‘What a Fightback’: Netizens Heartbroken as Pakistan Faces Crushing Defeat Against Australia in ICC U19 WC Semi-finals

Pakistan came up short in the semi-final fixture against Australia in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2024. (Image: X/@aquidtweets)

Pakistan came up short in the semi-final fixture against Australia in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2024. (Image: X/@aquidtweets)

Pakistan cricket fans were left heartbroken as the U19 side came up short in the end as they stumbled in the semi-finals losing out to Australia by a wicket.

The second semi-final fixture between Pakistan and Australia in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2024, hosted by South Africa turned out to be one of those nail-biting fixtures which went down to the very final over of the match.

However, Pakistan who managed to claw their way back in the game by taking the game deep into the final over of the second innings, suffered a massive heartbreak as Australia’s Raf MacMillan managed to get the edge as the ball went rolling away for a boundary towards the fine-leg region.

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Whilst the fans were entertained in a thrilling battle amongst the respective nation’s budding stars of the future, they also had their reactions to the brilliant fixture that had gone down in Benoni.

The former Pakistan international bowler, Yasir Arafat gave the U19 boys some well-deserved plaudits after their fighting performance against the young Aussie side.

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This fan had given an interesting reaction when he said, “Once a wise man said Cricket always ends with tearful eyes.”

Saad Baig has led the young Pakistan team brilliantly. His side has been dominant right through the group stages like their counterparts in India. However, the Pakistan side came up short in the semi-finals facing a tough loss to the young Australian side.

For those who might not recall, it was Australia that managed to defeat Pakistan to win their first T20 World Cup which took place in 2021 at the United Arab Emirates. The only difference is that the match did go down to the final over.

The battle to beat Australia in the knockouts of an ICC tournament continues after Pakistan’s heartbreaking loss in the ICC U19 World Cup semis 2024.

Pakistan came close thanks to a brilliant bowling display by the 15-year-old Ali Raza who brought the fight to the Australian side who were forced to dig deep and find their way to victory.

After the conclusion of both semi-final fixtures, the battle for the trophy is now set as we will have India led by Uday Saharan take on the Australian side led by Hugh Weibgen. India will be looking to extend their lead as the most successful side in the ICC Under-19 World Cup while Australia will be aiming to get their second trophy under their belt.

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