Australia still a dominant force: Clarke

Updated: 26 October 2008 09:39 IST

The critics might be pronouncing an end to Australia's domination but Michael Clarke has refused to believe that the balance of power has shifted to India.

Australia still a dominant force: Clarke
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Melbourne:

The critics might be pronouncing an end to Australia's domination in Test cricket following their Mohali debacle but vice-captain Michael Clarke has refused to believe that the balance of power has shifted to India.

Australia have lost two (in Perth and Mohali) and drawn as many in their last four matches against India but Clarke said this was not a sign that India has changed the balance of power.

"I would disagree with that," Clarke said.

The Australians are trailing 0-1 in the four-match Test after suffering their worst Test defeat in Mohali by 320 runs, but Clarke was optimist that his team would bounce back and win the New Delhi Test starting October 29.

"It's not the first Test match I have lost, and I guarantee it won't be the last, but I know our mindset will be exactly the same as it was at the start of this game. We're going into Delhi to win the Test match. "After the first Test when we had a draw, I remember getting on the bus and 'Punter' (Ricky Ponting) said to Peter Siddle, 'Mate you won't see too many results like that in this team.' It is so true. We win. We want to win every game we play.

"We are going to do everything in our power to make sure this Test in Delhi, we win. But we need to control the little things first," he was quoted as saying by the 'Sydney Morning Herald'.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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