IND U19 vs AUS U19: India Under 19 are set to face Australia Under 19 in the ICC Under 19 Men’s Cricket World Cup final slated to be held at Sahara Park Willowmoore Cricket Stadium in Benoni, South Africa on February 11 (Sunday). Notably, IND U19 and AUS U19 are entering the championship match with unblemished winning streaks. Before this title showdown, let’s delve into the U19 one-day cricket records at Sahara Park Willowmoore Cricket Stadium.
In the 27 One-Day Internationals matches played at this venue, the average first-innings score stands at 233, with teams batting second having a considerable advantage with a winning percentage of 62.9% as per the data available on Cricbuzz. Notably, Australia’s recent match at Willowmoore Park saw them triumph over Pakistan in the semi-finals by a narrow margin of 1 wicket.
Matches Played: 27
Average Score: 233
Matches Won Batting 1st: 8
Matches Won Batting 2nd: 17
Highest Score: 399/6
Lowest Score: 91/10
Under 19 ODI Records At Willowmoore Park
Willowmoore Park has hosted a total of 46 U19 One Day International (ODI) matches over a span of 25 years, from 1998 to 2024. In these contests, the average first-inning score stands at 114. Teams batting second at this venue have a distinct advantage, winning 59.57% of the matches. The highest team total was achieved by Qatar in 2017, posting an impressive 343/7, while the lowest score was recorded by Nigeria U19, managing only 42 in 2007 against Botswana U19.
Notably, the best individual batting performance occurred in 2019 when R van Tonder scored 164 runs. In terms of bowling, the standout figures were recorded by Tom Straker in the recent semi-final against Pakistan, where he took 6 wickets for just 24 runs.
The highest successful run chase at Willowmoore Park took place in 2019 when Uganda successfully pursued a target of 175/2. Conversely, the lowest total defended was 146 by Ghana, securing a victory by 5 wickets.
India Under 19 At Willowmoore Park
The IND U19 team have showcased an impressive record at Sahara Park Willowmoore Cricket Stadium, having played two matches and emerged victorious in both encounters. They maintain a clean slate with no losses or no-result outcomes at this venue.
Furthermore, in the U19 Cricket World Cup, India U19 and Australia U19 have clashed in two finals, with India triumphing on both occasions, establishing a notable winning trend in these high-stakes encounters.