Benoni (South Africa): In the ongoing U19 World Cup final, India’s young pacer Raj Limbani showcased his bowling prowess, securing figures of 3 for 38 against Australia. Despite his efforts, the Australian team managed to post a competitive total of 253 for 7 in 50 overs. Key contributions came from Harjas Singh (55), Hugh Weibgen (48) and Oliver Peake (46*).
Apart from Limbani’s impressive performance, Naman Tiwari also made a notable contribution, claiming two wickets for 63 runs. Saumy Pandey and Musheer Khan each grabbed a wicket, restricting Australia to their final total after India was invited to bowl first.
The boys in blue now face a daunting task in their pursuit of victory as they need to chase down a record target of 254 runs set by the Australian side. This target surpasses the highest-ever successful chase in U19 World Cup history, achieved by England against New Zealand in 1998 when they chased 242 runs.
Australia’s formidable total will undoubtedly boost their confidence, and they will rely on their fast bowlers to defend the target against India in the final showdown.