India vs Australia HIGHLIGHTS, ICC U19 World Cup 2022 Semifinal: India beats Australia to meet England in final

IND vs AUS, ICC Under-19 World Cup 2022: Catch the score, highlights, commentary and more from the ICC Cricket U-19 World Cup semifinal between India and Australia.

Updated : Feb 05, 2022 17:01 IST , Antigua

Vicky Ostwal celebrates a wicket with his teammates.
Vicky Ostwal celebrates a wicket with his teammates.

Vicky Ostwal celebrates a wicket with his teammates.

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A fourth World Cup final in a row and a record eighth overall for India! That's all for tonight, folks. Join us on Saturday as India bids for another piece of silverware at the junior level.


AUS 194 all out in 41.5 overs: A direct hit at the non-striker's to send India into the final! Hangargekar picks the ball up from mid-off and rockets it to the stumps and has Whitney short of his crease. Tom Whitney run out (Hangargekar) 19 (17b 2x6)

AUS 193/9 in 41 overs: Ravi overpitches and Whitney smacks it over cover for SIX. Short from the left-armer and Whitney rocks back to slap the ball over long-on for another SIX!

AUS 180/9 in 40 overs: Hangargekar misses his radar on his return as he fails to attack the stumps of the no. 11, Nisbet. He clutches his hamstring a couple of times and perhaps India wouldn't want to stress him any further.

AUS 178/9 in 39 overs: Chopped on! Shaw gets to his fifty and follows it up with a rash heave on length off Ravi. The ball rushes onto clip the inside-edge and crash back to the stumps. India, one wicket away from the final!

Lachlan Shaw b Ravi Kumar 51 (66b 4x4)

Ravi Kumar returns

AUS 174/8 in 38 overs: A rare slip-up for India on the field as Ostwal's length delivery is tucked away by Whitney and dropped by Nishant at short mid-wicket.

AUS 172/8 in 37 overs: Sinfield steps out and smashes Tambe over mid-wicket for SIX. He steps out for another but misses the flatter delivery this time and fall short of his crease. Excellent glovework from Bana to flick the bails as Australia loses it eighth wicket.

Jack Sinfield st †Bana b Tambe 20 (14b 2x4 1x6)

Tambe into the attack

AUS 158/7 in 36 overs: Shaw moves into the 40s with a fine slap over mid-wicket for FOUR. Sinfield continues to aid his partner with quick singles.

AUS 149/7 in 35 overs: Shaw and Sinfield keep themselves busy with brisk running between the wickets. Perhaps a little too late but Australia continues to cling on.

Hangargekar is back

AUS 142/7 in 34 overs: Ostwal tosses the ball in and Sinfield heaves it well over mid-wicket for FOUR.  He lofts one to mid-off and gets off strike with a single.

AUS 134/7 in 33 overs: Nishant drops the ball short and Shah swivels to pull the ball fine down leg for FOUR.

AUS 125/7 in 32 overs: Ostwal to Snell. OUT! A corker to hit the off-stump.  Snell plays down the wrong line off the backfoot as Ostwal hits the deck and gets the ball to turn gently to clip the top of off.  Tobias Snell b Ostwal 4 (6b)

AUS 121/6 in 31 overs: India nearly has Snell caught first ball as he gets a thick outside-edge off Nishant, flying sharply to Tambe at first slip who drops a low catch.

AUS 119/6 in 30 overs: Ostwal to Shaw. OUT! Lobbed straight back to the bowler. As simple as it comes for Ostwal. He tosses the ball in straight to middle and leg. Salzmann shimmies down to chop the ball over the bowler but ends up handing it straight to him.  William Salzmann c & b Ostwal 7 (14b)

AUS 116/5 in 29 overs: Hangargekar overpitches and Shaw lifts the ball over point for FOUR. Australia will need a lot more of this from here to have any chance of staging a fight back.

Hangargekar returns

AUS 107/5 in 28 overs: Ostwal zips through another over. Salzmann and Shaw have been pushed to a tough corner here.

AUS 104/5 in 27 overs: Sindhu pins the batters to the crease, forcing the batters to drop anchors and rotate strike in singles.

AUS 102/5 in 26 overs: Ostwal keeps a flatter line and Salzmann attempts to cut a couple of deliveries but misses.

AUS 101/5 in 25 overs: 100 up for Australia as Nishant offers a bit of room to Radhakrishnan who swings his arms over cover to find two runs. Bowled him! Nishant gets the ball to drift back in and the inside-edge off Radhakrishnan's blade slides through to hit the stumps. India is halfway through!

Nivethan Radhakrishnan b Sindhu 11 (15b 1x4)

AUS 96/4 in 24 overs: Another tight over from Tambe. He continues to fiddle with his length and Radhakrishnan negates carefully as two runs come off the over.

Tambe replaces Ostwal

AUS 94/4 in 23 overs: Sindhu tosses on outside off and Radhakrishnan slashes the ball hard and gets an outside edge that flies to the third-man fence for FOUR.

AUS 87/4 in 22 overs: The Indians are all over the Aussies. Ostwal waltzes through his over as he slides the ball into attack the stumps. Just the four runs off it and Dhull's men have done well impose themselves.

AUS 83/4 in 21 overs: Sindhu to Connolly. OUT! Top-edge on the sweep and the skipper perishes. Rasheed takes a fine catch at short fine leg and the Aussies have begun to crumble in their steep chase.  Cooper Connolly c Rasheed b Sindhu 3 (9b)

Nishant Sindhu into the attack

AUS 81/3 in 20 overs: Ostwal continues to loop the ball in and the batters rotate strike through a couple of singles.

AUS 77/3 in 19 overs: Angkrish has done well to mount the pressure. He cruises through another over and concedes just three runs.

AUS 74/3 in 18 overs: Kellaway holes out to short mid-wicket!  Ostwal drops one short and the ball sticks for a fraction of a second on the wicket. Kellaway rocks back to flick it straight to Sindhu for a regulation catch. India has struck back in quick succession.  Campbell Kellaway c Sindhu b Ostwal 30 (53b 1x4)

Ostwal into the attack

AUS 71/2 in 17 overs: Angkrish to Miller. OUT! Angkrish wafts one in on the length to trap Miller plumb in front. Miller errs in judgement of length and steps back in the crease as the ball loops in line to hit the pads. A timely scalp for India. Skipper Connolly in at 4. Angkrish pins him to the crease. Ends a successful over by conceding just two runs.

Corey Miller lbw b Raghuvanshi 38 (46b 6x4)

AUS 69/1 in 16 overs: Miller and Kellaway nudge about the gaps in the circle and continue to keep the scoreboard ticking. India desperately in need of a breakthrough right now.

AUS 65/1 in 15 overs: Miller and Kellaway confidently rotate strike with a slew of singles. Six runs of the over.

Raghuvanshi into the attack

AUS 59/1 in 14 overs: Tambe flattens his length to keep the batters rooted deep into the crease. Three runs come off the over as the Aussies continue to rebuild well.

AUS 56/1 in 13 overs: Fifty up for Australia as Miller slices Raj past backward point for FOUR. Raj pushes the ball further up and away from Miller's reach and a genuine outside-edge races past the keeper for FOUR.

AUS 48/1 in 12 overs: Miller and Kellaway to keep the asking rate in check while rebuilding the innings with a sturdy partnership.

AUS 44/1 in 11 overs: Raj lands the ball on the full and Miller drives handsomely down the ground for FOUR.

AUS 37/1 in 10 overs: Tambe drops one short and Miller pounces on it with a back-foot punch through cover for FOUR.

Tambe replaces Ravi Kumar

AUS 32/1 in 9 overs: Raj hits the spot outside the off-stump. Miller misses out on a rather loose delivery on the length, mistiming the drive and nearly jags the ball back on to the stumps.

Raj Bawa replaces Hangargekar

AUS 28/1 in 8 overs: Ravi Kumar hits the length outside off and Miller swiftly punches it to the fence through extra cover for FOUR.

AUS 21/1 in 7 overs: The Indian pacers have matched upto their counterparts in keeping a tight length in the initial burst. Kellaway and Miller tread watchfully as Hangargekar attacks the off-stump.

AUS 19/1 in 6 overs: Ravi treads a bit too full and Kellaway eases into a brilliant straight drive down the ground for FOUR.

AUS 13/1 in 5 overs: Hangargekar employs a fine line of attack against the left-handed pair. He continues to keep the batters on their toes, mixing up his fiery bumpers with the occasional delivery in the blockhole.

AUS 9/1 in 4 overs: Ravi Kumar settles into his rhythm and maintains the ball in a fine line outside the off-stump. Kellaway resists the drive and leaves the deliveries on length.

AUS 8/1 in 3 overs: Hangargekar continues to pump the ball in short. He cramps Kellaway for room before firing in a fiery yorker that nearly plants him in front of the stumps. Maiden for Hangargekar.

AUS 8/1 in 2 overs: Ravi to Wyllie. OUT! A searing in-swinger from Ravi hits Wyllie flush on the pads and he's caught plumb in front of the wickets. No doubts whatsoever for the umpire and the in-form youngster falls early. Corey Miller in at 3. He's off the mark with a beautiful drive through the covers for FOUR.

Teague Wyllie lbw b Ravi Kumar 1 (3b)

Ravi Kumar into the attack



AUS 2/0 in 1 over: Hangargekar begins with a bouncer and Kellaway drops his arms effectively against it. He gets off the mark with a flick to backward square. Wyllie opens his account with a single to cover.

Rajvardhan Hangargekar up with the new ball.

Campbell Kellaway and Teague Wyllie at the middle for Australia.

Back for the chase.  The Indian huddle gathers on the sidelines before stepping out onto the field.

A sensational recovery from India after a tepid start which had the Aussies giving no freebies for the openers Raghuvanshi and Harnoor. While the pair had their in, mounting pressure resulted in their wickets as India found itself on 37 for two in the 13th over. However, two high-quality knocks from skipper Dhull and his deputy Rasheed lifted India out of imminent trouble. The pair deftly evaded the spinners and found themselves in full flow towards the fag end of the innings to power India to a massive total. Australia will have to pull off the biggest chase of the tournament to see itself through to the final.

IND 290/5 in 50 overs: Short from Whitney and Nishant pulls it fine for FOUR. Short again and Nishant clears the backward point fence for SIX this time! He gets off strike with a leg-bye. In the slot once again and Bana lofts the ball over long-on for SIX! Full on the stumps and Bana gets an inside-edge for FOUR down leg.  Whitney attacks the stumps and Bana shuffles across to power the ball over mid-wicket for SIX to power India to an emphatic finish! 27 runs off the final over!

IND 263/5 in 49 overs: Salzmann pins Hangargekar with an excellent yorker on leg-stump. Hangargeker clears himself for a big hit, but misses the ball that drops right in the blockhole. Dinesh Bana in at 7. Slower bouncer from Salzmann and Bana pulls it down leg for FOUR.

Rajvardhan Hangargekar b Salzmann 13 (10b 1x4 1x6)

IND 257/4 in 48 overs: Nisbet drops one on the full and Hangargekar clears his front leg and slams it over cover for FOUR. Nisbet hits the slot and Hangagekar whacks it down the ground for a massive SIX!

IND 242/4 in 47 overs: Salzmann mixes up his lengths and speeds effectively to block Hangargekar and Sindhu from opening their account.

IND 241/4 in 46 overs: Dhull is run out at the non-striker's! A sensational innings comes to an unexpected end as Rasheed nudges on straight back to Nisbet who brushes the ball as it rolls to the stumps. Yash is well short of his crease and has to depart. India is gunning for one final flourish as Hangargekar comes in at 5. Is that two in two? Nisbet offers room and seems like Rasheed has slashed it straight to the point fielder. And Rasheed falls short of his century. The vice-captain departs for 94 as Nishant Sindhu walks in.

Yash Dhull run out (Nisbet) 110 (110b 10x4 1x6), Shaik Rasheed c Sinfield b Nisbet 94 (108b 8x4 1x6)

IND 237/2 in 45 overs:
Whitney drops short and Dhull drills it through point for another cracking FOUR.  Similar length and Dhull punishes it through backward point for another FOUR! Maiden youth ODI century for Yash Dhull! A sensational innings from the skipper as he led the recovery act with an innings of utmost poise and composure. Dhull relishes the milestone with a cracking whip over long-on for SIX. A couple of runs to finish the over and the 200-run partnership between the duo comes up.

Whitney into the attack

IND 218/2 in 44 overs: Nisbet tails the ball in and Rasheed nonchalantly lifts it on the full over long-on for a majestic SIX!

Nisbet returns

IND 208/2 in 43 overs: Salzmann finds his radar this time and the batters are restricted to play along the line for three singles.

IND 205/2 in 42 overs: 200 up for India. Dhull picks up the short ball from Connolly and slams it past mid-wicket for FOUR. India is pacing itself well towards a strong finish with a couple of big-hitters waiting in the shed.


IND 197/2 in 41 overs: Short from Salzmann and it's punished by Rasheed with a fierce pull over mid-wicket for FOUR. Salzmann goes on the full and Rasheed drives gloriously through cover for FOUR. Three in a row! A bottom-edge off the blade outside the off-stump skims low past the keeper to the fence for another boundary.

Salzmann returns

IND 182/2 in 40 overs: Connolly builds the pressure with three dots before a massive mix-up has Yash and Rasheed frozen at the middle of the pitch. Salzmann picks the ball up from cover and shoddily balloons the ball over the keeper, throwing a massive run-out opportunity. Dhull pounces on the reprieve with a fierce square-cut for FOUR.

IND 178/2 in 39 overs: Sinfield wafts one in and Rasheed shimmes down to loft the ball to long-on for FOUR. Four singles to follow before Sinfield drops short and Rasheed gleefully pulls it down leg for another FOUR.

IND 166/2 in 38 overs: Connolly loops one in to the pads and Rasheed unleashes a fierce sweep to backward square for FOUR.

IND 159/2 in 37 overs: Sinfield tightens his hold on the off-stump with a probing length. Six runs come off the over as we see the physios walk in to check on Rasheed who is visibly suffering from cramps under the scorching heat.

IND 153/2 in 36 overs: FIFTY for Rasheed. The vice-captain came in at a tricky spot for India. He's soaked in the pressure while Dhull upped the scoring-rate at the other end. Rasheed will hope to switch gears now to lead India towards a big finish after opting to bat first.

IND 149/2 in 35 overs: Rasheed and Dhull rotate strike freely with singles. Still a bit apprehensive of the big shots as Australia concedes runs through a couple of slip-ups in the field.

IND 142/2 in 34 overs: Connolly returns and concedes five runs off the over. Dhull a lot more proactive in approach against his counterpart this time. He shimmies down to find a couple of runs.

IND 137/2 in 33 overs: Sinfield comes around the wicket to slide the ball into Dhull. He ends up offering a hint of room and Yash punches it past mid-off for FOUR. Brilliant recovery led by the pair who have brilliantly switched the gears to bring up their 100-run partnership off 127 deliveries.

IND 130/2 in 32 overs: India getting a move on. Salzmann offers room on return and Dhull crisply pumps it over point for FOUR. 10 runs come off the over and we might just see the big hits being unleashed from here.

IND 120/2 in 31 overs: FIFTY for Yash Dhull!
He brings it up with a stupendous pull off Whitney who bumps the ball in sharply to the ribs.

IND 114/2 in 30 overs: Radhakrishnan turns to his left-arm this time. Dhull and Rasheed ease into piercing the gaps more often now. Six runs off the over.

IND 108/2 in 29 overs: Whitney offers width and Yash crunches it through point for FOUR.  Whitney overpitches but Yash fails to push the balls past the cover fielder.

Whitney returns

IND 100/2 in 28 overs: Radhakrishnan drops short and Yash elegantly cuts it past point for a couple of runs.  Another effective late cut from Dhull down to third fetches him two runs and it's 100 up for India.

Radhakrishnan replaces Connolly

IND 93/2 in 27 overs: Dhull and Rasheed deal in singles. Three comes off the Sinfield over as India slowly moves towards the 100-run mark.

IND 90/2 in 26 overs: 50-run partnership for Yash and Rasheed. The skipper and his deputy have done well to steady the ship, while watchfully lifting the run-rate. The Aussie spinners have done well so far to complement the pacers, gushing through their overs while offering no freebies to the batters.

IND 86/2 in 25 overs: Sinfield gets sharp drift and bounce as Dhull drops to his knee. He recovers brilliantly to sneak in a late cut that sends the ball to the third-man fence for FOUR.

IND 79/2 in 24 overs: Connolly keeps a tight line, angling the ball in from over the wicket to Yash. Just the single off the over and India continues to struggle to lift the lid on the scoring rate.

IND 78/2 in 23 overs: Sinfield to Rasheed. DROPPED! Sinfield draws Rasheed down the track with another wafted delivery. Rasheed chips the ball straight to Shaw at mid-wicket. He leaps high in the air to hold the ball which slips off his grasp as he tumbles to the ground.

IND 74/2 in 22 overs: Short from Connolly and Yash thumps it through extra cover for FOUR. A couple of singles follow and India will aim to up the ante from here.

IND 67/2 in 21 overs: Sinfield draws Yash forward outside the off-stump with an excellent loopy delivery. The ball turns sharply and whiffs past the outside-edge, beating Yash all ends up. Just a single off the over.

IND 66/2 in 20 overs: Connolly flattens his trajectory. Dhull and Rasheed rotate strike with a couple of singles.

IND 63/2 in 19 overs: Sinfield drops short and Rasheed shuffles across to drill it past backward square for FOUR. He gets a single before Yash blocks off a couple of loopy deliveries that drift in off the fuller length.

IND 57/2 in 18 overs: Connolly slides the ball into Rasheed and Dhull. The batters tread in singles and continue to maintain a low guard against the bowlers.

AUS skipper Cooper Connolly from the other end

IND 53/2 in 17 overs: Sinfield deftly varies his pace as Rasheed lunges forward to defend. Excellent guile and loop from offie who finishes with a delivery that drifts in sharply from outside the off-stump.

Jack Sinfield into the attack

IND 51/2 in 16 overs: FIFTY up for India. It has come at a tepid rate as the Aussies have maintained a probing line, taking away the expansive drives off the equation against the Indian batters. Dhull and Rasheed will have to steady the ship while maintaining an eye on the scoring rate.

IND 45/2 in 15 overs: Nisbet continues. He attempts to pepper Dhull with a flurry of bouncer but concedes a couple of extras. Dhull stands upright and gets off strike with a back-foot punch through cover.

IND 41/2 in 14 overs: Salzmann fends short and Dhull slaps it over point for two runs as an excellent full-length dive from Kellaway saves two for his side. Yash is caught in two-minds outside the off-stump as Salzmann gets the ball to seam and move away from the bat at a decent pace.

IND 38/2 in 13 overs: Nisbet to Harnoor. OUT!  A quick bumper down leg and Harnoor attempts for a wry pull. A soft dismissal in the end as the ball brushes the outside-edge before sailing to the keeper. The Aussies have packed the Indian openers cheaply and skipper Yash Dhull walks in at 4. Nisbet welcomes Dhull with a couple of bumpers targeting the ribs and the captain does well to push them off to the surface.

Harnoor Singh c †Snell b Nisbet 16 (28b 3x4)

IND 36/1 in 12 overs: Australia continues to keep the Indian batters under the pump. Rasheed and Harnoor find a single each as Salzmann completes another fine over.

IND 34/1 in 11 overs: Maiden for Nisbet. Maintains a probing length to Rasheed who defends neatly at deliveries angling in towards the off-stump.

IND 34/1 in 10 overs: Salzmann comes around the wicket to Harnoor. Harnoor tucks a couple of deliveries off his hips but finds the mid-wicket fielder. Salzmann overpitches and Harnoor crunches the ball through extra cover for an exquisite FOUR. Salzmann tails the ball in onto the pads and Harnoor flicks it fine for another FOUR.

IND 23/1 in 9 overs: First boundary for Rasheed as he lofts a fuller delivery from Whitney down the ground for FOUR.

IND 18/1 in 8 overs: Salzmann drops short outside the off-stump and Angkrish gets a tad too late on the cut. He is livid with himself as he reckons he's missed out on a freebie. BOWLED him! Salzmann castles Angkrish with a crackerjack of an in-swinger. Angkrish's torrid stand at the crease comes to an end as the off-stump goes for a toss. Vice-captain Rasheed in at 3. Off the mark straightaway with a wristy flick to square leg.

Angkrish Raghuvanshi b Salzmann 6 (30b)

Salzmann replaces Nisbet

IND 15/0 in 7 overs: Angkrish attempts a wild slog down the ground but misses. He quickly keeps his anchor down and gets off strike with a single. The batters have had their eye in, but has failed to pick up on the scoring rate.

IND 14/0 in 6 overs: Nisbet pins Harnoor to the crease with a string of deliveries attacking the off-stump. The Aussies have done well to keep the batters in check early on.

IND 13/0 in 5 overs: Angkrish misses out on a half-volley as he flicks it straight to mid-wicket. Whitney's still a tad iffy on his lines. Whitney offers room and Angkrish slices it down deep to backward point for a single.

IND 10/0 in 4 overs: Just the single off the over. Nisbet tightens his line around the off-stump to Raghuvanshi who prods forward to defend.

IND 9/0 in 3 overs: Whitney starts with an excellent outswinger that squares up Harnoor. The ball cuts past his forward stride sharply to the keeper. Whitney maintains his line and Harnoor is content on leaving them on their merit. Whitney strays to the pads and Harnoor swiftly whips it off the legs for FOUR.

IND 5/0 in 2 overs: Angkrish drives a fuller length delivery elegantly and picks up two runs. Nisbet concedes a wide before hitting high on the pads as Angkrish shuffles across.  Nisbet dishes in another loose delivery outside off and Angkrish drives it straight to the cover fielder. Nisbet follows up with another nagging nip-backer that hits high on the pads.

Jack Nisbet from the opposite end

IND 2/0 in 1 over: A fine start for Whitney. He maintains a probing line and length to Angkrish outside the off-stump. Angkrish nudges one fine down leg for a single to get off the mark.

Angkrish Raghuvanshi and Harnoor Singh open for India. Tom Whitney with the new ball.

Here we go!

6:22PM IST: The players walk out for the national anthems.

Playing XIs

TOSS: India U19 wins the toss, opts to bat

Yash Dhull:  It's a good wicket to bat on, and if we set a target, we feel we can defend. We just need to play normal cricket.

Tobias Snell:  We were going to bowl first. There is a bit of moisture in the wicket and we'll look to use that. We are hitting form at the right time and our best cricket is ahead of us. It will be a good surface and will get better to bat on later.

5:45PM IST: Here's a look at the top performers from India and Australia

Leading run-scorers

Angkrish Raghuvanshi (IND) - 272 runs in 4 matches (HS: 144, Ave: 68.00, 100s - 1, 50s - 1)

Teague Wyllie (AUS) - 264 runs in 4 matches (HS: 101*, Ave: 132.00, 100s - 1, 50s - 2)

Leading wicket-takers

Vicky Ostwal (IND) - 9 wickets in 4 matches (BBI: 5/28, Ave: 9.66, Eco: 3.10)

Tom Whitney (AUS) - 7 wickets in 3 matches (BBI: 3/20, Ave: 12.95, Eco: 3.57)

India  - Road to Super League semifinals


Australia - Road to Super League semifinals


Heavyweights India and Australia will face off in a blockbuster semifinal of the Under-19 World Cup on Wednesday, having beaten their opponents on the field and COVID-19 off it, on way to the last four stage.

India's preparations for the age-group showpiece were impacted heavily by the virus, with hardly any national camps or tournaments in the last two years except the recent Asia Cup.

The four-time champion started the tournament on the right note, overcoming a good South Africa side by 45 runs, but soon ran into a situation where it was struggling to field a playing XI after multiple players were found to have contracted COVID-19 hours before their match against Ireland.

Five members of the squad were unavailable for their second group clash against Ireland on January 19 after a COVID outbreak.

Captain Yash Dhull, his deputy Shaik Rasheed, Aaradhya Yadav, Manav Parakh and Siddarth Yadav were part of that group and missed both the Ireland and Uganda fixtures, forcing the BCCI to fly in reinforcements.

India was without many players for its match with Uganda and had to call in six reserves to play with the non-infected members of their squad.


But a spirited India got the better of all the challenges thrown at it and soundly defeated Ireland and Uganda before prevailing over Bangladesh by five wickets in a tricky chase in its quarterfinal match on a surface that was not conducive for playing strokes.

India is now back to full strength, and in another good news, Nishant Sindhu has recovered from COVID-19 and will be available for selection for the all-important semifinal.

But if the match against Bangladesh was any indication, India would like to improve their finishing with the bat.

However, before that, despite missing many first XI players, India put up huge totals against Ireland (307) and Uganda (405) and registered its biggest ever victory in terms of runs against the African team.

Now up against a formidable Australian side, India will take confidence from the fact that they made the semifinals with wins on the trot despite the challenges posed by the virus.

This is the fourth time in a row that India will be appearing in the last-four stage of the competition.

India has a strong batting presence with the likes of Harnoor Singh, Angkrish Raghuvanshi and Raj Bawa, who broke Shikhar Dhawan's record for the highest individual score by an Indian batter at the U-19 World Cup with his 162 not out against Uganda, shouldering the responsibility, besides skipper Dhull and Rasheed.

It was Dhull, who set the tone for the team with his solid 82 against South Africa in their tournament opener.

The bowling department is taken care of by left-arm pacer Ravi Kumar, who wreaked havoc in a five-over spell to leave Bangladesh struggling at 14/3, right-arm seamer Rajvardhan Hangargekar, spinners Vicky Ostwal and Kaushal Tambe, besides medium-pacer Bawa.

As far as Australia are concerned, the two-time champions will be on a high after their convincing win over Pakistan in the quarters.

Australia has a superstar in the making in opener Teague Wyllie.


The 17-year-old has been one of the stars of the World Cup so far, showcasing his impressive array of shots and an attacking yet controlled temperament. And the Western Australian youngster has no shortage of self-confidence either, making him an all-round package with every chance of making it in the international game.

Wyllie was at his fluent best against Pakistan, helping his side get off to a terrific start as he stroked eight fours in an impressive 97-ball 71. India will be wary of him.

Tom Whitney (2/31) and William Salzmann (3/37) were the stand-out performers with the ball against Pakistan, and there's hardly any obvious weak link for India to exploit.

India had beaten Australia in the warm-up game. The match starts at 6.30 PM IST.


Where and how to watch live coverage of India vs Australia U-19 World Cup?

The India U-19 vs Australia U-19 World Cup semifinal match will be aired live on Star Sports Network .

How to watch India vs Australia U-19 World Cup match online?

The online streaming of the India U-19 vs Australia U-19 World Cup semifinal match will be available on Hotstar .

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