Saturday 30 January 2010 

Australia Win U19 World Cup For The Third Time

Australia Win U19 World Cup For The Third Time
Australia Win U19 World Cup For The Third Time
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Australia beat Pakistan by 25 runs to win the ICC Under-19 World Cup for the third time, bouncing back from being restricted to 207 for eight to bowl their opponents out for 182.

Australia were put into bat and made a poor start, losing quick wickets to slip to 23 for three but were boosted by innings of 44 from Kane Richardson, 37 from Tim Armstrong and 35 from Jason Floros got them back on track and despite opening bowler Sarmad Bhatti taking three for 33, Australia had a decent score on the board.

Pakistan made a confident start to their run chase, Babar Azam making 28, Ahmed Shehzad 36 and captain Azeem Ghunman a patient 41 but his dismissal, which made the score 156 for seven, prompted a collapse and the moment when Australia took control of the match.

The Pakistan lower order was unable to rally as Australia's had and three for 32 from spinner Luke Doran, allied with four for 30 for quick Josh Hazlewood, who ended the game when had Raza Hasan caught behind, sealed the glory for Australia.

They also won the inaugural event in 1988, triumphing again in 2002.

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