AUSTRALIA captain Michael Clarke praised his team’s impressive first Test win over India – and then told them he wants more.
Australia clinched a 122-run success after their quicks again tore through a star-studded India batting line-up on day four at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Man-of-the-match James Pattinson led the way, in just his third Test, with second-innings figures of four for 53 as India were bowled out for 169 in two sessions.
It ensured Australia will head to Sydney next week full of confidence and Clarke has told his team they must cash in.
Australia have not won back-to-back Test matches since the tour of New Zealand almost two years ago, while they have not won two Tests in any of the six series since.
It is a trend Clarke is determined to end as his side looks to prove the potential they have begun to display since he took over as captain earlier this year.
“Consistency is what I’ve spoken about in the past,” Clarke said.
“There’s periods throughout that game where we didn’t perform as well as we’d like, so we need to look to improve that come Sydney. When you’re on top you need to make the most of that. I think we did that really well today with the ball, and we fought really hard with the bat yesterday and again this morning.”