India vs Australia Live Score, Final U19 World Cup 2024: IND's record chase in trouble after Sachin Dhas exit
India vs Australia Live Score, Final U19 World Cup 2024: Team India is tasked to chase down the highest-ever total in the final against Australia.
In the final of the U19 World Cup 2024, Team India faced significant challenges in their pursuit of a record run-chase against Australia at Willowmoore Park. Several key players, including Musheer Khan, Arshin Kulkarni, captain Uday Saharan, and Sachin Dhas, struggled to make an impact as Australia's formidable bowling attack reduced India to 68-4 in 19.1 overs.
Despite India's efforts to control Australia's innings, the opposition managed to set a competitive total of 253/7 in their 50 overs. Oliver Peake's unbeaten 46 off 43 and Harjas Singh's impressive 55 off 64 balls provided the late push for Australia. Pacer Raj Limbani played a crucial role, recording figures of 3/38 in his 10 overs, while Naman Tiwari contributed with two wickets for 63 runs. Spinners Saumy Pandey and Musheer Khan also chipped in with a wicket each.
For India to secure a record-extending sixth U19 World Cup title, they would need to surpass the highest successful run chase in the history of the U19 World Cup finals. Limbani's early breakthrough by dismissing opener Sam Konstas in the second over gave India a positive start after Australia opted to bat first. Despite Australia's steady partnership between captain Hugh Weibgen and opener Harry Dixon, Tiwari's consecutive dismissals shifted the momentum in India's favor. Harjas Singh's significant contribution in a 66-run partnership with Ryan Hicks showcased a glimmer of hope for Team India, but challenges lie ahead in their quest for victory.