A looks through Darren Lehmann's career after taking the Australia hot-seat

Last Updated: 24/06/13 3:49pm

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We look at Darren Lehmann's career following his appointment as Australia head coach.

1970: Born in Gawla, South Australia, on February 5.

1987-88: A teenage Lehmann began his first-class career with his native South Australia. It would last 20 years, and bring him more than 25,000 runs - principally for South Australia, Australia and Yorkshire, captaining both state and county - including a career-best 301 against Western Australia in Adelaide.

1990-91: Helped South Australia win the Sheffield Shield title.

1995-96: Again part of the Sheffield Shield-winning team.

1996: Made his Australia debut, in a one-day international defeat against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

1998: Played the first of his 27 Tests, against India at Bangalore on March 25. Made 52 in his first innings, as Australia won by eight wickets. He went on to score five Test hundreds in all, and average almost 45. He also played in 117 one-day internationals.

December: His first Ashes Test, in Melbourne. Lehmann faced England five times in Tests, all Down Under in 1998-99 and 2002-03.

1999: Hit the winning runs for Australia in the World Cup final against Pakistan at Lord's.

2001: Lehmann was a lynchpin of Yorkshire's first county championship title since 1968, under the captaincy of David Byas and Australian coach Wayne Clarke.

2003: January - Banned for five one-day internationals after a controversial outburst in which he had to issue a written apology after using apparently racist language when he was run out against Sri Lanka in Brisbane. The Australian Cricket Board prescribed counselling to help improve his behaviour.

March: Part of the Australia team which retained their World Cup title, beating India in the final at The Wanderers in Johannesburg.

April: In his 10th Test, he made his first century, against the West Indies in Trinidad.

2004: Offered to give up his Test place to the emerging Michael Clarke, after the latter's century on debut in Bangalore.

December: Played his last Test, against Pakistan in Melbourne. Australia won by nine wickets.

2007: November - Played his final first-class match, for South Australia against Western Australia. Signed off with a first-innings 167 in a nine-wicket Pura Cup victory.

2011: May - Appointed as coach of Queensland, where he went on to win a Sheffield Shield, a Ryobi one-day cup and a Big Bash League title.

2012: December - As Brisbane Heat coach in the Big Bash Twenty20 league, he questioned the legality of Melbourne Renegades and West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuel's bowling action and was fined 3,000 dollars - suspended for two years - after being found guilty of breaching Cricket Australia's code of behaviour.

2013: January - Appointed coach of Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League.

June 24 - Named as Australia's new coach, in place of the sacked Mickey Arthur, less than three weeks before the start of the first of two back-to-back Ashes series in six months.

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