Brisbane, Mar 3 : Australia's coach Tim Nielsen today admitted that his players were not playing well and are low on confidence before the second final of the cricket tri-series against India here on Tuesday.
Nielsen said Australia faces an uphill battle to win the triangular one-day finals series against India, having gone 1-0 down following defeat at the SCG on Sunday.
Nielsen said India is playing excellent cricket and Australia will be hard-pressed to avoid conceding its second consecutive series loss.
"That's the challenge of elite sport, as we're not always going to get the results we want playing against very good opposition and playing against a bowling attack that's playing very well," he said.
"My challenge at the moment is to keep these blokes up and get them in a state of mind that gives them every opportunity tomorrow.
The tourists won game won in Sydney by six wickets, master batsman Sachin Tendulkar leading the charge with his first one-day century on Australian soil.
Australia must win in Brisbane tomorrow night to force the series into a decider in Adelaide on Friday night.
Story first published: Monday, March 3, 2008, 20:12 [IST]
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