Women's T20 World Cup: India qualifies for maiden final as rain washes out semi-final

March 5, 2020: India qualified for their maiden final at the Women's T20 World Cup.

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March 5, 2020: India qualified for their maiden final at the Women's T20 World Cup on Thursday after their semi-final against England got washed out without a ball being bowled at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney.

India made it through after entering the knockouts as the Group A toppers with four wins out of four games. England on the other hand, had a better net run-rate than India but the loss against South Africa in their opening game proved to be the decisive factor as they crashed out after having won three out of the four games in the group stage.

India Captain Harmanpreet Kaur said, "It is unfortunate not to get a game due to the weather. But that's how the rules go. In future, it would be nice to have a reserve day. From day one, we knew that we have to win all the games because if in case we don't get any play in the semifinals, it will be hard for us".

India had defeated Australia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and New Zealand in the group stage thanks to some excellent individual performances from opener Shafali Verma, and spinners Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gaekwad, Radha Yadav and Deepti Sharma.

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