KOLKATA, India: South Africa were 44 for 4 before rain halted the game in the 2nd Semi-Final of the ICC World Cup 2023 at Eden Gardens.
Earlier, South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first against Australia. The match commenced with high stakes, setting the stage for a gripping contest between the two cricketing powerhouses.
The opening moments proved challenging for South Africa as they faced early setbacks, losing both Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma in the initial stages of their innings. The formidable Australian bowling duo of Josh Hazelwood and Mitchell Starc played a pivotal role, dismissing the openers with precision.
Quinton de Kock, who had been in fine form, was caught by Pat Cummins, while Temba Bavuma fell victim to a well-executed strategy by Josh Inglis.
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi.
Australia: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.