India skipper Mithali Raj won the toss and elected to bat first against Australia in the rain- truncated second semifinals of the ICC Women’s World Cup Derby.
The match has been reduced to 42-over-a- side due to rain delay of over three hours.
India fielded an unchanged side from the last game, while skipper Meg Lanning returned for Australia in place of Rachael Haynes for the crucial match.
Record six-time winners Australia had finished the round-robin stage on the second spot, behind England, in the 8-team points table, while India was third. In their robin-robin match, Australia had defeated India by 8 wickets.
India had played the Final of ICC Women’s World Cup only once in the 2005 edition, when they lost to the Aussies.
The winner of today’s match will face hosts England in the title clash on Sunday. In the first semi-final, three-time champions England had defeated South Africa by 2 wickets.