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Australia lift Under 19 World Cup

Related Links : ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2010 : Scorecard of Australia U19 Vs Pakistan U19, Final at Lincoln (Jan 30) : ICC U19 World Cup 2010

Australia pulled off a superb win over Pakistan in a low-scoring Final at Lincoln to take the U19 World Cup for the third time. Australia batting first could come up with just 207 for 9 in the allotted 50 overs. The top score came from no.8 – Kane Richardson, who made 44. For Pakistan, opening bowler Sarmad Bhatti took three wickets. It was a decent total considering that the Aussies at once stage were at 82 for 5!

In reply, Pakistan were slow and steady, but couldn’t really keep the scoreboard moving. That allowed the Aussies to stay in the game and a wicket here and there was enough for them to turn the match around. Pakistan were bowled out for 182 in 46.4 overs with only Skipper Azeem Ghumman staying long for 90 balls to make 41. Left arm spinner Luke Doran was the one bringing Australia back in the match with three big wickets. Opening bowler Josh Hazlewood finished the match with four wickets. He was also the Man of the Match while South African opening batsman Dominic Hendricks got the big award of the Player of the Tournament.

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