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Live Reporting

By Matthew Henry

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    The group stage is over. After six weeks of cricket we are left with four teams - England, India, Australia and New Zealand.

    It's going to be India v New Zealand and Australia v England. Tasty.

    Australia missed out on top spot after they lost to South Africa at Old Trafford. Read all about that here. Australia had to win to finish top after India's victory earlier.

    Scroll down for highlights and reaction to Australia's defeat.

    The World Cup has a two-day break now before India v New Zealand on Tuesday. Don't forget about the Women's Ashes which continues tomorrow.

    See you then.

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    In the end, Australia couldn't quite drag themselves over the line.

    Had they won this game they'd have played New Zealand in the semi-finals - probably the weakest of the four teams.

    A win would have also meant their semi-final would have been at Old Trafford, the same venue as today's game.

    It wasn't to be and Australia will now play England at Edgbaston on Thursday with some of their momentum lost.

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    Video caption: A fast delivery from Kagiso Rabada leaves Mitchell Starc dismissed for 16

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    One thing Australia will be very happy with is the form of Alex Carey. Today he hit a bruising 85 from 69 balls and almost won his side the game in support of Warner.

    He kept going after Warner fell but couldn't quite get over the line.

    The wicketkeeper batsman will be a dangerman in the semi-final.

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    More from Faf du Plessis: "I think India will be happy we won today. I think it'll be an England v India final. I think India and Australia play the big games very well so I'd back one of those two on the biggest stage of all."

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    No South Africa batsman had scored a century in this World Cup.

    They may have already been out but you could see what it meant to captain Faf du Plessis when he got there.

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    Finch on England semi-final: "It is going to be a blockbuster. It doesn't get much bigger than England v Australia in a World Cup semi-final. The fans are always entertaining down there. It is going to be a fantastic atmosphere."

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    Australia's bowlers were well below their best today. South Africa took advantage. They posted their highest score of the World Cup.

    Starc was unusually wayward early on. Pat Cummins was expensive. Even Nathan Lyon was bashed around a bit.

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    Kulvinder Kaur Johal: Much happier that we are facing Australia and India facing NZ in semis! What a win SA! Thank you for finally showing up!

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    South Africa Faf du Plessis: "It's frustrating that it's started to come together so late. From a batting point of view, it's about getting hundreds. We've done that in the last few games and today we saw Kagiso back to his best with the ball."

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    Some of these Australia dismissals will give England hope going into the semi-final. They were 119-4 today.

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    Video caption: A hook shot from Glenn Maxwell is caught one-handed by Quinton de Kock
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    Finch on the injury concerns: "It doesn't look ideal for Usman Khawaja. He will have a scan in the morning. Marcus Stoinis, we are not sure at the moment. He he feels okay but until get the definite scans it is tough to know.

    "The whole Australia A team is here if they need to be replaced. I imagine Usman will. There are plenty of guys to come in."

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    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC cricket correspondent

    That’s a slip-up, it was only by 10 runs but Starc was well off his best with the ball and the running between the wickets was jittery.

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    Faf du Plessis has just predicted it'll be an England v India final with India winning.

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    Australia captain Aaron Finch: "We would have liked to have got the win. There were some positives with the bat. We fought out of a hole. Davey Warner with a magnificent hundred and Alex Carey played a brilliant knock get us close but it was not quite good enough.

    "It is a little frustrating but also a time where we can learn from it and think what could we have done different. There is plenty to learn from. The real positive is we managed to get really close."

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    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC cricket correspondent

    If England have to take a snapshot of today, it would be at the end – Australia's batsmen consoling each other, the team as a whole looking dejected with hands in pockets. They have got to lift themselves up now.

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    Thursday is going to be huge. England v Australia in a World Cup semi-final.

    The Aussies will have a few injury concerns. Usman Khawaja clearly has quite a bad hamstring injury. Marcus Stoinis was struggling too. Mitchell Starc didn't look 100%.

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    South Africa captain Faf du Plessis: "I felt like I was hitting it well but I couldn't convert big scores [until today]. What a game. It is always a pleasure to play Australia and it was a nice close game. We wanted to go home with at least a small smile and we got that from the team.

    On the retiring JP Duminy and Imran Tahir: "They are absolute champions of human beings. They have been great cricketers. Imran been exceptional in the last few years. JP has had a great career. The space they leave in the dressing room is what they are as people.

    "Imran is the heartbeat of the team. JP is the father figure in the team. We will miss them. I am happy we can send two greats of the game off with a win."

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    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC cricket correspondent

    The majority of the crowd are happy - they have been behind South Africa from the off.

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    That was real mixed bag from Australia. At times they looked poor but there was some brilliance, in particular from Warner.

    Some of it will give England hope. Some of it will worry them.

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