India and Australia will square off at Willowmoore Park in Benoni on Sunday, February 11, in the final of the ICC Men’s U19 Cricket World Cup 2024, which is currently being held in South Africa.
India head into the all-to-play-for clash after a come-from-behind victory against hosts South Africa in the semi-final. The hosts made 244 runs in their 50 overs, setting a 245-run target for India.
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The defending U19 world champions were at sixes and sevens after losing four wickets inside the first 12 overs. However, captain Uday Saharan played a captain’s innings, scoring 81, and stitched a match-winning partnership with Sachin Dhas, who scored 96 runs at over a run-a-ball. India won the game by 2 wickets and sealed their spot in the final for the fifth consecutive time.
Australia, meanwhile, beat Pakistan by 1 wicket in what was one of the most nail-biting semi-final encounters in U19 Cricket World Cup history.
The Kangaroos will play their first U19 Cricket World Cup final since 2018, which they lost to India. The two teams also met at the 2012 U19 Cricket World Cup final, which, once again, was won by India.
The last time Australia won the competition was in 2010, under the leadership of Mitchell Marsh.
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Where is the U19 World Cup final between India and Australia being held?
The final of the 2024 ICC Men’s U19 Cricket World Cup between India and Australia will take place at the Willowmoore Park in Benoni.
What time does the U19 World Cup final between India and Australia start?
The final of the 2024 ICC Men’s U19 Cricket World Cup between India and Australia will begin at 10:00 AM local time, or 1:30 PM IST.
How to watch the U19 World Cup final between India and Australia from India?
The Star Network has bagged the broadcasting and live streaming rights for the 2024 ICC Men’s U19 Cricket World Cup.
Fans can watch the final between India and Australia on TV on the Star Sports channels, while they can also live stream the game for free on the Hotstar app/website.
|Date and time (India)
|ICC Men’s U19 Cricket World Cup Final – India vs Australia
|February 11, 1:30 PM IST
|Star Sports network