Australia defeated South Africa by three wickets within the second semi-final of the 2023 World Cup on the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
The Proteas batted first after successful the toss and had been bowled out for a disappointing 212 in 49.4 overs. The Aussies stumbled within the chase after an excellent begin, however crossed the end line in 47.2 overs.
Australia will now face India within the 2023 World Cup last in Ahmedabad on Sunday, November 19.
The Aussies made a superb begin with the ball, lowering South Africa to 24/4 inside 12 overs. Captain Temba Bavuma was out with out scoring, poking at a supply exterior off-stump from Mitchell Starc (3/34). Quinton de Kock, who had a superb league section, appeared out of types within the semi-final, throwing away his wicket for 3 off 14 balls, making an attempt to tackle Josh Hazlewood (2/12).
Aiden Markram (10) miscued one from Starc to backward level, whereas Rassie van der Dussen’s distress (6 off 31) ended when he notched Hazlewood to second slip. David Miller (101 off 116) held his floor for South Africa with a decided century. Within the firm of Heinrich Klaasen (47 of 48), he took South Africa previous the 100-point mark.
The 95-run rating got here to an surprising finish when Klaasen was bowled by part-time off-spinner Travis Head (2/21). Marco Jansen was then trapped for a golden duck. Miller took South Africa previous the 200 mark earlier than he was killed in his try and tackle Cummins.
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Chasing 213, Australia bought off to a superb begin, racing away to 60 in six overs. Markram bought the much-needed breakthrough for South Africa, clearing David Warner for 29 off 18.
Mitchell Marsh (0) fell after a superb catch at cowl by Van der Dussen off the bowling of Kagiso Rabada. Head (62 off 48) and Steve Smith (30 off 62) performed an important 45-run stand to place Australia again in entrance.
There was a minor commotion when Head was bowled by Keshav Maharaj (1/24), whereas the bubbling Tabraiz Shamsi (2/42) dismissed Marnus Labuschagne (18) and Glenn Maxwell (1).
Steven Smith (30) and Josh Inglis (28) performed essential blows earlier than falling prey to the feisty Gerald Coetzee (2/47). The tempo bowling duo of Starc (16 not out) and Cummins (14 not out) batted sensibly to take the Aussies house.
Who was the Participant of the Match within the second semi-final of the 2023 World Cup between South Africa and Australia?
Head had a high quality all-round sport for Australia, claiming two essential wickets and hitting a defining half-century. Starc, Hazlewood and Cummins had been all impressed with the ball.
For South Africa, Miller hit a high-class hundred as Shamsi, Coetzee and Maharaj fought arduous with the ball.
Head was named Participant of the Match for his good all-round exhibiting within the semi-final.