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If it rains in the T20 World Cup semi-final, which 2 teams will play the final?

Dawn TV Sports Editor + Daily Dawn

After the Super Eight stage of the T20 World Cup 2024 ended in a dramatic manner, now the eyes of cricket fans are on the semi-finals of the mega event, where Afghanistan made history not only by reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time but also the likes of Australia. The champion team was also eliminated from the event.

According to the report of the sports website ‘Cricinfo’, the Sprite phase of the T20 World Cup was very interesting in which Afghanistan first defeated Australia and then Bangladesh in the last match after a sensational contest to reach the semi-finals of the mega event for the first time. Accessed and dated.
In the first semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2024, South Africa, the top team in Group 2, will compete against Afghanistan, who came second in Group One, while in the second semi-final, Group One’s top team India, who finished second in Group Two, will compete. The defending champions will face England.
The first semi-final of the T20 World Cup will be played on June 27 between South Africa and Afghanistan at 5:30 am Pakistan time at the Brian Lara Stadium in Taruba, while the second semi-final will be played between the defending champions England and India on June 27. will be played at the Providence Stadium in Guyana at 7:30 p.m.

It was decided at the beginning of the T20 World Cup that if India managed to make it to the final four, they would play the second semi-final in Guyana, as Guyana has a large number of Indian fans.
The situation is completely different for the two semi-finals of the World Cup, with an extra day for the match between Afghanistan and South Africa, but no extra day for the other semi-final between India and England, as there is a one-day difference. The World Cup finals are scheduled from 2016 to 2018 and having an extra day will reduce the duration significantly.

However, in case of rain, both teams will be given an extra 250 minutes, an extra 60 minutes at the end of the day for the first semi-final, and an extra 190 minutes on the extra day for the first semi-final. will
Both the teams must play at least 10 overs to complete the semi-final and final matches, 5 overs per innings were mandatory in the Super Eight and Group Stages, as both the semi-finals are predicted to be rained out. The principle can be very important.

If both semi-finals cannot be held due to rain, then the top teams in their respective groups (India and South Africa) in the Super Eight stage will qualify for the final, and if the final cannot be held for any reason, both teams They will be jointly declared T20 World Cup champions.

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