U19 CWC 2024 Semi-Finalist India, South Africa, Australia and Pakistan Secure Berths

The ICC Men’s U19 Cricket World Cup 2024 witnessed crucial matches today, determining the U19 CWC 2024 Semi-Finalist. India, South Africa, and Australia emerged as victorious teams, showcasing their dominance on the cricketing stage.

India vs Nepal in Bloemfontein

  • Toss: India won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Result: India won by 132 runs. In a roller-coaster innings for India, the team overcame early setbacks, including a sequence of losing two wickets in three balls. Skipper Uday Saharan and Sachin Dhas orchestrated a remarkable recovery with a record-breaking 215-run partnership, leading India to a commanding total of 297/5. Nepal, in response, faced a challenging Indian bowling attack led by Saumy Pandey, eventually succumbing to 77/7. Despite resilient lower-order contributions, India emerged victorious, securing a spot in the semi-finals. Sachin Dhas was named Player of the Match for his stellar knock of 116.

West Indies vs Australia in Kimberley

  • Toss: West Indies won the toss and elected to field.
  • Result: Match abandoned. In a match marred by interruptions, Australia faced early troubles but rallied with a superb performance by Sam Konstas, who scored a hundred. However, rain and lightning disruptions led to the abandonment of the match. Australia advanced to the semi-finals as the toppers of Group 2.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka in Potchefstroom

  • Toss: Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.
  • Result: South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 119 runs. South Africa openers displayed aggression, but disciplined fielding from Sri Lanka brought them back into the game. Despite setbacks, South Africa’s tailenders contributed crucial runs, posting a competitive total of 232/8. Kwena Maphaka’s exceptional bowling dismantled Sri Lanka’s top order, securing a five-wicket haul. Riley Norton’s blows further undermined Sri Lanka’s innings as they were bowled out for a mere total. South Africa’s comprehensive win ensured their spot in the U19 World Cup semi-finals.

Pakistan vs Bangladesh in Benoni

  • Toss: Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field
  • Result: Pakistan win by five runs A superb bowling effort saw Pakistan being bowled out for 155. Bangladesh needed to win the contest in 38.1 overs to ensure a net run rate advantage over Pakistan, which would’ve helped them qualify for the semi-finals. However, they fell short by five runs in a thrilling game in Benoni.

Semi-Finalists Overview

IndiaQualified for Semi-Finals
AustraliaQualified for Semi-Finals
South AfricaQualified for Semi-Finals
PakistanQualified for Semi-Finals

The semi-final stage promises high-intensity clashes as these young talents aim to leave a lasting impact on the U19 Cricket World Cup 2024. Cricket enthusiasts can expect thrilling encounters as the tournament progresses towards crowning the next U19 world champion.