Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the 20th match of the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2018. In this Group B encounter, the Prithvi Shaw-led Indian side take on Zimbabwe at Mount Maunganui in what is both the side’s last group game. India have made an impact in the tournament by starting their campaign against Australia. They beat Papua New Guinea (PNG) comprehensively in the next game to cruise to the quarter-final. They will look forward to maintain their undefeated run in the tournament. The pace duo of Shivam Navi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti have been impressive, so has been their spinner Anukul Roy.

Zimbabwe Under-19 began their campaign with a win against PNG before being steamrolled by Australia. Not only this is a must win game for them but also they need to win by a big margin to keep their chances alive for quarter-finals and that looks very bleak. Zimbabwe elected to bat.

Live Updates

  • 12:05 PM IST

    India will face Bangladesh. So, that’s a wrap up for the day. Stay tuned for more updates and join us again for the next match.

  • 12:03 PM IST

    Gill says the pitch was very good to bat on. Also says Dravid encourages the players to go out and play their own game. He is the Player of the Match for his unbeaten 90.

  • 11:55 AM IST

    India win by 10 wickets
    Desai hits a four to end finishing off in style. India reach quarter-finals undefeated.

  • 11:50 AM IST

    Fifty for Desai. Well, these two have committed very little mistakes. Zimbabwe have failed to produce any sort of chance, even half-chances. Ohh, seems like I jinxed him. Desai produces the first edge of the innings,does not carry, passes past the ‘keeper.

  • 11:11 AM IST

    My colleague, who was very enthusiastic to watch the match, yawned a few minutes back. Zimbabwe have to play aggressive cricket. They have a very small total to defend. India, obviously, will not take risks. They will have to produce chances.

  • 10:53 AM IST

    Zimbabwe bowlers look pretty much clueless. No planned attack and Indian batsmen sweetly timing the ball to play some delightful shots. Meanwhile, Myers places his foot way beyond the crease, committing a clear no ball. Bowls another wide in the free hit. Desai mishits the next and is caught, but hey, free hit.

  • 10:39 AM IST

    India look in no hurry but Desai has started to hammer the loose ones. Cuts one through point, gets on backfoot to pull the next through square leg.

  • 10:29 AM IST

    Well, changes everywhere. India have given Desai and Gill a go for opening the innings. This is a good move, as the entire batting line-up thus gets a chance to practice. On the other hand, Zimbabwe skipper Roche opens bowling himself. An off-spinner to start with. Interesting!

  • 10:07 AM IST

    Read the full report here

  • 10:06 AM IST

    BOWLED HIM! India restrict Zimbabwe for 154, Roy finishes with 4 for 20.

  • 9:53 AM IST

    UPDATE: Nungu is down after being hit by Arshdeep’s bouncer. Being checked for signs of concussion.

  • 9:50 AM IST

    OUT! Arshdeep yorks Harrison. At his foot and Harrison barely has anything to do. Umpire is convinced by the appeal. Zimbabwe 9 down with 150 on the board.

  • 9:49 AM IST

    150 up for Zimbabwe!
    Zimbabwe’s best batting performance so far in this edition of the tournament.

  • 9:30 AM IST

    OUT! Nenhunzi departs for 14 trying a reverse sweep, after hitting a four in the previous over. Another wicket goes down as umpire raises his finger to Abhishek Sharma’s appeal for LBW. But was it a right decision? Pitched in line and must have gone on to hit the stumps but replay shows it hits his gloves. Hmmm…

  • 9:28 AM IST

    FOUR! A boundary after four overs and Zimbabwe need many more of those. Indian bowlers and fielders have restricted them.

  • 9:17 AM IST

    Abhishek Sharma fills his wicket column now. Frost departs charging down the wicket, stumped. Zimbabwe lose 7.

  • 9:15 AM IST

    This has been a story of Indian domination so far. Shivam
    Navi triggered the Zimbabwean collapse in the third over by cleaning up Gregory
    Dollar. Zimbabwe were reduced to 61 for 3 in the 20th over with Kamlesh
    Nagarkoti and Arshdeep Singh picking a wicket each. Left arm spinner Anukul Roy
    who picked up a five-for against PNG in the last game took over from there,
    further sliding Zimbabwean hopes. He sent back Shumba, Chimhinya and Roche in
    his back-to-back overs to reduce Zimbabwe to 130 for 6 in the 34th over.