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Oz captain Clarke hoping to improve on top Test score of 329

Sydney, Tue, 28 Feb 2012 ANI

Sydney, Feb.28 (ANI): Having won the Allan Border Medal for Best Cricketer of the Year, Australia's cricket captain Michael Clarke is now hoping to surpass his top score of 329.


Clarke said on Tuesday that the 329 against India had allowed him to tick off a big career goal.


He said he had set himself three major goals - to ensure his fitness was at a very high level, to start well as Test captain and score a Test double-century.


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He believed he had achieved all three.


"I'm as fit as I've ever been in my career. I think my captaincy's started pretty well because I had the experience under Ricky Ponting as vice-captain," Clarke told reporters.


"And my goals personally, to score my highest Test score was one of those goals.


"I hadn't scored a double hundred for Australia yet and that was something I wanted to achieve this summer," Clarke said.


But Clarke said he still had plenty to achieve on both a personal and team level and still believed he could improve as a batsman.


He also said there were some major challenges coming up for Australia as they sought to again become cricket's dominant side, notably playing India in India, South Africa at home and England both home and away. (ANI)


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