The Ashes: Allan Border flays Aussie top-order, says tail can bat better

Border says if he was part of Australia's top-six, he would be very embarrassed currently. Urges team to find best 11 and stick with it.

updated: July 23, 2013 09:41 IST
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Sydney: Former captain Allan Border on Tuesday took aim at Australia's hapless batting during the Ashes series, saying the top order should be embarrassed while telling Shane Watson to sort himself out.

Border, known as "Captain Grumpy" during his playing days, said the team needed to "stand up and be counted" if they are to turn around the five Test series, which England are leading 2-0.

Australia lost the second Test at Lord's on Sunday by a massive 347 runs, putting them on a six-Test losing streak, their worst run in 30 years.

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