Faf du Plessis (L), Virat Kohli (R). Photograph:( Reuters )
Top-ranked India will face New Zealand in the semi-final while defending champion Australia will lock horns with hosts England
Faf du Plessis said that Virat Kohli-led team India will be happy after South Africa's win over Australia in their last league stage match of the Cricket World Cup 2019 on Saturday in Manchester.
South Africa beat Australia by 10 runs to stop the holders finishing the World Cup group stage on top of the table. Du Plessis' side made 325-6 and restricted Australia to 315 all out in the run chase.
During the post-match presentation, du Plessis said, "I think India would be really happy that we won today."
Top-ranked India will face New Zealand in the semi-final while defending champion Australia will lock horns with hosts England.
"New Zealand's form has dipped in the last three games, so I would probably say an India-England final," South African skipper mentioned his favourites for the World Cup final.
"I think India and Australia have played the big games really well, so I would back one of them at the biggest stage of all," said du Plessis.
“I had high expectation of myself as a player but also as a captain to lead from the front.”— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 7, 2019
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