England have arrived in Adelaide with the same uncompromising outlook with which they departed Brisbane last week. Any sense of jubilation at their powerful finale to the first Test has been firmly tempered by the realisation that, for the first three days of the series, they were worryingly off the pace. After all, it’s not often that a side can post 260 in its first innings, as England did at the Gabba, and expect to ease to safety four days later by racking up 1 for 517 at the second time of asking.
“For us to be jumping up and down and congratulating each other would be a long way off the mark,” said England’s captain, Andrew Strauss. “We are nil-all in the series and we are going to have to improve our performance. We showed a lot of resilience to come back and draw in Brisbane, which is great, but you can’t afford to be behind in cricket matches too often because eventually the other team will convert that.”
Full story: CricInfo