Southern Stars want lively wicket in Coffs

The Southern Stars will be hoping for a bit of life in the pitch in Coffs Harbour when they take on South Africa on Sunday

Australia quick Rene Farrell is hoping to find a little something for the pace bowlers in the wicket at Coffs International Stadium when the fourth ODI against South Africa gets underway on Sunday.

After decks that have offered plenty for the batters in the opening three matches in Canberra and Sydney, Farrell believes the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars' bowling attack is ready to fire in the final two matches.

"I haven't had a look at it, but I've got some inside knowledge that there might be a little something in it, so fingers crossed our bowlers can have a good start and get a couple of wicket early," Farrell said ahead of the Australian squad's training session on Saturday.

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"We want to be the best we can be and we'd like to get a few more early wickets.

"(Proteas opener) Lizelle Lee hits the ball nice and cleanly so it'd be nice to get her out early and just keep dominating and winning."

Lee scored her maiden ODI century against the Southern Stars at North Sydney Oval on Wednesday, blasting seven sixes on her way to 102.

"I think it's just about bowling good areas to her and not giving her width," Farrell said of the Australians' plans for the Proteas 'keeper.

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“We might chuck a few slower balls in there, but nothing she can get under.

"For me it's going to be full length to her and hopefully hit her on her toes and get her out lbw or bowled."

Australia's batting stars have dominated the series so far, with Meg Lanning posting knocks of 134 and 80no, Ellyse Perry scoring a career-best 93no and bettering it one game later with 95no, while Nicole Bolton chipped in with 77no in Sydney.

The only top-order batter yet to fire is Elyse Villani, dismissed for 2 and 4 in Canberra.

She then looked on song early in her innings at North Sydney Oval, finding the boundary twice in the opening over, before falling to a brilliant delivery from Ayabonga Khaka.

But Farrell says if Villani's form in the nets is anything to go by, a big innings isn't far away for the opener.

"I feel as though Elyse Villani the next two games, watch out because she’ll be smoking them around the field. 

"We always have a great contest in the nets, I give her a little bit and she gives it back. 

"She's been hitting them really well. 

"She's been a great player now for a number of years and so I know she'll come back and do us proud."

Australia have a 3-nil lead heading into the final two matches in Coffs Harbour, with the final two games to be played on Sunday (November 27) and Tuesday (November 29).

With only these two ODIs against the Proteas and three against New Zealand across the Tasman next March standing between Australia and the 50-over World Cup in England next June, Farrell believes the defending champions are on the right track.

"There's still obviously lot of time, but we're on the right track.

"We all do get along off the field which is really important, especially when you're losing games or you're in tough situations. 

"The World Cup in England will be tough but we have a great culture that we'll carry forward into 2017."

Entry to both games in Coffs Harbour is FREE and both games will be streamed live and free on, the Cricket Australia Live app and on the Southern Stars Facebook page.