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IND vs SA, Under-19 WC Semi-Final, Live Updates: Lhuan-dre Pretorius is leading South Africa’s recovery after completing his half-century in the U-19 World Cup semi-final against India in Benoni. This comes after Raj Limbani had struck twice for India. Pretorius and Richard Seletswane are standing unbeaten at the crease for two-down South Africa. Earlier, India skipper Uday Saharan won the toss and opted to bowl against South Africa in the first semi-final of the Under-19 World Cup on Tuesday in Benoni. (Live Scorecard)
Here are the Live Updates of the Under-19 World Cup Semi-Final match between India and South Africa, straight from Benoni:
IND vs SA Live Score: 50 up for Pretorius!
Pretorius gets to his 50 in 59 balls. He pushed through quicker on middle, eased to long-off. A well controlled knock so far
SA: 85/2 (18.1)
IND vs SA Live Score: SA need a partnership!
Pretorius has looked solid during his stay so far. However, he would need someone to bat with him deep. As of now, Seletswabe has looked steady
SA: 84/2 (18)
IND vs SA Live Score: Pretorius nears 50
Opening batter Lhuan-dre Pretorius is standing like a strong wall for South Africa as he is fearlessly dealing in boundaries. In the previous over of Arshin Kulkarni, he smashes a boundary as the India bowler leaks 9 runs. With this, Pretorius has breached the 40-run mark and inching closer towards his half-century.
SA 72/2 (14 overs)
IND vs SA Live Score: Good over from Saumy Pandey
Saumy Pandey bowls an excellent over and controls the flow of runs. In his previous over, he concedes only three runs and creates pressure on the duo of Lhuan-dre Pretorius and Richard Seletswane. The Proteas duo need to stitch a solid partnership, in order to bring South Africa back into the game.
SA 63/2 (13 overs)
IND vs SA Live Score: SA need partnership
South Africa have gained the momentum in the match but have also lost two wickets in the process. They now need Lhuan-dre Pretorius stitch a partnership with Richard Seletswane, who has joined him at the crease after the dismissal of David Teeger. In the previous over of Murugan Abhishek, the duo score eight runs, which include a six from Pretorius.
SA 55/2 (10 overs)
IND vs SA Live Score: OUT
OUT!!! Raj Limbani strikes again and this time, he dismisses David Teeger for duck. Teeger gets completely bamboozled by the pace delivery as the ball goes below the bat and rattles up the off-stump. A moment of worry as South Africa lose their second wicket.
SA 46/2 (8.1 overs)
IND vs SA Live Score: Good over for South Africa
Despite losing the wicket of Steve Stolk, South Africa gain some momentum in the match as Lhuan-dre Pretorius thrashes Naman Tiwari. In the previous over of the pacer, the Proteas opener smashes a six and a boundary as Tiwari concedes 15 runs. Pretorius will now look to stitch a good partnership with David Teeger.
SA 46/1 (8 overs)
IND vs SA Live Score: OUT
OUT!!! Raj Limbani has provided India with their first breakthrough as he dismissed Steve Stolk for 14. Stolk tries to steal a boundary but the ball hits the edge of the bat and wicketkeeper Aravelly Avanish makes no mistake and takes a terrific catch behind the stumps. First wicket gone for the Proteas in the semi-finals.
SA 23/1 (4.5 overs)
IND vs SA Live Score: 6 runs off the over
After a slow start in the first over, South Africa gain some momentum in the third over. The duo of Lhuan-dre Pretorius and Steve Stolk score five runs off Raj Limbani, which also includes a boundary from the latter. India are eyeing an early wicket to gain an upper hand in the match.
SA 12/0 (3 overs)
IND vs SA Live Score: Good over from Limbani
India are off to a dominating start in the semi-final against South Africa. In the first over, pacer Raj Limbani creates pressure on the Proteas openers with his terrific spell and concedes only one run. The duo of Lhuan-dre Pretorius and Steve Stolk aim for boundaries in the coming overs.
SA 1/0 (1 overs)
U-19 World Cup Live: We are underway
The first semi-final match of the ongoing Under-19 World Cup between India and South Africa begins. Lhuan-dre Pretorius and Steve Stolk have opened the proceedings for the Proteas and will look to stitch a solid partnership. On the other hand, Raj Limbani will be bowling the first over for India.
IND vs SA Live Score: Time for national anthems
Both the teams are out on the field for their respective national anthems. The semi-final match between India and South Africa will begin in a few minutes. Stay tuned.
IND vs SA Live Score: South Africa’s Playing XI
South Africa U19 (Playing XI): Lhuan-dre Pretorius(w), Steve Stolk, David Teeger, Richard Seletswane, Dewan Marais, Juan James(c), Oliver Whitehead, Riley Norton, Tristan Luus, Nqobani Mokoena, Kwena Maphaka
IND vs SA Live Score: India’s Playing XI
India U19 (Playing XI): Adarsh Singh, Arshin Kulkarni, Priyanshu Moliya, Uday Saharan(c), Sachin Dhas, Musheer Khan, Aravelly Avanish(w), Murugan Abhishek, Raj Limbani, Naman Tiwari, Saumy Pandey
IND vs SA Live Score: Pitch report
Long hit down the ground – 82m but the leg side boundary is 67m. Not surprised to see India bowl first, they bowled first in the series before the World Cup. The surface is quite dry, and pacers have been more effective on this track. This is a little more grass in the 6-8m mark. India need to ensure SA don’t get to the a fast start, make use of the conditions
U-19 World Cup Live: Here’s what Juan James said at the toss
Would have liked to bowl first as well. Just want the boys to go out there and enjoy themselves. We feel confident playing them, we’ve beaten them twice. One change for us.
U-19 World Cup Live: Here’s what Uday Saharan said at the toss
We’ll bowl first. There is always something in the morning, and this is a new wicket for us. We were prepared to bowl first as well, we lost the toss a couple of times that’s why we have had to always bat. We are completely prepared, the pressure and outside noise doesn’t concern us. We want to just execute our plans
IND vs SA Live Score: Toss
India skipper Uday Saharan won the toss and opted to bowl against South Africa in the semi-final match of the Under-19 World Cup in Benoni.
IND vs SA Live Score: India flawless in all departments
Across departments, it will be tough to point out a singular force behind India’s juggernaut, particularly in last few games. If the batters have buried the opponents under a mountain of runs, the bowlers have delivered wins that have exceeded a minimum of 130 runs in terms of margins.
IND vs SA Live Score: India are favourites
Red-hot India will be firm favourites to book a place in the summit clash of the ongoing U-19 World Cup when they take on hosts South Africa. Defending champions India have marched on into the semifinals on the back of five consecutive wins in the tournament, with their exciting talent putting up a fine all-round show to ensure their dominance.
IND vs SA Live Score: Hello
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Under-19 World Cup, 1st semi-final match between India and South Africa, straight from Willowmoore Park, Benoni. Stay tuned for all the live updates.
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