Heart attack match! Twitter explodes as India beat struggling South Africa to reach fifth consecutive U-19 World Cup final

India U19 Beat South Africa U19

The dominance of the Indian team in the U19 World Cup 2024 continued as they were able to book a place in the final of the tournament by defeating South Africa by 2 wickets. India were able to reach the target of 245 runs in 48.5 overs and secured a place in a record ninth final of the tournament. India has played in the last four U-19 World Cup finals and has been able to win two of them.

The hosts, South Africa, proved to be a tough opponent for India in the semi-finals as batting first they were able to post a total of 244/7 in the first innings. Lhuan-dre Pretorius and Richard Seletswane were able to score half-centuries and played innings of 74 and 64 runs respectively. However, Indian bowler Raj Limbani picked up three wickets with the ball, while Musheer Khan also picked up 2 wickets. Naman Tiwari and Saumy Pandey finished with 1 wicket each.

Chasing the target, India were reduced to 32/4. South African pacer Kwena Maphaka struck on the first ball of the chase and removed opener Adarsh ​​Singh for a golden duck. Arshin Kulkarni was also dismissed for 9 runs by Tristan Luus, and he did not stop and ended up removing Musheer Khan and Priyanshu Moliya for 4 and 5 runs respectively.

India got out of trouble by captain Saharan Uday and Sachin Dhas, who added 171 runs for the fifth wicket. Dhas played an innings of 96 runs off 95 balls and hit a total of 11 fours and 1 six. On the other hand, Saharan played 81 runs off 124 balls. Soon after Sachin Dhas’ departure, India lost 2 quick wickets but Uday Saharan stayed at the crease till the end and came out when the Indian team needed 1 run to win in 2 overs. Finally, India was able to win the match by 2 wickets and secured a place in their fifth consecutive U19 World Cup final.

Netizens shower India with love after victory over South Africa in U19 World Cup semi-final

Netizens have different reactions on social media after India’s U19 World Cup 2024 semi-final victory over South Africa. Some of them are mentioned below:

The final of the 2024 U19 World Cup will be played on February 11, 2024 in Benoni.