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SA vs AUS, World Cup 2023 Semi-Final, Live Updates: South Africa will be squaring off against Australia in the second semi-final match of the ongoing ODI World Cup on Thursday at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The Temba Bavuma-led side finished second in the points table with a total of seven victories out of nine matches. Australia, on the other hand, finished at the third place with the same number of wins. The winner of this match will be going up against hosts India in the final clash of the tournament on Sunday in Ahmedabad. (Live Scorecard)
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SA vs AUS Semi-Final Live Score: A struggling Temba Bavuma
Struggling with a wretched form, Bavuma has 145 runs from seven innings with his highest being 35 against Australia as he is also racing against time to recover from a hamstring strain. If unfit for the fixture against Australia, Bavuma is likely be replaced Reeza Hendricks who will then open with De Kock. Hendricks has played two matches this tournament and also boasts of a 85 against England.
SA vs AUS Semi-Final Live Score: SA’s strong batting unit
Four of their top-six batters have scored centuries with wicketkeeper-batter Quinton De Kock leading the way in the opening slot with four to his name in his swansong tournament. He is the tournament’s leading run-getter with 591 runs. It only starts to get more destructive as the batting order goes down. Rassie van der Dussen has been able to provide the solidity at No 3, averaging 55.25 — their second-highest in this tournament behind De Kock’s 65.66.
SA vs AUS Semi-Final Live Score: A fiery Australian team
When it comes to the 50-over World Cup, Australia evoke a sense of fear and anxiety among their rivals, having won five of the 12 titles so far — of which four have come in the last six editions — as they are known for thriving in big moments. It’s been the opposite story for South Africa who have reached the semi-finals four times from nine editions, but it’s always been a tale of being so-near-yet-so-far. Be it the rain-rule mis-calculation on their debut World Cup in 1992 semifinal against England, or the tied result in 1999 that helped Australia made the final on better run-rate, the Proteas for one reason or another have never able to progress beyond the last-four stage.
SA vs AUS Semi-Final Live Score: India’s big win over New Zealand
Hosts India thrashed New Zealand by 70 runs in the first semi-final match on Wednesday in Mumbai. Batting first, India posted a huge total of 397/4 in 50 overs with Virat Kohli smashing the record-breaking 50th ODI ton. Later, Mohammed Shami took a memorable seven-wicket haul as India bundled out New Zealand for 327. With this win, Team India has entered the final of the ODI World Cup 2023.
SA vs AUS Semi-Final Live Score: Winner to meet India
The winner of the semi-final match between South Africa and Australia will be facing India in the final of the ongoing ODI World Cup on Sunday in Ahmedabad.
SA vs AUS Semi-Final Live Score: Chance for SA to remove the chokers’ tag
Temba Bavuma’s warriors would be determined to shed their eternal chokers tag against five-time champions Australia. Any South African cricketer worth his salt hates the ‘C’ word while Australia as legacy champions of the ODI global meet would like to rub it in, in the best possible manner they can.
SA vs AUS Semi-Final Live Score: Hello
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the second semi-final match of the ODI World Cup 2023 between South Africa and Australia, straight from Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Stay tuned for all the live updates.
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