Diamonds aiming to keep Constellation Cup in Perth

Home sweet home ... Caitlin Bassett is looking forward to playing for Australia in front of her home crowd. Photo: AAP Image/Paul Miller
Home sweet home ... Caitlin Bassett is looking forward to playing for Australia in front of her home crowd. Photo: AAP Image/Paul Miller

Australian Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander will hope tonight's Constellation Cup decider against New Zealand in Perth ends better than the last match between the sides in the West Australian capital.

That was back in 2011, in Alexander's first game in charge against the Silver Ferns, and the New Zealanders took the points in a 49-48 thriller.

Four years on and the Diamonds need to win to retain the Constellation Cup.

Australia leads the series 2-1, and if it ends at 2-2 tomorrow night the overall winner will be decided on percentage.

Alexander has recalled captain Laura Geitz after the brilliant defender sat out the game three loss in Melbourne, while star shooter Caitlin Bassett  said she was determined to overcome a foot injury to line up in front of her home fans.

"The feet are doing good," Bassett said. "I've been looking forward to this Test match for about a year since it was announced."


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