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India vs Australia Semi-Final-U-19 World Cup 2022, India to Face England after Defeating Australia in the Final

In the present ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup in Antigua, India put up an all-around performance to defeat Australia by 96 runs in the semifinal. With this victory, India advances to their fourth consecutive final, where they will face England in a summit duel. After deciding to bat first, captain Yash Dhull carried the side at the front side, scoring a superb 110 in just the same amount of balls to enable India to pile up 290/5. The captain’s deputy, Shaik Rasheed, scored 94 and was a huge help to him.

In consequence, Australia raced off to a rough start, dropping in-form starter Teague Wyllie on the first ball of the match. Campbell Kellaway as well as Corey Miller offered some resistance after his ejection, but Angkrish Raghuvanshi put a stop to their exhibition by capturing Miller LBW within 38 minutes (46). Kellaway, also, was dismissed early on 30(53), and Australia continued to lose wickets at periodic intervals after that, eventually being hustled out for 194 in 41.5 overs.

It is India U19’s 4th consecutive appearance within the U19 World Cup finals and their 8th overall.

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In the quarter-final match between India and Bangladesh Under 19, Ravi Kumar resulted in havoc with the ball. The bowler took three wickets to assist India to win by five wickets by restricting the rival to a score of 111. The Boys in Blue are currently unbeaten in the tournament, having won all 3 league matches.

Within the quarter-final, Australia’s Under 19 team thrashed Pakistan’s Under 19 team by 119 runs. During their allocated 50 overs, Australia scored 276 runs, whereas Pakistan only could manage 157 runs whilst batting second.

Yash Dhull, India captain said: “The plan from me and Rasheed was to bat till the end, and it worked. It’s a proud moment. The idea was to bat steadily, not to try too many shots, and to bat past the 40th over.”

India to face England After Defeating Australia in Final

India shall face England in the U19 World Cup final for the fourth time in a row on Saturday. Following missing out on the headline in 2020, the Boys in Blue have focused their efforts on a remarkable fifth triumph.

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