England aims to complete 3-1 lead over Australia in final Ashes Test

20:59, December 31, 2010      

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English cricketer James Anderson on Friday said the England Cricket Team was not content to just retain the Ashes and wanted to complete a 3-1 series triumph by defeating Australia in the final Test.

England took a 2-1 lead after crushing Australia by an innings and 157 runs in Melbourne's fourth Test to retain the Ashes for the first time in 24 years.

"All of us want to go home with a winning series, not just retaining the Ashes," Anderson told ABC Sports on Friday.

"We're not going to settle for that now. We've still got a 24-year record that we want to put to bed and we're not going to settle for a 2-2 series."

England will face Australia on New Year in Sydney's final Test in the absence of injured Australian team's captain Ricky Ponting.

Vice-captain Michael Clarke was installed as captain in the Sydney Test, and young gun Usman Khawaja will replace Ponting at No.3 in the batting order.

Source: Xinhua
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