Ashes 2013: Michael Clarke defends Australian 'banter'

Australia captain Michael Clarke describes his side's conduct in the first Ashes Test as "banter" after he is heard telling England tail-ender Jimmy Anderson to expect a broken arm while batting.

Australia beat England by 381 runs in the first Ashes Test in Brisbane as the English batsmen failed to deal with the aggressive bowling of the Australian attack.

Clarke said there was "mutual respect" between the two sides off the field and that sledging was "part and parcel of the game".

The Australian skipper was speaking before it was revealed England batsman Jonathan Trott had left the Ashes tour because of a long-standing stress-related condition.

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