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Thatscricket - News - Insatiable Waugh seeks higher glory

Published: Saturday, February 10, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Melbourne: Steve Waugh may have become the first Australian captain to lead his side through an unbeaten summer since the advent of One-day cricket, but he is far from satisfied. Australia clinched the finals of the triangular One-day International tournament here on Friday night over the West Indies 2-0 after earlier having won all eight preliminary matches, also involving Zimbabwe.That came on top of a preceding 5-0 whitewash of the West Indies in the Test series to stretch the team's Test match winning streak to a record 15. But Waugh will not allow the team to rest on its laurels, particularly with the gruelling tour of India beginning next week."I said after the tour of New Zealand (last March) that it was only the beginning of what we could achieve," Waugh said on Saturday. "I still believe we can get better and play better cricket. Even though we've won every game this season, there is plenty of room for improvement."However, Waugh said the team realised it had enjoyed "a pretty good summer"."It's a big achievement, we probably haven't realised how big the achievement is, but in time it will be recognised. We played good cricket all the way through. The guys have worked hard and deserve their success.Australia will now have an extra two days off before departing for India on Tuesday for a three-Test series, which begins in Mumbai on February 27.Copyright AFP 2000

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