Australia miraculously defended a low total of 127 against England in their ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup 2018 quarterfinals tie. It was mainly due to Lloyd Pope’s hair-raising spell of 8 for 35 on Tuesday. Pope’s first wicket was of Liam Banks, who was forced to stretch out the crease and was stumped for 3. Skipper Harry Brook, became Pope’s second victim, getting bowled off a googly.

His third wicket came out off a simple caught behind in slip that of Will Jacks.  Tom Banton became victim of Jason Sangha magnificent catch, a wicket for Pope nonetheless. Finlay Trenouth went for the big heave and game a leaping Sangha catch in the slip of Pope; his fifth.

Luke Hollman was deceived by a googly, he handed a simple catch to the keeper. Ethan Bamber became Pope’s seventh victim. He was adjured leg-before off a classical leg-spin delivery.

Pope wrapped up England’s innings claiming his eighth wicket in Dillon Pennington.

Australia’s next match is on January 29 at Hagley Oval.