South Africa vs Australia Semi-Final Highlights, Cricket World Cup 2023: Despite losing wickets on consistent intervals, Australia inched past South Africa in the second semi-final of the ICC men’s World Cup 2023 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata to qualify for the final in South Africa. Earlier, David Miller’s ton took South Africa to a below par 212 runs on the board. Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazelwood, alongsie skipper Pat Cummins did the damage with the ball for Australia. This, after South Africa skipper Temba Bavuma won the toss and elected to bat against Australia.
The conditions are overcast in Kolkata, and there is a chance of rain. Both teams ended with 14 points after seven wins from nine league games to make it to the knockout stage. The proteas, who finished second in the group stage, will be wary of the Kangaroos, who bagged the same points but were third with a lesser NRR of (+)0.841.
South Africa vs Australia Live Score: Miller’s valiant hundred in losing cause embodies SA’s tragic knockout history
The most enduring David Miller image featured none of the five sixes or eight fours he bludgeoned. Or the wild shriek that accompanied his hundred. It came the ball that ended the innings that would define his career, one that would embody the tragicness of a South African batting hero and his doomed pursuit of an elusive goal.
Miller watched in agony his hit — the bat had slipped off his palms at the point of impact — nestle in Travis Head’s palms. Distraught, he slammed his helmet with the bat, as he staggered back to the pavilion, in the sweat of an attritional hundred and in the tears of failing to guide his team to a bigger score than the 212 they mustered.