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Australia Triumphs Over Ali Raza's Brilliance, Securing Spot in U19 World Cup Final Against India

Australia Edge Past Pakistan in Nail-Biting Semi-Final: Secures Final Spot by a Single Wicket

By Star Spotlight NewsPublished 2 months ago 3 min read

Australia played against Pakistan in Benoni in the second semi-final match. Just like India did on Tuesday, Australia decided to field after winning the toss. Their decision was backed up by their bowlers, especially Tom Straker, who took six wickets and played a crucial role in bowling out Pakistan for 179 runs. Straker's performance, with figures of 6/24, was the best by any bowler in an U19 World Cup semi-final or final match.

Pakistan fought back strongly with Ali Raza taking 4 wickets and Arafat Minhas taking 2 wickets. Towards the end of the match, Pakistan had a chance to win. However, Australia managed to win by a very small margin, thanks to the efforts of Harry Dixon and Oliver Peake. They guided Australia to victory by just one wicket, in a nail-biting finish.

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It all started when Harry Dixon and Sam Konstas helped Australia begin their chase for a score of 180. They made a good start by scoring 33 runs in the first part of the game. But then, Ali Raza from Pakistan got a wicket, breaking their partnership early in the game.

Later on, in the fourteenth over, Australia's captain, Hugh Weibgen, hit the ball straight to Haroon Arshad from Pakistan, giving them a chance for a catch. After that, things went downhill for Australia as they lost wickets one after another due to mistakes like miscommunication and playing a wrong shot.

Dixon and Ollie Peake tried to stabilize Australia's innings. They played carefully and Dixon even scored a half-century in the 24th over. But then, Minhas from Pakistan took a crucial wicket, and Australia's chances started to dwindle.

When Tom Campbell came to bat, there was hope for Australia again. He and Peake built a partnership, getting closer to their target score. However, Minhas struck again, taking Campbell's wicket in the 39th over.

The game became intense as Raza removed Peake soon after. It seemed like anyone could win.

Raza's great performance in the last over almost sealed the win for Pakistan. But Callum Vidler and Raf MacMillan stayed calm, taking the game to the final over.

In a dramatic turn, MacMillan accidentally hit the ball with the inside edge of his bat, allowing Australia to score the winning run. It was a heartbreak for Pakistan, who came so close to victory but couldn't quite make it.

Australian all-rounder Cameron Green has confirmed his participation in IPL 2023. This will be the Australian all-rounder’s first IPL season, and he is expected to earn some huge bucks in the auction. However, the all-rounder has got some warning for his senior David Warner.

In the cricket match, Straker was doing well with the ball for the Australian team. Here's what happened step by step:

1. At the start of Pakistan's innings, players like Prior, Shahzaib Khan, and Shamyl Hussain were playing confidently, scoring runs against the Australian bowlers.

2. Then, Tom Straker, the Australian bowler, came into the game and made a big impact. He quickly broke the partnership between the Pakistani batsmen.

3. First, he dismissed Shamyl Hussain, who tried to hit the ball but got caught by a fielder.

4. Next, another Australian bowler named Vidler took the wicket of Shahzaib Khan, who was a key player for Pakistan. He got caught by Weibgen.

5. As the game progressed, Straker struck again, this time removing the Pakistan captain Saad Baig, who could only manage to score 3 runs.

6. Soon after, MacMillan, another Australian bowler, also took a wicket by trapping Ahmad Hassan leg before wicket.

7. Although Pakistan tried to recover with a partnership between Azan Awais and Haroon Arshad, Australian bowler Mahli Beardman dismissed Arshad with a great delivery.

8. Despite the setback, Awais and Minhas tried to increase the scoring rate, managing to score fifty runs between overs 31 to 40.

9. However, Straker struck again, breaking the partnership by getting Awais out for 52 runs.

10. Finally, Straker continued his impressive bowling performance by taking more wickets, including that of Minhas, and finishing with six wickets for 24 runs. This put Australia in a strong position in the match.

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