Monday 22 July 2013 

Video - Coaches' View On Lord's Ashes Test

Australia coach Darren Lehmann and England batting coach Graham Gooch give their reaction to the second Ashes Test at Lord's, which was won comprehensively by the home side.

England took a 2-0 lead following a 347-run win at the home of cricket as Joe Root scored 180 in the second innings to set things up.

However, Gooch was keen to play down Root's achievement, insisting that one innings does not make him a 'complete' player.

Similarly, he added that despite the huge margin of victory and current series situation, the players are not thinking about the possibility of a 5-0 'whitewash'.

Meanwhile, Lehmann is already looking ahead to the three-day tour game at Hove where the Australians take on Sussex, and he hopes that the batsmen can produce an improved performance.

"As a group we know we've got to play better - simple," he said. "We were outplayed this game and, you know, I felt sorry for the bowlers as a team, I mean they only got three and a half hours off I think it was.

"So the batters know we've got to contribute the whole time, (the) top six, well top seven really. The bottom order needs a bit of a rest before they go and bat."

© Cricket World 2013

 
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