Cape Town: In the final match of the Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup series, South Africa will play a multi-Test match against 5-time champions Australia today at 6.30 pm.
The Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup series is underway in South Africa. In the first semi-final match, Australia defeated the Indian team by 5 runs. In the 2nd semi-final match held last night, South Africa shocked the England team by 6 runs.
With this, the South African women’s team advanced to the finals of the World Cup series for the first time. While the country’s team has never qualified for the finals of the World Cup series in men’s cricket, now the women’s team has reached that high level and has attracted everyone’s attention.
South Africa will face five-time champions Australia in the final in Cape Town this evening. The South African team showed great fighting spirit in the semi-final match against England. The South African team has made steady progress over the past year. Having advanced to the semi-finals of the ODI World Cup last year, they have now qualified for the T20 World Cup final for the first time.
In the South African team, Laura Wohlward and Tasmin Britts are the best batting openers in this series. Along with them, all-rounder Marisan is also a strength. Shabnam Ismail and Ayabongka Kaka’s fast bowling combination could challenge the Australian batting line-up.
Australia, who have been the most successful team in women’s cricket history so far, may look to continue their dominance. 5-time champions Australia have qualified for the finals for the 7th time. Australia had beaten South Africa in the league round. However, as it is the final, defending champions Australia may be cautious.
Australia has got all the basic requirements of the team. The team has the ability to achieve no matter how big the goal. This can be known from the fact that the team has won the crown 5 times. India needed only 39 runs from the last five overs in the semi-final, but the Australian team did not give up hope and showed 100 per cent efficiency on the field to turn the game in their favor. Champion teams find a way to win even when things don’t go their way, and the Australian team led by Meg Lanning is known for that. Thus, the team is fully prepared to lift the trophy in their hands once again.
Time: 6.30 pm
Live: Star Sports