St John's [Antigua], January 29 (ANI): Australia U-19 skipper Cooper Connolly praised batter Teague Wyllie for a breakthrough batting performance which helped his side beat Pakistan in the quarter-finals of the ongoing ICC Men's Super League on Friday.

Wyllie's knock of 79 runs and a three-wicket haul by William Salzmann helped Australia to defeat Pakistan by 119 runs and secure a semi-final spot.

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"There was some discussion for us before the game about what we wanted to do. In the end, we were happy to bat first. I feel like when he (Wyllie) comes to the crease and plays a few shots, I know he is on and I can sit down, relax. With the bowling, we were quite accurate and hit the right lines. We are a very strong bowling unit with a good variation of pace," said Connolly after the game.

Meanwhile, Pakistan skipper Qasim Akram expressed disappointment on his team's performance and said that they didn't bat well.

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"We didn't bowl well after winning the toss. Australia batted well, got solid partnerships, credit to their batters. 276 was a big total but we didn't bat well enough to try," said Akram.

Australia will be up for the semi-finals clash on February 2, 2022. (ANI)

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