South Africa became the second team to reach the semi-finals of the Women’s World Cup after Thursday’s group match against the West Indies was abandoned due to rain.
Women’s World Cup: South Africa advance to semis after rain washes out league game vs WI (ICC Photo)
- South Africa was the second team to reach the semi-finals of the Women’s World Cup
- South Africa has nine points and finishes second in the round robin stage
- Defending champions England are fifth with four points from five games
The South African women advanced to the semi-finals of the ICC Women’s World Cup after their group match against the West Indies women was washed out by torrential rain on Thursday (March 24) at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. The game started delayed due to rain and when conditions were finally deemed good enough for the game to start it was reduced to 26 overs a side.
South Africa was 61-4 after 10.5 overs at the Basin Reserve in Wellington before the game was abandoned with both teams earning a point. South Africa has nine points and finishes second in the round robin stage behind unbeaten Australia, who lead by 12 points. Both teams have one round robin match left. West Indies is third with seven points, having completed all seven games, while India is fourth with six points and one game left.
Holders England are fifth with four points from five games and meet Pakistan in Christchurch on Thursday. The 50-overs tournament features eight teams in the round-robin stage, with the top four advancing to the semi-finals.