U19 World Cup 2024 Final: Australia Clinches Thrilling Victory

U19 World Cup 2024 Final: The stage was set for an exhilarating clash in the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2024 final as Australia U19 took on India U19. In a nail-biting encounter, Australia won the toss and decided to bat first, setting the tone for a match filled with ups and downs.

U19 World Cup 2024 Final
India vs Australia U19 World Cup Final

U19 World Cup 2024 Final Squads

U19 India Playing 11: Adarsh Singh, Arshin Kulkarni, Musheer Khan, Uday Saharan (c), Priyanshu Moliya, Sachin Dhas, Aravelly Avanish (wk), Murugan Abhishek, Raj Limbani, Naman Tiwari, Saumy Pandey

Bench: Aaradhya Shukla, Ansh Gosai, Dhanush Gowda, Rudra Patel, Prem Devkar, Mohamed Amaan, Innesh Mahajan

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U19 Australia Playing 11: Harry Dixon, Sam Konstas, Hugh Weibgen (c), Harjas Singh, Ryan Hicks (wk), Oliver Peake, Charlie Anderson, Raf MacMilllan, Tom Straker, Mahli Beardman, Callum Vidler

Bench: Lachlan Aitken, Harkirat Bajwa, Corey Wasley, Aidan O Connor, Tom Campbell

U19 World Cup 2024 Final Scorecard

Australia’s innings didn’t start as smoothly as they hoped, losing their first wicket with just 16 runs on the board. However, their middle order rose to the occasion, displaying commendable resilience. The team managed to post a competitive total of 253 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in their allotted 50 overs. The standout performer for Australia was Harjas Singh, who top-scored with 55 runs, including three marvelous sixes.

U19 World Cup 2024 Final Scorecard

India’s bowling effort saw some notable performances, with fast bowlers Raj Limbani claiming three wickets and Naman Tiwari taking two wickets. Spinner Musheer Khan also contributed with one wicket. Despite the challenges faced by the Indian bowlers, they managed to restrict Australia to a chaseable total.

As India stepped up to bat, the pressure of the World Cup final seemed to take its toll. The Indian team faced early setbacks, losing a wicket with only three runs on the board. Unfortunately, the pattern continued, and wickets fell at regular intervals. Only two batsmen, opener Adarsh Singh (47 runs) and Murugan Abhishek (42 runs), put up a valiant fight.

Australia’s bowlers, Mahli Beardman and Raf MacMilllan, emerged as the heroes with their exceptional performances, both claiming three wickets each. Callum Vidler also chipped in with two crucial wickets. The Indian team struggled to counter the relentless attack, eventually falling short of the target.

In the end, Australia emerged victorious by 79 runs in a thrilling finale, securing the U19 World Cup title. Mahli Beardman’s dominant bowling performance earned him the well-deserved Player of the Match award, capping off an unforgettable tournament for both teams.

The ICC Under 19 World Cup 2024 will be remembered for its intense battles, rising talents, and the joy of cricket at its grassroots level. Congratulations to Australia U19 for their well-deserved triumph, and commiserations to India U19 for their spirited efforts in a memorable final.

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