Semi-finalists confirmed – South Africa two wins away from Over-50 World Cup title

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South Africa will meet New Zealand in the first semi-final of the 2023 Over-50 World Cup on Friday, 17 March. Western Province Cricket Club’s Wally Wilson Oval will host the fixture.

South Africa finished in second position in group B after wins over Pakistan, India, Namibia, Wales and United Arab Emirates. South Africa’s only loss was to England.

Opening batsman Brandon Nash is South Africa’s leading run-scorer at the 2023 Over-50 World Cup. He has collected 231 runs in four innings, including three half-centuries – and a highest score of 98 against UAE.

Seamer Alan Dawson is South Africa’s leading wicket-taker at the tournament. He has taken nine wickets in five innings.

Dawson is one of three former Proteas in the South Africa Over-50 squad. The others are captain Louis Koen and spinner Clive Eksteen.

England and United States of America will contest the second semi-final at Claremont Cricket Club on 17 March. England topped group B with five wins in six matches. USA came second to New Zealand in group A.

The 2023 Over-50 World Cup final will be played at Newlands next week. Australia are the reigning champions.

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2023 Over-50 World Cup play-offs

The 10 teams that did not qualify for the semi-finals will contest play-offs on Friday.

  1. Zimbabwe v India at Green Point Cricket Club
  2. Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Durbanville Cricket Club
  3. West Indies v UAE at Western Province Cricket Club’s Vineyard Oval
  4. Australia v Wales at Rondebosch Cricket Club
  5. Canada v Namibia at Cape Town Cricket Club

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