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Potchefstroom:  Australia will face the West Indies in the under-19 Cricket World Cup fifth-place playoff after they defeated Afghanistan by four wickets in South Africa – with one ball to spare.

Tanveer Sangha starred for Australia with bat and ball, taking 4-41 with his legspin as Afghanistan were restricted to 7-191 batting first at North West University Oval.

Jake Fraser-McGurk has been unlucky in South Africa.

Jake Fraser-McGurk has been unlucky in South Africa.Credit:ICC

Australia lost two early wickets and survived a a middle-order collapse of 4-23 to chase down the total with just one ball to spare.

Sangha (46 not out from 40 balls) combined with Patrick Rowe (22 not out) for an unbeaten 72-run, seventh wicket stand to steer Australia home. Sangha finished the match with a six on the penultimate delivery.