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The true cost of Australia's loss to the Proteas

What are the true repercussions from Sunday morning's loss? (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images)
8th July, 2019
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Australia’s otherwise impressive group stage came to a very disappointing end over the weekend, with a ten-run loss to South Africa bumping the Aussies down to second.

An early-order collapse had the run chase doomed from the start, with David Warner’s 122 and Alex Carey’s 85 not enough to run down South Africa’s 325.

That means that, instead of a nice-looking fixture against New Zealand at Old Trafford, Australia must knock off England at fortress Edgbaston if they want to make it through to the final.

Was the Proteas loss just a blip on the radar? A necessary reality check ahead of the knockout stages?

Or has it cost Australia a chance at lifting the World Cup trophy this year?

We were joined on the Game of Codes podcast by Roar cricket expert Glenn Mitchell to analyse the true cost of the upset loss.

Listen to the discussion:

That wasn’t the only Australian topic we discussed on this episode of Game of Codes, with the interesting selection quandary of Peter Handscomb or Matthew Wade to replace the injured Usman Khawaja also getting a run.

Visit our Game of Codes hub to catch the full episode and be sure to subscribe and review on iHeartRadio, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or wherever else you’re listening.

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