Darren Lehmann calls on Australia batsmen to step up

Australia's Darren Lehmann photographed on May 1, 2004
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Australia coach Darren Lehman orders his top six batsmen to step up in time for the second Ashes Test at Lord's this week.

Australia coach Darren Lehmann has called on his top six batsmen to improve for the second Ashes Test at Lord's.

The tourists came close to winning the first Test at Trent Bridge, but a 10th wicket from James Anderson ensured that England took the first victory by 14 runs.

"Our tail has done really well over a period of time now, but it's time for the batters to make sure they're making the runs," Sky Sports News quotes Lehmann as saying.

"I think we only batted for 64 overs in the first innings and 110 in the second. We've got to be reversing that about, batting for 120 overs plus in the first innings of a game and making our runs there."

Debutant number 11 Ashton Agar was two runs shy of his first Test century during Australia's first innings.

Steven Finn, James Anderson and Graeme Swann celebrate against South Africa.
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