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Pride at stake for Indian women in 3rd ODI against Australia

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 March 2018 12:00 AM GMT

VADODARA, Mar 17: The series already lost, India women would look to salvage some pride when they take on mighty Australia in the third and fil game of the series, a part of the ICC Women ODI Championship, here on Sunday.

It has been a disastrous series for Indian women so far as they are yet to taste a victory in four matches, including the two practice games preceding the three-game ODI series.

It has been a domiting performance from Australia, who had lost to India in the World Cup semifils.

Australia women have showed their class by registering convincing wins in all the matches. They won the first ODIs by eight wickets and sealed the series with 60-run victory in the second match.

Prior to the ODIs, Indian women had also lost both the practice games in Mumbai by massive 321 runs and seven wickets respectively.

And come Sunday, it would be Indian women's last chance to redeem some pride and bring smiles back to the faces of their fans with a consolation win. But to achieve a favourable result India will have to improve in all departments of the game.

In the absence of veteran Jhulan Goswami, the Indian bowling attack looked lacklustre in the series with Shikha Pandey and Pooja Vastrakar leaking runs upfront.

India's batting has been unimpressive in the two matches and it has cost the team badly. IANS

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