Who Won? Australia Vs South Africa | 2nd Semi-Final of World Cup 2023 – 16 Nov Match Performance, Scores Updates

Uswa Toheed

Who Won Australia Vs South Africa 2nd Semi-Final of World Cup 2023 – 16 Nov Match Performance, Scores Updates

An exciting second Semi-Final match of the ICC World Cup 2023 was played between Australia and South Africa. The match was being played at Eden Gardens Stadium, Kolkata, India.

Both teams had the same struggle throughout the World Cup. But South Africa, which was the most run-scoring team, could not qualify for the Final. The toss had gone in favor of South Africa and they decided to bat first. The Australian bowlers never let the South African batsman score more runs in a big event. The South African also set a history of scoring more runs while batting first. They know about inner strength. But Australia’s hard work bore fruit and now they have a final match against India.

While playing first, South Africa made 212 runs for all wickets. On the other hand, the Australian players fulfilled this target in 47.2 overs and directly landed the final match. Travis Head also showed his commendable performance as an all-rounder scoring 62 runs off 48 balls and taking two wickets by giving 21 runs. He was announced the Player of the Match

Aus vs SA, 2nd semi-final ICC World Cup 2023

Playing XI

AustraliaSouth Africa
Travis HeadQuinton de Kock
David WarnerTemba Bavuma (C)
Mitchell MarshRassie van der Dussen
Steven SmithAiden Markram
Marnus LabuschagneHeinrich Klaasen
Glenn MaxwellDavid Miller
Josh InglisMarco Jansen
Mitchell StarcGerald Coetzee
Pat Cummins (C)Keshav Maharaj
Adam ZampaKagiso Rabada
Josh HazlewoodTabraiz Shamsi

The second last match of the tournament and both teams showed their class. No doubt, the teams did their best to reach this position. But only one team can lift the trophy. In all matches of the tournament, the toss-winning team lost the chance to win. In other words, toss did not play any role in winning. All matches depend upon their real struggle and the condition of the pitch. So, South Africa chose batting and they had a difficult time in starting wickets. The 101 runs inning from David Miller did not give them the win. Moreover, the powerful bowling attack from Mitchell Strac and Pat Cummins. Hazlewood and Travis Head also restrict them to score no more runs.

The first wicket fell on just after 5 balls and the sixth ball proved the end by Mitchell Starc to Temba Bavuma. He went back to the pavilion to show no performance. Further, Temba Bavuma badly failed to give a better score all over the tournament. The starting four wickets were dropped at 24 runs off 11.5 overs. This put pressure on the middle order because the top order failed to score runs. After that, Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller tried to come in the form of the last matches. They took the runs to 119.

Australia qualify for Final ICC World Cup 2023

Then two back-to-back wickets were taken by Travis Head. Heinrich was out for 47 in 48 balls. Marco Jansen went back while facing his first ball by a clear lbw from Travis Head. After breaking this partnership, it became even harder to have a big target. In addition, after the century of David Miller, the score went up to 203. But David Miller was out Pat Cummins. Before completing the 50 over the team finished at 212 in 49.4 overs.

So, a dominating performance by Australian bowlers. Moreover, the South African team fought till the end of the match. But, it was luck that they were out of the final. Also, South African bowlers did good bowling. They tried their best to stop them on a low score but Australian batsman consistency never let them do this. Very sharply and in an even manner, they managed the target in a very good way.

Travis Head gave a good start as an opener. He scored 62 runs in 48 balls with nine fours and 2 sixes. But Maharaj’s ball restricted him and took his wicket. In the first power play, they completed 74 runs on the loss of 2 wickets. David Warner made 29 runs off 18 balls. But, he was bowled by Markram. Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins played the last balls of the innings and very smartly saved their wickets and scored runs. They played the last shots of the second innings. Due to the little target, they did not defend it.

South Africa loss in Semi-Final

Labuschagne showed his strength in the 16th over. Lastly, the Australian finished with 215/7 in 4.2 overs.

Scorecard of Both Teams

South Africa Batting

Quinton de Kock314270021.42
Temba Bavuma (C)045000.00
Rassie van der Dussen631530019.35
Aiden Markram1020242050.00
Heinrich Klaasen4748764297.91
David Miller1011161388587.06
Marco Jansen011000.00
Gerald Coetzee1939422048.71
Keshav Maharaj48130050.00
Kagiso Rabada1012180183.33
Tabraiz Shamsi15110020.00
Total21249.4 Ov

Australian Bowling

Mitchell Starc1013433.4040
Josh Hazlewood831221.5000
Pat Cummins9.405135.2720
Adam Zampa705507.8500
Glenn Maxwell1003503.5000
Travis Head502124.2010

Australian Batting

Travis Head62486292129.16
David Warner29182914161.11
Mitchell Marsh065000.00
Steven Smith30621022048.38
Marnus Labuschagne1831282058.06
Glenn Maxwell1580020.00
Josh Inglis2849663057.14
Mitchell Starc1638612042.10
Pat Cummins (C)1429322048.27
Total215/747.2 Ov

South Africa Bowling

Marco Jansen4.203508.0740
Kagiso Rabada604116.8311
Aiden Markram812312.8710
Gerald Coetzee904725.2211
Tabraiz Shamsi1004224.2050
Keshav Maharaj1002412.4000

Uswa, a cricket admirer, provides keen and perceptive information. In the same way, she writes after proper and deep research and gives clear details.

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