South Africa finished the tournament with the winning note by beating Australia in their last group stage match. Now Australia will face England in the second semi-final of world cup 2019 on July 11 while India will play against New Zealand in the first semi-final of CWC 2019 on July 09.
Yesterday, Quinton de Kock did incredible glovework to dismiss Marcus Stoinis. Quinton De Kock run out to Marcus Stoinis without seeing the stump. MS Dhoni does these things many times.
After the match, South African skipper Faf Du Plessis said
“It’s been a tournament where I felt like I was hitting the ball well throughout the tournament and I was not able to convert my 50s and 60s into a big one. I managed to do that in the last two games. Always a pleasure to play against Australia. Nice to get a close game today and we got the result we wanted. Today was just a great example for the young batters out there. I mean, to stay composed and trying what you need to do. Just a case of hanging in there and executing your game plan. To hang in a period of time shows great maturity for a young batter and I think Rassie did that perfectly.”
“I like to play that shot against 120-130ks bowlers, but when a guy is steaming in at 145ks, it is not easy. It was an (inside out) shot that I practice a lot and I backed myself to connect it — absolute champion of a human being both of them (Imran Tahir and JP Duminy). Immy (Tahir) in the last 2-3 years has been exceptional and he has been the heartbeat of the team and JP is like the father figure of the team. Great to send them with a win.”