Australia recorded an exciting win in opposition to South Africa to succeed in the ultimate of the ICC World Cup 2023 on Thursday, November 16. Each groups produced a memorable semifinal recreation at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens with five-time champions rising winners by three wickets.
Chasing a maiden World Cup last, South Africa’s innings collapsed on 212 runs whereas batting first. David Miller recorded his finest ODI knock by smashing 101 runs and dragged South Africa from 24/4 to a combating complete. However a quickfire fifty from Travis Head gave Australia early management of the sport they usually managed to sail into the ultimate regardless of some stumbles within the center overs.
Temba Bavuma received the toss and elected to bat first with Marnus Labuschagne and Marco Jansen returning to the respective sides. Australian pacers Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood rapidly tailored to the enjoying situations at Eden Gardens and dominated the powerplay overs.
Starc picked Bavuma’s wicket within the first over after which Josh Hazlewood dismissed in-form Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen to place South Africa below stress. David Miller and Heinrich Klaasen saved South Africa within the move with a 95-run stand for the fifth wicket. Klaasen missed out on his fifty by three runs however Miller produced his second hundred in World Cup historical past by scoring 101 runs off 116 balls.
Chasing a troublesome complete at tough situations, openers David Warner and Travis Head rapidly put Australia within the favourites class by smashing 60 runs within the first six overs. Aiden Markram gave South Africa a breakthrough within the seventh over with Warner’s wicket and Rabada dismissed in-form Mitchell Marsh within the subsequent over to boost some hopes for a comeback.
Head saved the scoreboard transferring by including quickfire 62 runs off 48 balls however as soon as in opposition to balanced the sport with well timed wickets of Head, Glenn Maxwell and Marnus Labuschagne. Australia have been on the backfoot with 137/5 when Steve Smith and Josh Inglish performed out a defining partnership of 37 runs for the sixth wicket.
Australia misplaced Steve Smith after they wanted 39 runs within the final 17 overs and Inglis when wanted 20. Gerald Coetzee made a late influence with Smith and Inglis’ wickets however Australia survived a late scare to earn a three-wicket win with 16 balls remaining. Travis Head claimed the Participant of the Match award for his glorious fifty and two for 21 bowling figures.
South Africa Taking part in XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Gerald Coetzee, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi
Australia Taking part in XI: Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
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