Travis Head's outstanding century carried Australia to World Cup glory for the sixth time as they downed all-conquering India to silence over 110,000 home fans in Ahmedabad.
Virat Kohli's record-breaking 50th ODI century saw him leapfrog the great Sachin Tendulkar and propel India into a fourth World Cup final following a 70-run win over New Zealand.
Babar Azam has announced his resignation as Pakistan's captain from all formats following a disappointing Cricket World Cup campaign.
Australia captain Pat Cummins is sure the five-time World Cup winners can use past experience of the big occasion to their advantage when they take on the Proteas in Kolkata.
Rohit Sharma insists India are unfazed by past near-misses and will retain the demeanour that carried them to nine wins from nine in the World Cup group stage into their semi-final against New Zealand.
Proteas coach Rob Walter insists Temba Bavuma is not "undroppable" but will give his captain every chance to prove his fitness ahead of Thursday's Cricket World Cup semi-final clash against Australia.