The World Cup 2023 is nearing its final stage. Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, Team India made it to the finals. In the first semi-final of the 13th season of the ICC tournament, the Indian team led by Rohit Sharma defeated New Zealand on Wednesday. Australia and South Africa will face each other in the second semi-final to be held today. This match will be held in Kolkata. The team that wins this match will face India in the final. The final match will be held on 19 November at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Australia has won the ODI World Cup title maximum 5 times. In such a situation, it will not be easy for South Africa to overcome the Kangaroo team.
Talking about the first semi-final, Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer scored centuries for Team India. Due to this, the Indian team, batting first, succeeded in scoring a huge score of 397 runs for 4 wickets. In response, New Zealand also showed good fight. But fast bowler Mohammed Shami restricted the Kiwi team to 327 runs by taking 7 wickets. Daryl Mitchell scored his second consecutive century against Team India, but it proved not enough for the team’s victory.
Talking about South Africa, Quinton de Kock is in excellent form. He has scored 4 centuries so far. Apart from this, Rassie Van der Dussen, Aiden McCram and Heinrich Klaasen also scored centuries. Fast bowler Gerard Coetzee took 18 wickets and left arm fast bowler Marco Jenson took 17 wickets. Talking about the Australian team, Glenn Maxwell, David Warner and Mitchell Marsh scored 2 centuries each. Travis Head also played a century innings. Kangaroo team’s leg spinner Adam Zampa is in excellent form. He has taken 22 wickets so far. Apart from this, the fast bowler Jose Hazlewood also got 12 wickets.
The South African team defeated Australia in the league round of the World Cup 2023. In such a situation, the team wants to repeat the same feat under the captaincy of Temba Bavuma. In the history of ODI World Cup, there have been 7 matches between the two teams so far. Both won a 3-3 match. This is the third match between Australia and South Africa in the semi-finals of the World Cup. In 1999, after the game was tied, the Kangaroo team was successful in making it to the finals. Australia won the 2007 semi-finals.