Nottingham, England: Australia captain Michael Clarke could have been forgiven for cutting a disconsolate figure at Trent Bridge on Sunday, after watching his side lose the first Ashes test by just 14 runs against England.
Instead, Clarke felt Australia had proved a point to the pundits who had predicted England would walk the series 5-0.
"I hope we get a bit of respect by the way we've played," Clarke said. "People who've written us off, I think we might have showed enough to change their minds. I think our boys should hold their heads high."