Be it the WTC or the World Cup 2024, one common team to qualify was Australia. They did it again. Australia has defeated Pakistan by one wicket in the U-19 World Cup 2024. It is safe to say that the Aussies' never giving up attitude has done wonders for their team. At one point it felt like the match slipped out of their hands, however, the young lads did their best to win the semi-final 2. Now, they'll play against India in the finals.
On winning the toss, Australia decided to ball first. They did a pretty decent job in dismissing the Pakistan team to 179 runs. Except for three batters, Shamly Hussain (17), Axan Awais (52), and Arafat Minhas (52), no other batter scored in double digits. It was because of Awais and Minhas that the team reached a total of 179 runs. Tom Straker, the Aussies pacer, claimed a six-wicket haul in the semi-final 2.
Australia's batting collapsed as well. However, their condition wasn't as bad as their opponents. Even though most batters reached double figures, they failed to stick around for a longer time resulting in creating pressure for the batters who were on the crease. Harry Dixon gave a tough fight till the end as he scored 50 runs off 75 balls. Following him Ollie Peake took the team's charge and scored 49 runs off 75 balls. Pakistan's Ali Raza took four wickets and almost won the match for his team. But Australia's persistent attitude helped them win the match.
India Vs Australia finals on Sunday
Yet again, on a bright Sunday, India and Australia will play a World Cup final. However, this time, the U-19 teams will face each other in the U-19 World Cup 2024 finals. After three months, it's time to see the young lads face the mighty Aussies again. All the Indians are hoping for a different result this time than what happened three months ago.
Both the teams seem to have a strong side in terms of batting and bowling. Moreover, just like the senior team, the junior team has remained unbeaten throughout the tournament. Nonetheless, it will be intriguing to see the match results on Sunday.
This man deserves appreciation— Ash (@Ashsay_) February 8, 2024
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There is a 15 years old age as per the international calendar years and then there is 15 years old age as per the Pakistani calendar years.— Che0w Me0w (@deshbhkt_) February 8, 2024
Again India vs Australia in the world cup final— Pritam Pandey ✌️ (@ViratFan100) February 8, 2024
Wait, we have seen it before
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November 19th, 2023 - India faced Australia in the ODI WC final.— Extraa Cover (@ExtraaaCover) February 8, 2024
February 11th, 2024 - India will face Australia in the U-19 WC final. pic.twitter.com/zPds391FMB
Regardless of whether it's the main team or the U19s, the narrative of every Pakistan vs. Australia match remains consistent: Pakistan often appears on the verge of victory, but Australia manages to snatch it away. This speaks volumes about the mental resilience and strength of…— s47 (@s47here) February 8, 2024
Pakistan gave tough fight, Australian Nerves at the end won the match.https://t.co/YtvmDFzqcD— Piyush Cricket (@kayptalks) February 8, 2024
Let’s see them in finals— Shayari✍️ (@Shayari_fans) February 8, 2024