Australia Cricket: Clarke wants clean sweep

Michael Clarke Australia skipper

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Australia skipper Michael Clarke says his side will be going all out to secure a 5-0 series victory over England having already reclaimed the Ashes on Tuesday.

The Baggy Greens secured a 150-run victory over the tourists at the WACA as they saw off the England batting order, with only Ben Stokes impressing with the bat as he notched up his maiden Test century.

Having gone to Australia with hopes of retaining the Ashes urn for a fourth consecutive series, England are now looking down the barrel of a whitewash defeat, with two remaining Tests in Melbourne and Sydney remaining.

Clarke was delighted with the result in Perth and is now hoping his side can push on and secure a 5-0 series win against an England side which has struggled throughout the series with bat in hand.

He said: “It certainly wasn’t given to us easy but we expect that. We’ve known from day one that playing against England’s always tough. They’ve got a lot of good players and we’ve seen that throughout this series.

“Our goal is to get back to being the number one side in the world,” he added.

“No doubt we will celebrate hard tonight and enjoy it, we deserve that. But we have two more Test matches and we’d love to win 5-0.”

England now have until December 25 to dust themselves down and go again, as they hope to put some pride into the badge when they play at the famous MCG.

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