Johnson couples Brisbane demolition with Adelaide awesomeness

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Fast bowler Mitchell Johnson delighted in a second successive Man of the Match accolade, after Australia screamed to a comprehensive 218-run win on day five of the second Ashes Test.

Fast bowler Mitchell Johnson delighted in a second successive Man of the Match accolade, after Australia screamed to a comprehensive 218-run win on day five of the second Ashes Test.

Johnson clinched telling figures of nine for 103 in the series opener, which the Australians won by 381 runs inside four days, and added a further eight victims – seven in the first innings – at the Adelaide Oval.

"It's a pretty special feeling to be able to back up a performance like Brisbane in the first innings here," enthused Johnson. "The performance by our bowling attack was outstanding again.

"I was really excited about being back in this team and bowling with these guys again. It's a great feeling."

The third Test will get underway at the prolific left-armer's home ground, the Western Australian Cricket Ground in Perth, on Friday. England, meanwhile, have to overturn history in an unlikely bid to become the first team to win the coveted Ashes title to from two-nil down since the Aussies in 1937.

"I do like bowling in Perth and hopefully there will be a bit more bounce and pace there," added Johnson.

"We have to keep working hard and sticking to our plans. There is another hard Test coming up and we have to make sure we recover well and then get into it."

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