Consistency key for Australia

Australia won the second Ashes Test by 218 runs in Adelaide on Monday.

England supporters cheer under an electronic screen displaying Australia's lead 2-0 at the end of final day of the second Ashes cricket Test match in Adelaide on December 9, 2013. Picture: AFP

CAPE TOWN - Australian coach Darren Lehmannon on Monday said consistency has been behind their dominance over England.

They won the second Ashes Test by 218 runs today in Adelaide, taking a 2-0 series lead heading into the third Test in Perth.

Mitchell Johnson was man of the match after taking eight wickets in the game.

Lehmann says they are getting things right with bat and ball.

"The consistency was there over the first two tests. We're starting to bat and bowl a lot better. I think there has been a steady improvement over the last five tests."

Lehmann says just because they were so dominant in the first few matches, it doesn't mean they will get an easy win in the third game.

"It will be a lot tougher than what everyone is saying in the press. There will be some bounce and carry from the pitch and it will be hot out there."