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05-Mar-2020 06:05:00 GMT
ICC Women T20 World Cup 2020

India into maiden T20 World Cup final after washout

Sydney: The semifinal between India and England in the Women's T20 World Cup was washed out at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday.

India qualifying for the final on the basis of having finished higher on the points table in the league stage.

Under the leadership of Harmanpreet Kaur, India have reached the final of T20 World Cup for the first time.

The match was called off without a ball being bowled.

There was no reserved day for the tie.

There had been a cut-off time of 4:51 pm (11:21 AM IST) to start a 10-over match, the minimum number of overs required for a shortened game.

In the group stage, India had won all their four matches and topped Group B.

England had lost one of their matches - to South Africa - and had thus qualified for the semifinals as the second-placed team in Group A.

Having reserve days in the future will be a great idea," said Kaur in the post-match presentation.

Rain pelted the SCG from Thursday morning and continued till late afternoon, forcing the match to be abandoned and England to exit from the World Cup on the basis of their inferior group stage record.


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