U-19 World Cup 2022: Australia defeat Afghanistan by two wickets and finish third

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U-19 World Cup 2022: Australia defeat Afghanistan by two wickets and finish third;
U-19 World Cup 2022: Australia defeat Afghanistan by two wickets and finish third;

U-19 World Cup 2022: Australia defeat Afghanistan by two wickets and finish third

A fine all-round performance from Nivethan Radhakrishnan fired Australia to third place in the ICC U-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2022 with a two-wicket win over Afghanistan.

The ambidextrous all-rounder took three for 31 to limit Afghanistan to 201 all out batting first, before notching a half-century in the chase. Australia were made to sweat but eventually snuck home with five balls to spare.

Afghanistan, hoping to better their previous best result in this tournament – fourth in 2018, won the toss and elected to bat at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua and Barbuda.

Saturday 5 February matches:

ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup Final 2022 – England vs India at Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground.

ICC Under 19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2022 placings:

3 – Australia
4 – Afghanistan
5- Pakistan
6- Sri Lanka
7- South Africa
8 – Bangladesh
9 – United Arab Emirates
10 – Ireland
11 – West Indies
12 – Zimbabwe
13 – Uganda
14 – Scotland
15 – Canada
16 – PNG

SCORECARD

AFGHANISTAN UNDER-19S INNINGS (50 OVERS MAXIMUM)
BATTING R B 4s 6s SR
Mohammad Ishaq † run out (Salzmann) 34 60 4 1 56.66
Nangeyalia Kharote c Connolly b Salzmann 5 8 1 0 62.50
Allah Noor  b Salzmann 0 3 0 0 0.00
Suliman Safi (c) lbw b Radhakrishnan 37 70 4 1 52.85
Khaiber Wali run out (Wyllie/†Shaw) 4 18 0 0 22.22
Ijaz Ahmad Ahmadzai c Connolly b Salzmann 81 79 5 5 102.53
Bilal Ahmad c Higgins b Radhakrishnan 8 27 0 0 29.62
Noor Ahmad  b Radhakrishnan 10 21 0 0 47.61
Izharulhaq Naveed c Miller b Connolly 7 9 0 0 77.77
Faisal Khan Ahmadzai  b Connolly 1 3 0 0 33.33
Shahidullah Hasani not out 0 0 0 0
Extras (nb 2, w 12) 14
TOTAL (49.2 Ov, RR: 4.07) 201
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Nangeyalia Kharote, 3.3 ov), 2-15 (Allah Noor, 3.6 ov), 3-85 (Mohammad Ishaq, 22.6 ov), 4-85 (Suliman Safi, 23.2 ov), 5-95 (Khaiber Wali, 28.1 ov), 6-126 (Bilal Ahmad, 35.6 ov), 7-168 (Noor Ahmad, 43.6 ov), 8-189 (Izharulhaq Naveed, 47.4 ov), 9-201 (Ijaz Ahmad Ahmadzai, 48.6 ov), 10-201 (Faisal Khan Ahmadzai, 49.2 ov)
BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
Tom Whitney 6 0 28 0 4.66 5 1
William Salzmann 10 2 43 3 4.30 5 0
Joshua Garner 8 0 38 0 4.75 0 0
Jack Sinfield 9 2 31 0 3.44 2 0
Cooper Connolly 6.2 0 30 2 4.73 0 1
Nivethan Radhakrishnan 10 2 31 3 3.10 0 0
AUSTRALIA UNDER-19S INNINGS (TARGET: 202 RUNS FROM 50 OVERS)
BATTING R B 4s 6s SR
Campbell Kellaway  b Noor Ahmad 51 82 3 1 62.19
Teague Wyllie  b Nangeyalia Kharote 13 26 1 0 50.00
Nivethan Radhakrishnan st †Mohammad Ishaq b Shahidullah Hasani 66 96 7 0 68.75
Cooper Connolly (c)  b Noor Ahmad 0 6 0 0 0.00
Isaac Higgins c Noor Ahmad b Shahidullah Hasani 11 36 1 0 30.55
Lachlan Shaw † c sub (Bilal Sami) b Nangeyalia Kharote 13 15 1 0 86.66
Corey Miller run out (Nangeyalia Kharote/†Mohammad Ishaq) 13 13 2 0 100.00
William Salzmann c †Mohammad Ishaq b Nangeyalia Kharote 2 9 0 0 22.22
Jack Sinfield not out 2 7 0 0 28.57
Joshua Garner not out 4 5 0 0 80.00
Extras (lb 1, w 26) 27
TOTAL (49.1 Ov, RR: 4.10) 202/8
Did not bat: Tom Whitney
Fall of wickets: 1-53 (Teague Wyllie, 11.1 ov), 2-113 (Campbell Kellaway, 26.3 ov), 3-118 (Cooper Connolly, 28.3 ov), 4-159 (Isaac Higgins, 39.1 ov), 5-167 (Nivethan Radhakrishnan, 41.3 ov), 6-193 (Lachlan Shaw, 45.1 ov), 7-195 (Corey Miller, 46.3 ov), 8-196 (William Salzmann, 47.4 ov)
BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
Faisal Khan Ahmadzai 5 0 27 0 5.40 4 0
Shahidullah Hasani 10 0 44 2 4.40 1 0
Noor Ahmad 10 1 43 2 4.30 13 0
Nangeyalia Kharote 9.1 0 35 3 3.81 2 0
Suliman Safi 5 0 16 0 3.20 0 0
Izharulhaq Naveed 10 0 36 0 3.60 4 0