Australia managed to reach the final of the World Cup for the 8th time, South Africa once again lost in the semi-finals, the Kangaroos defeated Kolkata. Australia achieved the target given by South Africa in the 48th over at the loss of 7 wickets. Australia’s Travis Head scored 62 runs, while South Africa’s Tabriz Shamsi took 2 wickets.

In the second semi-final of the World Cup played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, South Africa gave Australia a target of 213 runs to win. The Proteas’ openers, who won the toss and batted first in the match, failed to give the team a good start, with Temba Bavuma getting out for no runs in Mitchell Starc’s first over, followed by Quinton de Kock with 3 off 14 balls. Out, Mitchell Starc caught Aiden Markram for just 10 runs.

Rossy van der Dusen was caught off Hazlewood for 6 runs. David Miller and Henrik Klaasen added 95 runs for the fifth wicket, with Klaasen getting out lbw off Travis Head for a total of 119, while Head also walked Marco Janssen on the very next ball. David Miller scored a brilliant century while batting responsibly and he also returned to the pavilion after scoring 101 runs in the final overs.

Apart from this, Coetzee scored 19 runs, Maharaj scored 4 runs and Rabada scored 10 runs. Thus, the entire South African team got out after scoring 212 runs in 49.4 overs. For Australia, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins took 3, 3 wickets, Hazlewood and Travis Head took 2, 2 wickets. Earlier, the captain of the South African team, Tumba Bauma, won the toss and decided to bat first. He said that he will try to win the match and qualify for the final of the event.

On this occasion, Australian captain Pat Cummins said that he would have won the toss and batted, but he will try to get the African team out early and wrap up the victory. Both the teams have made one change in the playing XI, with Tabriz Shamsi replacing Lungi Ngidi in the South African team while Marcus Stoinis has returned to the Australian squad with Marnes Labushin. Australia’s squad consisted of captain Pat Cummins, David Warner, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marence Lebuschagne, Josh Inglis, Marence Labuchin, Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, while South Africa’s squad captain, Tumba Bauma. , consisted of Eden Markram, Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dusen, Henrik Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Johnson, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada and Tabriz Shamsi.

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