SA vs AUS Live Score, World Cup 2023, Semi-Final 2 | SA vs AUS LIVE Commentary, Score Updates
The ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup has been delivering some stimulating performances. On November 16, Thursday, the second semifinal will feature a showdown between South Africa and Australia at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Both teams, South Africa and Australia, have had a remarkable campaign, finishing second and third, respectively, on the ODI World Cup 2023 points table with 14 points each. In their previous group-stage encounter, South Africa secured a convincing 134-run victory over Australia.
South Africa are coming off a five-wicket win over Afghanistan in their previous clash at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Speaking of the clash, Afghanistan won the toss and opted to bat first. Gerald Coetzee’s four-wicket haul limited Afghanistan to a below-par total of 244 runs. Azmatullah Omarzai played a crucial role for Afghanistan, scoring an unbeaten 97 off 107 deliveries. Later, Rassie van der Dussen’s unbeaten 76* (95) helped South Africa chase down the target with 15 balls to spare.
Australia, led by Pat Cummins, faced a challenging start to their campaign with two defeats but made a spectacular comeback, winning the remaining seven group-stage games. Their last win came against Bangladesh at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.
The five-time champions’ last defeat came against Bangladesh in a match contested at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Australia restricted Bangladesh to 306/8 after winning the toss and electing to field first. Sean Abbott and Adam Zampa were crucial for the Kangaroos, claiming two wickets each.
Australia got off to a solid start despite losing the wicket of Travis Head for a paltry score of ten runs. David Warner then made a half-century and created a crucial partnership with Mitchell Marsh. Marsh (177*) and ace Aussie batter Steven Smith (63) then played blistering knocks as Australia chased down the target with 32 balls to spare.
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