In the ongoing Women’s T20 World Cup tournament in South Africa, all the matches of both the groups are over, now the semi-finals will be held. Team India is ready to defeat Australia, but the figures are telling something else.
The first semi-final match of the T20 Women’s World Cup between India and Australia will be played on Thursday (February 23) in Cape Town, South Africa. The Indian team has to compete with Australia. Had Team India been number one in their group, they would have faced South Africa, the second number team in Group 1, in the semi-finals, which is not as strong as Australia.
In the last match of Group B, England defeated Pakistan by 114 runs. Due to this, the Indian team failed to reach the top of their group. Had Pakistan defeated England by a big margin, India would have topped their group in the points table. England ended Group B with four wins and eight points from four matches. Australia, the defending champions from Group-A, are on top with eight points after winning all four out of four matches. His net run rate is 2.149.
Team India, led by Harmanpreet Kaur, would also like to avenge their loss in the final of the T20 World Cup 2020 by defeating Australia in the semi-finals. So far 30 T20 matches have been played between the two teams. Of these, the Indian team has won only six matches, while Australia has won 22. One match was tied and one match remained inconclusive.
Both the teams have come face to face five times in the Women’s T20 World Cup. Out of these, Team India has won two matches and Australia has won three matches. The good thing for India is that out of the last three matches played in the Women’s T20 World Cup, the team has won two. In 2018, India defeated Australia by 48 runs. In the first group stage in 2020, India defeated Australia by 17 runs.
However, in this T20 World Cup, Australia’s team reached the semi-finals by topping Group 1 with 8 points from 4 matches, while India’s team finished second in Group 2 with 6 points from the same number of matches and made it to the last four.