IND vs SA, Under-19 WC Semi-Final: In the first semi-final of the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2024, defending champion India has made it to the final by defeating South Africa by 2 wickets. In this match, South Africa, who came to bat first after losing the toss, scored 244 runs in the stipulated 50 overs on the basis of Luan-Dre Pretorius’ 76 runs and Richard Seletswain’s 64 runs and gave India a target of 245 runs to win. In response, India scored 248 runs losing 8 wickets in 48.5 overs and won the match. For India, captain Udar Saharan’s 81 runs and Sachin Dhas’s 96 runs were the match-winning innings.

In this exciting match, South Africa, after losing the toss and batting first, scored 244 runs after losing seven wickets in 50 overs. For South Africa, Lahuan Dre Pretorius and Richard Seletswane made a partnership of 72 runs. During this period, Pretorius played the maximum innings of 76 runs. Whereas Richard Seletswane scored 64 runs. Apart from this, Oliver Whitehead scored 22 runs, Devan Marais scored 3 runs and captain Euan James scored 24 runs. Riley Norton remained unbeaten after scoring 7 runs and Tristan Luce remained unbeaten after scoring 23 runs. For India, Raj Limbani took maximum three wickets. Whereas, Musheer Khan got two wickets. Naman Tiwari and Soumi Pandey took one wicket each.

Uday and Sachin brought the team back into the match

The Indian team, which came to chase the target of 245 runs, had a very bad start, the situation was such that after 32 runs, 4 players of the team returned to the pavilion. During this, Adarsh ​​Singh was out on the very first ball without opening his account. After him Musheer Khan was out after scoring 4 runs, Arshin Kulkarni after scoring 12 runs and Priyanshu Molia after scoring 5 runs. After the fall of the first four wickets, captain Uday Saharan and Sachin Das took charge of the innings and brought the team back. Sachin scored 96 runs on 95 balls. Whereas Uday scored 81 runs on 124 balls. Raj Limbani ended the match by scoring 13 runs in four balls in the last overs. Now the Indian team will face the winning team of the semi-final between Australia and Pakistan in the final.

Indian team reached the final of Under-19 World Cup for the 9th time

Let us tell you that during this entire tournament, the Indian team has remained unbeaten by winning 6 consecutive matches. This is the 9th time that the Indian cricket team has reached the final of the Under-19 World Cup. Before this, the Indian team had reached the finals in 2000, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2018, 2020 and 2022. The Indian team has also been the champion of this tournament maximum 5 times. The Indian team finished sixth and fifth in the years 2010 and 2014 respectively, whereas in the year 1998 the team was out of the second round.

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