U-19 World Cup: Australia outclass Pakistan by 119 runs to reach semi-final

Australia gave Pakistan a stiff 277-run target, and in reply rolled out the Green Shirts batting line for just 157

By Web Desk
January 29, 2022
Photo Source: Twitter/Cricket World Cup

Australia overcame Pakistan by 119 runs in the quarter-final match of the ICC U-19 World Cup 2022 on Friday at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua.

Pakistan elected to field after winning the toss, but the decision turned out to be a disappointing one as the Aussies gave them a huge 277-runs target to reach the semi-final.

In reply, Pakistan never looked in command as they lost both the openers Muhammad Shehzad and Haseebullah within 4.1 overs.

Abdul Faseeh and Irfan Khan added 50 runs for the third-wicket which turned out to be Pakistan’s best partnership in the match. Faseeh fell for 28 while shortly afterwards, Irfan was dismissed for 27.

Pakistan kept losing wickets at regular intervals before being bowled out for 157 in 35.1 overs. Mehran had the top score with 29 off 19 balls (three fours, two sixes).

For Australia, William Salzmann took three while Tom Whitney and Jack Sinfield took two wickets each.

The Australian openers scored 86 runs for the first wicket with Campbell Kellaway making 47 while player of the match Teague Wyllie smashed 71 runs.

Wyllie added 101 runs for the second wicket with Corey Miller who scored 64 off 75 balls (five fours, one six).

Australia finished their quota of 50 overs with a formidable 276 for seven total on the board. For Pakistan, captain Qasim Akram took three wickets for 40 runs. Awais Ali took two while Mehran Mumtaz and Zeeshan Zameer took a wicket apiece.