Lehmann: I hope Broad cries and goes home

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Australian coach Darren Lehmann has not forgiven England all-rounder Stuart Broad for not walking, despite edging the ball to first slip during the first Test last month.

Australian coach Darren Lehmann has not forgiven England all-rounder Stuart Broad for not walking, despite edging the ball to first slip during the first Test last month.

The hosts lead the five-match affair three-nil on the back of a 14-run triumph at Trent Bridge, 347-run win at Lord's, rain-affected draw at Old Trafford and 74-run victory at Chester-le-Street.

The margin, however, might have read considerably different had Broad not scored a second-innings half-century at Trent Bridge, where the Australians were defeated late on the fifth day.

"Certainly our players haven't forgotten, they're calling him everything under the sun as they go past," Lehmann told <i>Triple M</i> radio. "I hope the Australian public are the same because that was just blatant cheating. I don't advocate walking, but when you hit it to first slip it's pretty hard.

"From my point of view I just hope the Australian public give it to him right from the word go for the whole summer and I hope he cries and he goes home. I just hope everyone gets stuck into him because the way he's carried on and the way he's commented in public about it is ridiculous.

"He hit it to first slip – and the biggest problem there is the poor umpire cops all the c*** that he gets in the paper and Stuart Broad makes them look like fools. From my point of view it's poor, so I hope the public actually get stuck into him."

The fifth and final Test will get underway at The Oval in London on Wednesday – and will be followed by two Twenty20 Internationals and five ODIs.

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