Bayliss says England `backsides smacked` by Australia during Ashes rout at Lord’s

London, July 20 (ANI): 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 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. (ANI)

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