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India, South Africa through to CWC finals

June 27, 2024

India have advanced to the final of the T20 World Cup for the first time in ten years.

They registered a commanding 68-run win over England in the second semi-final at Providence Stadium, Guyana this afternoon.

Skipper Rohit Sharma topscored with 57, as he and Suryakumar Yadav with 47, had a 73-run third wicket partnership to lead India to 171 for seven.

Player of the Match Axar Patel then dented England’s chase with three for 23 as they were dismissed for 103 in 16.4 overs.

Meanwhile, South Africa thrashed Afghanistan by nine wickets in the first semi-final last night, to book their place in the final.

Playing on a difficult pitch at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad, Afghanistan, electing to bat first, were dismissed cheaply for 56 in just 11.5 overs.

That was the first time that a World Cup T20 semi-finalist had been bowled out for under 100 runs, and it was also Aafghanistan’s lowest T20 score.

Tabraiz Sshamsi was the top wicket taker with three for 6 from 1.5 overs, while the player of the match Marco Jansen had three for 16.

South Africa reached the target at 60 for one off 8.5 overs to win by nine wickets.

The Proteas have therefore qualified for their first ever World Cup final in any format.

Saturday’s India vs South Africa final will be live from Kensington Oval on MCTV’s ESPN channel 308 and also on radio 94.7FM.

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