‘We still have a bit of work to do’, says Shane Watson

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“We complement each other and we are able to sustain pressure for a long period of time and that is the best way of giving yourself a chance of knocking over these high quality English batsmen”

Despite only needing five wickets to win on the fifth and final day of the third Test in Perth, Australia all-rounder Shane Watson has announced that the baggy greens “still have a bit of work to do”.

While Australia only need five wickets to win, England find themselves in a tougher predicament as they still require 253 runs to win.

“We still have a bit of work to do,” Watson told Sky Sports. “The English guys batted nicely this afternoon, especially Stokesy who batted beautifully, so we have a fair amount of hard work to do in the morning.

“There is no doubt a nice night’s sleep to freshen up will play into our hands to give it a good crack.”

If Australia win this Test, then they will regain the Ashes after five long years.

Watson also lauded the performance of Australia’s pace attack throughout the series.

“We have some world-class bowlers going at it,” he said. “The ball from Ryan Harris to get Alastair Cook out was a pretty amazing ball. Swinging in and seaming away is going to get any batsman out.

“Mitch Johnson has been absolutely world-class. To see the pace and quality of bowling he has had and sustained through every Test match, it is very special to have him on our side rather than facing him.

“And Peter Siddle then complements our attack so well. He has bowled very well against England for a number of series now.

“We complement each other and we are able to sustain pressure for a long period of time and that is the best way of giving yourself a chance of knocking over these high quality English batsmen.”

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