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Women’s Cricket World Cup: How India can qualify for the semifinals

With two spots still up for grabs in the top four, there is a bit of permutation and combination for India to seal a berth for the semis in Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022.

India will face South Africa in their final league match of Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. Table-toppers Australia and second-placed South Africa are already into the semi finals. The last two spots in the top four are open for India, England and the West Indies.

England will play against Bangladesh in the first match on Sunday while India will take on South Africa in the final match of the league stage.

A win against South Africa will take India to 8 points in seven matches and put them above current third-placed West Indies who have seven points. If England, who also have 6 points from as many matches, also win their last match, then the third and fourth position between India and England will be determined by net run-rate.

If India’s last league match is washed out due to rain, then they will be tied at 7 points with West Indies but a better run rate will help them to leapfrog the Caribbeans. But if India lose, they have to depend on Bangladesh defeating England by a huge margin.

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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