Michael Clarke: 'Australia dominance in Ashes enjoyable'

Shane Watson, Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin of Australia celebrate as they win the match during day five of Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 9, 2013
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Michael Clarke says that Australia's hard work is starting to pay off after doubling their series lead over England in The Ashes.

Australia captain Michael Clarke has said that his side's hard work is finally starting to pay off after beating England in the second Test of The Ashes on Monday.

The hosts comfortably won by 218 runs at the Adelaide Oval to take a 2-0 series lead into their third match in Perth.

"It's enjoyable, there's no doubt about it," Clarke told reporters. "The thing that's most pleasing is we're finally getting the results.

"In England, where we didn't get the success we wanted, guys were still working exceptionally hard and we all believed a result wasn't far away."

Australia can reclaim The Ashes and end a run of three straight series defeats to England with another win in the third Test, which gets underway at the WACA in Perth on December 13.

Peter Siddle of Australia celebrates after dismissing Matt Prior of England with Mitchell Johnson, Michael Clarke and Shane Watson during day five of Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 9, 2013
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