Australia beat Pakistan to seal U19 World Cup Final clash against India

12:41 PM | 8 Feb, 2024
Australia beat Pakistan to seal U19 World Cup Final clash against India

BENONI – Australia beat Pakistan by one wicket in the thrilling semi-final in Benoni, South Africa, to storm into ICC U19 World Cup 2024 where they will face off India. 

Aussies surpassed the 180-runs target in final over the match with just one wicket in the hand. 

15-year-old Pakistani bowler Ali Raza produced a riveting spell to keep Pakistan in the game till the very end in the semi-final, however, the rival team held their nerves to win the crucial game. 

Harry Dixon and Sam Konstas helped Australia make a steady start in pursuit of 180. The duo added 33 runs in the first Powerplay, but Ali Raza was unstoppable, breaking the stand at the start of the second Powerplay. He got one to nip back in and sent back Konstas' off-stump cartwheeling.

Dixon was later dismissed for 50. However, the tail-order managed to save the last wicket and helped their side to won the game.P

Earlier, Pakistan set a target of 180 runs for Australia.

Azan Awais and Arafat Minhas smashed fifties to boost the total as no other player except Shamyl Hussain (17) could cross the 10-run mark. 

Australian bowler Tom Straker delivered stunning spell as he took six wickets for just 24 runs, restricting the team green from building a big total. 

The Final match will be played on Sunday at the same venue.

India have already qualified for the Final of ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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