U19 World Cup 2024 Semi-Final: Australia Beat Pakistan By 1 Wicket, Set Up Showdown With India. In the 2nd semi-final of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2024, Pakistan U19 faced Australia U19 at Willowmoore Park. Australia beat Pakistan by 1 wicket in a thrilling encounter. Earlier Australia captain Hugh Weibgen won the toss and decided to field first. Pakistan struggled to build a competitive total, they scored only 179 runs in their innings.
Tom Straker took 6/24 Apart from Straker, Mahli Beardman, Callum Vidler, Raf MacMillan, and Tom Campbell picked one wicket each. For Pakistan, apart from Awais and Minhas, only Shamyl Hussain was able to get into double figures.
Australian openers Harry Dixon and Sam Konstas built a good partnership but the team kept losing wickets. It was Tom Campbell and Raf MacMillan who took Australia to the final. 15 year old Pak bowler Ali Raza took 4 wickets but this was not enough to stop Australia.
Australia will face India in the summit clash of the U19 Cricket World Cup 2024. The Indian team beat host South Africa in the first semi-final by 2 wickets and reached the 5th consecutive final. The final will be played on 11 February. It will be another India vs Australia final in an ODI Cricket World Cup after last year’s summit clash in Ahmedabad.
Pakistan team defended just 156 against Bangladesh in the Super Six clash to make it to the semis and needless to say, their pace bowling is one of their biggest strengths.
U19 World Cup 2024: Australia U19 vs Pakistan U19 Playing 11
Australia Playing 11: Harjas Singh, Ryan Hicks(w), Mahli Beardman, Harry Dixon, Sam Konstas, Hugh Weibgen(c), Callum Vidler, Tom Campbell, Oliver Peake, Raf MacMillan, Tom Straker,
Pakistan Playing 11: Shahzaib Khan, Shamyl Hussain, Azan Awais, Saad Baig(w/c), Ahmad Hassan, Mohammad Zeeshan, Ali Raza, Haroon Arshad, Arafat Minhas, Naveed Ahmed Khan, Ubaid Shah.