March 29, 2018 / 1:09 PM / a year ago

Factbox: Australia coach Darren Lehmann

(Reuters) - Factbox on Australian coach Darren Lehmann, who said on Thursday he would be resigning his position after the test series against South Africa in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal:

Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann reacts as he briefs the media at the Wanderes stadium in Johanneburg, South Africa March 29, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

- Born: Feb. 5, 1970, Gawler, South Australia

- Made test debut for Australia against India in 1998, scoring 52 and claiming one wicket.

- He played 27 tests for Australia, scoring 1,798 runs at an average of nearly 45, with five centuries and 10 half-centuries. His last test was against Pakistan in 2004.

- He represented the country in 117 one-day internationals, scoring 3,078 runs at an average of nearly 39 with four centuries and 17 fifties.

- He was part of two World Cup-winning sides, playing a part as Australia lifted the 50-over trophy in 1999 and 2003.

- He was appointed head coach of the Australian team as Mickey Arthur’s replacement in 2013.

- Australia lost the Ashes series 3-0 in his first assignment that year but Lehmann helped the team regroup to win the ODI series.

- He oversaw series victories over South Africa, England, India, New Zealand and West Indies.

- He guided Australia to the 2015 World Cup title on home soil and masterminded two home Ashes series wins. Australia also lost two away Ashes series under his guidance.

- Lehmann extended his contract until 2019 to cover the World Cup and the Ashes series in England that year.

- Cleared by Cricket Australia of any involvement in the 2018 ball-tampering scandal in the Cape Town test against South Africa that resulted in captain Steve Smith, vice captain David Warner and batsman Cameron Bancroft receiving lengthy bans.

Compiled by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru, editing by Pritha Sarkar

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