ICC U19 WC: After England and Afghanistan, Australia has advanced to the Under-19 World Cup semi-finals for the third time. Australia advanced to the semi-finals after defeating Pakistan by 119 runs in the quarter-final match. The winner of the match between India and Bangladesh will now face Australia. The teams of England and Afghanistan will face off in the first semi-final.
In the third quarter-final match, Australia batted first and scored 276 runs. Pakistan’s team was reduced to 157 runs as a result, and the match was lost by 119 runs.
Australia’s batting prowess
After winning the toss and electing to bat, Australia’s opening pair got off to a flying start, adding 86 runs for the first wicket. Following that, the middle-order batsmen also performed admirably, bringing the team’s total to 276 runs for seven wickets in the allotted 50 overs. Tegu Willi had the most runs with 71. Corey Miller, on the other hand, scored 64 runs, Campbell Kelaway 47, and Captain Cooper 33. William Selzmann ended up scoring 25 runs in 14 balls. Qasim Akram took three wickets for Pakistan, Awais Ali two, and Zeeshan Jamir and Mehran Mumtaz one each.
Pakistan batsmen’s flop show
The Pakistan batsmen were put under pressure while chasing a 277-run target, and they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Seven wickets fell for 97 runs after the team’s first wicket fell for 16 runs. Despite this, the team managed to score 157 runs, but it was still a long way from victory. Mehran Mumtaz, Pakistan’s number nine batsman, scored the most runs with 29. Abdul Fasahi and Irfan Khan scored 28 and 27 runs respectively. For Australia, William Selzmann took three wickets. Tom and Jack each took two wickets.
In the semi-finals, India will face Australia.
England will face Afghanistan in the first semi-final of the Under-19 World Cup. In the second semi-final, India, on the other hand, may face Australia. In order to do so, India must defeat Bangladesh in the quarterfinals. Bangladesh defeated India to win the 2019 Under-19 World Cup. Team India would like to avenge this defeat in such a situation. The Indian team is in excellent form and has consistently won matches. The Bangladeshi team, on the other hand, should not be underestimated.
India has received some good news ahead of their quarter-final match.
Five players, including Indian team captain Yash Dhul, had recovered from the corona epidemic before the quarter-final match. All of these players will be available for Saturday’s match against Bangladesh. Just before the second group match against Ireland, these players’ corona report came back positive. Captain Yash Dhul, Aaradhya Yadav, vice-captain Sheikh Rashid, Vasu Vats, and Siddharth Yadav were among those infected. Nishant Sindhu took charge of the team in the last two matches, and Sindhu is now infected. Sindhu’s report came back positive after the last league match she played against Uganda, according to reports. For the knockout matches, he will not be present with the team.