Aussie tail wags after batting pact

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THE Australian bowlers have made a pact. Not so much about peppering Stuart Broad with sandshoe crushers and chin music.

More so about contributing with the bat.

Victorian paceman James Pattinson revealed on Monday morning that the Aussie bowlers tried to contribute at least a combined 100 runs to every Test innings.

Australian batting coach Michael DiVenuto said the Australian tail's contribution in this Ashes series "absolutely" had been one of the key differences between the teams.

"I like to call them our lower order," Di Venuto said. "I don't think we've got any tailenders; they only bat down there because they have to bowl 20 overs so they have a bit of a rest as well.

"They are all highly skilled and highly talented and there is no reason why those guys can't score runs and good runs."

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Test skipper Michael Clarke said his faith in the tailenders meant that the Australian batsmen did not feel compelled to slog like England's Kevin Pietersen late in an innings.

"I think our tail's done a great job, there's no doubt about that," Clarke said after the MCG Test. "I think our bowlers deserve a lot of credit for the work they've put in on their batting and I think they're getting the rewards

"If you look at all of our bowlers, they can certainly score handy runs for us and have done throughout the series and allow the batsmen at the time to bat normally. I think Brad Haddin is a great example of that, that the tail has allowed him to play his natural game."

A statistical analysis shows that the Australian lower order (last five wickets) have contributed on average 27 more runs per man than the English tail.

"We have just been blowing their lower order away," DiVenuto said. "They get to six (wickets) down and they're almost all out and some of those guys can bat too, so full credit to our bowlers for doing a job on their tail.

"And when our blokes get the opportunity with the bat they are determined to score runs."

So much so that Shane Watson, Mitchell Johnson and Peter Siddle have been listed among the top 10 all-rounders on the latest batch of official International Cricket Council rankings.

"Have they?" chuckled DiVenuto. "Don't tell them that."

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