sarfaraz Khan now to increase the run yet more.

Ricky Bhui retired hurt 115 (71)

Live Cricket Score, India U19 328/2 in overs 36, Batting: Sarfaraz Khan 19(19), Ricky Bhui 88(55): And there is no stopping India U19 today. Canada U19 bowlers have failed majorly today as the run is going up and up and they are not really being able to do any harm.

Live Cricket Score, India U19 270/2 in overs 30, Batting: Sarfaraz Khan 3(5), Ricky Bhui 46(33): India U19s are totally dominating here. Canada bowlers are not being able to do anything about it. The urge of scoring runs is getting passed from one to another batsman. Pant started it with scoring big, skipper Kishan followed it up with a briliant century and now Ricky Bhui is inching towards his half century.

Ishan Kishan retired hurt 138 (86)

Live Cricket Score, India U19 230/2 in overs 25, Batting: Ishan Kishan 124(78), Ricky Bhui 24(16):India U19 skipper Ishan Kishan is on fire. Completed his century off 70 deliveries and India already have 230 runs on board. The projected score is 460 and Canada U19 urgently need a wicket here.

Live Cricket Score, India U19 172/2 in overs 21, Batting: Ishan Kishan 65(51), Ricky Bhui 8(14): Skipper Ishan Kishan comes into action as he picks the correct deliveries and sents them for boundary. The 20th over saw a huge sixer as well! Skipper looking forward to his individual century here. Meanwhile, Canada U19s have bagged a crucial wicket as Washington Sundar departed making 8.

OUT! Washington Sundar c Sivia b Haseeb 8 (19)

Live Cricket Score, India U19 142/1 in overs 17, Batting: Ishan Kishan 65(51), Washington Sundar 8(14): A good comeback by the Canada U19 bowlers as boundaries are coming much rarely now. A set Ishan Kishan, the skipper, is there at the crease and Washington Sundar joins him. Both the players are potent enough and they have ample wickets in hand as well.

Live Cricket Score, India U19 116/1 in overs 13, Batting: Ishan Kishan 46(36): After a power packed innings, Pant goes for 62 as he is caught at square leg. Canada are finding their way back into the game with this wicket and a few good overs by Abraash Khan and Abdul Haseeb.

OUT! Rishabh Pant c M Patel b Abraash Khan 62 (37)

Live Cricket Score, India U19 52/0 in overs 9, Batting: Ishan Kishan 19(15), Rishabh Pant 31(21): Canada U19 bowlers are at loss and India U19 opener Rishabh Pant is on fire. The bowlers need a breakthrough here or else the run would total up to a mammoth target which will be nearly impossible for the Canada U19 batsmen to chase.

Live Cricket Score, India U19 52/0 in overs 6, Batting: Ishan Kishan 19(15), Rishabh Pant 31(21): 50 Up for India! A quick 50 for the two-time champions and they are fully dominating the Canada U19 bowlers here. The bowlers have no answer to the destructive batting.

Live Cricket Score, India U19 32/0 in overs 3, Batting: Ishan Kishan 11(9), Rishabh Pant 19(9): And India have got a brilliant start here, thanks to Rishabh Pant’s confident batting. Back to back boundaries from the youngster and Canada U19 bowlers are being hammered! Skipper Ishan Kishan at the other end also looks dangerous. Not a good news for Canada.

The World Cup will be contested by the national under-19 teams of sixteen International Cricket Council (ICC) members, and all matches played will hold under-19 One Day International (ODI) status. Ten teams qualified automatically for the tournament through their status as ICC full members, while five others qualified by winning regional qualifying events. The final place at the tournament was taken by the winner of the 2015 Under-19 World Cup Qualifier, which was contested by the runners-up at the five regional qualifiers, according to Wikipedia.

Squads:

Canada U19: Abraash Khan (c), Akash Gill, Mamik Luthra, Shlok Patel, Sarbot Sivia, Amish Taploo (wk), Prushoth, Bhavindu Adhihetty, Arslan Khan, Abdul Haseeb, Miraj Patel, Kurt Ramdath, Suliman Khan, Harsh Thaker, Thursaanth Anantharajah.

India U19: Ishan Kishan (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Washington Sundar, Sarfaraz Khan, Amandeep Khare, Anmolpreet Singh, Ricky Bhui, Mayank Dagar, Zeeshan Ansari, Mahipal Lomror, Avesh Khan, Shubham Mavi, Khaleel Ahmed, Rahul Batham, Armaan Jaffer.