Date: February 23, 2023
Time: 06:30 PM IST
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
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The first semi-final of the ongoing Women’s T20 World Cup will see defending champions Australia taking on India on Thursday (February 23). While Australia Women are coming into the knockout stages with 4-straight wins, India lost just 1 game in the league stage to finish 2nd in Group B. The match will be played at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town. The winner of the contest will either face England or South Africa in the final of the tournament.
Both teams have won the tosses twice in their respective 4 league-stage matches. Talking about the last encounter these two sides had with each other, Team India called the toss right. Picking Harmanpreet Kaur to win the toss.
Although India is favourite to win the toss, Australia will be the hot favorites to win the game. The 5-time World Cup champions have not won a single game in this tournament so far and the record they have against India in ICC tournaments will give them the upper hand.
Predicted powerplay score and Average first innings total:
The pitch at Newlands, Cape Town has assisted pacers in the past. The deck is bound to offer some extra bounce. Anything over 140 on this pitch might prove to be a winning total. The average score on this pitch is 129. The powerplay score is expected to be between 25-35.
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