UAE U20 - News & Discussion

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Re: UAE U20 - News & Discussion

Post by MrMoose » Mon Dec 27, 2021 9:44 pm

Hmm a tough first day at the World Cup for both our sides. India had a significantly stronger side on paper and converted that to be dominant on the pitch.

Home India U20
Away UAE U20
Ground Mill Street Club
League U-20 One Day World Cup
Date 27 Dec. 21 12:00
Crowd 15,686
Weather Hot
Pitch Slow

Result: India U20 won by 129 runs
Toss: India U20 won the toss and elected to bat.
Man of the match: Ayudha Manglorkar (3 points), Abbas Rafi (2), Ramakrishna Bhatti (1)

India U20 UAE U20
Batting - Top Order 10,719 10,464
Batting - Middle Order 9,205 8,716
Batting - Tail 5,634 4,224
Bowling - Seam 10,649 (20) 9,530 (10)
Bowling - Spin 12,346 (30) 11,546 (40)
Fielding/Keeping 12,111 11,635
Overall 191,270 180,017

Our best:
Abbas Rafi - 3 catches, a stumping and 44 runs. Rafi the only shining light in our batting display, his 44 the only score over 20 (and there were only two scores over 10).

S’ad Zafir - 3/45 off his 10 overs, the pick of the bowlers who battled hard today.

Around the grounds:
Group 1:
Canada beat New Zealand by 1 wicket
Bermuda beat Australia by 3 wickets
Kenya beat the Netherlands by 6 wickets

Australia outrated Bermuda by 8000 and lost wowie.

Group 2:
India beat UAE by 129 runs
West Indies beat South Africa by 5 wickets
Bangladesh beat USA by 42 runs

West Indies are up next at 1200. The seniors play the Netherland at 0200. Tune in!
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Re: UAE U20 - News & Discussion

Post by MrMoose » Tue Dec 28, 2021 10:41 pm

Bugger, massively outrated and sadly it showed.

Home West Indies U20
Away UAE U20
Ground Hassanites CG
League U-20 One Day World Cup
Date 28 Dec. 21 12:00
Crowd 19,545
Weather Humid
Pitch Slow

Result:West Indies U20 won by 6 wickets
Toss: UAE U20 won the toss and elected to bat.
Man of the match: Noel Tuit (3 points), Hassan Lutfi (2), Daniel Harris (1)

West Indies U20 UAE U20
Batting - Top Order 10,943 10,210
Batting - Middle Order 9,222 7,882
Batting - Tail 5,935 4,254
Bowling - Seam 9,973 (30) 9,707 (30)
Bowling - Spin 11,944 (20) 10,802 (20)
Fielding/Keeping 11,557 10,945
Overall 186,953 168,696
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Our best:
Hasan Lutfi - a gutsy 73 with the bat.

Fakhir Shareef - 24 runs with the bat and then 2 for 27 off 9 overs with the ball.

The show must go on, would be great for both sides to snag wins today to up the confidence. Seniors take on Sri Lanka at 0200 and the youth play the USA at 1200.
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Re: UAE U20 - News & Discussion

Post by heppa » Tue Dec 28, 2021 11:07 pm

That's rough. Didn't score enough with the bat and our weak bowling options really showed today.

We move onto two flat pitches now. Hopefully can spring a couple of upsets.
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Re: UAE U20 - News & Discussion

Post by heppa » Wed Dec 29, 2021 10:40 pm

Solid win overnight. Should have been even bigger if it weren't for their 60 run 10th wicket partnership.

Nice to get on the board anyway. Lets see if we can keep the momentum going!
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Re: UAE U20 - News & Discussion

Post by Exquisiteblue » Thu Dec 30, 2021 5:14 am

Fawzi :clap

Beginning to believe Penky is right that coming from his academy is better. As Baha coming from mine just can't get himself going at all! :lol:
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Re: UAE U20 - News & Discussion

Post by MrMoose » Thu Dec 30, 2021 5:38 am

Home UAE U20
Away USA U20
Ground White Hurt Lane CG
League U-20 One Day World Cup
Date 29 Dec. 21 12:00
Crowd 17,500
Weather Sunny
Pitch Flat

Result: UAE U20 won by 5 wickets
Toss: UAE U20 won the toss and elected to bowl.
Man of the match: José Manuel Moreno (3 points), Wafiq Fawzi (2), Kale Saheed (1)

UAE U20 USA U20
Batting - Top Order 10,035 10,108
Batting - Middle Order 7,637 9,228
Batting - Tail 4,258 3,793
Bowling - Seam 9,831 (30) 9,962 (30)
Bowling - Spin 11,489 (20) 10,318 (20)
Fielding/Keeping 11,337 11,693
Overall 169,946 174,324

Our best:
Wafiq Fawzi - 94 unbeaten! To help chase down the 250 with 5 overs and 5 wickets to spare.

Kale Saheed - 4/52 from the Leggies 10 overs.

Abbas Rafi - a catch with the gloves and then 64 with the bat.

Salam Hadi - 3/42 from the quicks 10 overs.

A look at the ladders:
Group 1
1. Canada 3 wins 0.92 NRR
2. Australia 2 wins 0.44 NRR
3. Bermuda 2 wins 0.31 NRR
4. New Zealand 1 win
5. Kenya 1 win
6. Netherlands 0 wins

Canada remaining two fixtures are against Australia and Bermuda.
Bermuda play Kenya in their other fixture and Australia play the Netherlands - both fixtures they should winZ

This group will come down to Canada, should they lose both remaining games then Australia and Bermuda will be finals bound.
Should they win one of their matches they’ll be finals bound and keep the loser out of finals.

Group 2
1. West Indies 3 wins
2. India 2 wins
3. Bangladesh 1 win 0.16 NRR
4. USA 1 win -0.17 NRR
5. South Africa 1 win -0.41 NRR
6. UAE 1 win -0.99 NRR

West Indies Vs India on Friday shapes as the match that will crown the leader of this group. There are a lot of scenarios on who gets second but that looks the obvious critical match.

South Africa is up tomorrow.
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Re: UAE U20 - News & Discussion

Post by heppa » Thu Dec 30, 2021 7:59 am

There is a path to progressing without needing a good NRR. Very unlikely, but it's a possibility.
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Re: UAE U20 - News & Discussion

Post by heppa » Thu Dec 30, 2021 10:23 pm

Significantly outrated again. Sucks how badly we timed our squad. So weak in comparison to the rest.
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Re: UAE U20 - News & Discussion

Post by MrMoose » Sat Jan 01, 2022 5:59 am

Home UAE U20
Away Bangladesh U20
Ground Cloud Puppies XI CG
League U-20 One Day World Cup
Date 31 Dec. 21 12:00
Crowd 16,000
Weather Humid
Pitch Crumbling

Result: Bangladesh U20 won by 46 runs
Toss: Bangladesh U20 won the toss and elected to bat.
Man of the match: Fakhir Shareef (3 points), Dinesh Kapoor (2), Irfan Kulkarni (1)

UAE U20 Bangladesh U20
Batting - Top Order 9,956 10,096
Batting - Middle Order 8,440 8,518
Batting - Tail 4,099 4,991
Bowling - Seam 9,683 (20) 10,109 (30)
Bowling - Spin 11,391 (30) 11,644 (20)
Fielding/Keeping 11,304 10,712
Overall 173,339 175,184

Our best:
Fakhir Shareef - 4/41 off 9.3 overs and a gritty 22 runs.

Kale Saheed - 3/27 off 9 overs.

Abbas Rafi - 2 stumpings and 4 catches capped a special day with the gloves.

Sa’d Zafir - 2/39 off 10 overs.

A hearty effort from our bowlers, but we couldn’t get a bat to kick on and make the big score that would’ve chased down the 190.

Around the Grounds:
Australia, Canada, India and West Indies all progress with 4 wins.

Unfortunately both our seniors and youths didn’t have great world cups. Youths snagged a win! Both sides will look to regroup and start next season with strong tours and snag a few wins where they can.

Now it’s time to get on the cordials and enjoy the off season! Enjoy the break from national coverage and my write ups! Keep pulling UAE and let’s see if we can’t knock up a few guns to secure the future of our great cricketing nation!
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Re: UAE U20 - News & Discussion

Post by heppa » Sun Feb 06, 2022 11:42 am

UAE U20 begin their journey in Div 1 tomorrow!

First game up against the Dutch. We really need a good start to the week if we are to survive!

Home Netherlands U20
Away UAE U20
Ground COVID19 Warriors CG
League U-20 One Day 1
Date 07 Feb 22 08:00
Pitch Uneven
Weather (forecast) Hot
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Re: UAE U20 - News & Discussion

Post by heppa » Mon Feb 07, 2022 11:59 am

UAE U20 won by 83 runs

S. Zafir (rfs) 9-2-32-1, A. Schreurs 14 (29b)
End of over 43 (2 runs) - Netherlands U20(165-10). 84 runs required from 7 overs. RR 3.84 RRR 12.00

Perfect start!

Only gets harder tomorrow against Australia.
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Re: UAE U20 - News & Discussion

Post by MrMoose » Tue Feb 08, 2022 8:58 pm

Bugger, the juggernaut was too big for us. Couldn’t slay the giant sadly despite a man of the match performance from our keeper.

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Home UAE U20
Away Australia U20
Ground The Dolphins CG
League U-20 One Day 1
Date 08 Feb. 22 08:00
Crowd 20,000
Weather Cloudy
Pitch Sticky

UAE U20 Australia U20
Batting - Top Order 9,948 10,589
Batting - Middle Order 8,737 8,486
Batting - Tail 4,394 4,804
Bowling - Seam 9,362 (30) 9,576 (50)
Bowling - Spin 9,920 (20) 0 (0)
Fielding/Keeping 10,941 10,339
Overall 168,671 169,612

Result: Australia U20 won by 5 wickets
Toss: UAE U20 won the toss and elected to bat.
Man of the match: Zubair Wadud (3 points), Fakhir Shareef (2), Mason Jar (1)

Our best:

Zubair Wadud - a gritty 59 that was the basis of our innings

Fakhir Shareef - 2/18 off 8 overs

We now second with a pack of 4 teams all on one win. Australia sit top of the heap without loss and South Africa bottom without win.

Bangladesh up next tomorrow!
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Re: UAE U20 - News & Discussion

Post by MrMoose » Wed Feb 09, 2022 8:44 pm

Damn, lose to Bangladesh by 44 runs.

Four 20 run scores in the top 5, just needed one of those lads to push on to a 50 or a 60 and we would’ve won! Bowlers shared the love around but ultimately probably conceded too many runs.

South Africa are next. It’s about survival now, need a win tomorrow!
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Re: UAE U20 - News & Discussion

Post by MrMoose » Thu Feb 10, 2022 11:10 pm

The lads hold on for the win despite a strong performance from South African gun wicket keeper Nic Naitanui or as my dad would call him The Beagle Boys (Nic, Nat and Nuie).

A win on Friday would guarantee a spot in div 1 next tour! Could even give us an outside sniff at taking the title if other results go our way!
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Re: UAE U20 - News & Discussion

Post by MrMoose » Fri Feb 11, 2022 8:38 pm

Bugger!

The loss yesterday sees India jump us on NRR and we finish 5th.

Back down to div 2.
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