Aussies keen to take lead in best-of-three finals tomorrow

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Sydney, March 1 (UNI) Australia's run machine Michael Hussey believes that the conditions here are different from Melbourne and said his team is keen to forget the 13-run loss against Sri Lanka and take on India in the best-of-three finals tomorrow.

''We really want to put that game behind us really (and) focus on the positives of how we played here in Sydney last time,'' Hussey said.

''The conditions in Sydney and Melbourne are totally different so there's no point really dwelling on that performance (against Sri Lanka on Friday) down there.

''We know we're playing well, we know we can put on a good performance and hopefully we can do it again here in Sydney where we did play very well last time,'' he added.

Appreciating the challenge put up by India in this summer, Hussey claimed that the visitors can not be taken lightly and both the teams are eager to finish off the tour on a winning note.

''The cricket has been very competitive right throughout the whole summer - the Test matches, the one-dayers - and I expect this finals series to be no different,'' he said.

''I know our guys are 100 per cent ready, focused and really looking forward to the challenge of playing India.

''I'm sure India would love to leave Australia on a winning note as well so I think all bodes well for a fantastic finals series,'' he added.

However, the 32-year-old left hander said it would be important to take lead in the best-of-three finals and therefore, tomorrow's match becomes very important for both the sides.

''Whoever can get the momentum, get the ascendancy in this one-day series has got to be a huge chance of taking out the Commonwealth Bank Trophy,'' he said.

''So we're going to be as hard as we possibly can, it'd be great to be 1-0 up going into Brisbane but having said that if we did happen to drop the first one we've still got another chance to win the series,'' he said.

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