Women’s T20 World Cup Final on 26 February, Australia to face South Africa in the final: Women’s T20 World Cup have finally reached its championship match where the hosts South Africa will lock horns against the 5 times World champions mighty Australia in order to win their first-ever ICC T20 title.
Australia reached the final a day before when they defeated India in a nail-biting contest in the first semifinal match on 23 February. Australia managed to beat India by a very narrow margin of 5 runs and cemented their spot into the Finals.
England were the second favorite for the tournament final but the hosting girls ensured the perfect greeting they could present there. South Africa crushed England again in a thrilling contest by a thin margin of 6 runs.
The Proteas are through to the finals for the first time in their history. Tazmin Brits was awarded player of the match. Riding to his 68 in 55 balls and 53 of Walvaardt, South Africa put forward a healthy competitive score of 164 runs.
Despite having a quick and good opening stand of 53 runs in just 5 overs, England lost a few quick wickets. Nat-Sciver Brunt and skipper Heather Knight tried to get England’s innings back on track. But it was Nat-Sciver’s wicket where things went south for England. The 18th over from Ayabonga Khaka was the game-changing over where she took 3 wickets. England, who once needed 32 runs off 22 balls, ended up losing the match by 6 runs.
All in all, a historic day for South Africa as it is the first time when they are reaching that close to the T20 World Cup Trophy.
Now Australia will face the hosts South Africa in the final fight for the coveted ICC T20 World Cup trophy on 26 February (Sunday).
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