Australia vs South Africa, Jul 6 – Match Summary of ICC World Cup 2019
45th match (D/N), ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Manchester
What a comeback by the proteas, even though the cricket world cup journey has already ended for them. Fuf has something good to leave England with his team mates after this incredible win.
Player of the match: Faf du Plessis
The South African skipper scored 100 in his last game, and guided his bowlers and fielders with most idol calmness.
Du Plessis on ending a difficult icc world cup on a winning note
“Always a pleasure playing against Australia and a nice, close game. We at least wanted to end the world cup with a small smile.”
Du Plessis on the retiring Imran Tahir and JP Duminy
“Immy is like the heartbeat of the team and JP is the father figure of the team and we will miss them. But extremely happy that we can send greats like that off with a win.”
Finch on Australia’s second defeat of the icc world cup
“We would have liked to get the win, but we fought out of a hole. Even though a magnificent hundred scored by Warner, we couldn’t capitalize on it because we didn’t hit the areas consistently with the ball. If you give Markram and de Kock half a sniff, they’ll take it as a gift.”
This result means that India will play against New Zealand in the first semi-final match in icc world cup 2019 at Old Trafford on 9th of July. However, the recent performances of New Zealand is not going to make things easy for them against mighty Indians. On the hand Australia will take on England at Edgbaston on 11th of July.
By the way, 2019 Cricket World Cup is a full of surprises. We can wait for the next game and see how it changes the current equation. What a way to finish the group stage. Semi-finals, here we come!