South Africa lose in Cricket World Cup semi-final

South Africa lost out to Australia in the Cricket World Cup semi-final due to a catching error by Quinton de Kock. The blunder was compared to the 1999 semi-final between the two teams.

Australia won the toss and were voted top batsman with 212 runs. South Africa, on the other hand, scored only 210, two runs behind. This is the same score that South Africa scored against Australia in the 1999 semi-final, which they lost.

The low scores in the two matches underscore the fierce rivalry between the two cricketing nations. One commentator said that 24 years on, South Africa had still not scored more than 213 runs against Australia in the World Cup semi-final.

Former South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs also had the cheek to compare the two matches. He tweeted, "213 runs gives Australia the win …… The shoe is changing on the other foot …… You couldn't have written a better script."

South Africa lose in Cricket World Cup semi-final

De Kock's missed catch was another moment that drew comparisons to the 1999 semi-final. In that game, Gibbs brought down Australia captain Steve Waugh in an infamous fumble. The catch and fumble allowed Australia to score a few more runs in a low-scoring game.

In the semi-final, de Kock beat Australian captain Cummins when Australia needed only nine runs to win. Cummins played a key role in Australia's victory as he is unbeaten in 14 matches.

De Kock's missed chance was South Africa's last chance of the match. Fans couldn't help but compare the match to the thrilling 1999 semi-final.

Australia's victory was due to their bowlers, who were outstanding in the match. They restricted South Africa to a low score and then chased down the target with relative ease.

Starc and Cummins were the heroes of the Australian team, as it took a 22-match partnership to help the team win. Starc took 38 wickets and bowled 16, while Cummins took 29 wickets and bowled 14.

Cummins has been in great form in recent months and has been involved in a number of successful chases in Australia. He teamed up with Nathan Lyon to score 55 to win the first Ashes Test and played a key role in Glenn Maxwell's double-hundred rescue of Australia against Afghanistan earlier in the World Cup.

"The World Cup final in India will definitely be a big moment. It will be a great moment." There is no doubt that it will be a great game of cricket. The venue will be full of passion. Of course, everyone in our dressing room is looking forward to it.

"I don't think dressing rooms are new to big tournaments. You want to play the best team and that's why we are playing this game. They're by far the best team and we're all in the final. That's what the World Cup is all about."

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