Rassie van der Dussen snatches a catch at covers to put an end to Mitchell Marsh’s innings. Rassie van der Dussen made a fantastic catch after diving to his right.
South Africa and Australia will face off in the second semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday, November 16. The Proteas were bowled out for 212 in 49.4 overs after electing to bat first. South Africa’s lone warrior, David Miller, batted brilliantly for 101 runs (116 balls).
Australia got off to a fast start in the second innings, with openers Travis Head and David Warner (29 off 18) adding 60 runs for the first wicket off 37 balls. However, Aiden Markram got the opening strike for his squad by destroying David Warner’s stumps.
South Africa gain their second wicket in the following over when Mitchell Marsh smash one straight to cover. Where Rassie van der Dussen made an outstanding catch. The ball moving at breakneck speed when Van der Dussen dove to his right to complete a grab-a-stunner and aid his team to their second victory.
Watch Rassie van der Dussen catch here:
Australia qualified for their eighth World Cup final
However, Australia won the match by three wickets and secured their place in the tournament final by chasing down 213 in 47.2 overs. Mitchell Starc (16* off 38) and Pat Cummins (14* off 29) put on an undefeated 22-run stand to help Australia reach home after being left reeling at 193/7.
Earlier in the day, South Africa got off to a dismal start as skipper Temba Bavuma (0 off 4) remove by Mitchell Starc in the first over itself. The Proteas were left reeling at 24/4 after 11.5 overs after losing three wickets in the form of Quinton de Kock (3 off 14), Aiden Markram (10 off 20), and Rassie van der Dussen (6 off 31).
The innings were steadied by a 95-run outing by David Miller (101 off 116) and Heinrich Klaasen (47 off 48). However, Travis Head rescued Australia by dismissing Klaasen and Marco Jansen (0 off 1) in the same over. Meanwhile, Miller held one end and scored a magnificent hundred.