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Last Updated: Thursday, 25 August 2005, 18:45 GMT 19:45 UK
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Australia coach John Buchanan admitted there was no explanation for the 22 no-balls his side delivered on day one of the fourth Test.

"It's obviously a headache for all of us - the bowlers, the captain to the support staff," said Buchanan.

"It's something that we need to correct - there's no doubt about that."

However, 18 of those no-balls came before the lunch break, and Buchanan said: "It was a case of talking to the bowlers and saying, 'It can't go on.'"

The Aussie coach appeared to rule out calling a specialist bowling coach into the squad, even though former Aussie seamers Geoff Lawson and Bruce Reid are available.

He believes his experienced squad have it within themselves to solve the problem.

"We would consider anything to give all our players the best possible support we can," he continued.

"But [it's a question of] whether we have access to someone at this stage who we consider of benefit to the players.

"You've got to recognise that within the group we've got some of the best bowling coaches amongst ourselves."

After an opening stand of 105, England were reduced to 229-4 by the end of play.

We tried to cash in as much as we could
Marcus Trescothick

Buchanan added: "I'm always reminded of the Bill Lawry quote that you add two wickets on and then assess the game.

"If we were to do that then on a pretty good batting wicket it's evenly poised at the moment."

Meanwhile, Australian debutant Shaun Tait was delighted to begin his Test career with two key England wickets.

"It was a great experience," said Tait, who ousted Marcus Trescothick and Ian Bell. "Pity the rain disrupted it but it was good to get a couple of poles.

"There were some nerves before the first wicket but I settled down and I thought I started bowling better.

"I struggled a bit early and couldn't get a few things right but there was a time the ball started moving around."

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