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Mooney smashes hundred in Indian tour warm-up

A SWASHBUCKLING century has Hervey Bay's Australian cricketer Beth Mooney on the cusp of selection in the side's One Day International team.

Mooney, batting at number three, smashed the India A attack for 115 from 105 balls, a knock which included 18 fours before she retired. She shared in a 142-run partnership with Ellyse Perry (65 from 72),

Brisbane Heat opener Mooney told cricket.com.au while she happy with her form, it did not guarantee selection.

"I think I had a better plan today than in the past but being able to spend time in the middle was really important for my game and confidence,” she said.

"Someone has to miss out, it might still be me at the end of the warm-up games, but anywhere to bat in that order will be unbelievable for me and a really good experience. But at the same time it's a very hard batting lineup to break into and I can only control what I can.

"It was a really good opportunity for our batters to get out there and spend some time in the middle.”

Australia will face India in three ODIs, with the first game on March 12.



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