Queenstown on Tuesday saw a great turn around as Australia came back from a losing position to defend a mere total of 128 in the Under-19 50 Over Cricket World Cup.
The Aussies were written off at the halfway when they were bowled out for 127 in just 33.3 overs. But they not only gave a tough fight to the opponents but also won the game by 31 runs to reach the semi-finals of the tournament.
Lloyd Pope, with his magical leg-spinners turned the clock, as memories of Shane Warne came back, taking 8 wickets in his match winning spell for the Aussies.
The Adelaide teenager, cut through the England batting order, who from being 47-0 were eventually bowled out for 96 runs. His 8-35 from 57 balls are the best figures in the tournament’s history.
It is still a long way to go for the teenager, but the path seems clear for him.