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Aust turns on the pace

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Wednesday, December 04, 2013

ADELAIDE - Australia's fast bowlers have promised to continue their aggressive assault on England's batsmen in the second Ashes Test in Adelaide.

But spearhead Ryan Harris says Australia don't have a mental edge over the tourists after bouncing them out in a series-opening win in Brisbane.

"We know we played well and we beat them in four days, that's a pretty convincing win," Harris said ahead of the second Test starting tomorrow.

"But it's only one Test.

"If we get through this one and do well and win, we would probably say yes (we have a mental edge).

"But we have just got to make sure we switch on again and make sure we're ready to go like we were in Brisbane.

"One Test doesn't make us a world champion side just yet."

Harris and fellow quicks Mitchell Johnson and Peter Siddle have pledged to repeat their aggressive performances from Australia's 381-run win at the Gabba.

But he said the predicted placid nature of the Adelaide pitch will likely call for different plans.

"We know what we have to do and what changes we have to make, it's another big challenge as a group to get our head around," he said.

"We will be aggressive, if we can be.

"Mitch has come out and said he's not going to change the way he bowls. It doesn't matter what wicket you're on, if you're bowling that quick the bouncer is either going to go over your head or hit you.

"We were able to over attack in Brisbane with that pace and bounce but we'll assess the wicket and do whatever we can here."