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However, he was glad to end English talk of a 5-0 whitewash and reckoned he had seen enough of a comeback at Old Trafford for his Australia side to manage a 2-2 series draw. Also read: Damp squib leaves Australia high and dry
"The last five days we've been outstanding, We've put England under a lot of pressure. We are not going to lose 5-0 so that's a start. I think momentum has shifted but only time will tell," he said.
"We've showed some cracks in their batting which is exciting for our bowling unit." Also read: Andy Flower asks for DRS improvement
Lehmann said the impromptu half-day off on Monday meant fast bowler Ryan Harris has a chance of playing at Chester-le-Street from Friday despite his fragile body usually ruling him out of back-to-back tests.
The coach was also candid about whether Shane Watson will stay in his prized opening spot after David Warner was bumped up the order in the quickfire second innings in Manchester.
"Whether (Watson) makes an opener only time will tell," he said despite the former vice captain having played 44 tests and Lehmann saying he was his preferred opener in his first public pronouncement when named coach in June.
"When you can play a bowler in the top six it's a big advantage so as an all-rounder, no dramas. The reason we swapped round was for David Warner to have a go. We might keep doing that."