Warne: One of my greatest

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Shane Warne

Spinner Shane Warne made the difference © Getty Images

Shane Warne believes Australia's humbling of England in Adelaide was one of the best Test victories of his career.

Warne was the catalyst for the amazing last-day win, bowling unchanged for two sessions to take 4-49 as England slipped to 129 all out in their second innings.

Australia achieved a victory target of 168 off a minimum of 36 overs, which they did with 19 balls to spare, to claim a six-wicket victory and take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.

"In 140 Test matches I didn't think I would top the 1992 Test match in Colombo against Sri Lanka, but that one was an unbelievable win," said Warne.

“Just the atmosphere and the intensity in the crowd to get up and win was a fantastic achievement by a group of guys who really wanted to win the game. We were very, very happy to come out on top."

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Michael Clarke celebrates his hundred © Getty Images

Michael Clarke, who scored a century in the first innings and was at the crease when Australia scored the winning run, also claimed the win was one of the highlights of his short career.

"It was an unbelievable day," he said. "To be part of this series is just fantastic and to be out there batting when Huss (Michael Hussey) hit the winning runs was the perfect day for Australian cricket."

Warne also reminded reporters that England held the advantage for much of the Test and should not be discounted.

"At this stage we are not getting carried away with the win," he said.

"We are just concentrating on playing good cricket. We said all the way along we are just going to play each Test match and just keep our feet on the ground and keep playing good cricket.

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"If we keep playing good cricket then hopefully things will go our way for the rest of the series.

"But to win a Test that way has given us a bit of momentum going into next week's match and we are 2-0 up, which means the have to win two of the next three Test matches to retain the Ashes.

“Hopefully we can win in Perth and go 3-0 up and win the series."

Warne admitted that bowling 27 straight overs took its toll on his body and he was looking forward to the week's rest before the next Test in Perth, beginning on December 14.

"Yeah, the body is pretty sore and I've got a bit of a headache," Warne said after the Australian team celebrated long into the evening.

“So I am glad we have a week until the next Test. I will really enjoy getting into the pool and just relaxing.

"But then we've got three Test in pretty much three weeks so it is going to be pretty tough."

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