Australian coach Darren Lehmann has urged his side to bat ‘smarter’ after they collapsed in the face of some great South African bowling to 246 all-out in their first innings at the 2nd Test match in Port Elizabeth.

 

Australia never looked like the side which had annihilated the home side by 281 runs in the first Test at Centurion and suffered a batting collapse which may just have tilted the game in South Africa’s favour.

 

Lehmann said that they need to get better in these kind of tough situations, adding that although it was a long day in the field with roughly 150-odd overs, they have to get better at restricting the wicket column.

 

He mentioned that the visitors have faced such situations in a few Test matches and what they need is more first-inning runs by improving their top order.