The Ashes: We have exposed some cracks in England's top-order, says Darren Lehmann

The Australia coach says he is delighted by the way his bowlers performed at the rain-affected drawn Test at Old Trafford

updated: August 06, 2013 19:04 IST
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Manchester: Australia coach Darren Lehmann believes his side have exposed some "cracks" in England's top-order batting which they will look to widen before the end of this Ashes series.

The tourists' hopes of regaining the urn were washed away by a rain-affected third Test draw at Old Trafford on Monday, helping England take an unassailable 2-0 lead with two Tests to play. (Also read: David Warner may be back as opener for fourth Test)

But a much improved display at Old Trafford saw Australia make a first innings score of 527 for seven declared, which included captain Michael Clarke's superb 187, after they'd been bowled out for just 128 first time around in a crushing 347-run second Test defeat at Lord's.

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