The lineup for the semi-finals in the ODI World Cup 2023 has been revealed. Notably, the 44th match at the iconic Eden Gardens stadium in Kolkata featured England and Pakistan in a crucial encounter.
While England were already out of the semi-final contention, Pakistan’s chances hinged on accomplishing a nearly impossible task – improving their net run rate to surpass New Zealand. However, Pakistan faced a 93-run defeat against England and officially got knocked out of the tournament.
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The four semi-finalists
India emerges as the standout team in the ODI World Cup 2023, being the only unbeaten side in the competition. Securing their place in the semi-finals, the Men in Blue have displayed exceptional cricketing prowess, winning all eight of their matches and comfortably topping the points table. Their final group stage match against the Netherlands is scheduled for November 12.
South Africa, with seven wins out of nine games, secured their spot as the second team in the semi-final lineup. Having completed all their league fixtures, the Proteas looks forward to the knockout stage, aiming to continue their impressive run in the tournament.
Australia, known for their cricketing prowess, emerged as the third team to qualify for the semi-finals. Winning seven out of their nine matches, the Aussies are geared up for the knockout stage, eyeing another ODI World Cup title.
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Following Pakistan’s elimination, New Zealand claimed the last spot in the semi-finals. Despite a few hiccups in the group stage, the Black Caps are now focused on the semi-final challenge.
First Semi-final: India vs New Zealand
- Date: Wednesday, November 15
- Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Second Semi-final: South Africa vs Australia
- Date: Wednesday, November 16
- Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
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