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Australia looking to bring A game in second Test against West Indies

Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2015 | 6:00 AMJermaine Lannaman

Australia vice-captain, Brad Haddin, says while his team has taken comfort from their resounding win in the first Test against the West Indies, they do not intend to rest on their laurels going into the second at Sabina Park.

The clash, set to get underway tomorrow, will see the West Indies looking to recover from their nine-wicket defeat to the tourists inside three days.

"It was a very good result for us, but that is now in the past," outlined Haddin, following the team's first training session yesterday, since they arrived in Jamaica on Monday evening.

"It's a brand new game, with different conditions and a West Indies team who would not want to be beaten twice in their own backyard.

"We will, therefore, have to bring our 'A' game once more and hope that it will be good enough for us to win the series."

bright spark

In the opening Test, Australia's chief batsmen - captain Michael Clarke, the dangerous Steve Smith, Shane Watson and David Warner - all struggled.

However, they had a bright spark in Adam Voges, who scored an unbeaten 131 on debut.

"It was good to see Adam scoring a century on debut, but it also says that our other batters need to come to the party," he outlined.

"We need to amass big totals and put our opposition under pressure and I'm hopeful that will be the case this time around."

Australia squad: Michael Clarke (captain), Steve Smith (vc), Fawad Ahmed, Brad Haddin (wk), Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Peter Nevill, Chris Rogers, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, Adam Voges, David Warner, Shane Watson.