Ashes 2013-14: Michael Clarke says win at Melbourne was special
Australia captain Michael Clarke says that the win in the fourth Test match at Melbourne was special for his side in the ongoing Ashes 2013-14.
Meanwhile, a battered England side is desperate to avoid the ignominy of a 5-0 series whitewash against Australia as they scramble to salvage some pride in the final Ashes Test in Sydney starting on Friday.
Alastair Cook’s team — coming off a dispiriting eight-wicket loss in the fourth Test in Melbourne — face becoming only the third English side to lose an Ashes series 5-0 to their oldest rivals, AFP reported.
It has been a tour from hell for England with the loss of senior players Jonathan Trott (stress) and Graeme Swann (retirement), star players out of form and Kevin Pietersen admitting his team-mates are “mentally fragile” from playing in back-to-back Ashes series.