‘There is a lot to do over the next couple of days’, says Brad Haddin

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“It is a pretty good batting wicket so our bowlers have got a big job to do”

After having scored a magnificent century against England on the second day of the second Test in Adelaide, Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has announced that the baggy greens still have a lot of work to do “over the next couple of days” if they are to take a 2-0 lead heading into the third Test in Perth.

Haddin was well supported by captain Michael Clarke, who also scored a sparkling century.

The pair also put together a 200-run partnership as England were left reeling at the end of day two.

“It was important that we batted big in this first innings,” Haddin told Sky Sports. “We are happy where the game sits at the moment but there is a lot to do over the next couple of days.

“It is a pretty good batting wicket so our bowlers have got a big job to do.”

While the drop-in pitch in Adelaide definitely seems to favour the batsmen, Haddin is confident Australia’s pace trio of Ryan Harris, Mitchell Johnson and Peter Siddle can get the job done.

Haddin added that off-spinner Nathan Lyon will also play a crucial role towards the latter part of the Test match as the ball will begin to spin a lot more.

“We’ve got to have a good look at it in the morning but we’ve probably got to get a fraction fuller and have a couple of catchers in front of the eyes of the batters,” Haddin said. “There is still enough there, we think, if you can get full while Nathan started to get it to turn today.”

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