Monday 15 July 2013 

Video - Lehmann Says Australia Will 'Keep Punching'

Australian coach Darren Lehmann is taking the positives from his side's 14-run defeat in the opening Ashes Test against England and says they will continue to fight as the series goes on.

He says that his side will 'keep punching', although he joked that, in the wake of David Warner's suspension for doing just that but in a more literal sense during the Champions Trophy, that that particular turn of phrase perhaps wasn't the best to use.

"We'll just keep coming back at them all the time," he added. "I think we've shown enough that this is going to be a really close series and we've just got to capture those key moments.

"I think that if you look back at the game, we certainly have got to bat better as a top order and that probably the key. We are going to bowl very well and we know we can control their batters - it's just a case of making more runs."

Australia showed their never-say-die attitude during their run chase, after they were set 311 to win and resumed the final day on 174 for six, pushing England all the way before Brad Haddin was caught behind.

In this video, England coach Andy Flower also talks about what he calls a 'sensational' game.

© Cricket World 2013

 
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