Australia beats South Africa in thriller to set up Cricket World Cup final against India and Kohli

KOLKATA, India (AP) — Australia has reached the Cricket World Cup final for an eighth time and will play Virat Kohli and India for the trophy after consigning South Africa to another heartbreaking loss in the semifinals. After restricting the South Africans to 212, Australia eked its way to 215-7 to win by three wickets with 16 balls to spare in a tense atmosphere inside Eden Gardens. Australia will be bidding to win the 50-over World Cup for a record-extending sixth time while host nation India is seeking a third title. The championship match is in Ahmedabad on Sunday. South Africa has never won a semifinal match at the World Cup in five attempts.

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