The second semi final of the World Cup 2023 will be played between South Africa and Australia on Thursday, November 16 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
South Africa secured the second position in the World Cup 2023 points table after a flawless league stage, winning all seven matches and enduring two defeats. Their focus now shifts to sustaining this winning streak on the path to the finals.
On the other hand, Australia finished the league stage at the third spot in the points table, securing seven wins out of nine matches. They are eager to maintain their winning streak as they enter this high-stakes game.
However before heading into this game, let’s take a look at the pitch report of Eden Gardens, Kolkata:
SA vs AUS: Eden Gardens Pitch Report
Eden Gardens, renowned for its batting-friendly conditions, tends to offer assistance to spinners as the match progresses. The team winning the toss in this game should consider batting first to capitalise on the initial conditions. Anything around 280-300 will be the challenging total here.
SA vs AUS: Eden Gardens Ground Stats
- Total matches: 39
- Matches won batting first: 23
- Matches won bowling first: 15
- Average 1st Inns scores: 244
- Average 2nd Inns scores: 199
- Highest total recorded: 404/5 (50 Ov) by IND vs SL
- Lowest total recorded: 63/10 (39.3 Ov) by INDW vs ENGW
- Highest score chased: 317/3 (48.1 Ov) by IND vs SL
- Lowest score defended: 195/10 (50 Ov) by IND vs RSA