U19 WC 2022: IND vs AUS Review – India crush Aussies to confirm entry in the final

India U19 lived up to their reputation once again and showed everyone why they truly deserve the “favourites” tag in this U19 World Cup 2022. Like the previous two editions, the team in blue have knocked Australia out of the tournament. The Asian side has now made it to their fourth consecutive U19 WC final.

As for the game on Wednesday, after winning the toss and deciding to bat first, the Dhull-led side were in some trouble early on. They lost their first two wickets for 37. However, just as things looked bleak for them, captain Dhull and vice-captain Shaikh Rasheed produced a gem of a partnership.

Both of them steadied the ship and put up a 204-run partnership on the board. While Rasheed scored 94, Dhull went on to score a magnificent 110. Thus, India scored 290/5 in the first innings. As Australia had to chase this total, one of their batters had to go on to score a big score.

However, despite several of their batters getting starts, none of them could go on to convert it into a big score. Lachlan Shaw was the only Aussie who got to a half-century in this game. In the process, Vicky Ostwal took three wickets as well. Thus, the four-time champions managed to beat the Aussies by 96 runs.

Top Performers of the match:

Shaik Rasheed:

The 17-year-old was absolutely sensational as he went on to score a 94 from 108 balls. He was unlucky to miss out on a century. Nevertheless, he played the role of an anchor to perfection and helped his side overcome the tricky phase early on.

Yash Dhull:

Yash Dhull played a captain’s innings and led from the front. His century is what propelled India U19 to such a massive score. Thus, he went on to win the player of the match award as well.

What next for both teams?

India are all set to face England U19 in the grand finale. With the kind of form they have shown, the team would certainly want to cross the final hurdle and win the tournament. As for Australia, they can take a lot of pride in the way they have performed in this edition of the U19 WC.