How can I watch the Proteas v Australia semi-final at the 2023 Cricket World Cup?

How can I watch the Proteas v Australia semi-final at the 2023 Cricket World Cup?

South Africa take on rivals Australia in the second semi-final of 2023 Cricket World Cup at the iconic Eden Gardens on Thursday.

It's business time in India. Fans have been treated to six weeks of the Group Stages, where the undefeated India topped the points table, followed by South Africa, five-time champions Australia and 2019 finalists New Zealand.

Temba Bavuma's men have enjoyed a stellar tournament, only dropping games to the indomitable India and bogey-team the Netherlands on their way to their fifth World Cup semi-final. 

Australia, meanwhile, are in a purple patch of their own having won their last seven matches on the bounce.

Now, thanks to a deal between the SABC and MultiChoice, fans can watch the semi-final action live on SABC or stream right here on for free

There are some injury concerns in the Proteas camp, with captain Bavuma nursing a hamstring strain and seamer Lungi Ngidi struggling with Achilles tendon issues. 

Assuming the worst, the Proteas have more than capable replacements in the form of Reeza Hendricks and Gerald Coetzee.

The Proteas will also lean on the likes of their top-run scorer Quinton de Kock, while Rassie van der Dussen and Heinrich Klassen have also been in the runs. 

With the ball, Kagiso Rabada has been as menacing as ever while Keshav Maharaj has produced a raft of unplayable deliveries. 

As for Australia, miracle man Glenn Maxwell will undoubtedly return to the starting line-up after being rested against Bangladesh. 

Maxwell is coming off perhaps the most incredible knock in ODI history, scoring 201* (128) to rescue his team against giant killers Afghanistan

Veteran David Warner has been solid at the top of the order, while leg spinner Adam Zampa is the tournament's leading wicket-taker with 22 scalps at a miserly 18.90.

South Africa lead the recent head-to-head race, winning 16 out of their last 20 ODIs against their old foes. In fact, the Proteas won their last four against Australia by a margin of 111 runs or more. 

It's no secret that they like to bat first and pile on the pressure, so Thursday's toss will play a role in how the semi-final plays out.

Either way, pressure is on the Proteas to reach their first-ever Cricket World Cup final and get the chance to realise a dream 31 years in the making.  

Catch all the action live from 10:30am at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday.

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