Australia have defeated Pakistan in a humdinger of a semifinal to arrange a date with India within the last of the U19 World Cup 2024. The Hugh Weibgen’s facet held its nerves rock stable in a mouth-watering conflict on the Willowmoore Park, Benoni and chased down 180 with simply 1 wicket in hand.
Batting first, the Pakistani facet managed to attain 179 on the again of preventing fifties from Azan Awais and Arafat Minhas. Notably, Tom Straker dismantled Pakistan as he took a six-wicket haul. The second innings was a heart-stopper. The sport ebbed and flowed with overs passing by. The Boys in Inexperienced dented Australia’s probabilities within the second innings with common scalps. Ali Raza picked 4 wickets in his sensational spell of 4/34 to maintain his workforce alive within the sport. Nonetheless, the Aussies managed to search out simply sufficient gasoline of their tank to clinch a completely mad sport within the last over. Australia misplaced their ninth wicket for 164 and nonetheless wanted 16 extra runs. They saved preventing tooth and nail and bought to 3 wanted off the ultimate over. Raf MacMilllan was on strike as Mohammad Zeeshan got here to bowl the all-important over within the sport. He bowled on an excellent size to search out the within edge however the ball rolled away from the stumps in the direction of fantastic leg. Ubaid Shah ran for his life behind the ball, and gave a dive however couldn’t cease the ball from reaching the fence. MacMillan bought the Aussies residence, lastly.
The Aussies wanted 35 runs from the ultimate 12 overs and had 5 wickets in hand. Oliver Peake and Tom Campbell have been properly set on the crease and had notched up 45 runs for the sixth wicket. The sport was slowly going away from Pakistan however Ali Raza and Arafat Minhas impressed a sensational comeback, significantly Raza. Minhas broke the stand within the thirty ninth over earlier than Raza took three wickets to convey life again into the competition.
Australia’s Enjoying XI:
Harry Dixon, Sam Konstas, Hugh Weibgen (c), Harjas Singh, Ryan Hicks (wk), Tom Campbell, Oliver Peake, Raf MacMilllan, Tom Straker, Mahli Beardman, Callum Vidler
Pakistan’s Enjoying XI:
Shamyl Hussain, Shahzaib Khan, Azan Awais, Saad Baig (c & wk), Ahmad Hassan, Haroon Arshad, Arafat Minhas, Naveed Ahmed Khan, Ubaid Shah, Mohammad Zeeshan, Ali Raza
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