Australia Triumphs Over Pakistan to Set U19 World Cup Final Against India
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Australia has secured their place in the U19 CWC 2024 finals!
Australia v Pakistan in Benoni, Second semi-final
Toss: Australia won the toss and elected to field
Result: Australia won by one wicket
In a similar strategy to India’s on Tuesday, Australia chose to chase against Pakistan in the second semi-final. Captain Hugh Weibgen’s decision was vindicated by his bowlers, with Tom Straker leading the pack with a six-wicket haul, dismissing Pakistan for 179. Straker’s 6/24 are the best figures by a bowler in an U19 World Cup semi-final or final.
Pakistan retaliated through Ali Raza (4/34) and Arafat Minhas (2/20), keeping their chances of victory alive until the last moment. However, Australia, steered by Harry Dixon and Oliver Peake, managed to edge past Pakistan by the narrowest of margins.
The Chase Unfolds
Tom Straker’s figures were the best in any U19 CWC semi-finals or finals.
Straker’s Stellar Performance with the Ball