Pat Cummins, the Test and ODI captain of the Australian senior men’s cricket team, congratulated the Australian under-19 side for their victory in the 2024 Under-19 World Cup final over India on Sunday in Benoni.
Led by Hugh Weibgen, Australia thrashed India by a big margin of 79 runs in Benoni to clinch their fourth men’s under-19 World Cup trophy. India, captained by Uday Saharan, had been unbeaten in the tournament but met their match in the final, failing way short of the target of 254 runs.
This evoked similarities to the World Cup 2023 tournament in India last year, where Pat Cummins’ team ended Rohit Sharma’s team’s unbeaten winning streak in the final in Ahmedabad.
Pat Cummins posted Instagram story for Under-19 World Cup winning team
The senior fast bowler Pat Cummins posted an Instagram story to congratulate and applaud the Australian under-19 side for their brilliant win in the final over India.
Cummins shared the Instagram reel posted by the ICC of the winning moment, the last Indian wicket to fall. He captioned, “Brilliant work lads!”
Check it here:
Batting first Australia scored 253 runs on the back of multiple contributions. Harjas Singh top-scored with 55 while there were three other batters who scored between 40 and 50.
With the ball, Australian pacers were simply relentless. India’s challenge was virtually over when they were 68/4 in the 20th over, having lost their three best batters – Musheer Khan, Uday Saharan, and Sachin Dhas. Mahli Beardman, who destroyed the Indian batting line-up with 3/15, was named the Man of the Match.
Australia u19 captain Hhugh Weibgen said at the presentation, “With a pace attack like ours there’s a fair bit of confidence when we get 250 on the board. That was our plan [at the toss] to get a few runs and back ourselves to defend it. As a unit, they worked so good together. They know their roles and are happy to bowl either ends. They are all for the team. I would be surprised if all of them don’t go a very long way in their careers.”
Meanwhile, Pat Cummins is currently preparing for the Test and T20I matches in New Zealand, starting February 21.