ICC Under-19 World Cup: England seal narrow one-wicket win over Australia to finish third

Updated: 01 March 2014 01:11 IST

Chasing a target of 247, England lost three wickets in five balls between the ninth and tenth overs. But Ben Duckett's presence gave England stability as he dominated crucial partnerships with Will Rhodes and Rob Jones for the fifth and seventh wicket respectively.

ICC Under-19 World Cup: England seal narrow one-wicket win over Australia to finish third

Ben Duckett proved to be Australia's tormentor as he hit his maiden Youth ODI century to cinch a one-wicket win for England to claim third position in the Under-19 World Cup.


Chasing a target of 247, England lost three wickets in five balls between the ninth and tenth overs. But Duckett's presence gave England stability as he dominated crucial partnerships with Will Rhodes and Rob Jones for the fifth and seventh wicket respectively.

He hit nine fours in his 109-ball knock and was the seventh man to fall in the 45th over. Australia saw their chance and grabbed two more wickets in as many overs. England were 213 for 9, still 34 away, but a gutsy last-wicket stand between Josh Shaw and Matthew Fisher saw England through in the final over.

Earlier, Australia slipped from 63 for 0 to 83 for 3 by the end of the 15th over. They rallied to 150 for 6 in the 35th over.

Ben McDermott hit a fine fifty and along with No. 8 Thomas Andrews, led Australia's rearguard action. The duo shared a quick 78-run stand that gave Australia a challenging total to set up a thrilling game.



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