Following a washout game in Sydney, the Indian Women’s Cricket Team entered the final of the ongoing ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020. It will be their maiden final, as they never crossed the semifinal hurdle in the cricketing history so far. Meanwhile, Twitter celebrates the occasion with joy.
The Women in Blue qualified for the final after their semi-final match against England Women was abandoned due to rain. Continuous rain delayed the toss and eventually, the match was called off without a ball being bowled in Sydney.
ICC Women’s T20 World Cup: India won 4 in 4 league games –
Though the rain had the final say in the semi-final nothing can be taken away from the Women in Blue for playing some exceptional cricket in the group stage.
Rather they were the only team to win all the four matches and stay unbeaten and have been rewarded for the same.
India booked a place in the final as they finished their group on top with four wins out of four games. The last time these two-sided met in this competition, India had lost to England by eight wickets.
India will now face the winner of the second semi-final that will be played between South Africa and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
In case of another washout, South Africa will qualify on the virtue of most wins in their group.
“Unfortunate we didn’t get a game, but there are rules and we have to follow it. Having reserve days in the future will be a great idea,” said Kaur in the post-match presentation.
Having qualified for the finals now, India Women will be keen to go all the way this time around after missing out in 2017 when they lost to England in the Women’s ODI World Cup at Lord’s.
Here are a few Tweets:
Congratulations to the Indian Women's team on qualifying for the @T20WorldCup final. We are proud of you girls and wish you all the luck for the finals. 🇮🇳👏 @BCCIWomen
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 5, 2020
Have to feel for the England Women's team. Shoddy planning by the @ICC once again. #T20WorldCup #INDvENG
— Sohil Nikam (@sohilnikam) March 5, 2020
A much wanted contest but the point table wins us the Final berth. Rains pay us back for what we could be ours in 2019 World Cup. #WomenInBlue of #TeamIndia all set for the World Stage on March 8. @BCCIWomen #T20WorldCup #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/WvHAXn2g4K
— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) March 5, 2020
Congratulations to the Indian Women's team on reaching the @T20WorldCup final. Goodluck, get the cup home girls 🇮🇳🏆 @BCCIWomen
— K L Rahul (@klrahul) March 5, 2020
Congratulations to the #indianwomen cricket team for reaching the finals of the #T20WorldCup well played during the league stage
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) March 5, 2020
Would have loved seeing the semi-finals but Indra Devta ke aage kaun jeet sakta hai.
Mehnat ka parinaam achha milta hai. A reward for Winning all the matches in the group stage. Congratulations @BCCIWomen and wishing you glory this Sunday #T20WorldCup
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) March 5, 2020
Would have been great to see the match, but many congratulations to @BCCIWomen for making it to the finals of the #T20WorldCup . A reward for winning 4 out of 4 in the group stages. Wishing the girls the very best for the finals on #WomensDay
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) March 5, 2020
India through to their first-ever #WT20WC finals. Played like champions in the league phase and reaping rewards of the same in the face of relentless downpour. All the best for 8th. 🤗👍
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 5, 2020
England: Imagine losing a knockout by not losing it
*NZ enter the chat*#T20WorldCup
— Manya (@CSKian716) March 5, 2020
Biggest stand-alone women’s event in history on Australian soil and a finalist is decided because of a few hour’s rain. No back-up option provided in the playing conditions despite any number of options available to world cricket. #T20WorldCup
— Scott Bailey (@ScottBaileyAAP) March 5, 2020
England won the #CWC19 on boundary count.
England knocked out of #T20WorldCup due to rain.
Life works in mysterious ways.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) March 5, 2020
Absolutely heartbroken for the England Cricket girls. Knocked out of the T20 World Cup because of the weather.
I only think it’s only fair to call the second game off as well now @CricketAus ? 😉😉#T20WorldCup #BBCCricket #WeAreEngland pic.twitter.com/MeDT0Xr36r
— Alexandra Hartley (@AlexHartley93) March 5, 2020
England became world champions recently without actually winning the final and have now been eliminated from a world cup without actually losing their semifinal #T20WorldCup
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) March 5, 2020