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AUSW vs INDW: India Can Still Win It, Feels Bowler Pooja Vastrakar For Pink Ball Test

The rain may have washed off many hours from the first two days, and with only final days' play remaining and Australian women still in their first innings, bowler Pooja Vastrakar feels a win may

By IANS News October 02, 2021 • 23:23 PM View: 1210

The rain may have washed off many hours from the first two days, and with only final days' play remaining and Australian women still in their first innings, bowler Pooja Vastrakar feels a win may not be 'impossible' for India in the one-off day/night Test at the Carrara Oval here.

Pooja and veteran fast bowler Jhulan Goswami were the stars for India with the ball on Saturday as the home team were reduced to 143/4 in 60 overs at stumps on the third day, still needing 85 runs to avoid follow-on as they chase India wom'n's first innings score of 377/8 declared.

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However, enforcing a follow-on remains a tall order for India, with Australia trailing them by just 234 runs and with the experienced pair of Ellyse Perry and Ashleigh Gardner left standing for the hosts at the end of the third day.

"If we have to win the match, we have to come with more intent tomorrow and try and break the partnerships and enforce the follow-on," Pooja said at a virtual media interaction at the end of the third day's play.

"It is not impossible. We will try. In two sessions we managed to get four wickets which were crucial. If the intent is there, anything can happen in the game of cricket," Pooja, who finished the day with 2 for 31, said.


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