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The cricket teams of South Africa and Australia will face each other in the second semi-final of the World Cup at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The winner will have the opportunity to compete against the host team, India, in the much-anticipated World Cup final.
In the group stage of the tournament, the Proteas were the runners-up and lost twice. One of their defeats was quite unexpected as they lost to the Netherlands. Their second loss was a severe beating by India. On the other hand, Australia finished third in the group stages. Pat Cummins led the team, and they were defeated in their first two games against India and South Africa. However, they bounced back strongly and won seven consecutive matches to reach the knockouts.
The most significant danger for South Africa is their impressive batting line up, which has propelled them to success in the tournament. They have good past experiences against Australia when Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, and Tabraiz Shamsi all delivered an impressive performance during their previous win in October.
In addition to India, Australia is also performing very well in the tournament and seem to be on track for winning their sixth World Cup title. Despite a slow start, they have demonstrated their skills and abilities. The most exceptional performance of the competition came from Glenn Maxwell, who played a fantastic innings during their victory against Afghanistan.
Stay updated on all the semi-final action by checking out the information below. You can also find the newest odds and tips for each match right here.
South Africa Vs. Australia: Klaasen And Miller Lead The Way At 22 Overs
Klaasen had difficulty with his movements and attempted a strong swing towards the leg area, but unfortunately missed the ball. Luckily for South Africa, the ball did not reach the approaching fielder.
Only scored two runs in that over.
Sonia Twigg posted a blog entry at 10:55 on November 16th, 2023.
South Africa At 68-4 With Klaasen Scoring 15 And Miller 29; Maxwell Takes 0-1 In 1 Over
Following Zampa's failure to defend against two sixes, Australia looked to Glenn Maxwell to step in. The situation became tense as Maxwell delivered an over that only yielded one run.
Klaasen And Miller Lead South Africa To 67-4 In 20 Overs Against Cummins
Cummins is now delivering his second over, previously his first one resulted in a high run count of 12. Nevertheless, his current stint has been much more controlled and economical.
Miller has hit another ball for four and now he is getting comfortable with his play style.
South Africa's Shaky Start At 62-4 In 19 Overs
Zampa is now bowling in his third over. Miller managed to hit a big six in his previous over. At least a single was scored in the first ball to keep the score advancing. Meanwhile, Hazlewood is bowling maidens on the opposite end.
Oh look, there's another one! Zampa bowled it a bit slower and Miller hit it hard to almost the exact same spot for six runs.
Sonia Twigg, 16 November 2023, 10:43 AM.
Klaasen And Miller Lead South Africa To 55-4 In 18 Overs, Hazlewood Takes 2-12 In 8
Hazlewood has already completed eight overs, but Cummins believes in him to take the remaining wickets and guarantee the match result is certain.
The South African batsmen are struggling to score any runs, let alone hit boundaries, against Hazlewood.
Sonia Twigg posted a blog entry on November 16, 2023, at 10:39.
Klaasen And Miller Lead South Africa 55-4 In 17 Overs
During the first three runs of Zampa’s over, there were only two runs scored, which may not be a significant amount. However, after a previous over where no runs were scored at all, the South African team was happy to receive any points that they could get.
Miller then hits the ball towards the ground for six points, allowing the Proteas team to reach a score of 50. He hit the ball so far that it went over the fence.
Sonia Twigg posted on November 16, 2023 at 10:34.
"South Africa Dominates With 46-4 Win: Klaasen And Miller Lead, Hazlewood 2-12"
Hazlewood will persist while Klaasen has already failed to hit the ball twice against his bowling after the rain.
The rainfall possibly assisted in the ground letting out extra moisture, supporting the seam bowlers since it was covered.
Hazlewood has just started bowling again and he completed his first over without conceding any runs.
"South Africa Dominates With 46-4 Win, Led By Klaasen And Miller's 11 Each"
Adam Zampa has made an impressive start to the 2023 Cricket World Cup, with only Mohammed Shami having taken more wickets thus far.
He only gave away two runs in his opening over.
The match has resumed and the initial over will be bowled by Adam Zampa.
Sonia Twigg wrote a blog post on November 16th, 2023 at 10:26.
Rain Halts South Africa At 44-4
On Wednesday, Azam shared with the public that he resigned from his position as captain for all formats of cricket. However, the PCB confirmed that he was removed as captain for the white-ball format. Although Pakistan's national board wanted him to remain as captain for test matches, Azam chose to step down after talking it over with his family.
Sonia Twigg wrote a post on November 16th, 2023 at 10:25.