Tags: World Cup 2023, South Africa vs Australia, 2nd Semi-Last (2nd vs third) in Kolkata, November 16, 2023, Australia, South Africa
Revealed on: November 17, 2023
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Travis Head (2/21 & 62 from 48) placed on an important all-round present, whereas Mitchell Starc (3/34), Pat Cummins (3/51) and Josh Hazlewood (2/12) shone with the ball as Australia defeated South -Africa with three wickets within the second semi-final of the 2023 World Cup on Thursday, November 16.
Bowling first after shedding the toss on the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, Australia has achieved a superb job to limit South Africa to 212. The Aussies misplaced seven wickets within the chase because the Proteas fought exhausting with the ball however the five-time champions sneaked dwelling in 47.2 overs.
South Africa bought off to a horror begin with the bat, shedding 4 wickets for twenty-four runs inside 12 overs. Temba Bavuma (0), who was not 100% match, fell for a duck and poked at a protracted ball exterior Starc. The in-form Quinton de Kock struggled for 3 from 14. Pissed off at not with the ability to get away, he gave it away and scored an tried massive purpose on Hazlewood.
Aiden Markram (10) pushed Starc again. Rassie van der Dussen (6 off 31) then gave Hazlewood second slip and left the Proteas in an entire doldrums. David Miller (101 off 116) and Heinrich Klaasen (47 off 48) added 95 runs for the fifth wicket to offer South Africa a raise.
Nonetheless, Australia discovered an unlikely bowling hero in Head, who shocked Klaasen with an innocuous supply. The part-time spinner had two-in-two when Marco Jansen fell for a golden duck. Miller’s courageous hundred, comprising eight fours and 5 sixes, ensured South Africa not less than crossed 210.
In a decent chase, Australia bought off to a quick begin because the openers added 60 in six overs. The damaging partnership was damaged when Markram knocked the ball over for David Warner for 29 off 18. Mitchell Marsh (0) was then brilliantly caught by Van der Dussen off the bowling of Kagiso Rabada. Head and Steve Smith (30 off 62) added 45 for the third wicket and put Australia heading in the right direction for victory.
The partnership ended when Head was caught off guard by a wise supply from Keshav Maharaj. There was some panic within the Australian camp when Marnus Labuschagne (18) was trapped by Tabraiz Shamsi, who additionally overthrew Glenn Maxwell (1).
Steven Smith (30) and Josh Inglis (28) each made key contributions earlier than being dismissed by Gerald Coetzee (2/47). Nonetheless, Starc (16 not out) and Cummins (14 not out) held their nerve to take Australia dwelling. They may now meet India within the closing on November 19.
–By a cricket correspondent