Hindustan Times – Former Australia coach and middle order batsman Darren Lehmann took umbrage over the use of sandpaper cards to ruffle Australian cricketers during their opening ODI against England at the Oval on Thursday.

Summary

  • Former Australia coach and middle order batsman Darren Lehmann took umbrage over the use of sandpaper cards to ruffle Australian cricketers during their opening ODI against England at the Oval on Thursday.
  • The stunt was meant to get under the skin of visiting Australian players by making a reference to the infamous sandpaper ball-tampering scandal that broke out during Australia’s tour of South Africa earlier this year.
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  • In the first match of the ODI series, a new-look Australian team suffered a three-wicket defeat against England on Wednesday.
  • England had earlier beaten Australia 4-1 in a five-match ODI series Down Under just after the Ashes.


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