The final of the 2000 women's World Cup is finally here. Although India failed to make the big day, December 23 nevertheless holds a lot of interest for cricket lovers in India, not to forget the following world over. The mighty Aussies (Southern Stars) take on the much improved and potential champions New Zealand (Clear White Ferns).While the Southern Stars look invincible the Ferns are all pumped up and are well equipped to upset the apple cart, if any thing they match the Aussies when it comes to fielding and their batting is as good. However, the difference in the quality of bowling could be one area, which might turn out to be a telling factor in Saturday's final.While the Ferns have appeared in all of the previous three finals, the Aussies have won two of the last three World Cups. And although the pedigree of both the teams are of high standards Australia's highly professional and tenacious brand of cricket will pose to be more than a rugged mountain terrain for the Ferns to scale in order to lay their hands on the coveted Cup. Whatever the outcome of the final, one is guaranteed a match of the highest quality and with talent running deep on both sides a feast is in the offing. The Carks, the Roltons, the Drumms and the Tiffens, to name a few, are set to enthral the audience, thus ensuring a runaway victory for women's cricket, more than anybody else.
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