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Australia vs Pakistan 2nd Semi Final Highlights | Australia U19 Win by 1 wicket against Pakistan U19 

Australia vs Pakistan 2nd Semi Final Highlights

The ICC Under-19 World Cup 2024 witnessed an intense battle between Australia U19 and Pakistan U19 in the second semi-final at Willowmoore Park, Benoni. In a nail-biting encounter, Australia emerged victorious by a narrow margin of one wicket, setting the stage for a face-off against India in the final.

After winning the toss, Australia opted to bowl first, Australia U19’s decision paid off as they successfully restricted Pakistan U19 to a total of 179 runs in 48.5 overs. Standout performances from Azan Awais, who scored 52, and Arafat Minhas, who contributed 52 runs, added substance to Pakistan’s innings. Tom Straker shone for Australia, claiming an impressive 6 wickets for just 24 runs.

Facing a target of 180 runs, Australia navigated through the challenge with determination. In a closely contested match, they achieved the required runs with just one wicket to spare. Harry Dixon played a pivotal role, top-scoring with 50 runs. Despite a valiant effort from Ali Raza, who took 4 wickets for Pakistan, Australia managed to secure the win in 49.1 overs.

Key Performers

Tom Straker (Australia): 6 wickets for 24 runs, dismantling Pakistan’s batting lineup.

Azan Awais (Pakistan): Notable half-century with 52 runs.

Harry Dixon (Australia): Top scorer for Australia with a crucial 50 runs.

Ali Raza (Pakistan): Impressive bowling performance, taking 4 crucial wickets.

With this thrilling victory, Australia U19 sets the stage for a high-stakes final against India. The clash promises to be a spectacle, with both teams displaying exceptional skills throughout the tournament. Cricket enthusiasts can expect an exciting battle as the young talents vie for the prestigious ICC U19 World Cup title.

Keep an eye out for further updates as we continue to delve into the captivating journey of U19 cricket!

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