Published: Sun, July 07, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Australia vs South Africa scorecard

Australia vs South Africa scorecard

Sharma also drew level with Sachin Tendulkar for the most career World Cup centuries with six.

Australia and hosts England will play the other semifinal in Birmingham on Thursday.

Kohli's team went on to win the tournament by beating South Africa in the finals.

It's all in stark contrast to India's where both openers got tonnes against Sri Lanka on Saturday. If they can keep Nicholas Pooran, Shemron Hetmeyer, Oshane Thomas and Shai Hope together, they have the makings of a sturdy spine around which their challenge in 2023 can be built. "To win a World Cup you have got to beat everyone so whether we play in the semi-final or final or play India in the final, you have got to beat good teams to win a World Cup".

No player batting six or lower has scored as many runs as Carey's 329 in a World Cup tournament. Instead, the major talk has been about whether the final will be shown on free-to-air TV in the United Kingdom, which apparently it will, should England reach that stage. "We are full of confidence and happy to be in the semi-finals".

Where would New Zealand be without its captain?

Three defeats from their final three games then left their semi-final place briefly in doubt, only for net run rate to rescue Kane Williamson's side with Pakistan breathing down their neck.

The Kiwis desperately need Martin Guptill to find some form, while Tom Latham owes them a score after a poor tournament.

Australia began to lose wickets in a hurry after Carey's dismissal and they were eventually bowled out for 315.

'Links loving' Lombard grabs Irish halfway lead
Sharvin's five-under-par total left him four behind clubhouse leader, South Africa Zander Lombard midway through Friday's second round. "It's my best score", said Rock, who is seeking his third European Tour title.

Those 16 outfits produced a 4-12 record in their first World Cup knockout game, with only three of the teams - 1975 Australia, 1992 England and 1996 Australia - making the finale.

But when they have reached the final - in 1979, 1987 and 1992 - England have finished runners-up to West Indies, Australia and Pakistan.

It is an Aussie who leads the wicket-chart. Australia are playing with an unchanged XI. They brought in Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja in place of Yuzvendra Chahal and Mohammad Shami.

Against South Africa, Khawaja had a hamstring injury that forced him to retire hurt (he came back right at the end), Marcus Stoinis has a side strain and perhaps worst of all, Mitchell Starc didn't look quite right either when bowling.

"We haven´t played our best cricket but today is a great occasion".

Lyon said the semi-final will be a test of character for them, calling his side the underdogs despite their win over England in the league stage.

Their semi is likely to be played at Edgbaston - a ground where the English have tended to play better, probably owing to the boisterous home support (aided by plenty of amber liquid) in the Hollies Stand.

This tournament needs it.

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