PAK vs AUS U19 WC Semi Final: Australia defeated Pakistan in the semi-finals, will face Team India in the final on Sunday.

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PAK vs AUS U19 WC Semi Final: Australia defeated Pakistan in the semi-finals, will face Team India in the final on Sunday.

ICC Under 19 World Cup 2024: The second semi-final match of the Under-19 World Cup 2024 being played in South Africa was played between Australia Under 19 and Pakistan Under 19 on Thursday. In this match played at Willowmoor Park, Benoni, Australia won the toss and chose to bowl first. Batting first, Pakistan team was all out for 179 runs in 48.5 overs. For Pakistan, Azaan Awais (52) and Arafat Minhas (52) scored half-centuries. For Australia, fast bowler Tom Straker took the maximum of 6 wickets. Callum Vidler, McMillan got 1-1.

In reply, in this thrilling match which lasted till the last over, Australia team scored 181 runs and won the decisive match by 1 wicket and made it to the final. The Indian team had already secured its place in the final. The final of the Under-19 World Cup 2024 will be played between India and Australia at Willowmoor Park, Benoni on Sunday.

condition of australian innings

Australia got a slow start while chasing the target of 180 runs. Openers Harry Dixon and Sam Konstas added 33 runs for the first wicket. Sam’s wicket fell in the 11th over. He scored 14 runs on 31 balls. After this, captain Hugh Wiebgen (4), who came to bat, also lost his wicket cheaply. Harjas Singh of Indian origin was run out on the score of 5. Wicketkeeper Ryan Hicks became the victim of a golden duck.

Opening batsman Harry Dixon was out in the 27th over. He scored 50 runs on 75 balls. Tom Campbell took charge of the innings, but could only score 25 runs in 42 balls. Oliver Peak missed a half-century and scored 49 runs in 75 balls. Tom Straker took 3, Mahali Beardman and did not open the account. Rafe McMillan remained unbeaten on 19 and Callum Vidler remained unbeaten on 2 runs. Ali Raza got 4 successes from Pakistan. Apart from them, Arafat Minhas took 2 wickets and Naveed Ahmed Khan, Ubaid Shah took 1 wicket each.

Tom Straker made a record
Tom Straker’s 6 wickets is the best bowling figure in a semi-final or final in U19 World Cup history. Australian paceman Straker gave 24 runs in 9.5 overs and took 6 wickets. They hunted down Shamil Hussain, Azaan Awais, captain Saad Baig, Ubaid Shah, Mohammad Zishan and Ali Raza. With this, Straker has taken 12 wickets in 5 matches.

Playing 11 of both teams
Australia: Harry Dixon, Sam Konstas, Hugh Wiebgen (c), Harjas Singh, Ryan Hicks (wk), Tom Campbell, Oliver Peak, Rafe McMillan, Tom Straker, Mahali Beardman, Callum Vidler.
Pakistan: Shamil Hussain, Shahzeb Khan, Azaan Awais, Saad Baig (captain and wicketkeeper), Ahmed Hasan, Haroon Arshad, Arafat Minhas, Naveed Ahmed Khan, Ubaid Shah, Mohammad Zeeshan, Ali Raza.


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