The Ashes: Australian media slams batsmen for undoing Peter Siddle's good work

Top scribes say skipper Michael Clarke must move back to number five in the batting and stay there after his duck at number four.

updated: July 11, 2013 11:36 IST
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Sydney: Australian media Thursday bemoaned another brittle top-order batting display in undermining the good work from the bowlers on a topsy-turvy opening day of the Ashes series against England. (Read report)

Michael Clarke's team bowled England out for a seemingly meagre 215 only to relinquish their grip to be 75 for four after the first day's play at Nottingham's Trent Bridge ground on Wednesday. (Highlights)

Australian hopes have not been high of Ashes success going into the series, but the country's cricket writers said what could have been a positive start to the series was squandered by poor batting.

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