Watch the Nail Biting Full Match Highlights of Aus vs Pak U19 CWC 2024

By Rohit - February 8, 2024 - Last updated on Feb 08, 2024 11:30 PM
Watch the Nail Biting Full Match Highlights of Aus vs Pak U19 CWC 2024

Image Source: Getty Images/ Pakistan u19 players celebrating after taking wicket of Australian player

Despite Ali Raza's 4 wickets for Pakistan, Australia held their nerve, chasing down 179 with just 5 balls and 1 wicket to spare. They'll face India in the final, mirroring the men's ODI World Cup final a year ago. Earlier, Tom Straker shone with 6 wickets, restricting Pakistan to 179.

Azan Awais and Arafat Minhas top-scored with 52 runs each, but 7 other batters failed to reach double digits.

This will be the third consecutive ICC event that will see India and Australia play each other in the final. Australia beat India at the ICC World Test Championship 2023 final at the Oval and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 summit clash at Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Stadium Ahmedabad.

This will be the eighth time that India and Australia will play each other in the final of an ICC event. Australia holds the edge over India with a 5:2 head-to-head advantage over the Men in Blue in the summit clashes of global events. However, the good news for the Indian camp is that both their wins have come in the ICC Men's U-19 World Cup finals (2012, 2018).

Aus vs Pak U19 Highlight Video Semi Final of U19 CWC 2024

Interview of Captains of both Aus and Pak teams after thrilling final match

Hugh Weibgen, the Aussie U19 captain, just joined us! He says he never doubted his team for a second, knew they'd pull it off. He admits he was a mix of excitement and nerves after the win, barely knew what was happening! He mentioned it was tough to leave out Charlie Anderson, a great bowler, but Tom Straker just smashed it.

"Weibgen says they were super prepared coming in, and loved how they dug deep after losing wickets. Big shoutout to Ollie Peake for playing like a seasoned pro! He wraps up by saying India is a tough opponent, but they're ready to give it their all."

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Saad Baig, the skipper of Pakistan Under-19 says that it is difficult to be on the losing side and adds that they should have put 20 more runs on the board. Credits the Aussies for playing exceptionally well. He then goes on to appreciate his bowlers as well, especially Ali Raza. Mentions that the lack of runs is the reason they might have ended up on the losing side but wants to take nothing away from the Aussies and says that they were the better team. Says that as a captain he feels proud for leading this team.

Some social media posts for this thriller match

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