The Ashes: Darren Lehmann dismisses idea of England peace talks

Darren Lehmann said sledging was part and parcel of the game and England needed to live with it.

updated: November 27, 2013 09:08 IST
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Sydney: Darren Lehmann (file photo)Australia coach Darren Lehmann has rejected the idea of a meeting with England counterpart Andy Flower to set some sledging ground rules ahead of the second Ashes Test in Adelaide.

Flower told British media that the right balance needed to be found with on-field banter after frustrations boiled over on the final day of the first Test in Brisbane, with Australian skipper Michael Clarke fined 20 per cent of his match fee.

Clarke was caught by a stump microphone telling pace spearhead Jimmy Anderson to expect a broken arm, with leg spin great Shane Warne claiming it was sparked by the fast bowler threatening to punch George Bailey.

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