‘We just wanted to come in, start (well) and stamp our authority’, says Ryan Harris

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“We’ll celebrate this one and make sure we’re ready for the next one”

Australia pace bowler Ryan Harris has announced that the baggy greens were rewarded for their aggressive approach and short-pitched bowling during the first Ashes Test in Brisbane.

Harris also lauded captain Michael Clarke and opening batsman David Warner for scoring centuries, along with Brad Haddin, who scored 94 and 53, and Mitchell Johnson, who smashed 64 in the first innings and took nine wickets in the match, including a five-wicket haul in the second innings.

“We just wanted to come in, start (well) and stamp our authority,” Harris told Sky Sports. “Playing at a ground we haven’t lost at for a long time, we did that I think.”

However, Harris admitted that the conditions in Adelaide, which will host the second Test, will be “more suited to the English”.

“Next, we’re going to a ground (Adelaide) that is more suited to the English but we’ll celebrate this one and make sure we’re ready for the next one,” he said. “We are playing a very aggressive brand of cricket and trying to entertain.

“That’s the way that ‘Boof’ (coach Darren Lehmann) want us to play and it looks good when it comes off – although sometimes it won’t.”

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