Australia has made it to the final by defeating Pakistan in the Under-19 World Cup semi-finals. There will be a match between India and Australia on Sunday.
AUS U29 vs PAK U19: Another World Cup final will be seen between India and Australia. Australia has won the semi-finals of the ongoing Under-19 World Cup in South Africa by defeating Pakistan by 4 wickets.
Australia won the toss and decided to bowl first. After this, Pakistan, who came to bat, did not have a good start. Even before the first 10 overs, the team suffered one blow after another, due to which their score became 27/2. Openers Shamil Hussain and Shahzaib Khan returned to the pavilion on 17 and 4 runs respectively. Ajan Awais, who came at number three, played an inning of 51 runs in 91 balls with the help of 3 fours and added some runs. Whereas, the sequence of wickets falling from the other end continued. Middle-order batsman Arafat scored 52 runs in 61 balls.
Apart from this, a total of 7 batsmen of Pakistan could not even touch double figures. Pakistani team collapsed on the score of 179 in 48.5 overs. Australian fast bowler Tom Straker took a total of 6 wickets in a spell of 9.5 overs and gave only 24 runs. Mahli, Kalam, Raf and Tom Campbell took 1-1 wicket.
Australia’s opening batsman Harry Dixon, who came to bat in reply, scored 50 runs in 75 balls with the help of 5 fours. However, the second opener Sam was bowled by Ali Raza on 14 runs. After this, Australia also suffered three consecutive major setbacks. But Oliver PK and Tom Campbell took over the innings and led the way to victory. PK scored 49 runs in 75 balls with the help of 3 fours, while Tom scored 25 runs.
Fast bowler Ali made the match exciting
Only after this, Pakistani pacer Ali Raza gave one blow after another and brought the match to an exciting turn. Ali took the wickets of Tom Campbell and Mahli in the 45th over, taking the Kangaroos’ score to 164/9.
After this, Raf McMillan played an innings of 19 runs while saving the last wicket. It was he who took Australia to the final by hitting a four on the first ball of the 49th over.
For Pakistan, Ali Raza took 4 wickets while giving 34 runs in the spell. Apart from this, Arafat got 2 wickets and Ubaid and Naved got 1 wicket each.