Michael Clarke sees positives as Aussies fail to claim win

Australia may have gone just sniffing a win at Adelaide, but skipper Michael Clarke is positive about winning the series at Perth.

updated: November 26, 2012 17:16 IST
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Adelaide: Skipper Michael Clarke said Australia are well placed in the run-up to this week's final Perth Test despite having to settle for a draw against South Africa in the second Test Monday.

The Australians spent almost nine hours in the field in Adelaide and bowled a total of 148 overs but could not dismiss the Proteas.

Inspired by Test debutant Faf du Plessis, who ended on 110 not out, they batted out the entire fifth day to finish on 248 for eight.

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