The line-ups for semis are thus: India will take on England in the first semi-final, while hosts Australia will face South Africa in the second one. Those will be on Thursday (March 5) and even on that day, the forecast isn't too great. Well, we'll keep our fingers crossed and hope we get some action. This is S.Sudarshanan signing off. Hoping to have you with us on Thursday! Till then take care, adios!
Dane van Niekerk, SA: "Couldn’t have asked for anything better. Reaching the semis was the first goal, nice that we got to the semis before today. We had momentum going well and when it’s going well, it’s nice to play more games. In this tournament, we won the crucial points in the games. We’ve never beaten them, so we really want to beat them. What better time that the World Cup semi finals. Hopefully everything will get together for us on that day. We haven’t really fired together at the top and that has put pressure on the middle order. So main focus for myself and Lizelle is to get off to a good start."
Anisa Mohammed, WI: "I think we’re disappointed. Our batting let us down. The players need to have confidence in themselves as they’re hitting the ball well. Stafanie has a groin strain to will take time to recover. We next play South Africa and then the Qualifier in Sri Lanka."
That's that! The match has been called off due to rain. Persistent rain has meant that there was no chance of the game starting owing to wet outfield. Both South Africa and New Zealand split points as a result. More importantly, South Africa top Group B as a result. Captains' views to follow...
"Pretty dismal pictures," says Alan Wilkins on air with visuals of rain. It's just an hour to go for the cut-off time for toss to take place. There's an inspection scheduled in another 12 minutes is what we're told. Fingers crossed...
Very bleak signs of the game taking place. This has turned out to be a damp squib. We still await an official word but perhaps it will be very difficult to dry the outfield, that has now seen rain for close to three overs.
Hello and a warm welcome from wherever you're joining us from for the last league match of the T20 World Cup 2020. The first game of the day dashed Thailand's hopes of an upset, thanks to the rain at the Sydney Showground. That also threatens this West Indies versus South Africa clash.
If South Africa win or if the match is washed out, semi-final line-ups: Australia vs South Africa and India versus England.
If West Indies win, semi-final line-ups: Australia versus England, India versus South Africa.
A full-strength South Africa, who have already qualified for the semis, are coming on the back of three wins. They are yet to be beaten in the group stage in this competition. On the other side, West Indies' will struggle to play XI fit players, as their coach Gus Logie said on the eve. Stafanie Taylor is already ruled out, Britney Cooper twisted her ankle in the last game, Chinelle Henry was also out due to a niggle... Hopefully, we get a game. I'm S. Sudarshanan, have my fingers crossed as I type this. :p Shall get you updates from this game. Stay tuned!