India and Australia Clash Anew in U19 World Cup Final


India and Australia secured their spots in the final after intense semi-finals. The final will take place at Benoni today at 2:00 pm.

India advanced to the final after overcoming South Africa, the hosts, by two wickets in a close game while needing to score 245 runs to win. Despite a challenging start at 32 for four, a remarkable partnership between Sachin Dhas and captain Uday Saharan led to a memorable win.

Australia won the second semi-final against Pakistan by one wicket in the final over, overcoming a seemingly below-par total of 179.Australia’s bottom and middle order forged vital alliances to secure an exciting triumph.

The highly anticipated final between the undefeated India and Australia will be held on Sunday, 11 February, at Willowmoore Park in Benoni, starting at 10:00 am local time (SAST).

Both teams, having topped their groups in the initial and Super Six stages, feature exciting young talent. Captains Uday Saharan and Hugh Weibgen expressed their determination to lift the coveted trophy.

India’s captain, Uday Saharan, emphasized the team’s effort, commitment, and opportunity to create history. Australia’s skipper, Hugh Weibgen, conveyed his happiness with his team’s performance and excitement for the game against India.

This will be the third ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup final meeting between the two sides. India won in 2012 and 2018.

Match officials for the final are Allahudien Palekar and Langton Rusere as on-field umpires, Rashid Riaz as TV umpire, Roland Black as the fourth umpire, and Shaid Wadvalla as Match Referee.

The final in Benoni is open to fans for free, promising a vibrant festival atmosphere with live music and entertainment, making it a memorable cricket showcase.

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