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