19 Aug 2009

Australia will not settle for drawn series, says Clarke

6:52 am on 19 August 2009

Australia intend to go all out for a win in the fifth test against England starting in London tomorrow night rather than settle for the draw that would ensure they retain the Ashes.

The vice-captain Michael Clarke says the weather forecast it looks okay so they'll be chasing a result.

Clarke says in the 50-odd test matches he's played Australia's never gone for a draw and he's pretty confident they won't be doing so at the Oval..

Australia levelled the series 1-1 after inflicting a heavy innings defeat on England in the fourth test at Headingley.

A draw would be enough to keep the Ashes but the Australians are determined to atone for their 2-1 loss in the unforgettable 2005 Ashes encounter and return home with a series victory.

Clarke, 28, has been the outstanding batsman in the series with 445 runs at an average of 89.00 including two centuries and a 93.