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Clarke: We want to win Ashes 5-0

Posted on 17/12/2013 in Blog, Cricket

Michael Clarke has said there will be no let up from Australia after they regained the Ashes because the hosts want to win 5-0.

A 150-run victory in Perth gave the Aussies a 3-0 lead with just two Tests to play and Clarke was full of praise for the way his teammates turned around a series defeat in England just five months ago.

He said: "The boys deserve all the credit in the world for all the work we've put in over the time.

"As [Brad Haddin] has just said to me – 'we've got them back'. It's a fantastic feeling.

The loss in Perth may have meant England had to hand over the urn, but it provided their brightest point of the tour so far with Ben Stokes hitting a gutsy 120 in only his second Test.

Will Clarke be right? Can Australia repeat their 2009 success and win it 5-0 or will England regain some pride?

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