Lehmann plots repeat success in Adelaide

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Coach Darren Lehmann has insisted Australia will not rest on their laurels, after trumping England by an emphatic 381-run margin on day four of the first Ashes Test at the Gabba in Brisbane on Sunday.

Coach Darren Lehmann has insisted Australia will not rest on their laurels, after trumping England by an emphatic 381-run margin on day four of the first Ashes Test at the Gabba in Brisbane on Sunday.

Opener David Warner and captain Michael Clarke scored centuries, while fast bowler Mitchell Johnson secured the Man of the Match award on the back of figures of nine for 103, as the hosts to an early lead in the five-match series.

"We played well but the next Test is a different kettle of fish," said Lehmann. "We have some good plans, we like what we are doing but we start from scratch in Adelaide.

"There are still four Tests to go. We have to go to Adelaide and play the same brand of cricket. We are not looking too far ahead.

"We're going to concentrate on the first day in Adelaide. We're going to try to live in the present, enjoy the moment but move on.

"We're miles off from where we want to be. We want to keep improving, not just in cricket but in life. The players know that, as do the coaching staff."

The second Test will get underway at the Adelaide Oval on 5 December. The WACA in Perth, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Sydney Cricket Ground will host matches three, four and five respectively.

The hosts have retained an unchanged squad, negating suggestion one of the three fast bowlers – Johnson, Peter Siddle or Ryan Harris – should be rested. All-rounder James Faulkner, meanwhile, has been retained in the 12-man party.

"It depends what we get in Adelaide, we don't know," added Lehmann. "But Mitchell bowled beautifully here. He was aggressive, got bounce and had confidence.

"I have been impressed with him on the ground and off the ground too. He can do it on any pitch with his speed and velocity.

"He's in a good spot. We want all players to improve every day. He will be wayward but you accept that but when he is good he is very good and exciting like in this Test."

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