The Indian women’s cricket team made it to their first-ever Women’s T20 World Cup final on Thursday after the semi-final against England was washed out without a single ball being bowled at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
India topped Group A with four wins in four matches. England, however, lost their game against South Africa in the opening game that turned out to be the decisive factor between the two.
“Frustrating, didn’t want the World Cup to end this way but not much you can do about this. Would have been good to have a reserve day perhaps. That loss to South Africa cost us. Not really, we expected to reach the semi-finals and that we did. Undone by the weather,” Heather Knight, the English captain, said after the match was called off.
“It is unfortunate not to get a game due to the weather. But that’s how the rules go. In the future, it would be nice to have a reserve day. From day one, we knew that we have to win all the games because if in case we don’t get any play in the semifinals, it will be hard for us,” India captain Harmanpreet Kaur said.
While it was a tough day for England, fans had a field day on Twitter. Here’re some of the most hilarious reactions…
— Doordarshan Sports (@ddsportschannel) March 5, 2020
Lots of people in England have suddenly realised they do care about shit rules at ICC events. #INDvENG-- Advertisement --
— Danyal Rasool (@Danny61000) March 5, 2020
— Not Daniel Alexander (@Daniel86criket) March 5, 2020
— saheel (@saheel_01) March 5, 2020
— Siddharth Kaul (@sidkaul22) March 5, 2020
— Satish Poonia (@SatishPooniaBJP) March 5, 2020
Congratulations to the Indian Women's cricket team on reaching the Final of the @T20WorldCup for the first time ever! ?? Just one more game to go ?
— Jitu Vaghani (@jitu_vaghani) March 5, 2020
— Rajiv Pingale (@doitRPway) March 5, 2020
— Abhiram Prasad (@AbhiramPrasad6) March 5, 2020
England Men's Team Won ODI WC on boundary count
England Womens Team could not make it to Final cz of low points on points table .
— Virat Storm ✊ (@viratofficialfc) March 5, 2020
England became world champions recently without actually winning the final and have now been eliminated from a world cup without actually losing their semifinal #T20WorldCup
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) March 5, 2020
Do not use KARMA word for Fun until or unless LAST win is yours in the game, or you are the winner.
Remember that always.❤
Men cricket Team of Eng won on the basis of Numbers of fours, in that NOTHING FAULT of Women Cricket Team of Eng.
Laugh But wait for Finals.#INDvENG
— Nidhi ✨ (@NidhiiTweets_) March 5, 2020
#INDvENG Though India would have wanted to progress based on merit but if rules decide this way; it has to be accepted.
England shouldnt complaint for this as they won the Men's @ICC World Cup 2019 based on number of boundaries – shear luck!!
Karma hits back
— Himanshu Arora (@Arora_Saab02) March 5, 2020
— Tusshar Mehta (@Tusshar_Mehta) March 5, 2020