The Proteas set Australia a target. Image: @Proteasmen/(X)

Cricket World Cup: Proteas set low target for Australia to chase

David Miller’s 101 lifted the Proteas to 2012 but overall the team was 40 runs short of a competitive total.


The Proteas set Australia a target. Image: @Proteasmen/(X)

The Proteas will need to defend 212 against Australia if they are to play in the final of the Cricket World Cup.

South Africa posted 212 before they were bowled out.

Proteas captain Temba Bavuma continued to struggle in this World Cup and was dismissed for a duck against Australia on Thursday.

Before play was interrupted by rain, the Proteas were struggling at 44/4.

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Temba Bavuma won the toss and has elected the Proteas to bat first against Australia in the World Cup semi-final.

Australian bowling duo of Josh Hazlehood and Mitchell Starc struck early to leave South Africa stranded 24/4.

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Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller formed a 95 partnership for the fifth wicket before Klaasen was bowled by Travis Head.

Another strong partnership between Miller and Gerald Coetzee got the Proteas close to 200 mark before the latter was sent packing for 19.

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Miller reached his seventh ODI hundred but was soon therafter dismissed.