Australia Beat South Africa To Set Up Cricket World Cup Final Date With India

Travis Head starred with bat and ball as Australia set up a World Cup final clash with India after a tense three-wicket win over South Africa in Kolkata on Thursday. Chasing a tricky 213 for victory, Australia wobbled after Head hit 62 but Steve Smith (30) and Josh Inglis (28) helped the five-time champions reach their target with 16 balls to spare in the second semi-final in Kolkata.

“It’s hard to unpack all of that. I didn’t move for the past couple of hours. It was a tense finish and an amazing game,” said Head.

As Australia reached an eighth World Cup final, South Africa were left to rue a fifth semi-final loss despite David Miller’s 101.

Australia slipped to 137-5 and then 193-7 before Mitchell Starc (16) and skipper Pat Cummins (14) kept their nerve to steer the team home.

South Africa  (50 ovs maximum)
BATTING   R B M 4s 6s SR
c Cummins b Hazlewood 3 14 27 0 0 21.42
c †Inglis b Starc 0 4 5 0 0 0.00
c Smith b Hazlewood 6 31 53 0 0 19.35
c Warner b Starc 10 20 24 2 0 50.00
b Head 47 48 76 4 2 97.91
c Head b Cummins 101 116 138 8 5 87.06
lbw b Head 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
c †Inglis b Cummins 19 39 42 2 0 48.71
c Smith b Starc 4 8 13 0 0 50.00
c Maxwell b Cummins 10 12 18 0 1 83.33
not out 1 5 11 0 0 20.00
Extras (lb 4, w 7) 11  
TOTAL 49.4 Ov (RR: 4.26) 212
 
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Temba Bavuma, 0.6 ov), 2-8 (Quinton de Kock, 5.4 ov), 3-22 (Aiden Markram, 10.5 ov), 4-24 (Rassie van der Dussen, 11.5 ov), 5-119 (Heinrich Klaasen, 30.4 ov), 6-119 (Marco Jansen, 30.5 ov), 7-172 (Gerald Coetzee, 43.3 ov), 8-191 (Keshav Maharaj, 46.2 ov), 9-203 (David Miller, 47.2 ov), 10-212 (Kagiso Rabada, 49.4 ov) • DRS

 

BOWLING O M R W ECON 0s 4s 6s WD NB
10 1 34 3 3.40 46 3 1 4 0
8 3 12 2 1.50 39 1 0 0 0
9.4 0 51 3 5.27 32 5 1 2 0
7 0 55 0 7.85 21 1 6 0 0
10 0 35 0 3.50 35 3 0 0 0
 
 
5 0 21 2 4.20 19 3 0 1 0

 

Australia  (T: 213 runs from 50 ovs)
BATTING   R B M 4s 6s SR
b Maharaj 62 48 62 9 2 129.16
b Markram 29 18 29 1 4 161.11
c van der Dussen b Rabada 0 6 5 0 0 0.00
c †de Kock b Coetzee 30 62 102 2 0 48.38
lbw b Shamsi 18 31 28 2 0 58.06
b Shamsi 1 5 8 0 0 20.00
b Coetzee 28 49 66 3 0 57.14
not out 16 38 61 2 0 42.10
not out 14 29 32 2 0 48.27
Extras (lb 3, nb 2, w 12) 17  
TOTAL 47.2 Ov (RR: 4.54) 215/7
 
Did not bat: 

Fall of wickets: 1-60 (David Warner, 6.1 ov), 2-61 (Mitchell Marsh, 7.4 ov), 3-106 (Travis Head, 14.1 ov), 4-133 (Marnus Labuschagne, 21.5 ov), 5-137 (Glenn Maxwell, 23.4 ov), 6-174 (Steven Smith, 33.3 ov), 7-193 (Josh Inglis, 39.5 ov) • DRS

 

BOWLING O M R W ECON 0s 4s 6s WD NB
4.2 0 35 0 8.07 18 6 1 4 0
6 0 41 1 6.83 24 2 4 1 1
8 1 23 1 2.87 34 1 1 1 0
9 0 47 2 5.22 35 8 0 1 1
10 0 42 2 4.20 36 3 0 5 0
10 0 24 1 2.40 39 1 0 0 0
 
           MATCH FLOW
  • South Africa innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 – 10.0 (Mandatory – 18 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 – 40.0 (Mandatory – 138 runs, 4 wickets)
  • Drinks: South Africa – 44/4 in 14.0 overs (H Klaasen 10, DA Miller 10)
  • Rain: South Africa – 44/4 in 14.0 overs (H Klaasen 10, DA Miller 10)
  • Wet Ground: South Africa – 44/4 in 14.0 overs (H Klaasen 10, DA Miller 10)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 16.5 overs (101 balls), Extras 5
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 71 balls (H Klaasen 19, DA Miller 32, Ex 1)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 27.6 overs (168 balls), Extras 5
  • Over 30.5: Review by South Africa (Batting), Decision Challenged – Wicket, Umpire – Nitin Menon, Batter – M Jansen (Struck down)
  • DA Miller: 50 off 70 balls (4 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • Drinks: South Africa – 127/6 in 33.0 overs (DA Miller 54, G Coetzee 2)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 38.2 overs (230 balls), Extras 5
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 40.1 – 50.0 (Mandatory – 56 runs, 4 wickets)
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 69 balls (DA Miller 30, G Coetzee 19, Ex 2)
  • South Africa: 200 runs in 47.1 overs (283 balls), Extras 9
  • DA Miller: 100 off 115 balls (8 x 4, 5 x 6)
  • Innings Break: South Africa – 212/10 in 49.4 overs (T Shamsi 1)
  • Australia innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 – 10.0 (Mandatory – 74 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Australia: 50 runs in 5.3 overs (34 balls), Extras 5
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 34 balls (TM Head 19, DA Warner 29, Ex 5)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 – 40.0 (Mandatory – 119 runs, 5 wickets)
  • TM Head: 50 off 40 balls (8 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 13.2 overs (81 balls), Extras 7
  • Over 15.4: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Decision Challenged – Wicket, Umpire – RA Kettleborough, Batter – M Labuschagne (Struck down – Umpires Call)
  • Drinks: Australia – 114/3 in 16.0 overs (SPD Smith 9, M Labuschagne 5)
  • Over 21.5: Review by Australia (Batting), Decision Challenged – Wicket, Umpire – RA Kettleborough, Batter – M Labuschagne (Struck down – Umpires Call)
  • Over 22.5: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Decision Challenged – Wicket, Umpire – Nitin Menon, Batter – GJ Maxwell (Struck down)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 26.6 overs (163 balls), Extras 13
  • Drinks: Australia – 174/6 in 33.3 overs (JP Inglis 19)
  • Over 39.6: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Decision Challenged – Wicket, Umpire – RA Kettleborough, Batter – PJ Cummins (Struck down)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 40.1 – 50.0 (Mandatory – 22 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 41.5 overs (253 balls), Extras 16
MATCH DETAILS
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Toss South Africa, elected to bat first
Series
ICC Cricket World Cup
Australia tour of India
Season 2023/24
Player Of The Match
Australia

Travis Head

Series result Australia advanced
Match number ODI no. 4704
Hours of play (local time) 14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.00, Second Session 18.00-21.30
Match days 16 November 2023 – daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
India

Nitin MenonDRS

England

Richard KettleboroughDRS

TV Umpire
New Zealand

Chris Gaffaney

Reserve Umpire
England

Michael Gough

Match Referee
India

Javagal Srinath

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