ICC World Cup 2023: Rain in Kolkata Brings the Australia-South Africa Semi-Final to a Halt
Weather Forecast Accuracy: The weather forecast predicting rain in Kolkata during the World Cup semi-finals was accurate.
Disruption of the Match: The Australia-South Africa semi-final match was halted due to rain.
Current Score: At the time of the interruption, South Africa had scored 44 runs for 4 wickets in 14 overs.
Batting Position: Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller, both on 10 runs, were batting for South Africa.
Bowling Performance: Australian bowlers Starc and Hazel Wood each took 2 wickets, impacting South Africa’s performance.
Pitch Conditions: The moisture on the pitch led to Australian pacers gaining an advantage with swing bowling.
South Africa’s Struggle: South Africa faced difficulties, losing two openers in the first power play and then two more wickets.
Summary: The World Cup semi-final match between Australia and South Africa in Kolkata was halted due to rain, with South Africa struggling at 44/4, impacted by effective Australian bowling aided by moist pitch conditions.