Trevor Bayliss © Getty Images
Trevor Bayliss admitted that England were sub-par at Lord’s © Getty Images

London: England coach Trevor Bayliss has said the Alastair Cook-led team had their ‘backsides smacked’ during their 405-run rout against Australia in the second Ashes 2015 Test on the fourth day at Lord’s. Chasing a daunting target of 509, England were bundled out for a dismal 103 in mere 37 overs as Australia levelled the five-match series 1-1 in an imperious style. Bayliss said that the defeat was ‘pants down’ and ‘backsides smacked’, admitting that they were outplayed in the game, the BBC reported. Bayliss, who became England’s first Australian coach in May, also insisted that Cook’s men should review their performance heading into the third Test rather than worrying about their opponents’ resurgence. England will take on a buoyant Australian side in the third Test at Edgbaston on 29 July. READ: Mitchell Johnson leads Australia’s roar back in Ashes 2015

Earlier, Alastair Cook told AFP, “Certainly over the last three or four months, we’ve found ourselves too often 30 for four (or) 40 for three…Big runs from the top order, you saw how Australia did it and how it sets up the game. It’s something we’ll have to look at over the next couple of days.” He added, “Full credit to Australia — from the first morning, they got on top of us and never let us back in the game. To get bowled out on that kind of wicket for a hundred is not good enough, not acceptable, not up to the standard that the guys can play.” England were thrashed by a massive 405 runs in the second Test at Lord’s. The Ashes 2015 is now level 1-1 with three games to play. The third Test at Birmingham begins July 29. (With inputs from AFP) READ: England’s scars deepen after monumental thrashing by Australia at Lord’s in Ashes 2015