SA vs AUS World Cup 2023: In the second semi-final of the ongoing Cricket World Cup (ICC Cricket World Cup 2023) in India, South Africa is facing five-time champion Australia (SA vs AUS) in Kolkata (Eden Gardens, Kolkata). South Africa, who came to bat first after winning the toss, had a very poor start and lost the wickets of its four key batsmen at the score of 24 runs. However, David Miller and Heinrich Klaasen together took charge of the innings, taking the team towards the score of 200 runs. But, once again South African captain Temba Bavuma is being trolled for his poor performance in the match.
Let us tell you that Bavuma’s bat has been silent throughout the tournament. Not only his batting but his captaincy also did not appear that effective. On a big stage like the semi-finals, Bavuma once again returned to the pavilion in the first over without opening his account. After this, the Proteas captain was surrounded by critics on social media. In the second semi-final going on at Eden Gardens, South Africa’s top order collapsed in front of the lethal bowling of Australian fast bowlers.
It is noteworthy that South Africa’s batting department appeared to be a complete failure in the match. Meanwhile, opening batsman Bavuma, who came to start the innings, was out on the last ball of the very first over of the innings. Mitchell Starc got him caught out by Josh Inglis behind the wicket. In the World Cup, South Africa’s batsmen performed brilliantly to reach the semi-finals. Meanwhile, opener Quinton de Kock has scored four centuries, but on the other hand, captain Bavuma failed to score even a single half-century.
Bavuma’s performance in the World Cup
Left-handed Bavuma scored 8 against Sri Lanka in the first match of the tournament, 35 against Australia, 16 against Netherlands, 28 against Pakistan, 24 against New Zealand, 11 against India, 23 against Afghanistan and against Australia in the semi-final. Returned to the pavilion without opening the account. Bavuma could not play in two league matches due to ill health. He has scored only 135 runs in 8 innings of this World Cup.