Brett Lee acknowledges that Australia are in a tight spot in the opening Test against West Indies, but he expects them to play like a champion side and put themselves in a winning position again.
Australia, leading by 119 runs on first innings, suffered a rare top-order batting meltdown at the start of their second innings which left them reeling on 17 for four when bad light stopped play nine overs early on the third day at Sabina Park.
Fidel Edwards, who captured five wickets in the Australia first innings, again put the skids on the visitors with two wickets for 11 runs from four overs, and Daren Powell gave admirable support with two for five from five overs.
"It's always going to be tough to fight back when your side is four for 17 and looking down the barrel, but the Australian team never, ever gives up," a defiant Lee said.
"We may get beaten, and sometimes we don't, but we never, ever give in. I think this is our Australian spirit, and that's the way we always play our game.
"We have just got to try and forget what happened in the last hour [on Saturday] and put it down to them just bowling a good spell there. We have got to accept this, since it will happen in Test match cricket, and go out there [on Sunday] with a new frame of mind.
"We'll have a good sleep and make sure we are ready to go next day."
Lee said he was not completely surprised by the competitive spirit of West Indies so far in the Test.
"We always knew that playing them in front of their home crowd was going to be tough," he said.
"We did not come over here thinking it was going to be a whitewash. They have some amazing athletes, and we knew they would come hard at us and it is now up to us.
"You only have to look at the way they run around the field. Dwayne Bravo is an absolute freak peeling catches left, right, and centre, and the whole team lifts when they take wickets."
Lee captured three wickets for 63 runs from 28 overs to help Australia dismiss West Indies for 312 to gain a first innings lead of 119. He disclosed that the visitors were happy with the way we bowled.
"We could come off and say we did a pretty good job on what was turned out to be a decent batting pitch," he said.
"So the bowling group was really happy with the way we contained the West Indies' batsmen. . .Unfortunately, we lost four wickets cheaply at the end, and you have to give credit to the West Indies' bowlers.
"Fidel Edwards and Daren Powell charged in there, they had their tails up, and got four quick wickets, so for us we have to go out there and play hard Test cricket again [on Sunday].
"We know that we have a lead of 136, so it will take a lot of hard Test match cricket to make it safe for us. We'll take what we can get, but hopefully, we can get a few partnerships going to put us back in front."
Australia have won 12 of the last 13 Tests they have contested against West Indies, and hold the Frank Worrell Trophy - symbol of Test supremacy between the two sides.
The Aussies have not lost a Test series in the Caribbean since 1991.