India to face Australia in 2023 World Cup final on 19 November
Hosts India will take on Australia in the final of the 2023 Cricket World Cup in Ahmedabad on Sunday (19 November) .
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Australia defeated South Africa by three wickets in the second semi-final of the World Cup in Kolkata on Thursday.
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India, meanwhile, had beaten New Zealand in the first semi-final by 70 runs at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, to reach the World Cup summit clash after 12 years.
This will be for the first time in 20 years when India and Australia will face-off in an ICC limited-overs tournament final, having last met in the 2003 World Cup summit clash.
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India had locked horns against Australia in the league stage match of the 2023 World Cup in Chennai on 8 October. After Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja had helped India restrict Australia to 199, the Men in Blue found themselves in trouble at 2/3 during the chase. That was until Virat Kohli (85) and KL Rahul (97*) stepped up, building a 164-run stand for the fourth wicket before Rahul and Hardik Pandya (11*) eventually finished the match off in style.
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Against South Africa in the semi-final, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc combined to restrict the Proteas to 24/4, before Henrich Klaasen (47) and David Miller (101) forged a 95-run stand to take them to 212.
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Australia made a strong start in their reply, with Travis Head (62) and David Warner (29) forging a 60-run stand for the opening wicket. However, regular wickets saw them being restricted to 174/6, with Steve Smith (30), Marnus Labuschagne (18) and Josh Inglis (28) failing to convert starts. In the end, it was Mitchell Starc (16*) and skipper Pat Cummins (14*) that led Australia to a three-wicket win.
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