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Australia beat the rain and South Africa to seal T20 World Cup spot

  • Meg Lanning scored an unbeaten 49 as Australia overcame South Africa and the conditions to set up a final with India on Sunday.
Modified 06 Mar 2020, 15:36 IST

Australia celebrate
Australia celebrate

Australia will defend their Women's T20 World Cup title in the final against India after defeating South Africa in a rain-affected match at the SCG.

The hosts and reigning champions posted 134-5 in a match at first delayed and then truncated by rain, with the earlier semi-final between England and India having been a washout.

While Australia were able to bat their full allocation, their opponents were limited to 13 overs and required 98 runs.

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However, they were only able to reach 92-5 as Australia won by five runs, with maiden finalists India up next in Melbourne on Sunday.

Captain Meg Lanning led by example with an unbeaten 49, while disciplined bowling from Megan Schutt (2-17 off three overs) helped to limit a South Africa side for whom Laura Wolvaardt top-scored on 41.

Australia's #T20WorldCup journey:

2009 semi-finalists
2010 champions
2012 champions
2014 champions
2016 runners-up
2018 champions

What. A. Team. — T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) March 5, 2020


Published 05 Mar 2020, 17:38 IST
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