Aussies keen on giving Windies another three-day blow-out

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Adelaide (Australia), Dec.2 (ANI): Australia's players are again intent on tearing down West Indies inside three days.

Adelaide has hosted 10 matches decided in four days, and the thought of wrapping up the duel for the Sir Frank Worrell Trophy with another three-day Test is music to the ears of fast bowler Peter Siddle.

"I don't think any match you want to drag out and play to the end, it's about getting it over with as soon as you can get it done and that's what we want to do," Fox Sports quoted Siddle, as saying on Wednesday.

"That was a good choice by us to send them back in the other day and because we were on top of them really keep it going and see how well we could do it. In the end it paid off, got it done in three days and it was a perfect result and gave everyone those extra few days to rest-up," he added.

After the hiding inflicted upon a moribund West Indian side at the Gabba, the Australians were able to return to their home ports for two days rather than flying directly to Adelaide, a luxury so very rare in 2009.

One player, West Australian batsman Marcus North, did not enjoy the happiest homecoming with his flight back east delayed by a bout of gastro, but his was the only fitness concern for the home side as they trained at the oval.

West Indies, too, were looking fit during their morning session at the oval's No.2 nets, which have been used due to redevelopment of the western side of the ground that has ruled out the usual practice facilities.

First Test absentee Ramnaresh Sarwan (back) gave a good indication he would be fit by batting without discomfort, while his teammates appeared more comfortable on turf that, like the Test pitch, was easier paced than anything in Brisbane. (ANI)

Story first published: Wednesday, December 2, 2009, 16:04 [IST]
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