Australia coach Darren Lehmann was disappointed after his side were bowled out for 128 in less than a day's play on day two of the second Ashes test at Lord's. The visitors' top order collapsed as they lost five wickets for just 44 runs in the middle.
England ended their first innings for 361 with a 48-run last-wicket partnership between Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann. The right arm spinner also played a crucial role with the ball, managing five wickets and dismissing Australia's key batsmen in the process.
"It was a bad day. We didn't bat well, full stop. The big thing for us is making more runs. It's simple. The top order failed again, and we need to make sure we're actually learning from our mistakes. We probably haven't done that from the first innings at Nottingham to the first one here," Lehmann explained.
"We've shown glimpses. But we've got to bat better - it was more one-day batting than Test match batting. We have to bat a lot longer than 55 overs...the top six have got to start making hundreds. Our shot selection was poor today. Eight out of the 10 were self-inflicted," he added.
Despite failing to put any show with the bat, Australia bounced back with the bowl as Peter Siddle picked up three quick wickets as England ended the second day at 31-3. The Three Lions are leading by 264 runs at the end of second day's play. Joe Root and night watchman Tim Bresnan remained unbeaten at stumps.
Meanwhile, Lehmann remains optimistic his side can still pull off a win, but admitted that Australia need to bowl out England in the morning session of day three.
"You've always got a chance. It's a funny game, cricket - I've seen big totals chased down, and it is a good wicket. It's certainly not a 128 wicket. The key is we have to bowl them out tomorrow morning to get us in the game," Australia coach concluded.
England lead the five match Ashes series 1-0 after registering a dramatic victory at Trent Bridge last weekend.