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ICC World Cup Semifinal Recap: Australia’s Triumph Over RSA in Low-Scoring Thriller

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The Proteas were bundled for 212, one less than what they scored in the infamous 1999 semifinal loss against Steve Waugh’s Australia. David Miller’s century took RSA (Republic of South Africa) to a total of 212 runs on the board in the second semi-final of the ICC Men’s World Cup. Australia, led by Travis Head’s performance, came out strong after Temba Bavuma chose to bat first at the Eden Gardens. Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood were relentless with their lines and lengths, while the Australian fielders were effective in the field​​.

RSA scored just 22 runs in the first 11 overs and lost 3 wickets, including their key batsman Quinton de Kock. Matters worsened when Hazlewood dismissed Rassie van der Dussen in the 12th over. Australia won the match by 3 wickets, with Travis Head being awarded the ICC Player of the Match for his 62 runs and additional contributions​​​​​​​​​​.

The final will be played between India and Australia in Ahmedabad​​. This match marks Australia’s 8th final in the ICC World Cup​​. India has a strong record, having won all their matches in the tournament, including a victory over Australia in the league stage​​.

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Muthiah Muralitharan has already predicted that India will win this World Cup. The final, expected to be played in front of a record crowd, will take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, which has a capacity of 130,000​​. The match will be a battle between teams led by Rohit Sharma and Pat Cummins​​.

South Africa’s performance in the semifinal was not up to the mark, and they have a history of never winning a World Cup semifinal in five attempts​​. Quinton de Kock’s run tally in the tournament was not verified as part of this fact check.

The information regarding the ticket sales and stadium capacity is consistent with your original text. The grand finals of the CWC at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, on the 19th of November, 2023, promises to be a highly anticipated event.

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