Don't think we can do what England did to India: Clarke

Updated: 29 December 2011 12:01 IST

Although Australian skipper Michael Clarke is happy with the 122-run win against India in the first Test match in Melbourne, but he made it clear he was not thinking about a whitewash.

Don't think we can do what England did to India: Clarke
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Melbourne:

Although Australian skipper Michael Clarke is happy with the 122-run win against India in the first Test match in Melbourne, but he made it clear he was not thinking about a whitewash.

"We will take confidence from the win but not so much that we can think about doing what England did to India," the Australian captain said.

Clarke praised his bowlers for their stupendous show. "A lot of credit needs to go to the bowlers," he said.

He also had a special word of praise for the pace duo of Peter Siddle and James Pattinson for their stint with the bat. "Siddle and Pattinson are making up for our failures with the bat, including me," he said.

All the batters knew it was going to be tough to bat early on but later it was better," he added.

Pattinson, who picked 6 wickets in the match, said: "For me it was a dream to play. I know I wasn't even born when Sachin was playing so it was amazing to play alongside him."

Topics : Cricket India Australia Michael Clarke India in Australia, 2011-12
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