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Published: Tuesday, March 2, 2004, 23:10 [IST]
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Indian eves eye series win against Windies
Tuesday, March 2 2004 17:40 Hrs (IST)

Kolkata:Sitting pretty on a 2-0 cushion, Indian eves are hoping to ride on their batting and spin prowess to clinch the five-match series by winning the third One-day International against West Indies at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Wednesday.

Having followed up a 105-run victory in the series opener at Dhanbad with a seven-wicket triumph at Jamshedpur, Indian skipper Mamatha Maben seemed confident of continuing the fine run.

''We have dominated the series so far, and want to continue our domination,'' said Maben, who has more than 10 years of international experience behind her. Maben said her confidence stemmed from the good form of the batsmen and the spinners.

The Indians have been well served by their opening batsmen Anju Jain and Jaya Sharma who have stitched together century stands in both the matches. Sharma, a copybook willower, missed her hundred by only three runs in Dhanbad, before coming up with a 78 in Jamshedpur. Jain has also struck twin half-centuries.

In the spin department, the classy left-arm bowler Neetu David, who holds the world record for the most number of wickets in a Test, has been the principal wrecker of the Caribbeans, with nine wickets in her kitty so far.

Maben said the team management was considering a reshuffle in the batting order but ruled out any big experimentation. ''We will think of such experiments after we win the series.''

Neetu, Anju Jain fashion Indian victory

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