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WWC: Australia aim for another victory

Published: Saturday, February 2, 2013, 16:01 [IST]
 
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WWC: Australia aim for another victory

Cuttack, Feb 2: Australia will take on South Africa in a Group 'B' match of the ICC Women's World Cup 2013 to be played here on Sunday.

Title contenders Australia would go for a kill to brighten their chances of making the Super Six berth, while, on the other hand, South Africans would look to bring their campaign back on track with a victory on Sunday.

South Africa's batting line-up crumbled under pressure, losing wickets regularly against the New Zealanders as no one scored more than 37.

Their batting and bowling need to improve in equal measures to register an upset win over Australia, the 2012 World Twenty20 champions and five-time World Cup winners.

The Australians have the experience of Lisa Sthalekar and Alex Blackwell who have tasted World Cup glory, having featured in the 2005 team that lifted the trophy.

Besides Blackwell and Sthalekar, another member of the 2005 winning team is also with the side, Cathryn Fitzpatrick, who is now the head coach.

All-rounder Ellyse Perry and batting duo of Alyssa Healy and Jess Cameron were members of the recent ICC Women's World Twenty20 winning side.

One player to watch out for is in-form batter, Meg Lanning, who recently scored the fastest century by an Australian player in an ODI. She smashed her way to a 45-ball 100 in 55 minutes against New Zealand in December last year.

PTI

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