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UK: Australia moves on to semi-finals despite loss to South Africa

United Kingdom, Manchester
July 07, 2019 at 04:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Australian and South Africa cricket team captains held a press conference following their match in Manchester on Saturday, that resulted with a victorious South Africa but with Australia moving forward to the semi-finals.

Australian Captain Aaron Fich was seen happy about the fact they are due to play the semis against England next Thursday, but recognised that they were off with their execution and energy in the field during this match.

On the other hand, the South African Captain seemed happy that they defeated Australia, and felt proud of this team.

"I'm just glad that hopefully the team could put a small smile on the South African supporters' faces again. I know they just as much as we do enjoy beating Australia. There's always rivalry there so a small smile, but we'll take it" Faf du Plessis stated.

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup semi-finals will see India facing off New Zealand next Tuesday in Old Trafford, and Australia play against England in Edgbaston next Thursday.

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The Australian and South Africa cricket team captains held a press conference following their match in Manchester on Saturday, that resulted with a victorious South Africa but with Australia moving forward to the semi-finals.

Australian Captain Aaron Fich was seen happy about the fact they are due to play the semis against England next Thursday, but recognised that they were off with their execution and energy in the field during this match.

On the other hand, the South African Captain seemed happy that they defeated Australia, and felt proud of this team.

"I'm just glad that hopefully the team could put a small smile on the South African supporters' faces again. I know they just as much as we do enjoy beating Australia. There's always rivalry there so a small smile, but we'll take it" Faf du Plessis stated.

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup semi-finals will see India facing off New Zealand next Tuesday in Old Trafford, and Australia play against England in Edgbaston next Thursday.

*RESTRICTIONS:*

- NO SOCIAL MEDIA USAGE

- NEWS USAGE ONLY

- MANDATORY CREDIT: Courtesy of ICC

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