AUS vs PAK, Under 19 World Cup 2024 2nd Semifinal: The second semi-final of the Under-19 World Cup 2024 is being played between Pakistan and Australia. Pakistan team, which came to bat first in the match, was all out for 179 runs in 48.5 overs. Arafat Minhas and Azan Awais played the biggest innings of 52-52 runs for the team. During this period, Tom Straker took maximum 6 wickets for Australia.
In the match being played at Willowmoor Park, Benoni, Australia won the toss and decided to bowl. The Kangaroo bowlers absolutely justified the captain’s decision by bowling brilliantly. He did not even allow the Pakistan team to cross the 200-run mark. The Australian bowlers maintained their hold from the beginning to the end of the match.
Let us tell you that Team India has made it to the final by defeating South Africa in the first semi-final. Now the team winning today will play the title match of the tournament against India on Sunday, February 11. Now it will be interesting to see whether India-Pakistan final takes place or not.
Australian bowlers dominated the entire innings
After losing the toss, Pakistan was invited to bat first. The Pakistan team that came on the field could not recover from the beginning. The team lost the first wicket in the form of Shamil Hussain, who was out in the 9th over after scoring 17 runs with the help of just 3 fours. Then in the 10th over, Pakistan team got the second blow in the form of fellow opener Shahzeb Khan, who played 30 balls but scored only 4 runs and that too without any boundary. In this way the team lost 2 wickets on the score of only 27 runs.
The process of Pakistan’s wicket falling did not stop here. Now the team got the third blow in the form of captain Saad Baig, who returned to the pavilion after scoring just 3 runs in the 15th over. During this period the Pakistan captain faced a total of 11 balls. Then in the 19th over, Pakistan lost the fourth wicket in the form of Ahmed Hasan, who could score only 4 runs in 18 balls without any boundary. The team lost the next wicket i.e. the fifth wicket in the form of Haroon Arshad, who was out after scoring only 8 runs in the 28th over. Aaron played a total of 27 balls, but could not hit any boundary with his bat. In this way Pakistan lost 5 wickets on the score of 79 runs.
After the fall of five wickets, Arafat Minhas and Azan Awais gave some relief to Pakistan. Both made a small but important partnership of 54 (75 balls) for the sixth wicket. This flourishing partnership ended in the 41st over with the wicket of Awais, who returned to the pavilion after scoring 52 runs in 91 balls with the help of 3 fours. After this, the team got the seventh blow in the form of Arafat Minhas, who was playing a good innings in the 45th over, who was dismissed by Tom Campbell. Arafat scored 52 runs in 61 balls with 9 fours.
After this, Pakistan’s eighth wicket fell in the form of Ubaid Shah in the 47th over. Ubaid scored 6 runs in 5 balls with the help of 1 four. Then the team lost the ninth wicket in the form of Mohammad Zeeshan, who was bowled by Tom Straker. Zeeshan scored 4 runs in 6 balls with the help of 1 four. Then Tom Straker also bowled Ali Raza who came to bat on the next ball.
Australia’s bowling was excellent
Tom Straker took the maximum of 6 wickets for Australia. During this period he spent only 24 runs in 9.5 overs. Apart from this, Tom Campbell, Rafe McMillan, Callum Vidler and Mahali Beardman took 1 wicket each.
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