ICC Under-19 World Cup 2024 The second semi-final was played between Pakistan and Australia. In a low scoring match, Australia defeated Pakistan by one wicket and made it to the final. Australia faces defending champion in the final match India Will be from. India is a strong contender for this trophy and has not lost a single match in the tournament so far. Indian captain Uday Saharan has full confidence in his team and said that they are ready to face any team that comes in the final. India has reached the final of this global tournament for the fifth consecutive time.
Australia defeated Pakistan by one wicket
Talking about the second semi-final, Australia won the toss and invited Pakistan to bat first. Australian bowlers performed brilliantly and all out Pakistan on the score of 179. There was a big responsibility on Pakistan’s bowlers. He also proved his ability but could not stop Australia from registering victory. Australia achieved the target of 180 on the last wicket and won the match by one wicket.
8 Pakistani batsmen could not reach double figures
For Pakistan, Azaan Awais and Arafat Minhas scored half-centuries. But he could not take his team to a respectable score. Eight batsmen of Pakistan could not even reach double figures. In this tournament, this was the smallest score for Pakistan while batting first. However, Australia’s batting was also not very good. The match was almost stuck, but the Kangaroos won on the last wicket and booked their ticket to the final.
Australia’s toss streaker took 6 wickets
Bowler Tom Straker was brilliant for Australia. He took 6 wickets in his name. This bowler gave his team the first success by dismissing opener Samil Hussain on the score of 17. After this, he also showed the way to the pavilion to two more top order batsmen, Azaan Awais and captain Said Bag. He bowled 905 overs out of 10 overs of his spell and gave only 24 runs with one maiden.
Pakistan put pressure on Australia
However, Australian batsmen were also seen struggling against Pakistan. Opener Harry Dixon scored a half-century and Oliver Peak played an inning of 49 runs. After this no batsman could reach the figure of 30. Ali Raja was brilliant for Pakistan, who took four wickets. Arafat Minhas had two successes. Australia registered victory in the last over.