|ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup, Broken-down Trafford|
|South Africa 325-6 (50 overs): Du Plessis a hundred, Van der Dussen ninety five, Lyon 2-fifty three|
|Australia 315 all out (49.5 overs): Warner 122, Carey eighty five, Rabada three-56|
|South Africa won by 10 runs|
England will face Australia in the World Cup semi-finals on Thursday after Aaron Finch’s facet were edged out by South Africa in a thriller at Broken-down Trafford.
Australia fell 10 runs rapid in the opponents’s last team game and, which capability, will head to Edgbaston to face England while India, as team winners, will play Contemporary Zealand at Broken-down Trafford on Tuesday.
“It shall be a blockbuster,” acknowledged Australia captain Finch. “It does no longer fetch mighty greater than England v Australia in a World Cup semi-last.
“The followers are continually animated down there (Edgbaston). It shall be an improbable atmosphere.”
Chasing 326 for victory, Australia fell to ninety five-three and lost Usman Khawaja to a hamstring arena, however David Warner’s imperious century gave the defending champions hope of a eradicate.
Wicketkeeper Alex Carey hit out in the last 10 overs as he scored an appealing eighty five however, with fifty one wanted from 28 balls, he holed out, and Australia would possibly well perchance no longer in discovering the momentum.
South Africa’s entire had been unbiased up by an appealing ton from captain Faf du Plessis and ninety five from Rassie van der Dussen.
Australia, in the period in-between, will scramble to Birmingham with wound concerns over three key gamers.
Khawaja did attain aid out after going off early in Australia’s innings however would possibly well perchance barely speed, Marcus Stoinis had treatment on his facet while batting and Mitchell Starc looked as if it would possibly well perchance perhaps truly feel some discomfort while bowling.
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Australia, who additionally face England in an Ashes series after the World Cup, looked downbeat as they left the field – something that will no longer comprise long gone omitted by England.
“If England comprise to defend a snapshot of on the fresh time, it would possibly well perchance perhaps be on the tip – Australia’s batsmen consoling every other, the group as a total taking a gaze dejected with fingers in pockets,” well-liked BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew.
“They comprise purchased to purchase themselves up now.”
Were you watching, England?
Australia topped the team sooner than Saturday’s match however this defeat methodology they’re going to now comprise to face England at Edgbaston – where they’ve no longer won a match in any structure of the game since 2001.
Eoin Morgan’s England facet had their high divulge blown away in the team phases by Australia – however they’re going to comprise watched on the fresh time with interest.
South Africa purchased off to a rapidly birth with their aggressive play in the opening phases. By taking merit of an off-colour Starc, they compelled captain Finch into early adjustments. For the main time, Australia looked perilous of where the step forward would attain from.
Australia historic eight assorted bowlers in the opening 20 overs. If England, who comprise this form of unhealthy high divulge, can label the same and play with cautious aggression, they’ll set Australia on the aid foot.
Warner, though, was once unbelievable.
South Africa would possibly well perchance quiet comprise speed him out from the 1/three ball of the innings however Kagiso Rabada threw to the sinful quit and from there Warner barely looked aid.
Warner isn’t any longer as aggressive as he was once sooner than his ban for his involvement in ‘Sandpapergate’ however the vitality is quiet there. England can’t win the money for to feed his strengths.
There are alternatives for England, though. Carey has been a standout for Australia however he’s the strongest hyperlink in a brittle middle divulge and Australia’s innings subsided once he fell.
There are the wound worries, too, for Australia: Khawaja would possibly well perchance no longer speed and needed to retire wound, Stoinis had three separate physio treatments on his facet and Starc was once gingerly touching his leg for the length of his bowling spell.
South Africa quit on a excessive
The Proteas comprise had a unhappy occasion however they endured their winning speed over Australia – they’ve now beaten them in eight of their past 9 one-day internationals.
With opener Hashim Amla lacking with wound, Aiden Markram and Quinton de Kock came out flying, and Du Plessis capitalised to hit the main century by a South African at this occasion.
Van der Dussen manipulated the field and Australia’s fearsome tempo assault and, though he holed off the last ball going for the six that would possibly well perchance perhaps comprise taken him to a century, he appears a appropriate prospect for the long speed.
De Kock was once unbelievable in the aid of the stumps, affecting an mettlesome speed out of Stoinis by flicking the ball on to the stumps, and he took a appropriate purchase to push apart the harmful Glenn Maxwell.
Whereas their loss of life bowling is a arena – Chris Morris was once flogged for 17 runs by Starc and Khawaja in the forty eighth over – they indirectly held their nerve to unswerving a consolation eradicate.
‘India shall be overjoyed we won on the fresh time’ – what they acknowledged
Australia captain Aaron Finch: “We would possibly well perchance perhaps comprise loved to comprise purchased the eradicate. There were some positives with the bat.
“We fought out of a gap. Davey Warner with a magnificent hundred and Alex Carey performed an very unbiased appropriate knock to fetch us shut however it completely was once no longer barely appropriate sufficient.”
Finch on the wound concerns: “It does no longer gaze ideal for Usman Khawaja. He’ll comprise a scan in the morning. Marcus Stoinis, we’re no longer distinct for the time being.”
South Africa captain Faf du Plessis: “I deem India shall be overjoyed we won on the fresh time. I deem it would possibly well perchance perhaps be an England v India last. India and Australia play the tremendous video games very correctly so I’m in a position to also aid a form of two on the agreeable stage of all.”