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Last Updated: Tuesday, 5 April, 2005, 15:12 GMT 16:12 UK
Clark believes improvement needed
Belinda Clark
Clark has played 111 one-day international matches for Australia
Belinda Clark insisted there was still room for improvement after leading Australia into the Women's World Cup final with victory over England.

Clark was named Player of the Match after top scoring with 62 as her side won by five wickets.

"We did what we had to do today, there's obviously some rust in the system still.

"I hit them quite well, which was nice, but we made it hard for ourselves with a few run outs," she said.

"I thought they fielded quite well but we should have done it a little bit easier than that.

"We'll go away and work on things and hopefully come back a little better in the final."

Clark praised fast bowler Cathryn Fitzpatrick, who struck two vital blows by dismissing England's leading batters Claire Taylor and Charlotte Edwards with the new ball, and finished with figures of 3-27.

Fitzpatrick also hit the winning runs as Australia passed England's total of 158 with three overs to spare.

"I thought Cathryn Fitzpatrick was really the pick of the players on the field today. She set us up beautifully with her opening spell," Clark added.

Australia were beaten by New Zealand in the 2000 final and are looking to reclaim the trophy Clark lifted when they won in India eight years ago.

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