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PAK Under-19 vs AUS Under-19, 2nd Semi-Final at Benoni, U19 World Cup, Feb 08 2024 - Match Result

RESULT
2nd Semi-Final, Benoni, February 08, 2024, ICC Under-19 World Cup
(49.1/50 ov, T:180) 181/9

AUS Under-19 won by 1 wicket (with 5 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
6/24
tom-straker
Match centre 
Scores: Chetan Kumar | Comms: Ashish Pant
Scorecard summary
Pakistan Under-19s 179/10(48.5 overs)
6/24 (9.5)
52 (91)
1/29 (10)
Australia Under-19s 181/9(49.1 overs)
50 (75)
4/34 (10)
49 (75)
2/20 (10)

What semi-final this turned out to be with Australia scraping through. They will meet India in the final on Sunday in Benoni. It promises to be another close affair, and we will be here nice and early to bring to you all the live action. Till then, this is Ashish Pant signing off on behalf of Sreshth Shah and Chetan Kumar. Ciao!

Australia captain, Hugh Weibgen: Never in doubt. Had full faith in Vids and Raff to get the job done. A lot of emotions, was quite nervous, excited. Quite don't know what happened. But yeah, it was awesome. Charlie Anderson is a quality fast bowler, really to leave out of the side. But Tom Straker bowled unbelievably. Thought he was brilliant. [On the Benni surface] Found the bounce was a bit more, not as much as Kimberley. We had good net sessions and had some good training facilities, and felt we were well prepared coming into the fixture. We've fought so hard. Every time we thought we were on top, we lost a wicket. Peake showed such maturity for such a young bloke. Everyone contributed. [On the final] I am sure India are class team, they will come out and compete. We will love that challenge and love that fight.

Pakistan captain, Saad Baig: Difficult to accept as a losing team. We were short by 10 or 20 runs. We put in a lot of effort, and we played well. Boys fought really well. The way Ali Raza bowled was brilliant. All the team fought really well. I think that we were short of runs. The lack of runs, maybe 15-20 runs. But we played well, fought well. But Australia played very well. All the boys throughout the tournament were brilliant. Our bowling was really well in the tournament. As a captain I am proud to be leading a country. One team has to lose, one has to win. Doesn't matter.

Tom Straker: [Final over] Got a bit closer than what we would have wanted, After I got out, no one was moving, everyone was sitting in their seats. It was very intense. It was a pretty good effort today. [Final] We have had pretty good confidence throughout the tournament and leading up to it.

Mohit: "If I'm Vidler, I would frame those front foot defence pose with the bending leg for life."

Ambrose: "Run from it, hide from it, you can't avoid Australia coming up clutch in big world cup moments. Greatest cricketing nation in the history of the game!"

5.38pm The fine leg fielder was back. But because Pakistan had taken so much time out of the game, that meant that fielder had to come in. As it turns out, that was what cost Pakistan in the end. Ali Raza bowled his heart out, picking four wickets. But it was not be in the end. Raf MacMillan kept his cool and hit two important fours in the final few overs to take Australia over the line. There were two standout performers in the Australia side. Harry Dixon with 50 and Oliver Peake with 49. Raza picked 4 for 34 while Arafat Minhas picked 2 for 20. It got very close in the end and Australia still required 16 when the last batter Calum Vidler came in but both him and MacMillan held his nerves so well. And that means it is going to be a repeat of the 2023 ODI Men's World Cup final on Sunday with India taking on Australia.

49.1
4
Mohammad Zeeshan to MacMillan, FOUR runs

Australia are through to the final...by the barest of margins. Oh, dear me. That was so close. Pakistan are crestfallen, Australia are on top of the world. You have to feel for these Pakistan youngsters. And this was so close to a win. Good length ball outside off, he gets a thick inside-edge perilously past leg stump, and with the short fine leg up, the ball goes past him. A valiant dive but to no avail. Australia win the semi-final by one wicket/

Pakistan need to bring up one extra fielder into the inner circle. MacMillan on strike. Zeeshan to bowl the last over. Fine leg comes up. Australia need three to win

end of over 493 runs
AUS19: 177/9CRR: 3.61 RRR: 3.00 • Need 3 from 6b
Callum Vidler2 (9b)
Raf MacMillan15 (28b 1x4)
Ubaid Shah 10-0-44-1
Mohammad Zeeshan 6-0-36-0

KJSays: "Vidler does not have a batting average. Is he batting for the first time in his YODI career or has he never been dismissed?" never been dismissed

48.6
Ubaid Shah to Vidler, no run

Very full and outside off, he presents the full face of the bat defends to cover

48.5
Ubaid Shah to Vidler, no run

Rising back of a length ball around off stump. Vidler stays back, gets behind the line and pushes towards extra cover

Vidler has been on the front foot every ball. Surely a short ball to push his back. Ubaid runs in and loses his run-up. Ubaid is not happy with his spikes. Wow, what a humdinger this has turned out to be. Australia need 3 to win. Pakistan searching for that one wicket.

48.4
Ubaid Shah to Vidler, no run

Fuller again outside off, he pushes to cover with the most perfect forward defense

Right then. Vidler on strike. Pakistan need one on the stumps at pace. can Ubaid deliver

48.3
1
Ubaid Shah to MacMillan, 1 run

Fuller in length outside off, he drives square but this time straight to deep point for a run

Australia need four

48.2
2
Ubaid Shah to MacMillan, 2 runs

Two more. Was on a length outside off, he slaps it away to the left of deep point. He scampers back.

48.1
Ubaid Shah to MacMillan, no run

Huge, huge appeal for lbw, not given. Was that sliding down leg? Fuller on middle and leg, and he is hit on the back pad. That was so close

Australia need six. Pakistan one wicket.

end of over 486 runs
AUS19: 174/9CRR: 3.62 RRR: 3.00 • Need 6 from 12b
Callum Vidler2 (6b)
Raf MacMillan12 (25b 1x4)
Mohammad Zeeshan 6-0-36-0
Ubaid Shah 9-0-41-1
47.6
Mohammad Zeeshan to Vidler, no run

Fuller outside off, he gets well forward and defends nicely to cover

47.5
Mohammad Zeeshan to Vidler, no run

Length ball on off and middle, he gets well across and is rapped on the pad. The keeper gets across and saves a few extra runs

The physio is out to tend to the keeper. Looks fine to now

47.4
1
Mohammad Zeeshan to MacMillan, 1 run

Oh, chance for a run out. But the throw is wide. Was fuller outside off, he drives to mid-off and sets off. Vidler was ball-watching before going though. Puts in a dive as the throw comes in. Misses and hits the keeper who was hurling in. Looks like he got hit as well on his wrists, I think

47.3
4
Mohammad Zeeshan to MacMillan, FOUR runs

Edged over the keeper's end. Oh these are such important runs. Not where he intended but it doesn't matter. Back of a length outside off, he swings at it, gets a top edge

47.2
1
Mohammad Zeeshan to Vidler, 1 run

A thick edge down to deep third. Was on a length well outside off, he gets it neatly down for a run

47.1
Mohammad Zeeshan to Vidler, no run

Full-length ball just outside off, he prods forward and pushes to point

Australia need 12 to win. Pakistan need one wicket. No. 11 Vidler on strike

end of over 474 runs
AUS19: 168/9CRR: 3.57 RRR: 4.00 • Need 12 from 18b
Raf MacMillan7 (23b)
Callum Vidler1 (2b)
Ubaid Shah 9-0-41-1
Ali Raza 10-2-34-4
46.6
Ubaid Shah to MacMillan, no run

Big swing and a miss! Back of a length ball bowled at pace outside off. He swings for the hills, but can't lay a bat on it

46.5
1lb
Ubaid Shah to Vidler, 1 leg bye

Good length ball down leg, nudged down to deep fine leg again

46.4
1
Ubaid Shah to MacMillan, 1 run

Back of a length ball down leg, he glances it to deep fine leg for a run

46.3
Ubaid Shah to MacMillan, no run

Length on middle and leg, he ticks it to midwicket who misfields but has mid-on to back him up

46.2
1
Ubaid Shah to Vidler, 1 run

Low full toss outside off stump, he gets well forward with a collapsed back knee and pushes to deep point

Vidler, the No. 11 batter comes in. Australia need 15 more.

46.1
1
Ubaid Shah to MacMillan, 1 run

Length ball on middle and leg, he clips to deep square leg for a run

end of over 46Wicket maiden
AUS19: 164/9CRR: 3.56 RRR: 4.00 • Need 16 from 24b
Raf MacMillan5 (19b)
Ali Raza 10-2-34-4
Ubaid Shah 8-0-38-1
45.6
W
Ali Raza to Beardman, OUT

Ali Raza gets his fourth and surely now there is an India-Pakistan final loading, you'd think. Was the most perfect delivery for a fast bowler. On a length on off, Beardman plays down the wrong line and the ball trims the off bail. Bedlam in Benoni.

Mahli Beardman b Ali Raza 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 2m) SR: 0
Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
Arafat Minhas
52 runs (61)
9 fours0 six
Productive shot
cut shot
17 runs
4 fours0 six
Control
57%
Azan Awais
52 runs (91)
3 fours0 six
Productive shot
cover drive
14 runs
1 four0 six
Control
76%
Best performances - bowlers
T Straker
O
9.5
M
1
R
24
W
6
ECO
2.44
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
1W
Ali Raza
O
10
M
2
R
34
W
4
ECO
3.4
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Willowmoore Park, Benoni
TossAustralia Under-19s, elected to field first
Series
Season2023/24
Player Of The Match
Series resultAustralia Under-19s advanced
Match numberYODI no. 1528
Match days08 February 2024 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
Language
English
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