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201/10 (49.2)
202/8 (49.1)
AU-19 won by 2 wickets
 
3 time champions Australia bow out with a third-place finish while Afghanistan finishes fourth. Both teams had contrasting world cups and it is the better team who took the bragging rights tonight. That's all we have from this match as I Lavil Saldanha along side my colleague, Raghav take your leave. Join us tomorrow at 6:30 PM IST for the grand finale of the U19 World Cup. Do check Sportskeeda for the latest sports news and the live match overages. Toodles for now as we look to catch up with you soon. SEE YA!
Cooper Connolly, Australia captain: Feels good to get over the line. Was a little nervous in the end moments of the game but was happy with the performance. Radhakrishnan can bat well and can also bowl well and will contribute to the team's cause. A lot of positives for us in this tournament. We finished third, which is great, but we have also met each other and have known each other well only meeting once before the tournament
Suliman Safi, Afghanistan captain: It was a good and tight game. We win some, we lose some but the boys showed good effort. Ahmadzai and Ishaq batted well but couldn't cap off the way we wanted it to. It was a good world cup and will be a learning curve for us in the future
Nivethan Radhakrishnan, Player of the Match: Yeah it was a great game of cricket for the viewers. We could have chased it down earlier. I felt pretty low yesterday after the defeat against India but today I woke up with good energy and our entire team looked motivated. We have represented Australia in the best possible way. I am still upset that I couldn't stay till the end but Afghanistan did a terrific job. Cricket Gods smiled on us a bit at the end.
Australia win the match by 2 wickets and are placed 3rd

Excellent batting effort from Australia which was matched by an equally good bowling effort from Afghanistan as the boys from down under held their nerves and walked home with the win. Congratulations to Afghanistan and commiserations to Afghanistan who fought very hard but couldn't pick those last two wickets. They can keep their head held high and will be happy with the effort they put in this match defending a good total

Australia started off this chase very well. Their openers put together an opening stand of 50 runs before the impressive Teague Wyllie was dismissed. Kellaway and Radhakrishnan scored half-centuries but had very little support from the other end as the wickets kept falling one after another end. Shaw and Miller chipped in with valuable cameos and towards the end, Sinfield and Garner took the side home displaying their nerves of steel and scoring the final runs.

Spare a thought for Afghanistan, who bowled so brilliantly. They bowled 25 extras that could have been avoided, but kudos to them for showing some fight after having almost let the age slip out of their heads. Nangyalai Khan picked up 3 wickets and was aided by Noor Ahmad and Shahidullah Hasani who picked up 2 wickets each. The fielding was average as they managed a runout but also allowed the batters to pick up runs from overthrows. Let's now hear what the man of the match and the captains have to say about the game 
50.0
49.1 Nangyalai Khan to Josh Garner, Australia win! Full and wide of off, Garner steers it past point and gets an easy couple of runs, square of the wicket
Fasten your seatbelts ladies and gentlemen, Australia need only 2 runs to win and Afghanistan need 2 wickets. This match has turned from being a pretty straightforward one to a roller coaster ride for both sides
49
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200 /8 score
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cricket bat icon Jack Sinfield
2 (7)
cricket bat icon Joshua Garner *
2 (4)
cricket ball icon Suliman Safi
0 /16
48.6 Suliman Safi to Josh Garner, full and outside off, driven to long on for a single. 200 up for Australia and they only need two more runs in the final over
48.5 Suliman Safi to Jack Sinfield, length delivery on off, Sinfield heaves it away to deep midwicket for a single. 3 to win.
48.4 Suliman Safi to Jack Sinfield, arm ball on middle, pitching it full, Sinfield somehow blocks it out and defends it back to the bowler
48.3 Suliman Safi to Jack Sinfield, length delivery on fourth stump, punched back to mid off,
48.2 Suliman Safi to Josh Garner, full and on the pads, clipped away to deep midwicket for a single
48.1 Suliman Safi to Jack Sinfield, back of a length outside off, pushed back to backward point, the batters rush in for a quick single. Sinfield could have been in trouble had it been a direct hit at the non striker's
Suliman Safi (4-0-12-0) comes back into the attack and will be bowling to Jack Sinfield on strike 
Afghanistan pulled off an incredible victory against Sri Lanka earlier in the tournament at the very same venue. Can they do it again here or will Australia cap off things in this over? We'll have to watch and watch. Australia need 6 runs in 12 balls and Afghanistan need 2 wickets to win
48
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196 /8 score
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cricket bat icon Jack Sinfield
0 (3)
cricket bat icon Joshua Garner *
0 (2)
cricket ball icon Nangyalai Khan
3 /33
47.6 Nangyalai Khan to Josh Garner, on length and outside off, pushed back to mid off, no run. 6 needed off 12.
47.5 Nangyalai Khan to Josh Garner, length delivery on the fourth stump, defended on the front foot