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ICC Cricket World Cup, 2023
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SA
212/10
49.4 Ovs
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AUS
215/7
47.2 Ovs
Australia beat South Africa by 3 wickets

SOUTH AFRICA

Batsmen
RB4s6sSR
Quinton de Kock (W)
3140021.43
c Pat Cummins b Josh Hazlewood
Temba Bavuma (C)
04000.00
c Josh Inglis b Mitchell Starc
Rassie van der Dussen
6310019.35
c Steven Smith b Josh Hazlewood
Aiden Markram
10202050.00
c David Warner b Mitchell Starc
Heinrich Klaasen
47484297.92
b Travis Head
David Miller
1011168587.07
c Travis Head b Pat Cummins
Marco Jansen
01000.00
lbw b Travis Head
Gerald Coetzee
19392048.72
c Josh Inglis b Pat Cummins
Keshav Maharaj
480050.00
c Steven Smith b Mitchell Starc
Kagiso Rabada
10120183.33
c Glenn Maxwell b Pat Cummins
Tabraiz Shamsi
150020.00
not out
Fall Of Wickets:
2-8-(Quinton de Kock (W) 5.4 ov)
1-1-(Temba Bavuma (C) 1 ov)
4-24-(Rassie van der Dussen 11.5 ov)
3-22-(Aiden Markram 10.5 ov)
5-119-(Heinrich Klaasen 30.4 ov)
9-203-(David Miller 47.2 ov)
6-119-(Marco Jansen 30.5 ov)
7-172-(Gerald Coetzee 43.3 ov)
8-191-(Keshav Maharaj 46.2 ov)
10-212-(Kagiso Rabada 49.4 ov)
-(Tabraiz Shamsi ov)
Bowlers
OMRWEcon
Mitchell Starc
1013433.40
Josh Hazlewood
831221.50
Pat Cummins
9.405135.28
Adam Zampa
705507.86
Glenn Maxwell
1003503.50
Travis Head
502124.20

AUSTRALIA

Batsmen
RB4s6sSR
Travis Head
624892129.17
b Keshav Maharaj
David Warner
291814161.11
b Aiden Markram
Mitchell Marsh
06000.00
c Rassie van der Dussen b Kagiso Rabada
Steven Smith
30622048.39
c Quinton de Kock b Gerald Coetzee
Marnus Labuschagne
18312058.06
lbw b Tabraiz Shamsi
Glenn Maxwell
150020.00
b Tabraiz Shamsi
Josh Inglis (W)
28493057.14
b Gerald Coetzee
Mitchell Starc
16382042.11
not out
Pat Cummins (C)
14292048.28
not out
Adam Zampa
00000.00
Josh Hazlewood
00000.00
Fall Of Wickets:
3-106-(Travis Head 14.1 ov)
1-60-(David Warner 6.1 ov)
2-61-(Mitchell Marsh 7.4 ov)
6-174-(Steven Smith 33.3 ov)
4-133-(Marnus Labuschagne 21.5 ov)
5-137-(Glenn Maxwell 23.4 ov)
7-193-(Josh Inglis (W) 39.5 ov)
-(Mitchell Starc ov)
-(Pat Cummins (C) ov)
-(Adam Zampa ov)
-(Josh Hazlewood ov)
Bowlers
OMRWEcon
Marco Jansen
4.203508.08
Kagiso Rabada
604116.83
Aiden Markram
812312.88
Gerald Coetzee
904725.22
Tabraiz Shamsi
1004224.20
Keshav Maharaj
1002412.40

Australia

215/7(47.2 Overs)

... THE RUN CHASE ...

Right then, this is nowhere close to the total South Africa were after but David Miller has given them something to bowl at. South Africa need early wickets and will have to make sure that Australia do not get off to a flier. On the other hand, Australia will be confident enough to gun down this total. Join us in a bit to see how the chase unfolds.

David Miller, the centurion is down for a chat. Miller starts by saying that it was a big knock for him and if they come out on top, it will be great and adds that it is just the halfway mark and there's still a lot to play for. Adds that they knew the conditions would be slower but losing four wickets in the Powerplay was tough. Adds that they were able to salvage something with that partnership with Heinrich Klaasen and then a couple more down the order. On the partnership with Klaasen, he say

Despite winning what looked like a crucial toss, South Africa needed to survive the challenging new ball phase under heavy cloud cover. They were off to a rocky start as Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock were dismissed inside the first six overs. Even though they looked all at sea, Rassie van der Dussen and Aiden Markram showed resistance before throwing in the towel against the relentless Aussie pace attack. Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller then got together to steady the sinking ship for South

Having lost the toss, Pat Cummins was hopeful that they would be able to take advantage of the gloomy weather. Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood surely did so by putting on an absolute clinic with the new ball. Starc set the tone for the Aussies with a wicket in his first over. It certainly rubbed off on his new ball partner, Hazlewood, who too had the ball on a string to set the cat among the pigeons. Both pacers accounted for two wickets each in their first spell to reduce South Africa to 24-

South Africa have been bowled out for 212! Despite David Miller's heroics, the Proteas have been able to post a total that looks well below par at the halfway mark. As for Australia, they were switched on from ball one with the ball and also in the field. All in all, It was a superb bowling performance and the Aussies will be the happier of the two sides at this stage in the game.

Pat Cummins to Kagiso Rabada, ! TAKEN! Top effort in the deep from Glenn Maxwell and South Africa have been bundled out here!

Pat Cummins to Kagiso Rabada, Brings out the bumper now and angles it across off, taking pace off it as well. Kagiso Rabada hangs deep in his crease and looks to take it on but misses.

Pat Cummins to Tabraiz Shamsi, 1 run.

Pat Cummins to Kagiso Rabada, Calls two but there's never two there! Slower and shorter, dug in across the left-hander, Kagiso Rabada fetches and pulls it away to deep square leg for a single.

It will be Pat Cummins (9-0-49-2) to bowl the final over.

Mitchell Starc to Kagiso Rabada, Leg bye! Full and quick again, tailing into the legs, this is a bit too full and thuds into the pads before rolling away through mid-wicket. Kagiso Rabada strolls across for a leg bye.

Mitchell Starc to Kagiso Rabada, Takes a bit of pace off this one and bowls it full and wide, Kagiso Rabada tries to reach it but fails to get any bat on it.

Mitchell Starc to Kagiso Rabada, Swing and a miss! Full and quick, following the batter down leg, Kagiso Rabada throws the kitchen sink at it but only manages to connect with thin air.

Mitchell Starc to Kagiso Rabada, ! BANG! Kagiso Rabada takes Mitchell Starc on and swings it away for a maximum.

Mitchell Starc to Kagiso Rabada, Full and wide outside off, gets it in the blockhole, Kagiso Rabada stays leg side and has to really reach for it, only being able to jam it out to covers.

Mitchell Starc to Kagiso Rabada, Close! Full and tailing into the batter's legs at 140 clicks. Kagiso Rabada backs away and looks to slog away but is well beaten and the ball shaves the leg stump as well.

Pat Cummins to Tabraiz Shamsi, Attempted yorker, turns out to be a high full toss on middle and Tabraiz Shamsi is taken aback by it. The ball is just about under waist height though and Shamsi gets bat on it.

Pat Cummins to Tabraiz Shamsi, Another quick bumper, this time over middle and rising quickly, Tabraiz Shamsi looks to get behind the line but takes a blow to the gloves instead.

Pat Cummins to Tabraiz Shamsi, No run.

Pat Cummins to Tabraiz Shamsi, Cummins welcomes Tabraiz Shamsi with a nasty bumper, right at the shoulders but Shamsi does well to duck under it.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, ! TAKEN! Straight to the man and Pat Cummins has his revenge!

Tabraiz Shamsi is the last man in for South Africa.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, WIDE! Attempted slower bumper, angled across the left-hander and is called a wide.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, ! 'Cometh the hour, cometh the man!' What a knock by David Miller and the crowd goes beserk inside Eden Gardens.

Mitchell Starc to Kagiso Rabada, Full again, gets the line right this time though, around the toes, Kagiso Rabada jams it out well toward mid on but loses his balance and falls over.

Mitchell Starc to Kagiso Rabada, Nice use of the wrists by Kagiso Rabada! Full now, trying for the toe-crushing yorker but it is overpitched on the legs, Kagiso Rabada clips it away in front of square on the leg side and picks up a couple of handy runs.

Mitchell Starc to Kagiso Rabada, Wide! Banged in short and around off, a bit too short though as this one flies over Rabada's head, wide called.

Mitchell Starc to David Miller, Full and angled into the leg stump, David Miller is able to get the front leg out of the way and whips it away down to wide long on but just for a single.

Mitchell Starc to Kagiso Rabada, Hard length around off at 142.4 clicks, Kagiso Rabada just bunts it out in front of covers and picks up a quick single. Australia a bit sloppy to allow Rabada that easy single first ball.

Kagiso Rabada is the new man in.

Mitchell Starc to Keshav Maharaj, ! CAUGHT! Mitchell Starc bowls to his field and picks up his third wicket!

Mitchell Starc to David Miller, Leg bye! Full and gets it to tail back into the legs, David Miller misses the flick and the ball goes off the pads behind square on the leg side. They pick up a leg bye.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, Keeps bowling it slower and shorter to Miller, outside off as well. Miller gets on top of the bounce and pulls it down to deep mid-wicket for a single. Miller is just one hit away now from his century.

Pat Cummins to Keshav Maharaj, A well-judged run!

Pat Cummins to Keshav Maharaj, Well bowled! A spicy bumper this, over middle and zipping through, Keshav Maharaj does well to bend his back and sway away from the line of the ball.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, Another slower short ball, gets the height right this time and gets it across the batter, David Miller clubs this one down to long on for just a single.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, ! What timing! Takes pace off and digs it in short and outside off, David Miller picks the length early and fetches the pull before muscling it well in front of deep mid-wicket for a boundary. Miller moves into the 90s now.

Pat Cummins to Keshav Maharaj, On a hard length over middle at 142.5 clicks and Keshav Maharaj gets a bit squared up. The ball goes off the leading edge in front of point and they get a single.

Adam Zampa to Keshav Maharaj, Shortens his length even more and bowls it on off, Keshav Maharaj goes on the back foot and cuts it to deep cover for a single.

Adam Zampa to Keshav Maharaj, No run.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, 1 run.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, No run.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, Drops it short yet again, on off, David Miller rocks back once again and hits it hard and wide of long off for a couple of runs.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, Four!

Pat Cummins to Keshav Maharaj, Hurls it on a good length, on off, Keshav Maharaj pats it to cover for a dot.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, 1 run.

Pat Cummins to Keshav Maharaj, 1 run.

Keshav Maharaj is the next batter in.

Pat Cummins to Gerald Coetzee, ! CAUGHT BEHIND! The short ball with pace does the trick for Pat Cummins!

Pat Cummins to David Miller, Another off-cutter, shorter as well, David Miller fetches it from outside off and drags the pull in front of square for a single.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, Angled across the left-hander, slower and shorter, outside off, David Miller waits for the ball to arrive and slaps it on the bounce to extra cover.

Adam Zampa to Gerald Coetzee, Keeps it short again, on off, Gerald Coetzee stays leg side of the ball and firms it off the back foot to cover.

Adam Zampa to Gerald Coetzee, No run.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, 1 run.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, A bit quicker this time but the length is full, outside off, David Miller tries to play it from the back foot but gets beaten again.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, ! Powered down the ground! Pushed through, near the tramline on off, David Miller is able to get underneath the delivery and he does not miss out. Thumps it flat and over the bowler's head for a maximum.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, No run.

Pat Cummins to Gerald Coetzee, Pace on now, on a hard length, angling in, on middle and leg, Gerald Coetzee fends it in front of mid-wicket and sets off for a single. He gets sent back by David Miller as Steven Smith comes charging to prevent the single.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, Continues to bang it in short while taking the pace off, outside off, David Miller drags the pull in front of square for a single.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, No run.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, WIDE! Into the wicket again, slower and outside off, David Miller tries to fetch this one but the ball sails over his head for a wide.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, Digs it in short and slower, on off, David Miller goes for the pull but has to adjust and glides it from the crease to backward point.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, No run.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, Serves it on a back of a length, around off, David Miller gets on his toes and slaps it hard with an angled bat to deep cover where David Warner covers good ground and tumbles to his left. Two runs taken.

Travis Head to Gerald Coetzee, Sees the batter advance and angles it across the right-hander, on off, Gerald Coetzee can only push it out in front of cover.

Travis Head to David Miller, 1 run.

Travis Head to David Miller, No run.

Travis Head to David Miller, WIDE! Floated up but down leg, left alone by David Miller for a wide.

Travis Head to Gerald Coetzee, 1 run.

Travis Head to David Miller, Sliding onto the pads, a bit short, David Miller tucks it behind square on the leg side for a single.

Travis Head to David Miller, Starts his new spell by bowling it short, on middle, David Miller goes back and dabs it towards cover-point.

Powerplay 3! With the extra fielder allowed outside the inner ring now, Pat Cummins might think of bringing Adam Zampa back into the attack against Gerald Goetzee and tempt him to go for the big shot.

Glenn Maxwell to Gerald Coetzee, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, On the shorter side again and at the stumps, David Miller pushes it off the back foot down toward wide long on and picks up a single.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Slightly shorter around off, played off the back foot toward point.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Beaten! Another lovely delivery from Glenn Maxwell as he slows it up a touch and floats it up around off, allowing the ball to grip and turn, beating the outside edge of Miller's bat.

Glenn Maxwell to Gerald Coetzee, On a length, turning in from around middle, Gerald Coetzee nudges it nicely around the corner and turns the strike over.

Glenn Maxwell to Gerald Coetzee, Flighted, on a nagging length and around middle, Gerald Coetzee gets on the front foot and defends it out with soft hands.

Mitchell Starc to Gerald Coetzee, Nicely played! Back of a length, coming in from outside off, Gerald Coetzee lets the ball come on and just gives a tap on the head to guide it down to third man for a single.

Mitchell Starc to Gerald Coetzee, On a good length around off and angling in, Gerald Coetzee stays in his crease and defends it toward point.

Mitchell Starc to Gerald Coetzee, Bends his back a bit and serves a bumper around off, Gerald Coetzee simply sways his head away from the line of the ball and lets it through.

Mitchell Starc to Gerald Coetzee, A touch fuller again, but on a much tighter line and honing in on the off stump, Gerald Coetzee blocks it out well and toward cover-point.

Mitchell Starc to Gerald Coetzee, ! Smashed away and the 150 is up for South Africa! Starc overpitches this one outside off, Gerald Coetzee is allowed to free his arms and just hits through the line of the ball, sending it through the cover region for a boundary.

Mitchell Starc to Gerald Coetzee, Starts the new spell with a good-length delivery, angling it into the pads, Gerald Coetzee gets his hands out in front and pushes it down to mid on.

Glenn Maxwell to Gerald Coetzee, Slight hesitation but they make it through! Slides this one across off, Gerald Coetzee goes on the back foot and chops it down to short third. After a bit of 'yes and no' the batters go for the single and David Miller has to dive in to make his ground at the keeper's end.

Glenn Maxwell to Gerald Coetzee, Flighted delivery around off and turning in, Gerald Coetzee tentatively keeps it out.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Fuller in length around off, eased away through extra cover for a single.

Glenn Maxwell to Gerald Coetzee, 1 run.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Touch fuller this time, David Miller looks to go big again but heaves it away down to long on for a single.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, ! Up and over! A fraction short around middle and leg, David Miller makes room leg side and frees his arms to go against the spin and muscles it away over mid-wicket for a boundary.

Travis Head to Gerald Coetzee, No run.

Travis Head to Gerald Coetzee, No run.

Travis Head to Gerald Coetzee, Tossed up around off, in the slot as well, Gerald Coetzee only manages to hammer it away to the man at extra cover.

Travis Head to David Miller, Angled into the stumps, this is tucked away onto the leg side for a run.

Travis Head to David Miller, No run.

Travis Head to Gerald Coetzee, 1 run.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, ! Latches onto the short ball and puts it away!

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Another one on a length and around off, Miller stays back and dabs it down toward backward point.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to Gerald Coetzee, 1 run.

Glenn Maxwell to Gerald Coetzee, No run.

Travis Head to David Miller, Full again around off, punched away with sweet timing but can't get it through covers.

Travis Head to David Miller, Beaten! Nicely flighted around off, gets it to drift in and then turn away, David Miller looks to get behind the line but gets beaten on the outside edge.

Travis Head to David Miller, No run.

Travis Head to Gerald Coetzee, 1 run.

Travis Head to Gerald Coetzee, No run.

Travis Head to Gerald Coetzee, ! Overpitched and punished! A juicy half-volley outside off, Gerald Coetzee gets to the pitch of the ball and creams it through the cover region for a boundary.

Glenn Maxwell to Gerald Coetzee, Slows it up a bit and drifts it in around off, Gerald Coetzee has a tentative push at it but gets an outside edge to the left of short third. The fielder there dives and keeps it down to a single.

Glenn Maxwell to Gerald Coetzee, Outside the line!

Glenn Maxwell to Gerald Coetzee, Flatter delivery, around off, Gerald Coetzee blocks it out gently toward short cover.

Glenn Maxwell to Gerald Coetzee, And again! Quicker, turning it into the stumps, Gerald Coetzee keeps it out.

Glenn Maxwell to Gerald Coetzee, Nagging length around off, turning in quickly, Gerald Coetzee defends it well from his crease.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Full and outside off, David Miller leans on and strokes it past the diving man at cover-point for a single.

Drinks break!

Travis Head to Gerald Coetzee, Floated, a bit fuller and wider of the off stump, turning in, Gerald Coetzee puts a big stride across and defends it to covers.

Travis Head to Gerald Coetzee, Short and around off, turning in, Gerald Coetzee stays back and forces it back to the bowler.

Travis Head to Gerald Coetzee, Oh, beats the outside edge!

Travis Head to David Miller, Comes from around the wicket to the left-hander and bowls it short again outside off. This is cut way off the back foot to deep point for one more.

Travis Head to Gerald Coetzee, Shorter this time and outside off, Gerald Coetzee pats it away off the back foot in front of point and turns the strike over.

Travis Head to Gerald Coetzee, Floated up full on the pads, spinning in. Gerald Coetzee keeps it down to short leg.

Glenn Maxwell to Gerald Coetzee, Comes from over the wicket and throws this one up outside off, looking for turn, Gerald Coetzee gets down to the pitch of the ball and swats it down to long on for a single.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, 1 run.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, ! Get's it through and that will be FIFTY for David Miller, a very solid knock under immense pressure. A touch short and wide, Miller rocks back and punches it wide of the man at covers for a boundary. Can Miller take his side to 200 from here?

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Top delivery from Glenn Maxwell! This is flighted on on off, drifting in and then just grips and turns away sharply. David Miller gets on the front foot to defend but is beaten past the outside edge and Josh Inglis whips off the bails. The umpires go upstairs but there's nothing on UltraEdge and the back foot is grounded inside the crease.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Full and quick from around the stumps, onto off stump, David Miller defends it off the front foot.

Gerald Coetzee walks out now and first up, he has the task of keeping out the hat-trick ball.

Travis Head to Gerald Coetzee, Almost! Turn again but Gerald Coetzee gets his bat down in time! This is bowled a touch shorter and outside off, turning in sharply. Gerald Coetzee goes on the back foot and pushes it out toward mid on. What a topsy-turvy over and Australia back in the driver's seat.

Travis Head to Marco Jansen, ! LBW! A loud appeal and given! Travis Head with the golden arm and he has two in two but wait, Marco Jansen has reviewed it.

Marco Jansen comes out to the middle.

Travis Head to Heinrich Klaasen, ! b Travis Head.

Travis Head to Heinrich Klaasen, No run.

Travis Head to Heinrich Klaasen, ! Two in a row and South Africa are really starting to get a move on here.

Travis Head to Heinrich Klaasen, ! Up and over! Doesn't get all of it but enough to take it to the fence. Starts from around the wicket and tosses it wide of off, Heinrich Klaasen gets under it and lifts it over the extra cover region and the ball trickles away to the fence.

Bowling change?

Glenn Maxwell to Heinrich Klaasen, 1 run.

Glenn Maxwell to Heinrich Klaasen, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Short and turning away, on off, David Miller uses the depth of the crease to play it towards deep cover for a single.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to Heinrich Klaasen, 1 run.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, No run.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, Slows it up and bowls it on off, David Miller pushes it back to the bowler.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, Six!

Adam Zampa to David Miller, No run.

Adam Zampa to Heinrich Klaasen, Oh...risky single! Floated up, on off, Heinrich Klaasen prods forward and knocks it down the ground towards wide mid off. He times it too well but still calls David Miller through for the single. Steven Smith moves well to his right and picks up the ball cleanly before having a shy at the non-striker's end. Klaasen has to run around Zampa but he is helped by Smith failing to hit the target.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, A bit of a drag down, on off, David Miller eases it down to long off and turns the strike over.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, A bit too straight, on the pads, David Miller clips it off his pads to backward square leg for one more run.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to Heinrich Klaasen, 1 run.

Glenn Maxwell to Heinrich Klaasen, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Nicely tossed up by Glenn Maxwell, full and on off, David Miller winds up to go for the big shot but changes his mind at the last moment to run it down to short third man for one.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Drops it short does Glenn Maxwell, short and on off, David Miller goes on the back and cuts it late to get it past backward point for a couple of runs.

Adam Zampa to Heinrich Klaasen, Flighted again, on off, Heinrich Klaasen drives it gently off the front foot to cover.

Adam Zampa to Heinrich Klaasen, Fullish delivery, at the stumps, knocked back to the bowler by Heinrich Klaasen.

Adam Zampa to Heinrich Klaasen, Six!

Adam Zampa to Heinrich Klaasen, ! Short and punished with ease!

Adam Zampa to David Miller, Tosses it up yet again, turning in, on middle, David Miller gets the weight on the front foot and eases it to long off for one.

Adam Zampa to Heinrich Klaasen, Floated up, on middle and leg, Heinrich Klaasen shows a straight bat and knocks it down to long off for a single.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, Goes wide of the crease this time and delivers it touch fuller, on off, David Miller is quick to get on the front foot and blocks it to the right of the bowler. A tidy over from Pat Cummins.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, Again on that tight length, on off, David Miller covers the line of the ball and keeps it out down the wicket.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, Good bumper!

Pat Cummins to David Miller, At 140.3 clicks, on a good length, on the fifth stump line, David Miller gets on the front foot and jams it down in front of cover.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, Angling in, on a back of a length, around off, David Miller lets the ball come to him and defends it right under his eyes.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, 2 runs.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Shortens his length even more and bowls it on off, David Miller backs away and drills it hard along the ground to deep point. Retains the strike with a single.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Pushed through, on middle and leg, nudged from the crease to mid-wicket.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Tossed up, on middle, David Miller knocks it off the front foot to mid on.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Short and on off, David Miller dabs it with an open bat face to backward point.

Glenn Maxwell to Heinrich Klaasen, Floated up, on off, Heinrich Klaasen leans on and drives it through covers. He wants to come back for the second but the fielder in the deep, swoops in quickly and David Miller sends him back.

Glenn Maxwell to Heinrich Klaasen, Turning in a touch, short, on middle, Heinrich Klaasen pushes it back to the bowler.

Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen, Digs it in short again, slower this time, on off, Heinrich Klaasen controls the pull and gets it through square leg for a single.

Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen, No run.

Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen, ! Flayed away!

Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen, A bit too straight, back of a length, at the hips, Heinrich Klaasen misses the clip and gets hit on the front pad.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, 1 run.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to Heinrich Klaasen, Fuller in length, on off, Heinrich Klaasen drives it firmly but Glenn Maxwell dives well to his right to keep it to a dot.

Glenn Maxwell to Heinrich Klaasen, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, 1 run.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, A loud shout for LBW but turned down! Fired in, around off, David Miller looks to get on the front foot to keep it out. The ball skids on to rap him on the front pad and then it goes onto hit the bat. Australia do not go for the review as the impact looked to be outside off.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, Hurls it on off, on a good length, David Miller gets half-forward and drops it in front of short extra cover for a single.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, Much closer to the off-stump and shorter in length, David Miller is quick to read the line and length of the delivery and lets it through.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, Angling away, on a good length, outside off, David Miller gets a stride forward and leaves the ball alone.

Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen, 1 run.

Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen, Short of a length again, on off, Heinrich Klaasen hangs back and punches it hard to mid off.

Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen, Bowls it on a hard length, over middle, Heinrich Klaasen covers the line of the ball well and defends it back to the bowler.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, A bit slower than the previous delivery, angling in on the pads, David Miller works it off the front foot to sqarue leg.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Flatter delivery, just outside off, David Miller watches it well and stabs it in front of point.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Darted in from around the wicket, on off, David Miller prods forward and keeps it out.

Glenn Maxwell to Heinrich Klaasen, Drops it short, over middle, Heinrich Klaasen backs away and flat bats it past extra cover but the fielder at wide mid off does well sliding to his left to keep it to one.

Glenn Maxwell to Heinrich Klaasen, No run.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, On a good length around off, angled across, David Miller gets on the front foot and plays it toward cover.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, ! Nicely chipped away by Miller! Pitches this one up on the pads, David Miller flicks it uppishly and through the big gap at mid-wicket, the ball races across the practice pitches and goes into the fence.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, Skiddish length around middle at 142 clicks and angled across the left-hander. David Miller covers the line well and defends it back to the bowler.

Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen, Good length on off, sliding on nicely to the bat, Heinrich Klaasen stands tall and eases it wide of mid off for a run.

Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen, Hard length over middle, shooting off the deck, Heinrich Klaasen is taken aback a bit but does well to fend it away.

Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen, Starts the new spell right on the money!

Adam Zampa to David Miller, Quicker and flatter on middle and leg, David Miller goes on the back foot and just about keeps it out on the leg side.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, ! BOOM! David Miller yet again picks the correct delivery to go big and dispatches it into the stands. Zampas drops his speed down to 85 clicks from the 90s and serves it full on leg stump. Miller frees his arms and gets under it before whacking it over cow corner for a biggie.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, No run.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, Shorter this time on middle and at 95 clicks, David Miller looks to tuck it off the back foot but ends up getting an inside edge onto the pads.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, Nicely flighted, on a nagging length and on off, David Miller leans forward and watchfully keeps it out.

Adam Zampa to Heinrich Klaasen, Flatter delivery, a bit quicker as well and on off, Heinrich Klaasen stands tall and punches it down to long off for a single.

Josh Hazlewood to David Miller, Another maiden for Josh Hazlewood, his third one of the game! This is short again and around the body, David Miller just closes the bat face early looking to nudge it behind square on the leg side but misses and gets hit on the body.

Josh Hazlewood to David Miller, This is dug in short around the front shoulder and David Miller awkwardly fends it away off the glove and back onto the deck. Still no runs off Josh Hazlewood's bowling after the resumption.

Josh Hazlewood to David Miller, Well left! Serves this one up around the off stump, trying to swing it back in but the ball just slides on. David Miller prods forward and leaves it alone.

Josh Hazlewood to David Miller, Shorter, at the body, David Miller hangs back and dabs it down in front of mid-wicket.

Josh Hazlewood to David Miller, Again in the channel around off, just pulls back the length this time and David Miller shoulders arms at it.

Josh Hazlewood to David Miller, Pitched up in and around the off stump, shaping it away from the left-hander. David Miller leaves it alone.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, Pushed through a bit quicker around off, David Miller leans on and pushes it gently toward cover for a single.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, ! David Miller has had enough and decides to break the shackles! Picks the right delivery as well does Miller because this is bowled right in the slot on off and turning in. Miller heaves it with the turn well over the long on fence for the first maximum of the game. The 50 is finally up for South Africa as well.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, Bowled from the front of the hand on middle and leg, David Miller gets a good stride forward and defends it with soft hands.

Adam Zampa to Heinrich Klaasen, Tossed up, full and onto middle, this is driven away nicely along the ground down to long off for one more.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, Flatter one, pushed through around middle, David Miller uses his feet a bit and works it away past mid-wicket for a single.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, Slows it up and bowls it full on middle, David Miller shapes up for the big shot but decides against it and just nudges it to short mid-wicket.

Josh Hazlewood to Heinrich Klaasen, Maiden! Josh Hazlewood showing great control even after the break and he serves this one up at the batter, trying to angle it into the off pole. Heinrich Klaasen stays watchful and defends it down the pitch.

Josh Hazlewood to Heinrich Klaasen, Length, on the fifth stump line and going straight on, this is left alone by Heinrich Klaasen.

Josh Hazlewood to Heinrich Klaasen, Floats a gentle outswinger outside off, Heinrich Klaasen gets on the front foot and strokes it to the right of cover but can't get it through.

Josh Hazlewood to Heinrich Klaasen, Right around the top of off and angling in, Heinrich Klaasen solidly blocks it out in front of covers.

Josh Hazlewood to Heinrich Klaasen, Play and a miss! Served on a good length outside off, this one just kisses the deck and nips away. Heinrich Klaasen is stuck on the crease and tries to play away from the body but is beaten past the outside edge.

Josh Hazlewood to Heinrich Klaasen, Perfect length, in the channel at 140 clicks and slanting in. Heinrich Klaasen gets on the front foot and blocks it down in front of point.

It will be Josh Hazlewood (6-1-12-2) to steam in from the other end.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, This time the length is shortened and it is bowl around the pads, David Miller goes on the back foot and works it 'round the corner for no run. Tidy start from Zampa, just the two singles off it.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, Slower through the air and loops it up on middle and leg, David Miller turns it to the man at square leg.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, No run.

Adam Zampa to Heinrich Klaasen, A bit quicker and fuller outside off, Heinrich Klaasen hangs back in his crease and firms it down to long off for a single.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, Floats this one up full and outside off, asking the batter to go after it. David Miller drives well but another sharp stop by the fielder at short cover and the ball is parried toward mid off. They pick up a single.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, Starts off with a nicely tossed-up delivery, fuller and on middle, turning in. David Miller watches it well and works it away toward mid-wicket.

We are all set for the play to resume.

UPDATE - Good news! The drizzle has eased off and the covers are coming off. Considering the intensity of the drizzle, we should not be far away from a restart. And yes, as expected, the match officials have decided that the game will resume at 3.55 pm IST (10.25 am GMT). Live visuals show David Miller and Heinrich Klaasen waiting near the dugout while the Aussies are going through their paces near the ropes.

UPDATE - 3.14 pm IST (9.44 am GMT) - Uh oh! It has started to drizzle and the covers are coming on. Only the square has been covered for now but the ground staff are hovering around with the rest of the covers in anticipation of a heavier shower. Live visuals show the match officials having discussions with the ground staff as the Australians chit-chat near their dugout. Stay tuned for more news.

Drinks break! It has been all Australia in the first 14 overs of the 2nd semi-final. Mitchell Starc ​​​​and Josh Hazlewood have hunted in pairs to put South Africa in early trouble and with still help on offer, Pat Cummins will look to get in on the act. On the other hand, South Africa are off to the worst possible start with most of their in-form batters back in the hut. Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller need to rebuild the innings and steady the ship which looks to be sinking a

Pat Cummins to David Miller, 1 run.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, ! Just short and through for a boundary as well!

Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen, Drop and run! Hard length again over middle and angling in, Heinrich Klaasen stays put and nudges it down with gentle hands in front of mid on before getting across to the other end.

Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen, Hits the deck hard and keeps it just over the off stump, Heinrich Klaasen deals with the extra bounce and blocks it down on the deck.

Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen, Bangs it in short and angles it in at the body, Heinrich Klaasen hops and nudges it down behind square leg for a couple of quick runs. Good, positive running!

Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen, ! Pat Cummins is greeted into the attack with a lovely shot from Heinrich Klaasen. Pitches this one up right in the slot outside off, Klaasen just leans on and reaches out before creaming it through the cover region for a boundary.

Mitchell Starc to David Miller, Rising up from a good length over middle at almost 143 clicks, David Miller stays back and fends it well onto the leg side.

Mitchell Starc to Heinrich Klaasen, Shortish length around leg stump, Heinrich Klaasen hops and nudges it down in front of mid-wicket for an easy single.

Mitchell Starc to David Miller, Pulls the length back and bowls it at 141.6 clicks around the top of off, angling in. David Miller with a tentative defensive attempt and the ball goes off the inside edge down to fine leg. Miller gets a single.

Mitchell Starc to David Miller, Full again and just drifting down leg, David Miller misses the flick and the ball goes off the back leg to the right of the keeper.

Mitchell Starc to David Miller, Full again, gets it swinging into the pads this time, David Miller flicks it to square leg.

Mitchell Starc to David Miller, Wide! Full and swinging well down leg, left alone for a wide.

Mitchell Starc to Heinrich Klaasen, Chipped but falls in the gap!

Josh Hazlewood to David Miller, EDGED AND ! Josh Hazlewood gets his line and length spot on to the left-hander as well. David Miller looks to play at it but gets an outside edge that lands in front of the man at second slip and goes through the slip cordon into the third man fence for a boundary.

David Miller makes his way out to the centre now.

Josh Hazlewood to Rassie van der Dussen, ! EDGED AND GONE! This time it goes straight into the bread basket of Steven Smith at second slip! This is a world-class spell from Josh Hazlewood and he picks up his second wicket as well. Bowls this one jus a fraction fuller and keeps it close to the off pole. Rassie van der Dussen is tentative to get on the front foot and ends up jabbing at it with hard hands. The ball takes the outside edge and goes straight to Smith who takes a sharp catc

Josh Hazlewood to Heinrich Klaasen, Edged but short!

Josh Hazlewood to Rassie van der Dussen, Banged in a bit shorter this time around off, Rassie van der Dussen stays put and lifts the front leg before pulling it down through mid-wicket for a single.

Josh Hazlewood to Rassie van der Dussen, A bit fuller this time, in and around the off pole and angling in sharply, Rassie van der Dussen blocks this one out from his crease.

Josh Hazlewood to Rassie van der Dussen, Bowled back of a length around off and angling in, Rassie van der Dussen gets right behind the line of the ball and blocks it out.

Mitchell Starc to Heinrich Klaasen, Another outswinger, at 140.6 clicks, on a good length and pushed well across the off stump. Heinrich Klaasen leaves it alone for the keeper to collect.

Mitchell Starc to Aiden Markram, ! CAUGHT! The move to keep Mitchell Starc on for a prolonged spell has worked wonders and Aiden Markram is a goner.

Who will walk out now?

Mitchell Starc to Aiden Markram, On a hard length and in the channel, angling across, Aiden Markram lets it through to the keeper.

Mitchell Starc to Aiden Markram, Aiden Markram's eyes lit up as he went for that drive but yet again, Marnus Labuschagne makes a fine stop. Too full and wide outside off, Markram throws his hands at it and toe-ends it to the right of cover where Marnus dives and makes the stop.

Mitchell Starc to Aiden Markram, No run.

Mitchell Starc to Aiden Markram, ! A bit too straight from Mitchell Starc again and Aiden Markram helps himself to another boundary. On a good length around leg and sliding on, Markram just tucks it away neatly with timing and the ball races away. The fielder from deep backward square leg covers a fair distance to his left but can't get to it.

Powerplay 2! A bit more relief for the South African batters as the field can now spread out and they will be able to find more gaps. Although, Australia might look to keep attacking for a few more overs.

Josh Hazlewood to Aiden Markram, 1 run.

Josh Hazlewood to Aiden Markram, Another beauty from Josh Hazlewood!

Josh Hazlewood to Aiden Markram, Bowls it with an upright seam, into the wicket, around middle and leg, Aiden Markram goes for the pull but he is through his shot very early and wears it on the back on his right hand.

Josh Hazlewood to Aiden Markram, No run.

Josh Hazlewood to Aiden Markram, No run.

Josh Hazlewood to Aiden Markram, Hurls it on a back of a length, on off, Aiden Markram stands tall and punches it on the bounce to pick out David Warner at cover.

Mitchell Starc to Aiden Markram, Leg bye! Drifts on the pads yet again, on a length, Aiden Markram misses the tickle as the ball rolls off his pads behind square for a leg bye.

Mitchell Starc to Aiden Markram, No run.

Mitchell Starc to Aiden Markram, Four!

Mitchell Starc to Aiden Markram, No run.

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, It's Marnus Labuschagne this time! The Aussies are throwing themselves around making life even more difficult for South Africa!

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, WIDE! Wayward from Mitchell Starc as this is banged in way too short and down leg, Rassie van der Dussen leaves it alone for the keeper to collect.

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, This is bowled on a good length, around off, Rassie van der Dussen gets behind the line to his tone and stabs it in front of cover.

Josh Hazlewood to Rassie van der Dussen, Slants this one back in, on a good length, on off, Rassie van der Dussen shimmies down the track again and pats it in front of mid on for a single. It has taken South Africa 8 overs to get into double figures.

Josh Hazlewood to Rassie van der Dussen, Sees the batter shuffle and bangs it in short, over off and middle, Rassie van der Dussen can only duck underneath this delivery and let the ball go.

Josh Hazlewood to Rassie van der Dussen, In the channel on off, on a good length, shaping away, Rassie van der Dussen has a feel for the delivery but the ball nips away to beat him on the outside edge yet again.

Josh Hazlewood to Aiden Markram, Bowls it on a hard length, outside off, Aiden Markram uses his feet and taps it in front of cover for a single.

Josh Hazlewood to Aiden Markram, No run.

Josh Hazlewood to Aiden Markram, No run.

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, Beaten again! On a short of a length, outside off, Rassie van der Dussen moves off side early again to get push it away but the ball moves away and beats him on the outside edge. Back-to-back maidens for Australia!

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, No run.

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, No run.

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, No run.

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, No run.

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, No run.

Josh Hazlewood to Aiden Markram, No run.

Josh Hazlewood to Aiden Markram, No run.

Aiden Markram is the new man in.

Josh Hazlewood to Quinton de Kock, ! IN THE AIR AND GONE! Fantastic catch from Pat Cummins and it's the big wicket of Quinton de Kock! South Africa's in-form batter succumbs to the pressure of dots!

Josh Hazlewood to Quinton de Kock, Goes full this time, on middle, Quinton de Kock firms the drive with a straight bat but straight back to the bowler.

Josh Hazlewood to Quinton de Kock, No run.

Josh Hazlewood to Quinton de Kock, Short of a length, on middle, Quinton de Kock hangs on the back foot and tucks it in front of mid-wicket.

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, No run.

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, 2 runs.

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, Overpithched by Mitchell Starc, outside off, Rassie van der Dussen extends his arms and drives it off the bottom half of the bat towards cover-point. David Warner this time, dives away to his left to keep it to a dot again. Rassie van der Dussen is itching to break the shackles here.

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, Fine stop!

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, Zoning in on the off-stump line, full in length, Rassie van der Dussen is more confident this time as he blocks it out towards mid off.

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, Shaping in a touch, on a length, on middle and leg, Rassie van der Dussen does well to account for the late inward movement and stabs it in front of mid on.

Josh Hazlewood to Rassie van der Dussen, Tailing in sharply, on off, a bit fuller, Rassie van der Dussen prods forward to defend but gets an inside edge that rolls down to fine leg for a run. End of another probing over from Josh Hazlewood.

Josh Hazlewood to Rassie van der Dussen, Beauty! Gets this one to nip away, on a good length, on off, Rassie van der Dussen looks to defend this from the crease but the ball shapes away to zip past the outside edge. Josh Hazlewood goes up in appeal but does not find much support from the rest of the players.

Josh Hazlewood to Rassie van der Dussen, In the corridor of uncertainty again, on a good length, Rassie van der Dussen pushes out away from the body but can't get it past Glenn Maxwell at backward point.

Josh Hazlewood to Quinton de Kock, Lands it full now, at the stumps, Quinton de Kock gets the weight on the front and nudges it away behind square on the leg side for a single.

Josh Hazlewood to Quinton de Kock, Back of a length, in the channel on off, Quinton de Kock stays back in his crease this time and lets it through again.

Josh Hazlewood to Quinton de Kock, No run.

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, A tempter by Mitchell Starc, full and width on offer outside off, Rassie van der Dussen does not take the bait and leaves the ball alone. Another tidy over from Mitchell Starc.

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, Angled away this time, full and outside off, Rassie van der Dussen is happy to leave the ball alone.

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, Much better from Starc! Fuller in length, outside off, there is late away movement, Rassie van der Dussen goes for the drive but mishits his shot back to the bowler.

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, WIDE! Drifts down leg, on a length, Rassie van der Dussen gets inside the line to help it fine but misses out. Wide called by the umpire.

Mitchell Starc to Quinton de Kock, Leg bye! Straying on the pads, full again, Quinton de Kock misses the clip as the ball rolls off his pads to fine leg for a leg bye.

Mitchell Starc to Quinton de Kock, On a fullish length, going away, on off, Quinton de Kock tries to access the leg side initially but adjusts well to work it towards point.

Mitchell Starc to Quinton de Kock, Beaten! This is pitched up by Mitchell Starc, swinging away, outside off, Quinton de Kock gets drawn into the drive but gets beaten on the outside edge.

Josh Hazlewood to Rassie van der Dussen, Jaffa to end the over! Hurls it on a back of a length, top of off, Rassie van der Dussen hangs back in his crease to defend but the ball jags back in sharply and rises off the deck to cut him in half.

Josh Hazlewood to Rassie van der Dussen, Goes slightly wide of the crease and slants this one in, at the stumps, on a good length, Rassie van der Dussen gets behind the line and pats it towards mid on.

Josh Hazlewood to Rassie van der Dussen, Shaping in, a bit fuller, on off, Rassie van der Dussen looks to get on the front foot to block this one but gets squared up a bit and manages to keep this one out on the off side.

Josh Hazlewood to Rassie van der Dussen, Bends his back and bangs it in short, over off, at 139.3 clicks, Rassie van der Dussen sways out of the way and lets the ball go through to the keeper.

Josh Hazlewood to Quinton de Kock, Serves it away on a length, outside off, Quinton de Kock pushes hard at the delivery and gets an outside edge that rolls down to third man for a single.

Josh Hazlewood to Quinton de Kock, Starts off on a hard length, angling away, around off, Quinton de Kock tries to play at it but pulls out of his shot seeing the extra bounce and lets it through.

Who comes in next?

Mitchell Starc to Temba Bavuma, ! c Josh Inglis b Mitchell Starc.

Mitchell Starc to Temba Bavuma, Pulls his length back a touch, in the channel on off, Temba Bavuma watches it well and shoulders arms to the delivery.

Mitchell Starc to Temba Bavuma, Gets this one to angle across the right-hander, full and near the tramline on off, left alone by Temba Bavuma.

Mitchell Starc to Temba Bavuma, Keeps it full again, just outside off, Temba Bavuma jams it down with an angled bat back to Mitchell Starc.

Mitchell Starc to Quinton de Kock, Quinton de Kock and South Africa are away!

Mitchell Starc to Quinton de Kock, Starts on the money! Goes full right away from over the wicket, on the off-stump line, a bit of away movement, Quinton de Kock shows a straight bat and pushes it back to the bowler.

Done and dusted with the pre-game formalities and it is now time to get the 2nd semi-final underway! Former Australian skipper, Ricky Ponting rings the bell to signal the start of play as the umpires and Australian players take their places on the field. Quinton de Kock and skipper Temba Bavuma are all set to open the innings for South Africa. Mitchell Starc has the new ball in hand and will look to make the most of the overhead conditions early on. A couple of slips in place, let's go...

We are minutes away from the start of the match but first, the two sets of players, along with their mascots line up for their respective national anthems under heavily overcast skies. It will be the national anthem of Australia first followed by the national anthem of South Africa.

Australia's skipper Pat Cummins says that they would have batted first as well but feels that there will be swing on offer due to the gloomy weather. Mentions that South Africa play a pretty similar style and adds that it was unfortunate that they have lost the last few games against the Proteas. Reckons that having been in these situations, they have the experience to rely on. States that they were not at their best in the first couple of games but adjusted well after that. Further adds that th

Temba Bavuma, the captain of South Africa says that the weather did come into consideration but you have to back your strengths. On his fitness, he says that he isn't 100 percent fit but it has to be good enough. Says that captaining his side to a semifinal isn't something he even dreamt of but they will look to play their best. On taking inspiration from their Rugby counterparts, he says that they sent their best wishes and will look to follow in their footsteps. Informs that they have one chan

Australia (Playing XI) - Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell (In for Marcus Stoinis), Josh Inglis (WK), Pat Cummins (C), Mitchell Starc (In for Sean Abbott), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.

South Africa (Playing XI) - Quinton de Kock (WK), Temba Bavuma (C), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Gerald Coetzee, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi (In for Lungi Ngidi).

TOSS - Temba Bavuma gives the coin a flip and it lands in his favour. South Africa have opted to BAT first.

... THE RUN CHASE ...

Right then, this is nowhere close to the total South Africa were after but David Miller has given them something to bowl at. South Africa need early wickets and will have to make sure that Australia do not get off to a flier. On the other hand, Australia will be confident enough to gun down this total. Join us in a bit to see how the chase unfolds.

David Miller, the centurion is down for a chat. Miller starts by saying that it was a big knock for him and if they come out on top, it will be great and adds that it is just the halfway mark and there's still a lot to play for. Adds that they knew the conditions would be slower but losing four wickets in the Powerplay was tough. Adds that they were able to salvage something with that partnership with Heinrich Klaasen and then a couple more down the order. On the partnership with Klaasen, he say

Despite winning what looked like a crucial toss, South Africa needed to survive the challenging new ball phase under heavy cloud cover. They were off to a rocky start as Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock were dismissed inside the first six overs. Even though they looked all at sea, Rassie van der Dussen and Aiden Markram showed resistance before throwing in the towel against the relentless Aussie pace attack. Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller then got together to steady the sinking ship for South

Having lost the toss, Pat Cummins was hopeful that they would be able to take advantage of the gloomy weather. Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood surely did so by putting on an absolute clinic with the new ball. Starc set the tone for the Aussies with a wicket in his first over. It certainly rubbed off on his new ball partner, Hazlewood, who too had the ball on a string to set the cat among the pigeons. Both pacers accounted for two wickets each in their first spell to reduce South Africa to 24-

South Africa have been bowled out for 212! Despite David Miller's heroics, the Proteas have been able to post a total that looks well below par at the halfway mark. As for Australia, they were switched on from ball one with the ball and also in the field. All in all, It was a superb bowling performance and the Aussies will be the happier of the two sides at this stage in the game.

Pat Cummins to Kagiso Rabada, ! TAKEN! Top effort in the deep from Glenn Maxwell and South Africa have been bundled out here!

Pat Cummins to Kagiso Rabada, Brings out the bumper now and angles it across off, taking pace off it as well. Kagiso Rabada hangs deep in his crease and looks to take it on but misses.

Pat Cummins to Tabraiz Shamsi, 1 run.

Pat Cummins to Kagiso Rabada, Calls two but there's never two there! Slower and shorter, dug in across the left-hander, Kagiso Rabada fetches and pulls it away to deep square leg for a single.

It will be Pat Cummins (9-0-49-2) to bowl the final over.

Mitchell Starc to Kagiso Rabada, Leg bye! Full and quick again, tailing into the legs, this is a bit too full and thuds into the pads before rolling away through mid-wicket. Kagiso Rabada strolls across for a leg bye.

Mitchell Starc to Kagiso Rabada, Takes a bit of pace off this one and bowls it full and wide, Kagiso Rabada tries to reach it but fails to get any bat on it.

Mitchell Starc to Kagiso Rabada, Swing and a miss! Full and quick, following the batter down leg, Kagiso Rabada throws the kitchen sink at it but only manages to connect with thin air.

Mitchell Starc to Kagiso Rabada, ! BANG! Kagiso Rabada takes Mitchell Starc on and swings it away for a maximum.

Mitchell Starc to Kagiso Rabada, Full and wide outside off, gets it in the blockhole, Kagiso Rabada stays leg side and has to really reach for it, only being able to jam it out to covers.

Mitchell Starc to Kagiso Rabada, Close! Full and tailing into the batter's legs at 140 clicks. Kagiso Rabada backs away and looks to slog away but is well beaten and the ball shaves the leg stump as well.

Pat Cummins to Tabraiz Shamsi, Attempted yorker, turns out to be a high full toss on middle and Tabraiz Shamsi is taken aback by it. The ball is just about under waist height though and Shamsi gets bat on it.

Pat Cummins to Tabraiz Shamsi, Another quick bumper, this time over middle and rising quickly, Tabraiz Shamsi looks to get behind the line but takes a blow to the gloves instead.

Pat Cummins to Tabraiz Shamsi, No run.

Pat Cummins to Tabraiz Shamsi, Cummins welcomes Tabraiz Shamsi with a nasty bumper, right at the shoulders but Shamsi does well to duck under it.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, ! TAKEN! Straight to the man and Pat Cummins has his revenge!

Tabraiz Shamsi is the last man in for South Africa.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, WIDE! Attempted slower bumper, angled across the left-hander and is called a wide.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, ! 'Cometh the hour, cometh the man!' What a knock by David Miller and the crowd goes beserk inside Eden Gardens.

Mitchell Starc to Kagiso Rabada, Full again, gets the line right this time though, around the toes, Kagiso Rabada jams it out well toward mid on but loses his balance and falls over.

Mitchell Starc to Kagiso Rabada, Nice use of the wrists by Kagiso Rabada! Full now, trying for the toe-crushing yorker but it is overpitched on the legs, Kagiso Rabada clips it away in front of square on the leg side and picks up a couple of handy runs.

Mitchell Starc to Kagiso Rabada, Wide! Banged in short and around off, a bit too short though as this one flies over Rabada's head, wide called.

Mitchell Starc to David Miller, Full and angled into the leg stump, David Miller is able to get the front leg out of the way and whips it away down to wide long on but just for a single.

Mitchell Starc to Kagiso Rabada, Hard length around off at 142.4 clicks, Kagiso Rabada just bunts it out in front of covers and picks up a quick single. Australia a bit sloppy to allow Rabada that easy single first ball.

Kagiso Rabada is the new man in.

Mitchell Starc to Keshav Maharaj, ! CAUGHT! Mitchell Starc bowls to his field and picks up his third wicket!

Mitchell Starc to David Miller, Leg bye! Full and gets it to tail back into the legs, David Miller misses the flick and the ball goes off the pads behind square on the leg side. They pick up a leg bye.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, Keeps bowling it slower and shorter to Miller, outside off as well. Miller gets on top of the bounce and pulls it down to deep mid-wicket for a single. Miller is just one hit away now from his century.

Pat Cummins to Keshav Maharaj, A well-judged run!

Pat Cummins to Keshav Maharaj, Well bowled! A spicy bumper this, over middle and zipping through, Keshav Maharaj does well to bend his back and sway away from the line of the ball.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, Another slower short ball, gets the height right this time and gets it across the batter, David Miller clubs this one down to long on for just a single.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, ! What timing! Takes pace off and digs it in short and outside off, David Miller picks the length early and fetches the pull before muscling it well in front of deep mid-wicket for a boundary. Miller moves into the 90s now.

Pat Cummins to Keshav Maharaj, On a hard length over middle at 142.5 clicks and Keshav Maharaj gets a bit squared up. The ball goes off the leading edge in front of point and they get a single.

Adam Zampa to Keshav Maharaj, Shortens his length even more and bowls it on off, Keshav Maharaj goes on the back foot and cuts it to deep cover for a single.

Adam Zampa to Keshav Maharaj, No run.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, 1 run.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, No run.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, Drops it short yet again, on off, David Miller rocks back once again and hits it hard and wide of long off for a couple of runs.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, Four!

Pat Cummins to Keshav Maharaj, Hurls it on a good length, on off, Keshav Maharaj pats it to cover for a dot.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, 1 run.

Pat Cummins to Keshav Maharaj, 1 run.

Keshav Maharaj is the next batter in.

Pat Cummins to Gerald Coetzee, ! CAUGHT BEHIND! The short ball with pace does the trick for Pat Cummins!

Pat Cummins to David Miller, Another off-cutter, shorter as well, David Miller fetches it from outside off and drags the pull in front of square for a single.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, Angled across the left-hander, slower and shorter, outside off, David Miller waits for the ball to arrive and slaps it on the bounce to extra cover.

Adam Zampa to Gerald Coetzee, Keeps it short again, on off, Gerald Coetzee stays leg side of the ball and firms it off the back foot to cover.

Adam Zampa to Gerald Coetzee, No run.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, 1 run.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, A bit quicker this time but the length is full, outside off, David Miller tries to play it from the back foot but gets beaten again.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, ! Powered down the ground! Pushed through, near the tramline on off, David Miller is able to get underneath the delivery and he does not miss out. Thumps it flat and over the bowler's head for a maximum.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, No run.

Pat Cummins to Gerald Coetzee, Pace on now, on a hard length, angling in, on middle and leg, Gerald Coetzee fends it in front of mid-wicket and sets off for a single. He gets sent back by David Miller as Steven Smith comes charging to prevent the single.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, Continues to bang it in short while taking the pace off, outside off, David Miller drags the pull in front of square for a single.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, No run.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, WIDE! Into the wicket again, slower and outside off, David Miller tries to fetch this one but the ball sails over his head for a wide.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, Digs it in short and slower, on off, David Miller goes for the pull but has to adjust and glides it from the crease to backward point.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, No run.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, Serves it on a back of a length, around off, David Miller gets on his toes and slaps it hard with an angled bat to deep cover where David Warner covers good ground and tumbles to his left. Two runs taken.

Travis Head to Gerald Coetzee, Sees the batter advance and angles it across the right-hander, on off, Gerald Coetzee can only push it out in front of cover.

Travis Head to David Miller, 1 run.

Travis Head to David Miller, No run.

Travis Head to David Miller, WIDE! Floated up but down leg, left alone by David Miller for a wide.

Travis Head to Gerald Coetzee, 1 run.

Travis Head to David Miller, Sliding onto the pads, a bit short, David Miller tucks it behind square on the leg side for a single.

Travis Head to David Miller, Starts his new spell by bowling it short, on middle, David Miller goes back and dabs it towards cover-point.

Powerplay 3! With the extra fielder allowed outside the inner ring now, Pat Cummins might think of bringing Adam Zampa back into the attack against Gerald Goetzee and tempt him to go for the big shot.

Glenn Maxwell to Gerald Coetzee, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, On the shorter side again and at the stumps, David Miller pushes it off the back foot down toward wide long on and picks up a single.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Slightly shorter around off, played off the back foot toward point.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Beaten! Another lovely delivery from Glenn Maxwell as he slows it up a touch and floats it up around off, allowing the ball to grip and turn, beating the outside edge of Miller's bat.

Glenn Maxwell to Gerald Coetzee, On a length, turning in from around middle, Gerald Coetzee nudges it nicely around the corner and turns the strike over.

Glenn Maxwell to Gerald Coetzee, Flighted, on a nagging length and around middle, Gerald Coetzee gets on the front foot and defends it out with soft hands.

Mitchell Starc to Gerald Coetzee, Nicely played! Back of a length, coming in from outside off, Gerald Coetzee lets the ball come on and just gives a tap on the head to guide it down to third man for a single.

Mitchell Starc to Gerald Coetzee, On a good length around off and angling in, Gerald Coetzee stays in his crease and defends it toward point.

Mitchell Starc to Gerald Coetzee, Bends his back a bit and serves a bumper around off, Gerald Coetzee simply sways his head away from the line of the ball and lets it through.

Mitchell Starc to Gerald Coetzee, A touch fuller again, but on a much tighter line and honing in on the off stump, Gerald Coetzee blocks it out well and toward cover-point.

Mitchell Starc to Gerald Coetzee, ! Smashed away and the 150 is up for South Africa! Starc overpitches this one outside off, Gerald Coetzee is allowed to free his arms and just hits through the line of the ball, sending it through the cover region for a boundary.

Mitchell Starc to Gerald Coetzee, Starts the new spell with a good-length delivery, angling it into the pads, Gerald Coetzee gets his hands out in front and pushes it down to mid on.

Glenn Maxwell to Gerald Coetzee, Slight hesitation but they make it through! Slides this one across off, Gerald Coetzee goes on the back foot and chops it down to short third. After a bit of 'yes and no' the batters go for the single and David Miller has to dive in to make his ground at the keeper's end.

Glenn Maxwell to Gerald Coetzee, Flighted delivery around off and turning in, Gerald Coetzee tentatively keeps it out.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Fuller in length around off, eased away through extra cover for a single.

Glenn Maxwell to Gerald Coetzee, 1 run.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Touch fuller this time, David Miller looks to go big again but heaves it away down to long on for a single.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, ! Up and over! A fraction short around middle and leg, David Miller makes room leg side and frees his arms to go against the spin and muscles it away over mid-wicket for a boundary.

Travis Head to Gerald Coetzee, No run.

Travis Head to Gerald Coetzee, No run.

Travis Head to Gerald Coetzee, Tossed up around off, in the slot as well, Gerald Coetzee only manages to hammer it away to the man at extra cover.

Travis Head to David Miller, Angled into the stumps, this is tucked away onto the leg side for a run.

Travis Head to David Miller, No run.

Travis Head to Gerald Coetzee, 1 run.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, ! Latches onto the short ball and puts it away!

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Another one on a length and around off, Miller stays back and dabs it down toward backward point.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to Gerald Coetzee, 1 run.

Glenn Maxwell to Gerald Coetzee, No run.

Travis Head to David Miller, Full again around off, punched away with sweet timing but can't get it through covers.

Travis Head to David Miller, Beaten! Nicely flighted around off, gets it to drift in and then turn away, David Miller looks to get behind the line but gets beaten on the outside edge.

Travis Head to David Miller, No run.

Travis Head to Gerald Coetzee, 1 run.

Travis Head to Gerald Coetzee, No run.

Travis Head to Gerald Coetzee, ! Overpitched and punished! A juicy half-volley outside off, Gerald Coetzee gets to the pitch of the ball and creams it through the cover region for a boundary.

Glenn Maxwell to Gerald Coetzee, Slows it up a bit and drifts it in around off, Gerald Coetzee has a tentative push at it but gets an outside edge to the left of short third. The fielder there dives and keeps it down to a single.

Glenn Maxwell to Gerald Coetzee, Outside the line!

Glenn Maxwell to Gerald Coetzee, Flatter delivery, around off, Gerald Coetzee blocks it out gently toward short cover.

Glenn Maxwell to Gerald Coetzee, And again! Quicker, turning it into the stumps, Gerald Coetzee keeps it out.

Glenn Maxwell to Gerald Coetzee, Nagging length around off, turning in quickly, Gerald Coetzee defends it well from his crease.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Full and outside off, David Miller leans on and strokes it past the diving man at cover-point for a single.

Drinks break!

Travis Head to Gerald Coetzee, Floated, a bit fuller and wider of the off stump, turning in, Gerald Coetzee puts a big stride across and defends it to covers.

Travis Head to Gerald Coetzee, Short and around off, turning in, Gerald Coetzee stays back and forces it back to the bowler.

Travis Head to Gerald Coetzee, Oh, beats the outside edge!

Travis Head to David Miller, Comes from around the wicket to the left-hander and bowls it short again outside off. This is cut way off the back foot to deep point for one more.

Travis Head to Gerald Coetzee, Shorter this time and outside off, Gerald Coetzee pats it away off the back foot in front of point and turns the strike over.

Travis Head to Gerald Coetzee, Floated up full on the pads, spinning in. Gerald Coetzee keeps it down to short leg.

Glenn Maxwell to Gerald Coetzee, Comes from over the wicket and throws this one up outside off, looking for turn, Gerald Coetzee gets down to the pitch of the ball and swats it down to long on for a single.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, 1 run.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, ! Get's it through and that will be FIFTY for David Miller, a very solid knock under immense pressure. A touch short and wide, Miller rocks back and punches it wide of the man at covers for a boundary. Can Miller take his side to 200 from here?

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Top delivery from Glenn Maxwell! This is flighted on on off, drifting in and then just grips and turns away sharply. David Miller gets on the front foot to defend but is beaten past the outside edge and Josh Inglis whips off the bails. The umpires go upstairs but there's nothing on UltraEdge and the back foot is grounded inside the crease.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Full and quick from around the stumps, onto off stump, David Miller defends it off the front foot.

Gerald Coetzee walks out now and first up, he has the task of keeping out the hat-trick ball.

Travis Head to Gerald Coetzee, Almost! Turn again but Gerald Coetzee gets his bat down in time! This is bowled a touch shorter and outside off, turning in sharply. Gerald Coetzee goes on the back foot and pushes it out toward mid on. What a topsy-turvy over and Australia back in the driver's seat.

Travis Head to Marco Jansen, ! LBW! A loud appeal and given! Travis Head with the golden arm and he has two in two but wait, Marco Jansen has reviewed it.

Marco Jansen comes out to the middle.

Travis Head to Heinrich Klaasen, ! b Travis Head.

Travis Head to Heinrich Klaasen, No run.

Travis Head to Heinrich Klaasen, ! Two in a row and South Africa are really starting to get a move on here.

Travis Head to Heinrich Klaasen, ! Up and over! Doesn't get all of it but enough to take it to the fence. Starts from around the wicket and tosses it wide of off, Heinrich Klaasen gets under it and lifts it over the extra cover region and the ball trickles away to the fence.

Bowling change?

Glenn Maxwell to Heinrich Klaasen, 1 run.

Glenn Maxwell to Heinrich Klaasen, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Short and turning away, on off, David Miller uses the depth of the crease to play it towards deep cover for a single.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to Heinrich Klaasen, 1 run.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, No run.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, Slows it up and bowls it on off, David Miller pushes it back to the bowler.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, Six!

Adam Zampa to David Miller, No run.

Adam Zampa to Heinrich Klaasen, Oh...risky single! Floated up, on off, Heinrich Klaasen prods forward and knocks it down the ground towards wide mid off. He times it too well but still calls David Miller through for the single. Steven Smith moves well to his right and picks up the ball cleanly before having a shy at the non-striker's end. Klaasen has to run around Zampa but he is helped by Smith failing to hit the target.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, A bit of a drag down, on off, David Miller eases it down to long off and turns the strike over.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, A bit too straight, on the pads, David Miller clips it off his pads to backward square leg for one more run.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to Heinrich Klaasen, 1 run.

Glenn Maxwell to Heinrich Klaasen, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Nicely tossed up by Glenn Maxwell, full and on off, David Miller winds up to go for the big shot but changes his mind at the last moment to run it down to short third man for one.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Drops it short does Glenn Maxwell, short and on off, David Miller goes on the back and cuts it late to get it past backward point for a couple of runs.

Adam Zampa to Heinrich Klaasen, Flighted again, on off, Heinrich Klaasen drives it gently off the front foot to cover.

Adam Zampa to Heinrich Klaasen, Fullish delivery, at the stumps, knocked back to the bowler by Heinrich Klaasen.

Adam Zampa to Heinrich Klaasen, Six!

Adam Zampa to Heinrich Klaasen, ! Short and punished with ease!

Adam Zampa to David Miller, Tosses it up yet again, turning in, on middle, David Miller gets the weight on the front foot and eases it to long off for one.

Adam Zampa to Heinrich Klaasen, Floated up, on middle and leg, Heinrich Klaasen shows a straight bat and knocks it down to long off for a single.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, Goes wide of the crease this time and delivers it touch fuller, on off, David Miller is quick to get on the front foot and blocks it to the right of the bowler. A tidy over from Pat Cummins.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, Again on that tight length, on off, David Miller covers the line of the ball and keeps it out down the wicket.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, Good bumper!

Pat Cummins to David Miller, At 140.3 clicks, on a good length, on the fifth stump line, David Miller gets on the front foot and jams it down in front of cover.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, Angling in, on a back of a length, around off, David Miller lets the ball come to him and defends it right under his eyes.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, 2 runs.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Shortens his length even more and bowls it on off, David Miller backs away and drills it hard along the ground to deep point. Retains the strike with a single.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Pushed through, on middle and leg, nudged from the crease to mid-wicket.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Tossed up, on middle, David Miller knocks it off the front foot to mid on.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Short and on off, David Miller dabs it with an open bat face to backward point.

Glenn Maxwell to Heinrich Klaasen, Floated up, on off, Heinrich Klaasen leans on and drives it through covers. He wants to come back for the second but the fielder in the deep, swoops in quickly and David Miller sends him back.

Glenn Maxwell to Heinrich Klaasen, Turning in a touch, short, on middle, Heinrich Klaasen pushes it back to the bowler.

Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen, Digs it in short again, slower this time, on off, Heinrich Klaasen controls the pull and gets it through square leg for a single.

Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen, No run.

Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen, ! Flayed away!

Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen, A bit too straight, back of a length, at the hips, Heinrich Klaasen misses the clip and gets hit on the front pad.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, 1 run.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to Heinrich Klaasen, Fuller in length, on off, Heinrich Klaasen drives it firmly but Glenn Maxwell dives well to his right to keep it to a dot.

Glenn Maxwell to Heinrich Klaasen, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, 1 run.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, A loud shout for LBW but turned down! Fired in, around off, David Miller looks to get on the front foot to keep it out. The ball skids on to rap him on the front pad and then it goes onto hit the bat. Australia do not go for the review as the impact looked to be outside off.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, Hurls it on off, on a good length, David Miller gets half-forward and drops it in front of short extra cover for a single.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, Much closer to the off-stump and shorter in length, David Miller is quick to read the line and length of the delivery and lets it through.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, Angling away, on a good length, outside off, David Miller gets a stride forward and leaves the ball alone.

Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen, 1 run.

Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen, Short of a length again, on off, Heinrich Klaasen hangs back and punches it hard to mid off.

Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen, Bowls it on a hard length, over middle, Heinrich Klaasen covers the line of the ball well and defends it back to the bowler.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, A bit slower than the previous delivery, angling in on the pads, David Miller works it off the front foot to sqarue leg.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Flatter delivery, just outside off, David Miller watches it well and stabs it in front of point.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Darted in from around the wicket, on off, David Miller prods forward and keeps it out.

Glenn Maxwell to Heinrich Klaasen, Drops it short, over middle, Heinrich Klaasen backs away and flat bats it past extra cover but the fielder at wide mid off does well sliding to his left to keep it to one.

Glenn Maxwell to Heinrich Klaasen, No run.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, On a good length around off, angled across, David Miller gets on the front foot and plays it toward cover.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, ! Nicely chipped away by Miller! Pitches this one up on the pads, David Miller flicks it uppishly and through the big gap at mid-wicket, the ball races across the practice pitches and goes into the fence.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, Skiddish length around middle at 142 clicks and angled across the left-hander. David Miller covers the line well and defends it back to the bowler.

Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen, Good length on off, sliding on nicely to the bat, Heinrich Klaasen stands tall and eases it wide of mid off for a run.

Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen, Hard length over middle, shooting off the deck, Heinrich Klaasen is taken aback a bit but does well to fend it away.

Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen, Starts the new spell right on the money!

Adam Zampa to David Miller, Quicker and flatter on middle and leg, David Miller goes on the back foot and just about keeps it out on the leg side.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, ! BOOM! David Miller yet again picks the correct delivery to go big and dispatches it into the stands. Zampas drops his speed down to 85 clicks from the 90s and serves it full on leg stump. Miller frees his arms and gets under it before whacking it over cow corner for a biggie.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, No run.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, Shorter this time on middle and at 95 clicks, David Miller looks to tuck it off the back foot but ends up getting an inside edge onto the pads.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, Nicely flighted, on a nagging length and on off, David Miller leans forward and watchfully keeps it out.

Adam Zampa to Heinrich Klaasen, Flatter delivery, a bit quicker as well and on off, Heinrich Klaasen stands tall and punches it down to long off for a single.

Josh Hazlewood to David Miller, Another maiden for Josh Hazlewood, his third one of the game! This is short again and around the body, David Miller just closes the bat face early looking to nudge it behind square on the leg side but misses and gets hit on the body.

Josh Hazlewood to David Miller, This is dug in short around the front shoulder and David Miller awkwardly fends it away off the glove and back onto the deck. Still no runs off Josh Hazlewood's bowling after the resumption.

Josh Hazlewood to David Miller, Well left! Serves this one up around the off stump, trying to swing it back in but the ball just slides on. David Miller prods forward and leaves it alone.

Josh Hazlewood to David Miller, Shorter, at the body, David Miller hangs back and dabs it down in front of mid-wicket.

Josh Hazlewood to David Miller, Again in the channel around off, just pulls back the length this time and David Miller shoulders arms at it.

Josh Hazlewood to David Miller, Pitched up in and around the off stump, shaping it away from the left-hander. David Miller leaves it alone.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, Pushed through a bit quicker around off, David Miller leans on and pushes it gently toward cover for a single.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, ! David Miller has had enough and decides to break the shackles! Picks the right delivery as well does Miller because this is bowled right in the slot on off and turning in. Miller heaves it with the turn well over the long on fence for the first maximum of the game. The 50 is finally up for South Africa as well.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, Bowled from the front of the hand on middle and leg, David Miller gets a good stride forward and defends it with soft hands.

Adam Zampa to Heinrich Klaasen, Tossed up, full and onto middle, this is driven away nicely along the ground down to long off for one more.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, Flatter one, pushed through around middle, David Miller uses his feet a bit and works it away past mid-wicket for a single.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, Slows it up and bowls it full on middle, David Miller shapes up for the big shot but decides against it and just nudges it to short mid-wicket.

Josh Hazlewood to Heinrich Klaasen, Maiden! Josh Hazlewood showing great control even after the break and he serves this one up at the batter, trying to angle it into the off pole. Heinrich Klaasen stays watchful and defends it down the pitch.

Josh Hazlewood to Heinrich Klaasen, Length, on the fifth stump line and going straight on, this is left alone by Heinrich Klaasen.

Josh Hazlewood to Heinrich Klaasen, Floats a gentle outswinger outside off, Heinrich Klaasen gets on the front foot and strokes it to the right of cover but can't get it through.

Josh Hazlewood to Heinrich Klaasen, Right around the top of off and angling in, Heinrich Klaasen solidly blocks it out in front of covers.

Josh Hazlewood to Heinrich Klaasen, Play and a miss! Served on a good length outside off, this one just kisses the deck and nips away. Heinrich Klaasen is stuck on the crease and tries to play away from the body but is beaten past the outside edge.

Josh Hazlewood to Heinrich Klaasen, Perfect length, in the channel at 140 clicks and slanting in. Heinrich Klaasen gets on the front foot and blocks it down in front of point.

It will be Josh Hazlewood (6-1-12-2) to steam in from the other end.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, This time the length is shortened and it is bowl around the pads, David Miller goes on the back foot and works it 'round the corner for no run. Tidy start from Zampa, just the two singles off it.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, Slower through the air and loops it up on middle and leg, David Miller turns it to the man at square leg.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, No run.

Adam Zampa to Heinrich Klaasen, A bit quicker and fuller outside off, Heinrich Klaasen hangs back in his crease and firms it down to long off for a single.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, Floats this one up full and outside off, asking the batter to go after it. David Miller drives well but another sharp stop by the fielder at short cover and the ball is parried toward mid off. They pick up a single.

Adam Zampa to David Miller, Starts off with a nicely tossed-up delivery, fuller and on middle, turning in. David Miller watches it well and works it away toward mid-wicket.

We are all set for the play to resume.

UPDATE - Good news! The drizzle has eased off and the covers are coming off. Considering the intensity of the drizzle, we should not be far away from a restart. And yes, as expected, the match officials have decided that the game will resume at 3.55 pm IST (10.25 am GMT). Live visuals show David Miller and Heinrich Klaasen waiting near the dugout while the Aussies are going through their paces near the ropes.

UPDATE - 3.14 pm IST (9.44 am GMT) - Uh oh! It has started to drizzle and the covers are coming on. Only the square has been covered for now but the ground staff are hovering around with the rest of the covers in anticipation of a heavier shower. Live visuals show the match officials having discussions with the ground staff as the Australians chit-chat near their dugout. Stay tuned for more news.

Drinks break! It has been all Australia in the first 14 overs of the 2nd semi-final. Mitchell Starc ​​​​and Josh Hazlewood have hunted in pairs to put South Africa in early trouble and with still help on offer, Pat Cummins will look to get in on the act. On the other hand, South Africa are off to the worst possible start with most of their in-form batters back in the hut. Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller need to rebuild the innings and steady the ship which looks to be sinking a

Pat Cummins to David Miller, 1 run.

Pat Cummins to David Miller, ! Just short and through for a boundary as well!

Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen, Drop and run! Hard length again over middle and angling in, Heinrich Klaasen stays put and nudges it down with gentle hands in front of mid on before getting across to the other end.

Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen, Hits the deck hard and keeps it just over the off stump, Heinrich Klaasen deals with the extra bounce and blocks it down on the deck.

Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen, Bangs it in short and angles it in at the body, Heinrich Klaasen hops and nudges it down behind square leg for a couple of quick runs. Good, positive running!

Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen, ! Pat Cummins is greeted into the attack with a lovely shot from Heinrich Klaasen. Pitches this one up right in the slot outside off, Klaasen just leans on and reaches out before creaming it through the cover region for a boundary.

Mitchell Starc to David Miller, Rising up from a good length over middle at almost 143 clicks, David Miller stays back and fends it well onto the leg side.

Mitchell Starc to Heinrich Klaasen, Shortish length around leg stump, Heinrich Klaasen hops and nudges it down in front of mid-wicket for an easy single.

Mitchell Starc to David Miller, Pulls the length back and bowls it at 141.6 clicks around the top of off, angling in. David Miller with a tentative defensive attempt and the ball goes off the inside edge down to fine leg. Miller gets a single.

Mitchell Starc to David Miller, Full again and just drifting down leg, David Miller misses the flick and the ball goes off the back leg to the right of the keeper.

Mitchell Starc to David Miller, Full again, gets it swinging into the pads this time, David Miller flicks it to square leg.

Mitchell Starc to David Miller, Wide! Full and swinging well down leg, left alone for a wide.

Mitchell Starc to Heinrich Klaasen, Chipped but falls in the gap!

Josh Hazlewood to David Miller, EDGED AND ! Josh Hazlewood gets his line and length spot on to the left-hander as well. David Miller looks to play at it but gets an outside edge that lands in front of the man at second slip and goes through the slip cordon into the third man fence for a boundary.

David Miller makes his way out to the centre now.

Josh Hazlewood to Rassie van der Dussen, ! EDGED AND GONE! This time it goes straight into the bread basket of Steven Smith at second slip! This is a world-class spell from Josh Hazlewood and he picks up his second wicket as well. Bowls this one jus a fraction fuller and keeps it close to the off pole. Rassie van der Dussen is tentative to get on the front foot and ends up jabbing at it with hard hands. The ball takes the outside edge and goes straight to Smith who takes a sharp catc

Josh Hazlewood to Heinrich Klaasen, Edged but short!

Josh Hazlewood to Rassie van der Dussen, Banged in a bit shorter this time around off, Rassie van der Dussen stays put and lifts the front leg before pulling it down through mid-wicket for a single.

Josh Hazlewood to Rassie van der Dussen, A bit fuller this time, in and around the off pole and angling in sharply, Rassie van der Dussen blocks this one out from his crease.

Josh Hazlewood to Rassie van der Dussen, Bowled back of a length around off and angling in, Rassie van der Dussen gets right behind the line of the ball and blocks it out.

Mitchell Starc to Heinrich Klaasen, Another outswinger, at 140.6 clicks, on a good length and pushed well across the off stump. Heinrich Klaasen leaves it alone for the keeper to collect.

Mitchell Starc to Aiden Markram, ! CAUGHT! The move to keep Mitchell Starc on for a prolonged spell has worked wonders and Aiden Markram is a goner.

Who will walk out now?

Mitchell Starc to Aiden Markram, On a hard length and in the channel, angling across, Aiden Markram lets it through to the keeper.

Mitchell Starc to Aiden Markram, Aiden Markram's eyes lit up as he went for that drive but yet again, Marnus Labuschagne makes a fine stop. Too full and wide outside off, Markram throws his hands at it and toe-ends it to the right of cover where Marnus dives and makes the stop.

Mitchell Starc to Aiden Markram, No run.

Mitchell Starc to Aiden Markram, ! A bit too straight from Mitchell Starc again and Aiden Markram helps himself to another boundary. On a good length around leg and sliding on, Markram just tucks it away neatly with timing and the ball races away. The fielder from deep backward square leg covers a fair distance to his left but can't get to it.

Powerplay 2! A bit more relief for the South African batters as the field can now spread out and they will be able to find more gaps. Although, Australia might look to keep attacking for a few more overs.

Josh Hazlewood to Aiden Markram, 1 run.

Josh Hazlewood to Aiden Markram, Another beauty from Josh Hazlewood!

Josh Hazlewood to Aiden Markram, Bowls it with an upright seam, into the wicket, around middle and leg, Aiden Markram goes for the pull but he is through his shot very early and wears it on the back on his right hand.

Josh Hazlewood to Aiden Markram, No run.

Josh Hazlewood to Aiden Markram, No run.

Josh Hazlewood to Aiden Markram, Hurls it on a back of a length, on off, Aiden Markram stands tall and punches it on the bounce to pick out David Warner at cover.

Mitchell Starc to Aiden Markram, Leg bye! Drifts on the pads yet again, on a length, Aiden Markram misses the tickle as the ball rolls off his pads behind square for a leg bye.

Mitchell Starc to Aiden Markram, No run.

Mitchell Starc to Aiden Markram, Four!

Mitchell Starc to Aiden Markram, No run.

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, It's Marnus Labuschagne this time! The Aussies are throwing themselves around making life even more difficult for South Africa!

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, WIDE! Wayward from Mitchell Starc as this is banged in way too short and down leg, Rassie van der Dussen leaves it alone for the keeper to collect.

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, This is bowled on a good length, around off, Rassie van der Dussen gets behind the line to his tone and stabs it in front of cover.

Josh Hazlewood to Rassie van der Dussen, Slants this one back in, on a good length, on off, Rassie van der Dussen shimmies down the track again and pats it in front of mid on for a single. It has taken South Africa 8 overs to get into double figures.

Josh Hazlewood to Rassie van der Dussen, Sees the batter shuffle and bangs it in short, over off and middle, Rassie van der Dussen can only duck underneath this delivery and let the ball go.

Josh Hazlewood to Rassie van der Dussen, In the channel on off, on a good length, shaping away, Rassie van der Dussen has a feel for the delivery but the ball nips away to beat him on the outside edge yet again.

Josh Hazlewood to Aiden Markram, Bowls it on a hard length, outside off, Aiden Markram uses his feet and taps it in front of cover for a single.

Josh Hazlewood to Aiden Markram, No run.

Josh Hazlewood to Aiden Markram, No run.

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, Beaten again! On a short of a length, outside off, Rassie van der Dussen moves off side early again to get push it away but the ball moves away and beats him on the outside edge. Back-to-back maidens for Australia!

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, No run.

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, No run.

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, No run.

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, No run.

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, No run.

Josh Hazlewood to Aiden Markram, No run.

Josh Hazlewood to Aiden Markram, No run.

Aiden Markram is the new man in.

Josh Hazlewood to Quinton de Kock, ! IN THE AIR AND GONE! Fantastic catch from Pat Cummins and it's the big wicket of Quinton de Kock! South Africa's in-form batter succumbs to the pressure of dots!

Josh Hazlewood to Quinton de Kock, Goes full this time, on middle, Quinton de Kock firms the drive with a straight bat but straight back to the bowler.

Josh Hazlewood to Quinton de Kock, No run.

Josh Hazlewood to Quinton de Kock, Short of a length, on middle, Quinton de Kock hangs on the back foot and tucks it in front of mid-wicket.

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, No run.

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, 2 runs.

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, Overpithched by Mitchell Starc, outside off, Rassie van der Dussen extends his arms and drives it off the bottom half of the bat towards cover-point. David Warner this time, dives away to his left to keep it to a dot again. Rassie van der Dussen is itching to break the shackles here.

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, Fine stop!

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, Zoning in on the off-stump line, full in length, Rassie van der Dussen is more confident this time as he blocks it out towards mid off.

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, Shaping in a touch, on a length, on middle and leg, Rassie van der Dussen does well to account for the late inward movement and stabs it in front of mid on.

Josh Hazlewood to Rassie van der Dussen, Tailing in sharply, on off, a bit fuller, Rassie van der Dussen prods forward to defend but gets an inside edge that rolls down to fine leg for a run. End of another probing over from Josh Hazlewood.

Josh Hazlewood to Rassie van der Dussen, Beauty! Gets this one to nip away, on a good length, on off, Rassie van der Dussen looks to defend this from the crease but the ball shapes away to zip past the outside edge. Josh Hazlewood goes up in appeal but does not find much support from the rest of the players.

Josh Hazlewood to Rassie van der Dussen, In the corridor of uncertainty again, on a good length, Rassie van der Dussen pushes out away from the body but can't get it past Glenn Maxwell at backward point.

Josh Hazlewood to Quinton de Kock, Lands it full now, at the stumps, Quinton de Kock gets the weight on the front and nudges it away behind square on the leg side for a single.

Josh Hazlewood to Quinton de Kock, Back of a length, in the channel on off, Quinton de Kock stays back in his crease this time and lets it through again.

Josh Hazlewood to Quinton de Kock, No run.

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, A tempter by Mitchell Starc, full and width on offer outside off, Rassie van der Dussen does not take the bait and leaves the ball alone. Another tidy over from Mitchell Starc.

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, Angled away this time, full and outside off, Rassie van der Dussen is happy to leave the ball alone.

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, Much better from Starc! Fuller in length, outside off, there is late away movement, Rassie van der Dussen goes for the drive but mishits his shot back to the bowler.

Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen, WIDE! Drifts down leg, on a length, Rassie van der Dussen gets inside the line to help it fine but misses out. Wide called by the umpire.

Mitchell Starc to Quinton de Kock, Leg bye! Straying on the pads, full again, Quinton de Kock misses the clip as the ball rolls off his pads to fine leg for a leg bye.

Mitchell Starc to Quinton de Kock, On a fullish length, going away, on off, Quinton de Kock tries to access the leg side initially but adjusts well to work it towards point.

Mitchell Starc to Quinton de Kock, Beaten! This is pitched up by Mitchell Starc, swinging away, outside off, Quinton de Kock gets drawn into the drive but gets beaten on the outside edge.

Josh Hazlewood to Rassie van der Dussen, Jaffa to end the over! Hurls it on a back of a length, top of off, Rassie van der Dussen hangs back in his crease to defend but the ball jags back in sharply and rises off the deck to cut him in half.

Josh Hazlewood to Rassie van der Dussen, Goes slightly wide of the crease and slants this one in, at the stumps, on a good length, Rassie van der Dussen gets behind the line and pats it towards mid on.

Josh Hazlewood to Rassie van der Dussen, Shaping in, a bit fuller, on off, Rassie van der Dussen looks to get on the front foot to block this one but gets squared up a bit and manages to keep this one out on the off side.

Josh Hazlewood to Rassie van der Dussen, Bends his back and bangs it in short, over off, at 139.3 clicks, Rassie van der Dussen sways out of the way and lets the ball go through to the keeper.

Josh Hazlewood to Quinton de Kock, Serves it away on a length, outside off, Quinton de Kock pushes hard at the delivery and gets an outside edge that rolls down to third man for a single.

Josh Hazlewood to Quinton de Kock, Starts off on a hard length, angling away, around off, Quinton de Kock tries to play at it but pulls out of his shot seeing the extra bounce and lets it through.

Who comes in next?

Mitchell Starc to Temba Bavuma, ! c Josh Inglis b Mitchell Starc.

Mitchell Starc to Temba Bavuma, Pulls his length back a touch, in the channel on off, Temba Bavuma watches it well and shoulders arms to the delivery.

Mitchell Starc to Temba Bavuma, Gets this one to angle across the right-hander, full and near the tramline on off, left alone by Temba Bavuma.

Mitchell Starc to Temba Bavuma, Keeps it full again, just outside off, Temba Bavuma jams it down with an angled bat back to Mitchell Starc.

Mitchell Starc to Quinton de Kock, Quinton de Kock and South Africa are away!

Mitchell Starc to Quinton de Kock, Starts on the money! Goes full right away from over the wicket, on the off-stump line, a bit of away movement, Quinton de Kock shows a straight bat and pushes it back to the bowler.

Done and dusted with the pre-game formalities and it is now time to get the 2nd semi-final underway! Former Australian skipper, Ricky Ponting rings the bell to signal the start of play as the umpires and Australian players take their places on the field. Quinton de Kock and skipper Temba Bavuma are all set to open the innings for South Africa. Mitchell Starc has the new ball in hand and will look to make the most of the overhead conditions early on. A couple of slips in place, let's go...

We are minutes away from the start of the match but first, the two sets of players, along with their mascots line up for their respective national anthems under heavily overcast skies. It will be the national anthem of Australia first followed by the national anthem of South Africa.

Australia's skipper Pat Cummins says that they would have batted first as well but feels that there will be swing on offer due to the gloomy weather. Mentions that South Africa play a pretty similar style and adds that it was unfortunate that they have lost the last few games against the Proteas. Reckons that having been in these situations, they have the experience to rely on. States that they were not at their best in the first couple of games but adjusted well after that. Further adds that th

Temba Bavuma, the captain of South Africa says that the weather did come into consideration but you have to back your strengths. On his fitness, he says that he isn't 100 percent fit but it has to be good enough. Says that captaining his side to a semifinal isn't something he even dreamt of but they will look to play their best. On taking inspiration from their Rugby counterparts, he says that they sent their best wishes and will look to follow in their footsteps. Informs that they have one chan

Australia (Playing XI) - Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell (In for Marcus Stoinis), Josh Inglis (WK), Pat Cummins (C), Mitchell Starc (In for Sean Abbott), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.

South Africa (Playing XI) - Quinton de Kock (WK), Temba Bavuma (C), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Gerald Coetzee, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi (In for Lungi Ngidi).

TOSS - Temba Bavuma gives the coin a flip and it lands in his favour. South Africa have opted to BAT first.