Australia all-rounder Shane Watson vowed to improve his running between wickets as the tourists set their sights on a series-clinching victory in the second Test against West Indies.
The 30-year-old was involved in another run-out in the first Test - his eighth in 33 Tests - leaving Ricky Ponting stranded in the first innings of his side's remarkable three-wicket win in Bridgetown.
Speaking ahead of Sunday's start of the second Test in Trinidad, in which Australia will be aiming for a sixth straight Test win, Watson accepted it was an area of his game which required work.
"Unfortunately I've been involved in too many run-outs, which is not good enough," he said.
"But this one especially really did affect me, so I made sure that I've given Ricky a few presents and provided him with a number of things I could to try to cheer him up a little bit, because it did affect me a lot.
"I'll be doing everything I possibly can to make sure it doesn't happen again."
Watson, who will again bat at number three, acknowledged he needed to work on his technique and his communication when running.
"I've got to have a look at my technique of running between the wickets and my calling, because in the end it hasn't been compatible with the guys I've batted with as well," he said.
"I seriously need to find a way to make sure it works, because at the moment it hasn't been working consistently anyway, and it's not good enough."
Spin is likely to play a major part at Queen's Park Oval during the second Test, with Australia possibly including both Nathan Lyon and Michael Beer in the XI.
Watson said he was ready to take on more responsibility with the ball if the tourists played two spinners.
"If there are two spinners it's going to mean my workload probably increases a little bit," Watson said.
"There's no doubt from the one-day series leading up to the Test series, my preparation physically for bowling has been great to be able to make sure my workloads have gradually increased."
West Indies veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul was the only batsman to hit a century in Barbados, before Australia bowled around the wicket to have him out caught in the slips for 12 in the second innings.
Watson said they hoped the same plan would again work against the left-hander in the second Test.
"He's been someone who knows how to score runs consistently against any Australian side and especially in these conditions where the ball doesn't bounce as much," Watson said.
"Hopefully that plan that we had for the second innings will work because there's no doubt he does grind the bowlers into the ground with the way he does occupy the crease for such long periods."
Another player the Australians will need to stop in Port of Spain is Darren Bravo, who believes "something special is around the corner" ahead of his first Test on home soil.
The 23-year-old left-hander, who has scored 1,238 runs at an average of 51.58 in 14 Tests, told www.windiescricket.com: "For me this a really special occasion to play my first Test at home.
"I've played a few Tests in other parts of the world, but for me, it is a great feeling to get the chance to play at a ground where I grew up and played most of my cricket from a very young age.
"I know the pitch and the way things happen here, so I'm quite comfortable going into the match.
"I got two starts in the first Test over in Barbados, so I'm looking to kick on here at home and get a major score, a big score.
"I believe something special is around the corner."