Semi-final line-up confirmed as final four qualify for U19 T20 World Cup knockout stage
Big victories for England and Bangladesh rounded off the group stage action and set in stone the two semi-final fixtures, which will be held on Friday.
England’s crushing win over West Indies ensured that they finished top of Group 2 ahead of New Zealand, meaning they will face the second-placed team from Group 1, Australia.
Bangladesh’s brilliant win over UAE completed their superb showing at the tournament, but was unable to boost the team’s net run rate sufficiently to overhaul Australia in second place in Group 1. The loss to South Africa last time out ultimately proved to be Bangladesh’s undoing, as the Tigresses exited the competition.
It was India who finished top of a competitive Group 1. They will face New Zealand in the semi-finals after the Kiwis finished behind England on net run rate in Group 2.
The winners of those two matches will face off in Sunday’s final, which will also be held in Potchefstroom.
Confirmed Semi-Final Fixtures
Friday 27 January, 10 am local time – India v New Zealand
Friday 27 January, 13:45 pm local time – England v Australia