Following a comprehensive victory over India, Australia are guaranteed a semi-final berth in the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup. Captain Meg Lanning however insists that the Aussies will look to continue their good run in the last league match against South Africa as well.
"We haven't spoken much about the semis at all, to be honest. We're going in to South Africa game to win and make sure we keep improving on our game, that's what we're going to focus on and whatever happens after that will happen,” Lanning was quoted as saying in a Cricbuzz report.
Australia are currently placed second in the points table. "It's going to be a tough challenge no matter who it is you play or where you play. We're looking forward to playing South Africa first, they're a very dangerous side. We'll look at them and go out there and try to win that game and we'll worry about the rest later,” Lanning further added.
Australia lost to England by three runs, but thrashed India by eight wickets on Wednesday. The Indians now face a virtual quarter-final against New Zealand.
Reflecting on the team's performance against India, Lanning added, "I thought it was a pretty good overall performance. I thought all of our bowlers did a really good job from the start and were able to keep the pressure on India.”
--By A Cricket Correspondent