India Stumble in Chase, Australia Crowned Under-19 World Champions!

Australia Triumph in Under-19 World Cup Final, Thrashing India by 79 Runs

Australia’s Under-19 cricket team emerged victorious in the 2024 ICC Under-19 World Cup Final, dominating India by a convincing margin of 79 runs at the Sahara Park Willowmoore Cricket Stadium in Benoni, South Africa.

Australia Bat First, Post Imposing Total of 253/7

Batting first, Australia set a challenging target of 253 runs for India. Opener Harry Dixon top-scored with a steady 42, while Harjas Singh (55) and Oliver Peake (46*) provided valuable contributions down the order. Ryan Hicks (20) and Charlie Anderson (13) also chipped in with handy cameos.

India’s bowlers struggled to contain the Australian flow of runs, with Raj Limbani (3/38) and Naman Tiwari (2/63) being the only wicket-takers of note. Australia capitalized on dropped catches and loose bowling, posting a competitive total on the board.

India Falters in Chase, Collapses to 174 All Out

Chasing a demanding target, India’s batting order crumbled under pressure. Adarsh Singh (47) was the lone bright spot, but wickets fell at regular intervals, leaving the middle order in tatters. Musheer Khan (22), Murugan Abhishek (42), and Saumy Pandey (14) showed some resistance, but it wasn’t enough to prevent an Indian collapse.

Australia’s bowlers were disciplined and accurate, with Mahli Beardman (3/15), Raf MacMillan (3/43), and Callum Vidler (2/35) sharing the spoils. India was eventually bowled out for 174 in 43.5 overs, falling well short of the target.

Australia Clinches World Cup Title with Dominant Display

This victory marks Australia’s second Under-19 World Cup title, adding to their previous win in 2010. The young Aussie team showcased their talent and resilience throughout the tournament, culminating in a comprehensive victory in the final.

Key Players:

  • Australia: Harry Dixon (42 runs), Harjas Singh (55 runs), Mahli Beardman (3/15)
  • India: Adarsh Singh (47 runs), Murugan Abhishek (42 runs)
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