During the 2023 World Cup semi-final against Australia on November 16, South Africa made a mistake as Gerald Coetzee, after scoring 19 runs, walked off without reviewing a caught-behind decision.
Coetzee was declared caught behind by the on-field umpire when he missed a pull shot against Pat Cummins, and the ball was caught by Josh Inglis.
There was a conversation between Coetzee and David Miller, but after discussing it, they chose not to review the decision.
After looking at the video, it was clear that the ball didn’t touch Gerald Coetzee’s gloves; it only touched his arm before reaching Inglis. You can watch the video here:
Gerald Coetzee and David Miller formed a significant partnership for South Africa
Coetzee joined David Miller on the pitch when South Africa was struggling at 119/6. He successfully faced the hat-trick ball from Travis Head and played a crucial role supporting Miller.
Their partnership of 53 was vital in getting South Africa close to the 200-run mark, making Coetzee’s decision not to review regrettable. David Miller achieved a remarkable century under pressure, helping the Proteas reach a total of 212.
Although the total might not be as challenging as they hoped, the Proteas are aware of the potential movement with the new ball.
Additionally, they have skilled spinners who can capitalize on the available grip. It could become a challenging chase for the opposition if South Africa manages to take early wickets.
Australia XI: David Warner, Pat Cummins (c), Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Travis Head, Josh Inglis (wk), Marnus Labuschagne, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc.
South Africa XI: David Miller, Aiden Markram, Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock (wk), Keshav Maharaj, Heinrich Klaasen, Rassie van der Dussen, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Marco Jansen, Temba Bavuma (c).