Five-time World Champions Australia held their nerves in a thrilling low-scoring World Cup semifinal to beat South Africa by 3 wickets and set up the summit clash against India.
After being asked to bowl first, Australia restricted SA to 212 runs in 49.4 overs. Despite David Miller century.
Pat Cummin and Mitchell Starc bagged three wickets each while Travis Head & Josh Hazlewood claimed two apiece.
In the second innings, the Aussies chased down the target of 213 runs in 47.2 overs. They were off to a flyer start with David Warner and Travis Head smashing the Proteas bowlers all around the park in the initial overs.
The Aussie tail displayed a solid fight as Mitchell Starc (16*) and Pat Cummins (14*) shared a match-winning stand of 22 runs for the eighth wicket, which shattered South Africa’s dreams at Eden Gardens.
Australia reached the World Cup final for the eighth time where they will face hosts India at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.