‘Baap kaun hai’ Fans troll Pakistan after Australia’s 1-wicket heist earns them place in Under-19 World Cup final vs India



Australia are through to the Under-19 Cricket World Cup final. Just three months after the senior teams met in India, the junior will head into battle. Hugh Weibgen and his team won the game by just 1-wicket with five balls to spare.

It was a nerve-wracking game yet again in Benoni which had already seen India and South Africa play a thriller. Pakistan batting first scored 179 on the board before getting bowled out in the 49th over.

Pakistani players were left disappointed at the end of the game with many seen in tears. For Australia, it is a huge moment as they have played some amazing cricket during the tournament.

Australia hold their nerves to eke out a 1-wicket win –

Australia won the toss and put Pakistan into bat in the 2nd Semi-Finals of the Under-19 World Cup. Tom Straker got the first scalp of the day when he dismissed Shamyl Hussain for 17.

Shahzaib Khan struggled to score four runs in 30 balls before falling to Callum Vidler. Captain Saad Baig was out next to give Tom Straker his second wicket. Ahmad Hassan and Haroon Arshad soon fell to leave Pakistan at 79/5.

This is when Azan Awais and Arafat Minhas came together to stich a stand of 54. Both batters scored 52 runs apiece as they brought the men in green back into the contest. Australia suddenly found itself on the back foot as the Pakistanis mounted a fightback.

Chasing 180 to win, Australia lost opener Sam Konstas for 14. Skipper Hugh Weibgen was out for 4, Harjas Singh fell for 4 while Ryan Hicks was out for a duck. This left Australia in a huge spot of bother at 59/4 with opener Harry Dixon still going strong.

Arafast Minhas showed his magic with the ball when he dismissed Harry Dixon for 50. Oliver Peake and Tom Campbell added 44 runs for the 6th wicket before Campbell was out for 25.

Ali Raza though had other ideas as he kept hurting the Australian lower-order batting. Needing 3 runs to win, Raf Macmillan hit a lucky boundary to help his side win the game. There were wide celebrations as a game against India waits for the Aussies.

Here’s how the fans reacted –



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