India will lock horns with England in Women's T20 World Cup semi-final after South Africa's game against West Indies was washed out.
India are set to play England in the Women’s T20 World Cup semi-finals after South Africa’s game against West Indies was abandoned due to rain on Tuesday.
A point apiece for both South Africa and West Indies means the former, having topped the Group B, will square off against the hosts, Australia in the other semi-final. Both the semi-finals will be played on March 5 at the Sydney Cricket Ground, with India’s game against England slated first at 9:30 am, IST.
The bad news, however, remains the fact that there a rain forecast on Thursday as well and there’re no reserve days in place. In such a scenario, if rain washes out the semi-finals, the winners of both the groups, i.e, India and South Africa, would automatically qualify for the final, to be played at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday, March 8.
India and South Africa are, in fact, the only teams who are yet to lose a game in the tournament. And while India topped their group with a Net Run Rate (NRR) of +0.979, South Africa impressed one and all with an NRR of +2.226.
Speaking about the rule, the 2017 World Cup winner with England, Alex Hartley, voiced her concern by saying, "India and South Africa have played the most consistent cricket so they do deserve to be top of the group but it is mind-blowing there's no reserve day."
India vs England streaming details:
The toss will take place at 9:00 am on March 5, and the match will be televised on Star Sport 2 and Star Sports 2 HD with English commentary. Those enjoying the Hindi commentary can switch to Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 Hindi HD. The game can also be streamed on Hotstar.
Feature image courtesy: AFP / Peter Parks