The Australia cricket team defeated South Africa in the second semifinal of the 2023 World Cup at the Eden Gardens on Thursday to set up a title clash against India. The final is going to be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on November 19. Australia prevailed in a thriller as they chased down 213 runs with 3 wickets and 2.4 overs to spare, fending off a spirited threat from the Proteas.
This will be the 8th ODI World Cup for Australia, who have won the tournament five times. They first won the World Cup in 1987 before starting a period of unmatched dominance when they won the Cup three successive times from 1999 to 2007. In 2015, Australia won the World Cup.
South Africa has now lost all five World Cup semifinals. They failed to qualify for the final after reaching the last four in 1992, 1999, 2007, 2015, and 2019.