Wednesday 27 January 2010 

Marsh Leads Australia To World Cup Final

Marsh Leads Australia To World Cup Final
Marsh Leads Australia To World Cup Final
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Captain Mitchell Marsh scored 97 as Australia beat Sri Lanka by two wickets to set up an Under-19 World Cup Final with Pakistan in New Zealand.

Josh Hazlewood picked up four wickets as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 205 and Marsh led Australia's run chase with 97 in 110 balls before Tom Triffit added 50 and although Australia lost late wickets, they held their nerve to get home with nine balls to spare.

"I think run chases in finals are always pretty tough and they're the sort of games you never win two or three down. It's a credit to the boys at the end who stuck to their guns and got us over the line," Marsh said after the game.

Elsewhere, South Africa beat India by six wickets to finish fifth, Dominick Hendricks impressing again with 63, USA beat Afghanistan by nine wickets to finish 15th and Zimbabwe thrashed Hong Kong by 137 runs to take 13th place.

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