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Australia shifts focus back to cricket

16/10/2007 05:39:07 AM Comments (0)

The Australians have switched their focus back to cricket following their plane dramas in India on Monday.

The Australian and Indian teams both had their schedules disrupted after their flight from Nagpur to Mumbai had to be turned around after birds were struck during take-off causing damage to an engine.

The Jet Airways flight returned to Nagpur before another flight was organised with both teams being delayed into getting into Mumbai.

The Australian team was set to train at Wankhede Stadium before Wednesday's day-night dead rubber against India after the tourists claimed a 4-1 series lead with an 18-run win in Nagpur.

The tourists are going to be weighing up whether to rest any of the paceman for the final clash of the series with Ben Hilfenhaus having not played a match on tour and Stuart Clark sitting out the last three contests.

Opener Matthew Hayden is on the mend from a sore hip and a decision will have to be made on his fitness.

The team is not expected to be announced until just before the match.

The Australians complete their tour of India with a one-off Twenty20 match against the newly-crowned world champions at Mumbai's Brabourne Stadium on Saturday.

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