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The defending champions Australia will face the Indian team in the first semi-final game of the T20 World Cup on Thursday (February 23) in Cape Town. The Women in Yellow have won 5 out of the last 7 Women's T20 WC events in the past and have been very dominant over the years, while India, on the other hand, is yet to win an ICC trophy in senior cricket. Here in this article, we will have look at their past encounters and stats preview of this game.

Numbers and Stats ahead of AUS-W vs IND-W semifinal:

6 -
Smriti Mandhana has smashed six fifty-plus scores against Australia Women in the T20Is.

Most fifty-plus scores by a batter against opposition in Women's T20I:
Sophie Devine : 7 vs SA-W
Smriti Mandhana: 7 vs ENG-W
Beth Mooney: 7 vs IND-W
Stafanie Taylor : 7 vs SL-W
Meg Lanning: 6 vs ENG-W
Smriti Mandhana: 6 vs AUS-W

Smriti Mandhana vs AUS-W in Women's T20I:

Inns - 21
Runs -  623
Avg - 31.15
50s : 6
H.S : 83(55) in T20 WC 2018

22 - Australia Women's team has won 22 out of 30 matches against the India Women's team in T20Is.

AUS vs IND in Women's T20I:
Played - 30
AUS W - 22
IND W - 7
NR - 1

24 - Ellyse Perry has taken the most wickets (24) against India in the Women's T20Is.

Most wickets against India in Women's T20I:
Ellyse Perry - 24

Katherine Brunt - 23
Jess Jonassen - 21

122 - Both Ellyse Perry and Megan Schutt have taken 122 wickets in the Women's T20Is.

Most wickets in Women's T20I:
Nida Dar - 126
Anisa Mohammed - 125
Ellyse Perry / Megan Schutt - 122

Most wickets in Women's T20 WC:

Anya Shrubsole - 41
Ellyse Perry - 40
Shabnim Ismail / Megan Schutt - 38

728 -
Harmanpreet Kaur has scored 728 runs against the Australia women's team in T20Is.

Most runs vs AUS-W in T20Is:
Suzie Bates - 969 (42 inns)
Harmanpreet Kaur - 728 (28 inns)
Amy Satterthwaite - 698 (38 inns)

Harmanpreet Kaur vs AUS-W in T20Is:
Inns - 28
Runs - 728
Avg - 28
50s : 3
65(43) in Birmingham, 2022

763 - Beth Mooney has smashed most runs (763) against India Women's team in T20Is.

Most runs scored against IND-W in T20Is:
Beth Mooney - 763 (20 inns)
Danielle Wyatt - 543 (20 inns)
Meg Lanning - 508 (20 inns)

IND-W vs AUS-W meetings in T20 WC:
2010: AUS-W win by 7 wickets
2012: AUS-W win by 8 wickets
2018: IND-W win by 48 runs
2020: IND-W win by 17 runs (Group Stage)
2020: AUS-W win by 85 runs (Finals)

2010 Women's T20 WC:
IND - 119/5 (20)
Punam Raut - 44(51)
Harmanpreet Kaur - 24(27)
Amita Sharma - 17*(11)

Ellyse Perry - 1/19
Rene Farrell - 1/22
Lisa Sthalekar - 1/25

AUS - 123/3 (18.5)
Alex Blackwell - 61(49)
Leah Poulton - 30*(26)
Shelley Nitschke - 22(25)

Priyanka Roy - 2/27
Jhulan Goswami - 1/19

Player of the Match: Alex Blackwell

2012 Women's T20 WC:

IND - 104/8 (20)
Punam Raut - 21(21)
Mithali Raj - 18(16)
Harmanpreet Kaur - 18(25)

Erin Osborne - 3/13
Julie Hunter - 2/23

AUS - 105/2 (17.2)
Meg Lanning - 39(50)
Jess Duffin - 36*(32)
Alyssa Healy - 21(15)

Jhulan Goswami - 1/21
Shubhalakshmi Sharma - 1/22

Player of the Match : Erin Osborne

2018 Women's T20 WC:

IND - 167/8 (20)
Smriti Mandhana - 83(55)
Harmanpreet Kaur - 43(27)

Ellyse Perry - 3/16
Ashleigh Gardner - 2/25
Delissa Kimmince - 2/42

AUS - 119 (19.4)
Ellyse Perry - 39*(28)
Ashleigh Gardner - 20(19)
Beth Mooney - 19(17)

Anuja Patil - 3/15
Radha Yadav - 2/13
Deepti Sharma - 2/24

Player of the Match: Smriti Mandhana

2020 Women's T20 WC (Group Stage):

IND - 132/4 (20)
Deepti Sharma - 49*(46)
Shafali Verma - 29(15)
Jemimah Rodrigues - 26(33)

Jess Jonassen - 2/24
Ellyse Perry - 1/15
Delissa Kimmince - 1/24

AUS - 115 (19.5)
Alyssa Healy - 51(35)
Ashleigh Gardner - 34(36)

Poonam Yadav - 4/19
Shikha Pandey - 3/14
Rajeshwari Gayakwad - 1/31

Player of the Match: Poonam Yadav

2020 Women's T20 WC (Finals):

AUS - 184/4 (20)
Beth Mooney - 78*(54)
Alyssa Healy - 75(39)

Deepti Sharma - 2/38
Poonam Yadav - 1/30
Radha Yadav - 1/34

IND - 99 (19.1)
Deepti Sharma - 33(35)
Veda Krishnamurthy - 19(24)
Richa Ghosh - 18(18)

Megan Schutt - 4/18
Jess Jonassen - 3/20

Player of the Match: Alyssa Healy