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SA vs AUS SF | Covers Coming Off In Kolkata, Game To Start At...! Here Are All Updates

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In a dramatic turn of events at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, rain interrupted the World Cup 2023 semi-final clash between Australia and South Africa. South Africa, having won the toss and elected to bat, faced a rocky start, finding themselves at 44 for 4 wickets in 14 overs. The conditions mirrored a test cricket scenario, with the team struggling to build a substantial score.

The weather predictions for Kolkata had forewarned of rain during the match, and as if on cue, the heavens opened up during the 14th over. 

A light drizzle descended, prompting the ground staff to swiftly cover the pitch. Despite a brief respite, the rain persisted, creating a stoppage in play.


"The covers are coming off... Good news for everyone. We are not far away from the restart since it was not a downpour. Australian players are on the side of their dug-out and are waiting for the restart."

"Great news! Match is set to resume at 3:55 PM with no overs lost. The Australian players are currently warming up on the sidelines and are eager to get back into action."

With Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller at the crease, the fate of the match hung in the balance. If the rain persisted, and no play occurred on both the scheduled day and the reserve day, South Africa would secure a spot in the final. 

This would be determined by their higher standing in the points tally after the completion of the round-robin stage, adding an extra layer of intrigue and anticipation to this high-stakes encounter.