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ICC T20 World Cup | India to Play England in Semi-finals; South Africa Set Up Australia Clash

The final group games of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 were washed out and the semi-final line-up for the tournament is now complete.

Cricketnext Staff |March 3, 2020, 4:07 PM IST
ICC T20 World Cup | India to Play England in Semi-finals; South Africa Set Up Australia Clash

The final group games of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 were washed out and the semi-final line-up for the tournament is now complete.

India, who finished on top of Group A, will take on Group B runners-up England in the first semi-final. Hosts Australia will face South Africa in the second semi-final.

Both matches will be held one after the other on March 5 (Thursday).

In the first match of the day on Tuesday, Thailand posted their highest T20I score but it proved to be in vain.

Qualifiers Thailand had lost all three of their previous games in their first appearance at the tournament, with a highest total of 82.

But, after winning the toss at Sydney Showground, they stunned Pakistan with their aggressive batting approach, racing to 150 for three off 20 overs.

Pakistan, who upset 2016 champions West Indies in their opening game before losing the next two, would have needed their record run chase to win but the game was abandoned before they could face a ball, and the points shared.

Natthakan Chantam and Nattaya Boochatham posted the second highest opening partnership of the tournament, 93, before Boochatham fell for 44.

Chantam made 56 with some late big-hitting from Nannapat Khoncharoenkai and Chanida Sutthiruang ensuring Thailand passed their previous record of 133 for eight recorded against the Netherlands last year.

The rain didn't relent and thus the match between South Africa and the already-eliminated West Indies also did not take place.

(With agency inputs)

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 Australia 3028 116
2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 3466 105
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 4820 127
2 India 5819 119
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 South Africa 3345 108
5 Australia 3518 107
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Australia 5285 278
2 England 4564 268
3 India 9319 266
4 Pakistan 5470 260
5 South Africa 4380 258
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