Australia beat South Africa by three wickets, setting the stage for a Cricket World Cup showdown against India. Despite limiting South Africa to 212, Australia maneuvered their way to 215-7, clinching the win with 16 balls to spare amidst intense energy at Eden Gardens. Eyeing a sixth World Cup title, Australia will face host nation India, eager for their third championship, in the final match at Ahmedabad on Sunday.
Australia beat South Africa by 3 wickets
After five attempts, South Africa’s record of never winning a World Cup semifinal remained intact. Travis Head’s rapid 62 set the tone, but Australia faced a challenge, losing five wickets in pursuit of the 213-run victory target. Despite initial setbacks, Australia rallied magnificently after their initial two defeats in the tournament, securing eight consecutive wins, including the hard-fought triumph over South Africa in the semifinal.