AUS U19 vs PAK U19 Live Cricket Score: Here you can follow live score and updates of Australia vs Pakistan Under-19 World Cup match from Willowmoore Park, Benoni.
AUS vs PAK Live Score Under-19 World Cup
AUS U19 vs PAK U19 Semi-Final LIVE Score: Fast bowler Tom Straker bagged a 6-wicket haul as Australia bowled out Pakistan for 179 in 48.5 overs. The Pakistan batter struggled big time in the all-important semi-final as 8 out of 11 batters scored in single digits. Captain Saad Baig and Arafat Minhasv top-socred for Pakistan, both scoring 52 runs.
Earlier, Australia won the toss and opted to bowl first against Pakistan in the second semi-final of the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2024 in Benoni. The Aussies made three changes to their line-up; Tom Campbell, Ryan Hicks and Tom Straker have been included in the Playing XI. Pakistan, on the other hand, also made a change with, Naveed Ahmed Khan coming in.
Australia and Pakistan are blessed with top-notch pace attacks and also have crafty spinners in their lineups. To add to that, their top-order batters have shown great form.
With immense talent in their ranks and a propensity to play positive cricket, a must-win contest between these two line-ups has all the makings of a nail-biter.
In their first Super Six game against England, the Australia top-order was once again among the runs, with Weibgen’s vibrant ton leading the charge. Their bowlers then pressed the advantage of scoreboard pressure in a rain-affected encounter and secured a massive win.
However, the batting slipped up once more against a charged-up West Indies in their final Super Six encounter yet a splendid century from Sam Konstas helped them to post a competitive total of 227/8. With Charlie Anderson’s early breakthroughs, the contest had all the makings of a thriller, but rain intervention meant the game ended without a result. Their undefeated run ensured that they topped Group 2 of the Super Six, and entered the semi-finals.
In the Super Six phase, after bowling out Ireland for a modest 181, Pakistan’s batting was tested. Ahmad Hassan’s 57* pulled them out of trouble this time, guiding them to a three-wicket win.
A net run rate tussle brewed up in their final Super Six encounter against Bangladesh. Despite a sturdy start for Pakistan, Sheikh Jibon and Rohanat Doullah Borson bowled exceptionally well to clean up their subcontinental rivals for 155.
It took Ubaid’s 5/44 backed by some exceptional fielding to see Pakistan home by a five run margin in a low-scoring thriller. With eight points in their kitty, they finished second in Group 1, sitting behind India on the basis of run rate.
Australia: Harry Dixon, Sam Konstas, Hugh Weibgen (c), Harjas Singh, Ryan Hicks (wk), Tom Campbell, Raf MacMillan, Harkirat Bajwa, Charlie Anderson, Mahli Beardman, Callum Vidler
Pakistan: Shamyl Hussain, Shahzaib Khan, Azan Awais, Saad Baig (c) (wk), Ahmad Hassan, Haroon Arshad, Arafat Minhas, Ali Asfand, Ubaid Shah, Mohammad Zeeshan, Ali Raza