WCL 2024 / India Champions entered the semi-finals, now they will compete with this team

Vikrant Shekhawat : Jul 11, 2024, 11:15 AM
WCL 2024: Under the captaincy of Yuvraj Singh, the team of India Champions has entered the semi-finals of the World Championship of Legends 2024. Although the team had to face defeat at the hands of South Africa in its last league match, but even after this, on the basis of better run rate, the team has confirmed its place in the semi-finals. Apart from India and Pakistan, Australia and West Indies have also made their place in the last 4. Now it is the turn of the semi-finals, the matches which will be played on 12 July.

India Champions lost to South Africa Champions in their last league match

India Champions team has lost to South Africa by 54 runs in their last league match. But the team has got as much net run rate as it needed. Therefore, the team has qualified for the semi-finals. Now in the semi-finals, while West Indies will face Pakistan Champions, on the other hand, India Champions team will be seen taking on Australia Champions. Both these matches will be played on 12 July. The match between West Indies and Pakistan will be played from 5 pm Indian time, while the match between Australia Champions and India Champions will start at around 9 pm. The teams winning the semi-final match will go straight to the final and the final will be played on July 13. Whichever team wins this match will be declared the winner of this year's World Championship of Legends.

India Champions definitely achieved the net run rate in the last over

As far as the match is concerned, Yuvraj Singh won the toss and decided to bowl first. South Africa, batting first, scored 210 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. Yuvraj Singh and India Champions camp must be thinking that if the Indian team bats later, then it will have a target in front of it that how many runs the team will need in 20 overs, so that the team reaches the semi-finals. This is what happened. India needed 211 runs to win, but if the team wanted to reach the semi-finals, it needed 153 runs in 20 overs. Which it achieved. That is, South Africa could not make it to the semi-finals despite winning, while India Champions team secured its place in the semi-finals on the basis of better run rate despite losing.

Harbhajan Singh bowled brilliantly

While bowling for India Champions, Harbhajan Singh dismissed four batsmen by giving 25 runs in four overs, while Dhawal Kulkarni, Vinay Kumar, Pawan Negi and Yusuf Pathan dismissed one batsman each. Yusuf Pathan scored the most runs for India Champions. He played a brilliant innings of 54 runs in 44 balls and got his team a ticket to the semi-finals by hitting a four on the last ball.