An upbeat Australian cricket coach says only runs will guarantee a spot in the batting order for the upcoming Test Series against Pakistan.

With a much needed win under the teams belt, Darren Lehmann (pictured) says while the door is open for a return to the side for injured batsman Shaun Marsh, he’ll need to be at the top of his game to do so.

After a season that left many reputations in tatters, Lehmann says he was pleased at the way spinner Nathan Lyons was able to fight the way out of his form slump.