Australia-Afganistan first To Reach Super League Semi-Final
CRICDOT DESK : Australia won the overall victory over Pakistan and advanced to the semi-finals of the ICC Under 19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2022 Super League. They joined England and Afghanistan in the last four innings with a successful 119 run on the day when the first batting was the order of the day. Uganda recorded a 35-run victory over Papua New Guinea in the plate playoff semifinals, while the United Arab Emirates went one step further than its host West Indies towards success in the plate semifinals.
Australia won Pakistan with 119 runs and secured its position in the ICC Under 19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2022 Super League Semifinals, thanks to some top-notch batting performances. Teague Wylie and Corey Miller’s
half-century, Campbell Kellaway’s 47 proved too much for Pakistan in Antigua, with Australia going from 50 overs to 7 to 276.
Apart from the 50-run partnership of the third Wicket, Pakistan has always been behind in pursuit and eventually collapsed to 157, and the wicket was shared among Australian bowlers.
Pakistan won the draw and chose the field, but soon regretted the decision when Kellaway and Wily (71) put 86 on the first wicket. The Kellaway was bowled by Kasim Akram (340), who only creases the mirror and he accelerated his run rate on his way to 64. We left Australia 203 with 3 people, and we have less than 10 overs left. The
Skipper Cooper Connolly chipped 33 and William Salzman broke the 7th to 14th ball Quickfire 25 to set a competitive goal.
It soon became clear that things would go far beyond Pakistan, with Muhammad Shezad and Hasebra Khan both lagging behind, leaving 2 to 27 in 5th place.
Abdul Faseeh (28) and Irfan Khan (27) began rebuilding before the latter was bowled by Salzmann (337), and since then the ticket gates have fallen regularly.