Port Elizabeth: Michael Clarke was tempted by the question. Australia have a chance to mark their first Test in Port Elizabeth since 1997 with an era-changing series victory over top-ranked South Africa, something that would underline his team's revival.
Had that been in the Aussie skipper's mind at all in the buildup to the second Test at St. George's Park?
"Not yet," Clarke said on Wednesday, the day before the Test. But the seed had been planted. "It's very exciting, there's no doubt," he added. (Also read: SA skipper Smith ready for Mitchell Johnson's challenge)