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ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023: Australia Clinches Thrilling Semi-Final, Sets Up Final Clash with India

Australia’s gripping win over South Africa secures their spot in the ICC World Cup final, facing unbeaten India for glory on Sunday.

In the second semi-final of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, Australia secured a nail-biting victory against South Africa. Opting to bat first after winning the toss, South Africa posted a total of 212 runs in 49.4 overs, with David Miller leading the charge with a century (101) and Heinrich Klaasen contributing 47 runs.

Australia’s response was led by Travis Head’s 62 and a crucial 30 from Steve Smith, guiding them to a total of 215-7 in 47.2 overs. The match ended with Australia winning by 3 wickets in a tense encounter.

The upcoming final will see Australia facing the unbeaten host, India, on Sunday. India, marked by a flawless performance throughout the tournament, appears poised to lift the trophy. However, Australia, despite overcoming early setbacks, has exhibited resilience and quality, setting the stage for an exciting clash in the tournament’s pinnacle match.

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