BRIDGETOWN  - Captain Darren Sammy is convinced the West Indies will learn from Wednesday's three-wicket loss to Australia in the opening Test and bounce back strongly in Trinidad.

The West Indies crashed to defeat on the final day of the Test at Kensington Oval after controlling more than three days of the contest with disciplined batting and bowling.

"We just lost two hours to Australia in the whole Test match and we've got to come back strong and in Trinidad where the wicket should offer some more spin. We have to just go out there and believe we can beat Australia and play five good days of cricket," Sammy told reporters.

The West Indies batted well in their first innings to pile up 449 for nine declared but let Australia off the hook at 285 for eight, and the visitors went on to reach 406 for nine declared.

The West Indies then faltered in their second innings managing only 148, setting Australia a victory target of 192 which they reached late in the evening. Sammy said his team had experienced similar situations in recent months, especially on the tour of India last year, and now needed to take the next step in capitalising on their strong positions in games.