ODI World Cup 2023 Semi-Final 1: India vs New Zealand:
By Team SportsDM
Match Details:

Date: November 15, Wednesday
Time: 2:00 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

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The first semi-final will be between India and New Zealand.
The match will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on November 15.
The venue has been familiar and lucky charm for the Indian team,
as India won its last ODI World Cup at the same venue in 2011 led by MS Dhoni.
New Zealand didn’t play as single game at Wankhede Stadium this World Cup,
but India’s most dominant win came at the same venue against Sri Lanka with a margin of 302 runs.

Toss Prediction:

India’s Toss has not been a problem since they have lost five out of the nine outcomes and still managed to be victorious in all of them.
New Zealand have had mixed results on both toss outcomes. Toss at Wankhede, in this world cup, has not made an impact in the result of the game,
with three out of four games won by teams losing the toss.

Win Possibility:

After 10 teams, 45 games, and more than a month of thrilling cricket, it has come to down to 4 teams battling it out for a place in the summit clash.
The earlier meeting of these teams in the world cup resulted in India winning the match with four wickets to spare. India are unbeaten in this World Cup going into the knockout stages.
New Zealand on the other hand, have lost four out of their last five matches in the group stage.

ODI World Cup 2023 Semi-Final 2: Australia vs South Africa:
By Team SportsDM
Match Details:

Date: November 16, Thursday
Time: 2:00 PM IST
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

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In a high-stakes clash, Australia and South Africa lock horns in the 2023 Cricket World Cup semi-final.
The Kangaroos, led by their dynamic captain Pat Cummins look to capitalize on their powerhouse batting lineup, featuring the likes of Warner, Marsh and Maxwell.
Australia's formidable pace attack, spearheaded by Cummins, adds another layer to their challenge. On the flip side, the Proteas, captained by the Bavuma, bring a mix of experience and youth,
with Rabada and Coetzee leading their bowling charge. Expect a riveting encounter as these cricketing giants vie for a spot in the final, promising a display of skill, strategy, and determination.

Toss Prediction:

South Africa has managed to win only two of their nine outings at the toss but still have managed to make it to the last four,
which only means that toss won’t make an impact on the outcome for the Proteas.
Australia have lost the toss four times but managed to win every time, which again says that toss has no effect on the mighty Aussies. Toss-winning teams have shared the results at this venue, in this world cup.

Win Possibility:

After 10 teams, 45 games, and more than a month of thrilling cricket, it has come to down to 4 teams battling it out for a place in the summit clash.
The earlier meeting of these teams in the world cup resulted in South Africa winning the match, thanks to a de Kock ton.
South Africa lost only two games in this World Cup, one to the hosts India by whopping 243 runs and to the Minnows Netherlands.
Their losses might keep them at their toes, as they are against Australia, who also have lost only two matches.
But Australia have the upper hand, with a seven-game winning streak in this world cup.
If South Africa manages to win, it will be their first appearance in an ODI world cup final.

By Team SportsDM Glenn Maxwell
Picture Courtesy - Cricket.com.au
Record Alert:

Maxi becomes the first Australian batsman to score a double century in a ODI with his 201* from 128 balls which had 21 fours and 10 sixes.
He became the third batsmen to score a 200+ in Men's Cricket World Cup history.
He was the first ever batsmen to record a 200 while chasing in an ODI innings.
It was the highest score by any non-opener in ODI history ever.
He is the first ever batsmen to record 3 centuries while batting at 5 or lower in CWC.

About the Partnership:

Maxwell and Cummins both scored a 202-run stand which is the highest ever partnership in ODI history for 7th wicket or lower.
Together, they scored 103 runs from 44 balls, with Cummins facing just eight deliveries in that time and scoring eight runs. In the same time Maxwell slammed 91 from 36

Brief scores:

Australia beat Afghanistan by three wickets.
Afghanistan 291 for five (Ibrahim Zadran 129, Rashid Khan 35 not out, Rahmat Shah 30; Josh Hazlewood 2/39, Glenn Maxwell 1/55)
Australia 293/7 in 46.5 overs (Glenn Maxwell 201 not out, Mitchell Marsh 24, David Warner 18, Pat Cummins 12 not out; Rashid Khan 2/44, Naveen-ul-Haq 2/47, Azmatullah Omarzai 2/52)
The greatest innings of all time made Australia secure a place in the semifinal this World Cup which makes them one of the tough contenders going into the knockout stages of the tournament.
This innings will stay in the record books for a long time for only one special reason, that should be for the man who did it and the way he chased single handedly after going down on cramps made the entire game very special.