Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 semi-final schedule: The top two teams from both the groups have qualified for the knockouts.
Two washouts in a single day would have been the last option which fans would have wanted before the culmination of the league stage of the ongoing ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia.
The penultimate match of the league stage invited an inspired performance from debutants Thailand who scored 150/3 in their allotted quota of 20 overs against Pakistan.
Persistent rain in Sydney post Thailand’s innings made things difficult for both Pakistan’s reply and the last league match between South Africa and West Indies.
During the rain delay, Thailand kept the fans entertained on the big screen with an impromptu dance-off 🕺
— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) March 3, 2020
Been the only team to win all their four league matches, India ended the league stage as the table toppers in Group A. Hosts and defending champions Australia, who lost the tournament opener against India, qualified as the second-ranked team from Group A.
Having won three matches each in Group B, South Africa and England have qualified for the semi-finals from Group B. West Indies, who were the runners-up in the last tournament, finished at the third position in Group B on the back of winning only one match in the tournament.
Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 semi-final schedule
1st Semi-final, India vs England
The top-ranked team of Group A was slated to face the second-ranked team of Group B in the first semi-final. As a result, India will take on England in the first knockout match of this Women’s T20 World Cup.
In the two matches that both the teams played against each other in the Tri-Nation series which preceded the World Cup, both teams had registered a victory each.
2nd Semi-final, Australia vs South Africa
The top-ranked team of Group B was slated to face the second-ranked team of Group A in the second semi-final. As a result, South Africa will contest against Australia in the second knockout match on March 5 (Thursday).
Both the teams’ last T20I against each other dates back to the last T20 World Cup in 2016 in India when Australia defeated South Africa by 6 wickets.