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Darren Lehmann: Australia are not afraid to take risks

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Darren Lehmann has praised his wards after they beat South Africa 2-1 in the three-match Test series © Getty Images

Johannesburg: Mar 7, 2014

Australian head coach Darren Lehmann has said that his men are not afraid to take risks which is the difference between them and the South Africans, following Australia’s 2-1 win in the three-Test series.

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South Africa batted for the majority of the final day of the Test at around two runs per over, fighting for a draw and unconcerned with the victory target of 511.

According to Sport24, Lehmann said that the Australian culture of aggressive cricket has helped win matches and attracted the crowds at home, adding that they are not afraid to lose and are happy to play cricket in the right way that entertains the crowd.

Lehmann further said that it is the choice of other teams if they want to play on flat wickets and make the game dull, indicating South Africa.

Meanwhile, Australian captain Michael Clarke praised the mammoth effort of his bowlers in the second innings, finishing off the match with less than five overs to spare.

South Africa beat the Australians 1-0, in Australia in 2012-13, but has not won a home series against the Baggy Greens since readmission, the report added.

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