So all the doubts are clear, the team to play in semifinals of Women T20 World Cup 2016 are confirmed. After leading the group stages four teams are now ready to take one more steps towards the tittle but only two team will move forward to the finals. Among the 10 teams which participated in the tournament Australia, New Zealand, England and West Indies entered the semifinal stage. The first semifinal of the tournament will be played between Australia women vs England Women on 30 March 2016 at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground in New Delhi.
Both the teams are the only teams who have been crowned with the tittle.England has won the championship once that was in the inaugural edition back in 2009 and after that all the three season are won by Australia. Australia has defeated England team twice in final match of t20 world cup in 2012 and 2014 and restricted the English team to group stage in 2010 world cup.
Australia Women team is at second position in Group A with 6 points following New Zealand who was leading the point table with 8 points and remained unbeaten. Australia had lost the only match to New Zealand in the group stage by 6 wickets and has won convincingly all the three matches against Sri Lanka, Ireland and South Africa. The defending champion will be led by Meg Lanning. Alex Blackwell, Ellyse Perry and the captain herself will be the key player for the team.
England Women Team on the other hand has topped the Group B and won all the group stage matches earning 8 points. The other team to qualify for semifinals from the group B is West Indies who will play their semi’s against New Zealand. England team captain is Charlotte Edwards. The team will be looking for their second title and will be ready to take revenge from the defending champions.
Australia Squad: Meg Lanning (c), Alex Blackwell (vc), Kristen Beams, Nicola Carey, Lauren Cheatle, Sarah Coyte, Rene Farrell, Holly Ferling, Alyssa Healy (wk), Jess Jonassen, Beth Mooney, Erin Osborne, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Elyse Villani
England Squad: Charlotte Edwards (c), Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Georgia Elwiss, Tash Farrant, Lydia Greenway, Rebecca Grundy, Jenny Gunn, Amy Jones, Heather Knight, Laura Marsh, Natalie Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Sarah Taylor (wk), Danielle Wyatt
|Semifinal 1: Australia Women vs England Women, Live score|
|Venue||Feroz Shah Kotla Ground New Delhi|
|Date||30th March 2016|
|Time||2:30 pm (Local Time)|
|Toss||England won the toss and opt to bowl first|
Here is the live score of the match :-
AUSw :- 132/6 in 20 overs
England women need 133 runs in 20 overs to win the match .
ENGw : 127/7 in 20 overs
England won the 1st semifinal of Women’s T20 World Cup 2016 and entered into the finals.