Australia beat South Africa to set up Cricket World Cup final with India

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Australia win by three wickets in a tense chase of 213 to book a date with the unbeaten hosts in Ahmedabad on Sunday.

Published On 16 Nov 2023

Australia will play Virat Kohli and India for the Cricket World Cup trophy after beating South Africa by three wickets in a semifinal thriller.

After restricting the South Africans to 212, Australia eked their way to 215-7 to win with 16 balls to spare in a tense atmosphere inside Eden Gardens, Kolkata, on Thursday.

Australia will be bidding to win the 50-over World Cup for a record-extending sixth time, while host nation India are seeking a third title.

The final is in Ahmedabad on Sunday.

South Africa have never won a semifinal match at the World Cup in five attempts.

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