India and Australia will play in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Australia won the semifinal against South Africa by three wickets at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The final match will take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. India is aiming for its third World Cup title. They won the last time in 2011 by defeating Sri Lanka in the final at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Their first World Cup victory was in 1983, led by captain Kapil Dev.
India and Australia into the final
Australia is getting ready for its eighth World Cup final! They’ve been champions five times before. India and Australia faced off in the big game once before in the 2003 World Cup final. This time, in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, India has been super impressive! They’ve won all 10 of their games in the tournament.
Imagine that! They were the best in the league, winning nine games in a row, beating almost every team quite comfortably. Rohit Sharma is leading the Indian team, and they recently beat New Zealand in the semi-final at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium by a whopping 70 runs in a super exciting match! Let’s see who takes home the trophy in the final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Tough Times for South Africa in World Cup Semifinals
South Africa had a tough day on Thursday as they lost in the ODI World Cup semifinals. This is the fourth time it has happened to them. The previous times were in 1992 against England, 2007 and 2023 against Australia, and in 2015 against New Zealand. In 1999, they had a really close game, tying in the semifinal against Australia, but unfortunately, they didn’t make it to the final. Tough luck for the Proteas!