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Australia Sets Up Exciting World Cup Final Against India

Australian skipper Pat Cummins expresses delight as his team defeats a tough South African challenge to get to the World Cup final.

Australian skipper Pat Cummins expresses enthusiasm as his team triumphs over a spirited South African challenge, securing a place in the World Cup final against India.

In a tense match in Kolkata, Travis Head’s stellar performance with both bat and ball propels Australia to a “special” World Cup final clash with India after a hard-fought three-wicket victory.

Australia Overcomes Wobble to Reach Eighth World Cup Final:

Chasing a target of 213, Australia faced challenges at 137-5 and 193-7, but Steve Smith and Josh Inglis steadied the ship, guiding the five-time champions to victory with 16 balls to spare.

Captain Pat Cummins reflects on the upcoming World Cup final, describing it as a “special” moment, reminiscing about the 2015 final, and expressing excitement about playing in India’s world-renowned stadium.

India Awaits in Sunday’s Final at Ahmedabad:

The highly anticipated final is set to take place on Sunday at Ahmedabad’s colossal cricket stadium, featuring a 130,000-capacity crowd. 

Two-time champions India secured their place in the final with a convincing victory over New Zealand.

Left-handed batsman Travis Head stands out with a crucial all-round performance, taking two wickets and contributing a 48-ball innings featuring nine fours and two sixes.

Australia’s Bowling Dominance Decides Semifinal:

Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins lead the bowling charge, taking three wickets each to bowl out South Africa for 212. The relentless attack and ruthless exploitation of advantages prove decisive for Australia.

Starc’s early wicket of Bavuma and Cummins’ stunning catch to dismiss Quinton de Kock set the tone for Australia’s bowling dominance. South Africa struggles at 24-4 and 44-4 before a rain interruption.

Despite David Miller’s century for South Africa, Australia’s bowlers, especially Head, maintain control. Miller’s valiant effort, comprising eight fours and five sixes, isn’t enough to prevent Australia’s victory.

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