Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Watch the clash between Australia and South Africa in Semifinal 2 of World Cup 2023

The age-old rivalry between South Africa and Australia may not be as intense as India and Pakistan or Australia and England, but their clash in significant events is always intriguing and generates massive attention. Both teams looked alike and played top-class cricket in the World Cup 2023. While South Africa grabbed the second spot, Australia ended up in the third position. They will face each other in the second semifinal at Eden Gardens today to earn a ticket to the finale. The winner of this match will face India in the mouth-watering final game on Sunday. Enjoy watching the AUS vs SA contest live on YuppTV.

South Africa started the World Cup campaign with two wins against Sri Lanka and Australia. The Proteas only lost two games, one against the Netherlands and the other to India. Defeating Australia in the league stage will undoubtedly boost their morale in today's match. Quinton de Kock, who is all set to bid farewell after the tournament, is in terrific form and played a crucial role in taking his team to the semifinals. This Proteas southpaw is the second rungetter in the championship after Virat Kohli. He already has four centuries and has provided spectacular starts. Rassie van der Dussen and Klaasen played outstanding innings and anchored the innings. Heinrich Klassen and Marco Jansen have been brilliant throughout the series. Aiden Markram shined in a couple of games but lost touch of late. He must bounce back in today's game as this stylish player can turn the match single-handedly. South Africa's bowling has been magnificent with Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, and Keshav Maharaj, who successfully controlled the game in their favor. Rabada and Ngidi need to bring their A-game. 

Five-time champion Australia entered the tournament as the title favorite but had a miserable start. The Kangaroos lost two early matches but returned strong in all the remaining matches. David Warner and Mitchell Marsh were fantastic throughout the campaign. Glenn Maxwell announced what a stunning player he was in the last match, taking his team over the finish line alone. Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, and Stoinis have scored little. Pat Cummins and Hazlewood seemed fine, but Mitchell Starc has not played to his potential yet. 

If Australia wins today, it will be their eighth appearance in the ODI World Cup final. The Aussies already have five titles and will aim for the sixth trophy. If South Africa overpowers Australia today, South Africa will play in its maiden final. Either way, today's contest will keep us glued to the screens. Enjoy watching semifinal 2 of ICC World Cup 2023 live on YuppTV.