Clarke - We have no fear

Stand-in skipper delighted with attacking intent in Dubai

Last Updated: 28/04/09 10:00am

  • Share:
Clarke: On the attack

Clarke: On the attack

Sky Bet

Stand-in captain Michael Clarke wants his team to continue attacking in the field after Australia beat Pakistan to move 2-1 ahead in the five-match one-day series in Abu Dhabi.

A flawless fielding display helped the Aussies come from the brink of defeat to gain what looked an improbable victory when Pakistan were cruising towards the 199 winning total on 95-0.

Clarke's troops took every catching opportunity to clinch a 27-run victory at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium - the highlight of which was the returning Andrew Symonds' stunning diving catch to dismiss Pakistan captain Younus Khan.

"I think it's just the attitude, no matter what we're going to have a go. If there's an opportunity to try and dive and take a good catch we're going to have a crack at it," Clarke told Fox Sports.

"If we drop it so be it. If we see an opportunity to get a run out we're going to throw the ball.

Fantastic spirit

"I think that's how we field our best, if we've got that intent and that attitude I think you'll see Australia field their best like that."

Clarke also refuted claims that team-mate Shane Watson approached umpires to complain about Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal's bowling action.

Ajmal, whose action was reported as illegal during the second ODI on Friday, accused Watson of conversing with the on-field umpires about his action.

But Clarke said: "All we know is that Watson certainly didn't go to the umpires and say a word, none of our players have approached (the umpires) and spoken about him (Ajmal).

"The series is being played in a fantastic spirit and we want to continue with that."

The fourth ODI will be played at the Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

  • Share:

Related

Related Profiles

Most Popular

Features

Marquez not here for Brook

Marquez not here for Brook

Juan Manuel Marquez tells Ringside he is not in London to sort out a fight with Kell Brook.

World Cup Classics

World Cup Classics

West Indies imploded against Australia in 1996 to suffer their first ever semi-final defeat as Shane Warne took 4-36.

World Cup Flashback

World Cup Flashback

Kevin O’Brien was Ireland's hero in 2011 as his stunning century earned a shock victory over England.