WWC: India meet Australia in 3rd place playoff

Updated: 20 March 2009 10:42 IST

A demoralised India will take on an equally dejected Australia in the third/fourth-place play-off at Bankstown Oval on Saturday.

Sydney:

Smarting from the failure to reach the final of the ICC Women's World Cup, a demoralised India will take on an equally dejected Australia in the third/fourth-place play-off at Bankstown Oval here on Saturday.

The Super Six stage defeat against New Zealand put paid to India's hopes for a place in Sunday's final and the 2005 finalists now play for pride against the hosts.

Considering they are the defending champions, Australia's fate was worse as they could not recover from their Super Six stage defeat against India, something they would like to avenge when Karen Rolton's side takes on Jhulan Goswami and her teammates.

Despite their failure to reach the final, India at least return with the solace that by virtue of finishing in the top four, they - along with England, New Zealand and Australia - have automatically qualified for the 2013 World Cup at home.

India captain Jhulan Goswami was almost in tears after the loss against New Zealand and admitted it might be the last campaign for many of her teammates.

Topics : Cricket
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