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'Laxman still a cause of worry for us'

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Dubai
Nov 09, 2004 12:55 AM IST

"Tendulkar was brilliant but Laxman continued to be a cause of worry for us. We have to think about these batsmen," the Aussie coach said.

Australian coach John Buchanan has said that VVS Laxman continued to be a cause of worry for the world champions as their plans for a 3-0 whitewash in the series against India was foiled by the stylish right-hander who returned to form with a half century in the final Test in Mumbai.

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"Tendulkar was brilliant but Laxman once again scored important runs against us. We have to think afresh about these two batsmen," Buchanan was quoted as saying by the The Khaleej Times on Monday.

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Australia lost the final Test by 13 runs after they failed to chase a 107-run target, which reduced their victory margin to 2-1 in the four-match series.

Praising Laxman's fluency to play spin, Buchanan said "only three half centuries were scored and they were by Damien Martyn, Tendulkar and Laxman. They are the best three against spin from this generation. But Laxman was the most fluent.

"They won only one Test and Laxman once again top scored", he said.

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