Saturday 4 January 2014 

Video - Pressure Has Done For England - Harris

Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris says the pressure he and his fellow bowlers have put England under during The Ashes is one of the reasons why they are struggling.

England, 4-0 down in the series, struggled again on day two of the fifth and final Test in Sydney as they were bowled out for 155 with Harris one of three bowlers to take three wickets.

He removed Alastair Cook with the second ball of the day, had Kevin Pietersen caught behind and also dismissed Scott Borthwick.

Australia then closed on 140 for four to lead by 311 and Harris says the bowling side have done an excellent job throughout the series.

"We know we've bowled well to them and it's no coincidence that they haven't made runs because of the way we bowled them, it's as simple as that," he said.

"I never go out there knowing I'm going to get him out or get all of them out. You never have that feeling, but I think it's just the pressure we've put on the whole series that hasn't allowed them to play their own games, and play the way they want to play.

He also paid tribute to off-spinner Nathan Lyon, who has been as much a part of Australia's success with the ball as fast bowlers Harris, Mitchell Johnson and Peter Siddle.

"I think the pressure we build up, just every single one of us, from myself through to Lyon. His bowling has always been unbelievable.

"It all goes back to that pressure word, that we haven't allowed them to do that which has been the reason why we've taken wickets."

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