IND U19 vs AUS U19 ICC Under 19 World Cup Final Highlights | Australia beat India by 79 runs to lift the title for the fourth time

Mahli Beardman and Rafael Macmillan picked up three wickets each as Australia beat India in the Under 19 World Cup 2024 final
Australia lift their fourth ICC U19 Cricket World Cup title
Australia lift their fourth ICC U19 Cricket World Cup title Image - ICC/Getty

The defending champions folded for 174 in 43.5 overs while chasing the 254 total against the Aussies. Australia won by 79 runs and with this massive win over India, they have secured their fourth World Cup title in the competition.

This was Abishek Goswami bringing you all the highlights of the IND U19 vs AUS U19 ICC Under 19 World Cup Final match. I hope you will enjoy the highlights from the LIVE Blog below. Until next time, thank you.

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IND U19 vs AUS U19 ICC Under 19 World Cup Final - Preview

India are playing against Australia in the ICC U19 World Cup 2024 final. The Indian team reached the final by beating South Africa after a brilliant comeback. Meanwhile, Australia dramatically beat Pakistan to qualify for the grand finale. This is the third time in the competition's history that India and Australia are playing each other. India have a 2-0 winning record vs Aussies in the final.

India, who are defending champions, have won the title the most number of times, winning in 2000, 2008, 2012, 2018 and 2022. On the other side, Australia have lift the title 3 times in the past.

In 2012, Unmukt Chand-led India defeated Australia in the final while in 2018, Prithvi Shaw's team emerged as winners. It will be interesting to see what happens under Uday Saharan's captaincy.

Squads

India U19 Squad: Adarsh Singh, Arshin Kulkarni, Musheer Khan, Uday Saharan(c), Priyanshu Moliya, Sachin Dhas, Aravelly Avanish(w), Murugan Abhishek, Raj Limbani, Naman Tiwari, Saumy Pandey, Aaradhya Shukla, Ansh Gosai, Dhanush Gowda, Rudra Patel, Prem Devkar, Mohamed Amaan, Innesh Mahajan

Australia U19 Squad: Harry Dixon, Sam Konstas, Hugh Weibgen(c), Harjas Singh, Ryan Hicks(w), Oliver Peake, Tom Campbell, Raf MacMilllan, Tom Straker, Mahli Beardman, Callum Vidler, Lachlan Aitken, Charlie Anderson, Harkirat Bajwa, Corey Wasley, Aidan O Connor

India vs Australia, U19 World Cup Final: Where to watch, and live streaming

The final between India and Australia will be telecasted live on Star Sports network and will also be available for live streaming on Hotstar.

Venue and Time

The IND U19 vs AUS U19 U-19 World Cup Final will take place at the Sahara Park Willowmoore Cricket Stadium in Benoni on Sunday, February 11 from 1:30 PM IST. The toss will be at 1:00 PM IST.

Under 19 World Cup Winners over the years

Australia lift their fourth ICC U19 Cricket World Cup title
U19 Cricket World Cup Winners List (1988 to 2024)

Skipper Uday Saharan ahead of the Final

"We are very excited for the finals. Everyone's fit and well-prepared, and a good mindset. We've seen the wickets. We've played there before, and we know quite a bit about it. We're ready to face all the challenges," Saharan said.

"We were watching the game from the sidelines. We wanted to see how the game was panning out, and how competitive it was. We wanted to gauge the kind of challenges that we'd come across. We watched the ending as well in the hotel, it was a nice game with a close finish. But we've our plans, and we'll execute them," he added.

India's journey to the U-19 World Cup Final

Will Australia make it to their fourth title?

Toss Update

Australia captain Hugh Weibgen wins the toss and they will bat first. Playing 11s coming soon. India are unchanged from their semi-final fixture.

Playing XIs

India's playing XI: Adarsh Singh, Arshin Kulkarni, Musheer Khan, Uday Saharan(c), Priyanshu Moliya, Sachin Dhas, Aravelly Avanish(w), Murugan Abhishek, Raj Limbani, Naman Tiwari, Saumy Pandey

  • No changes for India

Australia's playing XI: Harry Dixon, Sam Konstas, Hugh Weibgen(c), Harjas Singh, Ryan Hicks(w), Oliver Peake, Raf MacMilllan, Charlie Anderson, Tom Straker, Mahli Beardman, Callum Vidler

  • One change in Aus' playing XI

Uday Saharan and Hugh Weibgen during the ICC U19 Men's Cricket World Cup South Africa 2024 Captains Photocall at Willowmoore Park
Uday Saharan and Hugh Weibgen during the ICC U19 Men's Cricket World Cup South Africa 2024 Captains Photocall at Willowmoore Park Image - Getty

Pitch Report

Ackerman reckons that the decision to bat first is an interesting one as the conditions are overcast and it is pretty humid as well. He also adds that on one side it is 64 meters and 63 meters on the other side and the straight boundary is 82 meters. Abhinav Mukund joins him and says that the theme in Benoni has been the bounce and that there could be variable bounce later on as there are cracks and it hasn't been watered either.

Time for the National Anthems

The players are on the pitch for the national anthems.

The players come out on the pitch for the National Anthems
The players come out on the pitch for the National AnthemsImage - X

The Final begins

Limbani will bowl the first over with the new ball while Dixon and Konstas are ready to face the Indian seamer.

A brilliant first over comes to an end with Australia scoring 1 run from it. There was a big appeal for an LBW but the umpire wasn't convinced and India decided to not review the decision.

Harry Dixon with a fiery start for Australia | 16/0 after 2 overs

Dixon starts brilliantly for the Aussies with 2 fours and a maximum in the second over. Naman conceded 15 runs from his first over.

Limbani shines in the second over | Sam Konstas is down | Aus: 16/1 (2.3 Overs)

Limbani gets the wicket of Sam Constas. The Aussie opener tries to whip the ball across the line instead of playing it straight. The ball swings back in to go past the inside edge and crashes into the stumps. What a delivery!!

The skipper, Hugh Weibgen is the new batter.

India are 33/1 after 6 overs

Hugh Weibgen starts well while Dixon is continuing to rotate the strike.

End of the first Powerplay

Dixon is batting on 22 after facing the same amount of deliveries while Weibgen is on 17 off 30 deliveries.

AUS are 87/1 after 20 overs

Naman Tiwari strikes | The skipper walks off, scoring 48

Hugh Weibgen falls two runs short of his fifty. Hugh gets lured into the drive and reaches out to get it through on the offside. He gets this one off the outside half of the bat and it goes straight into the hands of Musheer Khan at backward point.

Naman strikes again; Harry Dixon loses his wicket on 42

Tiwari bowls it on a back of a length and it is off-pace as well, Harry Dixon fails to pick the change of pace and lobs it tamely to the left of short extra cover. Murugan Abhishek runs to his left and slides to complete a safe catch. Australia loses both their set batsmen.

IND U19 vs AUS U19: Naman Tiwari gets his second wicket
IND U19 vs AUS U19: Naman Tiwari gets his second wicketImage - Getty

Limbani gets his second wicket; Ryan Hicks departs for 20

Limbani bowls on a hard length around off stump, and Hicks goes onto his back foot. He gets squared up as the ball hits him on the pads right in front of the stumps. A huge appeal and the umpire raises his finger for an OUT. Another sweet partnership goes down.

IND U19 vs AUS U19: Raj Limbani gets his second of the match
IND U19 vs AUS U19: Raj Limbani gets his second of the matchImage - Getty

Pandey gets his first wicket; Harjas Singh departs after scoring his half-century

Harjas Singh (55) departs right after reaching his fifty. Saumy Pandey, India's frontline spinner, bowls a quick full-on off-stump delivery and Singh looks to get down and sweep it away but is late on the shot and the ball goes on to hit the pads. The umpire raises the finger and the Aussies are now five down.

Rafael Macmillan departs; Musheer Khan gets his first wicket

India are in complete control as the Aussies are now six down. Musheer Khan gets his first wicket of the match.

Raj Limbani gets his third wicket; Charlie Anderson walks off, scoring 13 runs

Raj Limbani picks up his third wicket. He goes full and straight now and the ball hits into the pads. The umpire has an easy decision to make. Australia Under-19 lose their seventh wicket.

Australia: 253/7 in 50 Overs

Ollie Peake remains not out on 46 as Australia register 253 runs in 50 overs. Harjas Singh top scored with 55 runs while Harry Dixon (42) and Hugh Weibgen (48) added 78 runs for the second wicket. For India, Raj Limbani scalped 3 important wickets in 10 overs, leaking only 38 runs while Naman Tiwari got 2 wickets.

Maiden Over to start

Arshin Kulkarni loses his wicket; Callum Vidler gets his first wicket

Arshin Kulkarni departs for another low score. Callum Vidler pitches this up on the off stump and gets it to shape away from the right-hander. Kulkarni gets caught on the back foot and ends up mistiming the shot. The ball just takes the outside edge and Ryan Hicks takes an easy catch.

IND U19 vs AUS U19: Callum Vidler gets his first wicket
IND U19 vs AUS U19: Callum Vidler gets his first wicketImage - Getty

Musheer Khan is out; Mahli Beardman gets his first wicket

The ball catches the bottom edge of the bat and deflects back onto the stumps. Harry Dixon will be relieved, having dropped Musheer when he was on 0. A huge wicket for Australia and India are now in huge trouble.

IND U19 vs AUS U19: Mahli Beardman celebrates Musheer Khan's wicket
IND U19 vs AUS U19: Mahli Beardman celebrates Musheer Khan's wicketImage - Getty

The skipper has to depart; Mahli Beardman scalps his second

A sharp catch by the Aussie skipper and the Indian skipper departs for 8. Beardman offers width this time, on a good length, and Uday Saharan falls for the trap as he looks to force it through the off side. An outside edge that goes straight into the hands of the Aussie skipper at backward point.

IND U19 vs AUS U19: Mahli Beardman is ecstatic after getting rid of the India captain Uday Saharan
IND U19 vs AUS U19: Mahli Beardman is ecstatic after getting rid of the India captain Uday SaharanImage - ICC/Getty

Another huge wicket for Australia | Rafael MacMillan scalps his first wicket

Rafael Macmillan strikes with his first delivery. India are in huge trouble as their match-winner departs for a single-digit score. Australia are now in complete control.

India are five down | Priyanshu Moliya is out, scoring 9 runs 

India have lost half their side now. Charlie Anderson gets the wicket of Priyanshu Moliya. The Indian fans can only rely on some miracles now.

IND are now six down; Aravelly Avanish Rao departs for a duck

A soft dismissal and India Under-19 are going down in a hurry here. Rafael Macmillan dismisses Aravelly Avanish for a duck. India are now six down as the Aussies are cruising towards the victory.

IND U19 vs AUS U19: Raf MacMillan picked his second wicket when he had Aravelly Avanish chip one back at him
IND U19 vs AUS U19: Raf MacMillan picked his second wicket when he had Aravelly Avanish chip one back at himImage - ICC/Getty

Adarsh Singh falls on 47; Mahli Beardman gets his third wicket

Adarsh Singh has to go now and Australia are now just moments away from celebrating their fourth U-19 World Cup victory. The Indian opener also misses out on his half-century by only 3 runs.

Raj Limbani departs for a duck | IND are now 8 down

Macmillan serves it on a fullish length from around the wicket and Raj Limbani gets beaten in the flight and fails to get his bat down in time to keep it out. The ball comes in with the angle and sneaks past the bat to clatter into the stumps.

India are 156/8 after 38 overs

Murugan Perumal Abhishek departs after a solid inning of 42

Callum Vidler gets his second wicket and Abhishek has to depart after fighting alone and scoring 42 runs. India are now 9 down and Australia are now just a moment away from winning the trophy.

India are 174/10 in 43.5 overs

Tom Straker gives the final blow as India loses the Under 19 World Cup by a huge margin of 79 runs. Australia will lift their first U-19 World Cup since 2010, and their fourth since the inaugural edition.

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Player of the Match

Australia's domination