AUS vs. SA 2nd Semi Finale: AUS Reaches Finale for the 8th Time in Cricket World Cup

AUS vs. SA 2nd Semi Finale Highlights: Australia defeated South Africa by three wickets in a thrilling semifinal match on Thursday, and they will now play Rohit Sharma and India for the Cricket World Cup championship. In a tight environment inside Eden Gardens, Australia managed to win with 16 balls remaining after reducing South Africa to 212.

While host country India is eyeing for a third championship, Australia will be attempting to win the 50-over World Cup for a record-breaking sixth time. This Sunday’s championship match takes place in Ahmedabad. In five World Cup semifinal appearances, South Africa has never prevailed.

Australia lost five wickets in their pursuit of 213 against South Africa in the World Cup semi-final, despite opener Travis Head scoring a fast-starting 62. Head and 29-year-old David Warner got off to a fast start before South Africa fought back at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

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After Head was dropped on 40 and 57, Aiden Markram bowled Warner and Kagiso Rabada returned Mitchell Marsh for a duck as Head attempted to continue batting. But after Keshav Maharaj removed Head and fellow spinner Tabraiz Shamsi hit two consecutive balls in short succession, Australia found themselves in danger at 137-5.

Temba Bavuma led South Africa to an all-out total of 212 runs in the first innings in the Eden Garden in Kolkata, while Australian pacers controlled the match. David Miller struck a century and enabled his side to muster a respectable total in opposition to the highly skilled Australians. Rain delayed the second semi-final in Kolkata’s Eden Gardens between South Africa and Australia. Australian pacers Mitchell Strac and Josh Hazlewood took early wickets in the semi-final, which gave South Africa a bad start.

AUS vs. SA Semi Finale 2: Important Points

AUS vs. SA 2nd Semi Finale: AUS Reaches Finale for the 8th Time in Cricket World Cup

Temba Bavuma, the captain of South Africa, wins the toss and decides to bat first.

Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock went on strike in an effort to give South Africa a strong beginning.

Mithcell Starc spearheaded Australia’s pace attack, taking one wicket in the opening over as he removed Temba Bavuma.

While trying to relieve some pressure, Quinton de Kock gifted Australian captain Pat Cummins an easy catch.

Mitchell Strac got rid of Aiden Markram to secure his second wicket of the day.

Josh Hazlewood took out Rassie van der Dussen, claiming another wicket.

Travis Head removed Heinrich Klaasen and Marco Jansen to secure two consecutive wickets.

Pat Cummins, the Australian captain, fired Gerald Coetzee.

Aiden Markram makes a good delivery; David Warner is beaten on the outside edge after failing to track the flight of the ball. It strikes the off stump.

Keshav Maharaj attempts a pitch, but it is outside of the stump. Travis Head attempts a drive with his front foot but fails. The ball finds its way through, and Travis Head is bowled.

LBW. With nice length and line. As Labuschagne attempts to play a reverse sweep, he gets struck on the pad and shifts to the front foot. Umpire Kettleborough signals for a review, but Labuschagne receives an LBW. On the umpire’s call, DRS has made a decision, and Labuschagne needs to leave.

Yorker, angling across and pitching on the leg. When Inglis pushes inside edges and forward, the ball smashes into the stumps. Coetzee scores the game’s second goal.

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Australia’s Eighth Final in World Cup History

South Africa vs. Australia: After a thrilling three-wicket victory against South Africa in the second semi-final, Australia indeed guaranteed their spot in Sunday’s 50-over World Cup final against India.

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