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South Africa set Ajid a target of 213 runs at Tenetun

Desperate to ‘choker’, South Africa won the toss against Australia in the semi-final and were all out for just 212 runs against the Auji bowlers. Standing against the current, David Miller scored a century against Ajid today.

Batting against Ajid, the Proteas lost their wicket in the first over. After that they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. In the meantime, it is raining. However, when the rain subsides, the game starts again without shortening any overs. South Africa lost 6 wickets today for 119 runs due to the bowling of Aussie bowlers. David Miller kept one end of the team’s disaster today. At the other end is the procession of coming and going. Against the tide, David Miller scored a personal century against Ajid today. In the end South Africa scored 212 runs losing all wickets in 49 overs and 4 overs.

South African captain Temba Bavuma failed to bat after winning the toss. He scored 35 runs in 7 matches in the group stage. He also failed in the semifinals of the group stage today. Mitchell Starc’s 4 to 0 against Ajid went back to Sajghar. On his departure, the Proteas lost their first wicket by 1 run.

After Temba Bavuma, it was Quinton de Kock who scored the highest century in the group stage. Just 3 runs off 14 balls Josh Hazlewood was caught by Pat Cummins at mid-on and returned to the dugout.

Rasi von der Dussen and Aiden Markram formed a partnership after two wickets for 8 runs. But they also failed to take their pair far. Aiden Markram went back to become the second victim of Mitchell Starc for the team’s 22 runs. This pair was broken by 14 runs on his departure.

Rasi von der Dussen also returned in the over after Aiden Markram’s dismissal. He went back to being a victim of Josh Hazlewood. After his departure, the Proteas lost 4 wickets for just 24 runs.

After 4 wickets for 24 runs, David Miller and Heinrich Klaasen formed a partnership. South Africa scored 44 runs in 14 overs based on this pair. Then it rained. The game was stopped due to rain.

After more than half an hour, play resumed without reducing the number of overs. David Miller was also trying to turn around Heinrich Klaasen’s partnership with the Proteas.

And then Travis Head struck. Heinrich Klaasen was bowled by Travis Head. Heinrich Klaasen, who was on the verge of a half-century, returned to the dressing room with 47 runs off 48 balls.

Marko Jansen returned as a victim of LBW after his departure. The Proteas lost 6 wickets for 119 runs after his departure.

After losing 6 wickets for 119 runs, David Miller formed a partnership with Gerald Coetzee. The Proteas completed the team’s 150 runs in 38 overs with this pair. But this pair was broken by Gerald Coetzee’s departure for the team’s 172 runs.

Gerald Coetzee, who scored 19 off 39 balls, was the victim of Pat Cummins. On his departure, the Proteas lost 7 wickets for 172 runs.

Keshav Maharaj also returned after Gerald Coetzee. He returned as Mitchell Starc’s third victim with just 4 runs off 8 balls.

Standing against the tide, David Miller scored a century against Ajid today. He scored a century off 115 balls keeping one end in check. However, after scoring a century, he could not take his innings further. After scoring 101 off 116 balls, Pat Cummins’ ball was caught at deep square by Travis Head and sent back to Sazghar. In the end South Africa scored 212 runs losing all wickets in 49 overs and 4 overs.

(November 16/NBW)


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