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Thrilling Showdown: ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup Final – India vs Australia LIVE

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India vs Australia Final: ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2024

Australian Skipper Elects to Bat First

In a thrilling showdown at the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup final, Australian skipper Hugh Weibgen won the toss and opted to bat first. With the stage set in Benoni, all eyes are on this high-voltage summit clash between India and Australia at the U-19 level.

Road to the Final

The U-19 Indian team, led by Uday Saharan, is determined to succeed where their senior counterparts faltered in recent World Test Championship and 2023 ODI World Cup finals against Australia. Having secured victories against Bangladesh, Ireland, USA, New Zealand, Nepal, and hosts South Africa, India aims to clinch their record 6th U-19 title while maintaining an unbeaten streak throughout the tournament.

On the other hand, Australia, also undefeated, faced a washed-out match against West Indies and emerged victorious against Namibia, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, England, and Pakistan to secure their spot in the final.

Match Overview

  • Venue: Willowmoore Park, Benoni, South Africa
  • Toss: Australia won the toss and elected to bat first.
  • Objective: India seeks revenge for their senior team’s loss to Australia in the 2023 World Cup final.
  • India’s Quest: Chasing a record-extending sixth U-19 World Cup title.
  • Australia’s Aim: Eyeing their fourth U-19 World Cup title.

Match Updates

Wicket! Australia 181-5. Harjas out!

India secures a crucial breakthrough as Harjas departs for 55, caught LBW by Pandey. Australia finds themselves in a precarious position with two new batters on the field.

35 overs. Australia 167-4

Hicks’s dismissal is pivotal for India as he and Harjas built a significant 66-run partnership, exerting pressure on the Indian team. With Harjas still at the crease, India aims to dismiss him swiftly.

Harjas Hits 50

Harjas reaches his half-century by striking a boundary off Tiwari. His crucial innings stabilizes Australia’s first innings, especially after losing Dixon and Weibgen early on.

36 overs. Australia 171-4

Murugan’s over yields four runs, bringing Harjas closer to his half-century. Australia maintains a steady run rate of 4.75.

Conclusion

As the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup final unfolds, India and Australia engage in a riveting battle for supremacy. With Australia batting first and India striving to restrict them, the match promises thrilling moments and intense competition. Stay tuned for further updates as the young talents showcase their skills on the cricketing stage.

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