ICC U19 CWC - India Beat Australia By 74 Runs, Seal Spot In Final Four

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ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2020
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Kartik Tyagi’s inspired bowling display helped India seal a place in the U19 World Cup semi-finals for the third tournament in succession.

The medium-pacer claimed three wickets in six balls to quash the efforts of the three-time champions to chase down 234. Akash Singh’s hat-trick later in the innings dismantled Australia for 159 in 43.3 overs.

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Tyagi eventually finished with four for 24, while fellow seamer Singh nabbed three for 30 to send the defending champions into the last four. 

After losing the toss and being put in to bat, India found themselves limping on 114 for five in the 31st over with Yashasvi Jaiswal (62 off 82 balls) the only constant in the early part of their innings.

But with him gone someone needed to stand up. Fortunately for the Asian side, Atharva Ankolekar (55 not out off 54 balls) provided them with some lower-order impetus, and along with Ravi Bishnoi (30) and Siddhesh Veer (25), managed to lift them to a competitive total of 233 for nine.

After Jake Fraser-McGurk (0) was run out without facing a delivery from the first ball, Tyagi rocked the Aussies to leave them flailing at 17 for four.

Sam Fanning’s fighting 75 gave them hope during a stand of 81 with Liam Scott (35), but Singh dismissed the former and Todd Murphy (0) either side of a run-out to make it three in a row and seal a fine win.

Brief Scorecard

India - 233-9 in 50 overs (Yashasvi Jaiswal 62, Atharva Ankolekar 55; Corey Kelly 2-45, Todd Murphy 2-40)

Australia - 159 in 43.3 overs (Sam Fanning 75, Liam Scott 35; Kartik Tyagi 4-24, Akash Singh 3-30)