India eves take on Australia in 3rd ODI

Published: Wednesday, December 15, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Mumbai:The Indian women cricketers will have to pull up their socks and try to win the third One-Day International against Australia to be held at the Police Gymkhana here tomorrow.

After losing the first two one-dayers at Mysore (by 14 runs) and Mandya (by three wickets) in Karnataka, it is high time the hosts wake up before the visitors take an unbeatable lead in the seven-match series.

The Indian team's batting and bowling has been found wanting and their fielding was below par in the first two internationals. In order to reduce the 2-0 lead, the Indianeves will have to improve in all departments of the game.

he teams from (India): Mamatha Maben (capt), Mithali Raj (vice-capt), Anuj Jain, Anjum Chopra, Jaya Sharma, Hemalata Kala, Jhulan Goswami, Amita Sharma, Arundhati Kirkire, Varsha Raffel, Deepa Kulkarni, Neetu David, Nooshin Al Khadeer and Monica Sumra.

Coach: Sudha Shah, Manager: Trupti Bhatacharya, Physio: Shivkumar.

Australia: Belinda Clark (capt), Karen Rolton (vice-capt) Alex Blackwell, Kate Blackwell, Leonie Coleman, Cathryn Fitzpatrick, Julie Hayes, Melanie Jones, Lisa Keightley,Shelley Nitschke, Clea Smith, Lisa Sthalekar and Emma Twining.

Coach: Stephen Jenkin, Manager: Claire Connotty, Physio: Lisa Ross.

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