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Women's T20 World Cup: Melbourne Weather Expected To Stay Clear During India-Australia Title Clash

Updated: 08 March 2020 14:03 IST

After rain played spoilsport in the semi-finals in Sydney, the Melbourne weather looks clear for the women's T20 World Cup final on Sunday.

Womens T20 World Cup: Melbourne Weather Expected To Stay Clear During India-Australia Title Clash
More than 75,000 tickets have been sold for the all-important women's T20 World Cup final. © Twitter

India will take on Australia in the Women's T20 World Cup final at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday. India managed to enter a maiden T20 World Cup final after their semi-final game against England was called off without a ball being bowled in Sydney on Thursday. Captained by Harmanpreet Kaur, India entered the final as they finished their group on top with four wins in as many games. The weather also affected the second semi-final between Australia and South Africa, where the hosts won the rain-affected encounter by five runs to seal their sixth consecutive T20 World Cup final. While rain played spoilsport in Sydney, Melbourne weather is expected to stay clear during the course of the day. According to the weather reports, the conditions will remain 'partly cloudy' but rain will not affect the proceedings during the all-important final.

Ahead of the T20 World Cup final in Melbourne, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to extend his wishes to both the sides on Saturday.

"G'day @ScottMorrisonMP! It doesn't get bigger than the India vs Australia Final in Women's @T20WorldCup tomorrow.  Best wishes to both @BCCIWomen and @AusWomenCricket and greetings on Women's Day. May the best team win. Like the Blue Mountains, MCG will also be Blue tomorrow!" Narendra Modi tweeted.

On Saturday, the International Cricket Council (ICC)  had announced that over 75,000 tickets have been sold for the summit clash between India and Australia.

India will look for an explosive start from their teenage sensation Shafali Verma.

Shafali, 16, has scored runs at a strike rate of over 160 and accumulated 161 runs in four innings in the tournament so far.

With the ball, Poonam Yadav has been the pick of the bowlers for India. She is the joint-highest wicket-taker in the T20 World Cup with nine scalps to her name in just four matches.

Highlights
  • India will take on Australia in Women's T20 World Cup final in Melbourne
  • Rain had played spoilsport in Sydney and affected both the semi-finals
  • Melbourne weather looks clear for the women's T20 World Cup final
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