Australia set Pakistan 208-run target in WC U-19 final
LINCOLN: Australia were 207-9 in 50 overs in the final counter of ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup here on Friday, thus setting Pakistan target of 208 runs to make history yet another time as two opponents are running for naming title for the third time in the history of Under-19 cricket.
Pakistan winning the toss decided to send Kangaroos first and kept their grip tight over match. Sarmad Bhatti grabbed 3 wickets while Fayyaz Butt claimed 2 victims from their side.
Though Pakistani pacers successfully claiming wickets on regular intervals but were failed in keeping the run rate down while Aussies persistently collected ones, twos, three and certain times boundaries and out of the park.
The leading run scorers from Australian side were JS Floros (35), TJ Armstrong (37) and KW Richardson (44).