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World Cup 2023: Australia sets final clash vs India; SA stumbles at Eden

David Miller emerged as the sole beacon of hope for the Proteas, while for Australia, opening batsman Travis Head made a significant contribution with a match-winning 62.

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Kolkata, Nov 16 (The Street Press India) – South Africa, even though they were considered one of the top teams in the World Cup 2023, faced a familiar problem of struggling in important moments. This time, it happened at the Eden Gardens. Australia, trying to chase a score of 213, barely pulled off a win on a tricky pitch in Kolkata. They secured the semi-final victory by just three wickets.

Before, the main hero for South Africa was David Miller. He played a solid innings, scoring 101 runs off 116 balls, rescuing South Africa after they lost four quick wickets against the Kangaroos and helping them reach a total of 212.

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Miller showcased his skills with eight fours and five sixes during his rescue performance. He reached his century with a powerful shot over deep midwicket off Australian captain Pat Cummins but unfortunately got out just two balls later.

Choosing to bat after winning the toss, South Africa faced a tough beginning, losing both openers Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma with just eight runs on the board by the sixth over.

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Rassie van der Dussen and Aiden Markram also had short innings, and South Africa found themselves in a tough spot at 24/4 by the 12th over.

Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood played key roles in disrupting South Africa’s innings early on, causing significant trouble for the batting side.

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Miller and Heinrich Klaasen formed a crucial partnership, adding 95 runs to stabilize South Africa’s innings. However, Australia managed to break this partnership by dismissing Klaasen through Travis Head.

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