Clarke vows to keep pressing for win

Apr 21, 2012, 07:57 IST | AFP

Australia captain Michael Clarke vowed to keep making ambitious declarations even if it meant risking seeing his plans come back to haunt him.

Clarke set the West Indies a 215-run target off 61 overs in the second Test on Thursday, after declaring on 160 for eight, only for torrential rain to wash away any chance of a result.

His decision to tempt the West Indies to force a result had paid dividends in the first Test in Barbados. “In my entire career, my goal has been to help the Australian team win as many games as possible and I guess now that I am captain I have the opportunity to show that.

When there is a chance for winning, you’ve got to have a go at it,” said Clarke. 

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