16 Nov, 2023 | 11:15 PM
Australia Triumphs: Secures Spot in 2023 World Cup Final
World cup 2023
In a thrilling encounter at Eden Gardens Ground in Kolkata, Australia secured a hard-fought victory over South Africa by 3 wickets, earning their spot in the final for the 8th time. The stage is set for an intense final showdown on 19th November, where Australia will go head-to-head against India. Cricket enthusiasts eagerly await the clash to determine the champion of the tournament.
The South African cricket team faced their fifth defeat in the ODI World Cup semi-finals, marking another challenging moment in their quest for the championship.
South Africa won the toss and opted to bat. They posted a total of 212 runs in 49.4 overs, with David Miller shining with an impressive score of 101 runs, while Henry Klaasen added 47 runs to the total. Mitchell Starc displayed excellent bowling, securing three wickets for 34 runs for Australia, and Pent Kamis also made a notable contribution by taking three wickets.
Australia successfully chased the target, securing victory with 7 wickets down in 47.2 overs. Travis Head led the charge with an impressive 62 runs off 48 balls, supported by contributions from Steve Smith (30) and Josh Inglis (28). South Africa's bowling effort saw Gerald Coetzee and Tabraiz Shamsi claiming two wickets each, while Kagiso Rabada, Aiden Markram, and Keshav Maharaj took one wicket each in the contest.