Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Super League Quarter-Final 2 of the ongoing ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. The match will be played between India and Namibia Under-19 sides at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah. It is the fourth fixture of both India and Namibia into the tournament. While Namibia won two out of their three group stage matches, India finished as table-toppers of Group D winning all the matches. They beat Nepal, Ireland and New Zealand quite comfortably; meanwhile the only fixture Namibia lost in the group stage was against the hosts, Bangladesh. It was a huge surprise watching them defeat the likes of Scotland and South Africa. LIVE SCORECARD: India vs Namibia, Quarter-Final-2 of ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup

Match Report: India Under-19 team qualifies for the semi-finals ICC under-19 World Cup defeating Namibia Under-19 by a huge margin off 197 runs.

Man Of the Match! Rishabh Pant, explosive 111 runs from just 96 balls.

Live Cricket Score: Namibia 152 in 39 overs | Batting : Warren van Wyk : ALL OUT! Fritz Coetzee gets a perfect yorker to get bowled by Khaleel Ahmed, his only wicket. India U-19 qualify for the semi-finals stage for ICC under-19 World Cup. Anmolpreet Singh and Mayank Dagar picks three wicket a piece as to deflate the Namibian innings.

Live Cricket Score: Namibia 118/7 in 27.4 overs | Batting: Jurgen Linde 12(18), Michael van Lingen 0(0): OUT!!Anmolpreet Singh picks   Francois Rautenbach, as he lofts directly to the fielder standing in the mid-off position. Rautenbach only made 8 runs. Before his Mayank Dagar scalps the wicket of Charl Brits, he also looking to hit one over the ground only manages to catch the fielder at slips as Sarfaraz jumps to catch a difficult looking catch.

Live Cricket Score: Namibia 96/5 in 20.4 overs | Batting: Charl Brits ,Jurgen Linde : OUT! As Namibia loss wicket after wicket in the last few overs.This time it is Zean Green who perishes giving a catch to the diving Sarfaraz Khan, in a bid to slog one over covers.Washington Sundar picks his second scalp. Earlier,Wicket maiden from Mayank Dagar, Eben van WYK goes without disturbing the scorer. Dagar in his last over also picked up Lohan Louwrens as he tries to slog on over the mid-wicket ends up giving a dolly to Avesh Khan. Namibia still need 254 runs to win with only 5wickets in hand.

Live Cricket Score: Namibia 80/2  in 15.5 overs | Batting: Zane Green 19(24), Lohan Louwrens 0(0) : OUT! SJ Loftie-Eaton plays on to the stumps, as he manages to get an edge and crashes into the off stump. This was Washington Sundar picks his first wicket. Loftie-Eaton was playing well making 22 wickets of 43 balls. Zane Green has played well so far in his innings of 18 runs from 22 balls.

Live Cricket Score: Namibia 59/1  in 9.3 overs | Batting: SJ Loftie-Eaton 19(27), Zane Green : OUT! Break in play has helped India get Davin as Batham cleans him up. Both Niko Davin and SJ Liftie-Eaton had managed to deny Indian bowlers wickets so, but have surely managed to up the run-rate achieving 50 runs in the 10 overs they have played. Davin has hit 33 quick runs in 29, hitting five boundaries and one six. Loftie- Eaton have managed to get around 19 runs of 27.Play has been delayed for a bit as of injury niggle for Sarfaraz Khan.

Live Cricket Score: Namibia 22/0  in 5 overs | Batting: Niko Davin12(13), SJ Loftie-Eaton 8(16) : Both Niko Davin and SJ Liftie-Eaton have managed to deny Indian bowlers any wickets. Avesh Khan and Khaleel Ahmed have looked giving very little to the batsman. Davin and Loftie-Eaton have managed to two and one four respectively. Namibia needs more 328 runs in 45 overs need to start hitting some big shots if they have any chance of winning.

Live Cricket Score: Namibia 0/0  in 1 overs | Batting: Niko Davin 0(0) , SJ Loftie-Eaton 0(6) : Namibia have a herculean task of chasing down India’s total of 349/6. Avesh Khan has bowled a good probing first over, making the batsmen to play most of the deliveries. Niko Davin and SJ Liftie-Eaton will look provide a good solid start to their team.

 

Innings Report: Mahipal Lomror destroyed Coetzee in the final over hitting three huge sixes, achieving 24 runs in the final over as India reach 349/6 thanks to a Rishabh Pant 100!

Live Cricket Score: India 349/6 in 50 overs | Batting: Mayank Dagar 0(0), Mahipal Lomror 41(21): Armaan Jaffer gets out for a 55-ball 64. It was Fritz Coetzee’s third wicket. Mahipal Lomror’s unbeaten 41 off 21 odd balls helps India post a mammoth 349 runs. Last over by Coetzee fetched the Indians 24 runs with Lomror carting three big sixes. It is a huge score and Namibia will have to bat very well if they wish to get anywhere close to it.   OUT! Armaan Jaffer c Lohan Lowrens b Fritz Coetzee 64(55), OUT! Washington Sundar c Francois Rautenbach b SJ Loftie-Eaton 1(3)

Live Cricket Score: India 298/4 in 45.5 overs | Batting: Armaan Jaffer 50(48), Mahipal Lomror 5(6): Armaan Jaffer smashes a brisk half century but India needs more from the youngster. He has struck four boundaries and a six in his innings. Looks like India will pull off a score in excess of 330. However, for achieving this it is necessary that Armaan slogs with discipline. He is the set batsman at the crease and if he gets out at this crucial juncture, India might fall short of 330.

Live Cricket Score: India 282/4 in 44.1 overs | Batting: Armaan Jaffer 43(43), Mahipal Lomror 0(1): Finally, Namibia succeed in breaking the partnership which could had proved very fatal in the death overs. Sarfaraz departs after a run-a-ball 76. He could had caused severe damage since he was looking well set and ready for the final onslaught. Mahipal Lomror is the new batter at the crease. OUT! Sarfaraz Khan c Lohan Lowrens b Fritz Coetzee 76(76)

Live Cricket Score: India 269/3 in 42.2 overs | Batting: Sarfaraz Khan 72(71), Armaan Jaffer 34(38): Some quick runs come for India Under-19 team in the last 14 deliveries. The fourth wicket partnership between Sarfaraz Khan and Armaan Jaffer is now worth 86 runs and it has come in quick time off just 83 balls. India will be hoping to go past 320 from here on. They are cruising along well and if they fall anything short of it, Namibia will be happy with it.

Live Cricket Score: India 240/3 in 40 overs | Batting: Sarfaraz Khan 51(61), Armaan Jaffer 27(34): India U19 managed to pick up the run rate as come into the final 10 overs of this innings. Sarfaraz Khan has managed to bring up his quick fire fifty along with Armaan Jaffer who has supported him well. Namibia bowler will look to restrict India to below 300 if they would want to have it easy while chasing.

Live Cricket Score: India 222/3 in 35 overs | Batting: Sarfaraz Khan 41(44), Armaan Jaffer 17(18):  Sarfaraz Khan is looking to notch up yet another fifty! Armaan Jaffer have had a a chance spilled down as well, who looks to up the ante in a bid to the run-rate.  With only 15 overs remaining Indian team will look to propel the run-rate,will look to get around 300+ runs.

Live Cricket Score: India 183/3 in 28.2 overs | Batting: Sarfaraz Khan 22 (26), Armaan Jaffer: OUT! Rishabh Pant goes after hitting a smashing century. Pant gave his wicket away in an attempt to clear the rope, only ending uo giving a catch to van Lingen as Francois Rautenbach picks his first wicket.  India Under 19 have achieved 183 runs so far. Pant and Sarfaraz Khan partnership was 62 runs. Armaan Jaffer comes into the middle. OUT! Rishabh Pant c Michael van Lingen b Francois Rautenbach 111(96)

Live Cricket Score: India 168/2 in 25.2 overs | Batting: Rishabh Pant 100(82) , Sarfaraz Khan 18 (22): FOUR!! 100! Rishabh Pant gets though to his hundred in style  Pant has been the player for the tournament for India in this edition of ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in batting. Sarfaraz Khan has looked in good form himself, supporting Pant shot by shot. Namibiam bowlers have looked completely out of sorts in this session so far, getting hit all around the park.

Live Cricket Score: India 121/2 in 17.5 overs | Batting: Rishabh Pant 71 (58) , Sarfaraz Khan 0 (0): OUT!! Niko Davin grabs Anmolpreet Singh, finally in an attempt to hit another six he manages to give an easy catch to mid-wicket fielder. Anmolpreet had hit a four in the previous delivery to short ball as well. Rishabh Pant is now joined by Sarfaraz Khan in the middle. OUT! Anmolpreet Singh c Francois Rautenbech b Niko Davin 41(42)

Live Cricket Score: India 112 /1 in 17 overs | Batting: Rishabh Pant 66(56) , Anmolpreet Singh 37(39) : Loftie-Eaton  manages to get the run rate down after last over went for 20 runs. Charl Brits got hit for 20 huge runs in an over which included two sixes and one boundary.Anmolpreet Singh on the other hand is looking good for a half -century where as Rishabh Pant would want to get through 100!

Live Cricket Score: India 81 /1 in 14.1 overs | Batting: Rishabh Pant 50(46) , Anmolpreet Singh 21(33) : FIFTY! Rishabh Pant looking to be in a form of his life, crosses his second consecutive half -century in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup. Pant has looked unfazed has carried batting with much aggression and  girt.  On the other side Anmolpreet Singh has looked in good touch batting much in sync with Pant.Pant half-century came in just 46 balls.

Live Cricket Score: India 53/1 in 8 overs | Batting: Rishabh Pant 35(26) , Anmolpreet Singh 10(14) : Rishab Pant looks to start his innings from where he started already making quick fire 35 runs from 26 balls, well supported by Anmolpreet Singh on 10 from 14.India Under-19 won the toss and decided to bat first on a pitch that looked as a bellter against Namibia Under-19. India started pff badly lossing skipper Ishan Kishan on just 6 runs in eight balls. Coetezee thumps in a full ball to which grip the pitch and manages come slow towards the batsmen, with Kishan only manages to get a chip bal towards the bowler. OUT! Ishan Kishan c&b Fritz Coetzee 6(8)

Both the sides, India Under-19 and Namibia will be captained by their regular skippers, Zane Green and Ishan Kishan respectively. Kishan has played just one good innings out of the three times he has batted in the tournament, Green also has had a below average World Cup so far. Both the skippers will be expected to deliver in their respective top-orders.

The Indian team has witnessed crucial contributions from the likes of Ricky Bhui, Avesh Khan, Sarfaraz Khan and Mahipal Lomror quite consistently so far in the World Cup. Avesh stands third on the table of most wickets with nine scalps to his name so far in the tournament. Meanwhile, in the batting department Sarfaraz Khan leads India with most number of runs with 169 runs from three innings, however he stands ninth overall on the most runs table.

Squads:

India Under-19: Ishan Kishan(c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Washington Sundar, Sarfaraz Khan, Ricky Bhui, Mayank Dagar, Mahipal Lomror, Avesh Khan, Shubham Mavi, Khaleel Ahmed, Armaan Jaffer

Namibia Under-19: SJ Loftie-Eaton, Niko Davin, Zane Green(c & wk), Lohan Louwrens, Jurgen Linde, Michael van Lingen, Charl Brits, Chrischen Olivier, Francois Rautenbach, Fritz Coetzee, Warren van Wyk