U-19 World Cup 2022: Good experience but bubble was a problem, says Cooper Connolly;
India defeated Australia by 96 runs thanks to the batsmanship of Yash Dhull and Shaik Rasheed, as well as a spirited bowling performance.
“Going into the last ten, we thought we were in a good position, but they scored 100 and thus 290 was a bridge too far. The experience was good but the only problem was the bubble. The way we played spin was good and we just got better with every session,” said Connolly after the game.
India will now lock horns against England in the final of the tournament on Saturday.
After a shaky start for the Men in Blue, Shaik Rasheed and Yash Dhull put on the tournament’s second-largest partnership. With contributing 204 runs for the third wicket.
Vicky Ostwal, Australia’s best wicket-taker, grabbed three for 42 in their reply to 290. And Australia was eventually bowled out for 194.
They will now face Afghanistan in the 3rd/4th place play-off on Friday. Followed by the grand game on Saturday between England and India.