‘We played well but the next Test is a different kettle of fish’, says Darren Lehmann

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“We are not looking too far ahead”

Australia head coach Darren Lehmann has announced that he will not allow his side to get carried away with their dominating 381-run win over England in the first Ashes Test in Brisbane.

Lehmann added that Australia will not underestimate England as well as they are capable of bouncing back at any time.

“We played well but the next Test is a different kettle of fish,” Lehmann said. “We have some good plans, we like what we are doing but we start from scratch in Adelaide.

“There are still four Tests to go. We have to go to Adelaide and play the same brand of cricket. We are not looking too far ahead.

“We’re going to concentrate on the first day in Adelaide. We’re going to try to live in the present, enjoy the moment but move on.

“We’re miles off from where we want to be. We want to keep improving, not just in cricket but in life. The players know that, as do the coaching staff.”

Lehmann also noted that he was extremely impressed with left-arm pace bowler Mitchell Johnson’s performance in the first Test, where he scored 64 runs in the first innings and took nine wickets in the match, including a five-wicket haul in the second innings.

“It depends what we get in Adelaide, we don’t know,” added Lehmann. “But he bowled beautifully here. He was aggressive, got bounce and had confidence.

“I have been impressed with him on the ground and off the ground too. He can do it on any pitch with his speed and velocity.

“He’s in a good spot. We want all players to improve every day.

“He will be wayward but you accept that but when he is good he is very good and exciting like in this Test.”

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