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The White Ferns' chances of retaining the women's cricket World Cup have been further dented.

Australia has completed a 3-nil sweep of New Zealand in the Rose Bowl series in Perth.

Australia restricted the White Ferns to 114 for nine in their innings and then completed the victory by three wickets with more than four overs to spare.

The World Cup in South Africa starts on March 22.

- NEWSTALK ZB