Graham Gooch demands better England batting display

Graham Gooch says that England must perform better with the bat when they face Australia in the second Test of the Ashes.

England batting coach Graham Gooch has ordered the team to put in an improved performance from the crease in the second Test in order to get their Ashes series back on track.

The Three Lions were comfortably beaten by 381 runs at the hands of Australia in the first Test in Brisbane, and failed to score 200 in a single innings.

"We have to show better will than we did in the last game," Gooch said. "To get dismissed twice for under 200 is very disappointing.

"You're not going to win any games of cricket if you do that. We know we didn't perform anywhere near the standard required, or what this team is capable of.

"We're going to work hard to put that right. It's quite simple."

The second Test in Adelaide gets underway on Thursday at the Oval.

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