ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup India Advances Entire into the Final with Thrilling Victory Over South Africa
In a captivating first semi-final of the ICC Under-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024, India secured a dramatic win over South Africa, earning themselves a spot in the final showdown.
The high-stakes match unfolded at Willowmoore Park in Benoni, where India opted to field first after winning the toss against South Africa.
In a thrilling encounter at Benoni, India Under-19s clinched a nail-biting victory against South Africa Under-19s in the ICC Under-19 World Cup semi-final. Chasing a target of 245, India reached 248/8 with 7 balls to spare, securing a two-wicket win. Uday Saharan’s impressive innings of 81 runs off 124 balls earned him the well-deserved Player of the Match award.
- In a thrilling encounter at Willowmoore Park in Benoni, India defeated South Africa in the first semi-final of the ICC Under-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024.
- Batting first after India put them into bat, South Africa posted a competitive total of 244 for 7, with notable contributions from Lhuan-dre Pretorius and Richard Seletswane.
- India reached 248/8 with 7 balls to spare, securing a two-wicket win.
- Despite facing a challenging target, India’s Under-19 team, defending champions with a history of five World Cup wins, showcased resilience and determination, securing a thrilling victory.
- India’s triumph sets the stage for an exciting final, where they will have the opportunity to add another trophy to their illustrious record in the tournament.
- The ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2024, initially scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka, was relocated to South Africa following administrative issues faced by Sri Lanka Cricket.
- As the tournament progresses, fans can anticipate more intense cricketing action, with the second semi-final between Australia and Pakistan scheduled for February 8th, 2024.
- India won the toss and elected to bowl first, marking the first time they opted to bowl in the tournament after batting first in all five previous games.
- Despite a challenging target set by South Africa, India completed a thrilling chase, led by a brilliant stand between Uday Saharan and Sachin Dhas.
- Saharan and Dhas showcased exceptional batting prowess, guiding India to victory despite early setbacks in their innings.
- South Africa’s innings saw notable performances from Lhuan-dre Pretorius and Richard Seletswane, but India’s disciplined bowling and resilient batting ultimately sealed the win for the defending champions.
|Willowmoore Park, Benoni
|6 February, 2024
|India win by 2 wickets
|Man of the Match
|Uday Saharan 81 runs off 124 balls (India)
The victory propels India into the final, where they will face off against the winner of the second semi-final between Australia and Pakistan, promising another thrilling showdown for cricket enthusiasts worldwide.