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England vs Australia, 3rd Ashes Test, day 2: As it happened


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Aug 02, 2013 at 11:58pm IST

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England vs Australia, 3rd Ashes Test, day 2: As it happened

Peter Siddle got rid of Joe Root and Tim Bresnan at the end of day 2 after the England openers made a cautious start in reply to Australia's massive total.

End of day 2 - England 52 for 2: The second day of the third Ashes Test also belonged to Australia except the five-wicket-haul for Graeme Swann. England made a slow start in reply to Australia's massive total. Peter Siddle picked u[p two wickets in quick succession at the end of final session to put England on top.

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End of over 24: England 47 for 1: The England batsmen struggled against Nathan Lyon and failed to score freely against the Australia bowlers. Michael Clarke missed a chance at slips to catch Alastair Cook off Lyon.

Australia declare innings at 527 for 7: Michael Clarke declared the first innings after Brad Haddin and Mitchell Starc score quick runs to take Australia past 500.

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At tea - Australia 507 for 7: Mitchell Starc and Brad Haddin continued to score with quick pace after Michael Clarke's departure. James Anderson picked up his 200th Test wicket in the form of Clarke. Graeme Swann picked up five wickets to bring England back in the game. Starc and Haddin both scored their fifties in the post lunch session.

End of over 127- Australia 434 for 7: Stuart Broad picked up his 200th Test wicket in the form of Michael Clarke. It was a short pitched delivery from Broad and Clarke was trying to play it to third man, got cramped and edged onto the stumps. Peter Siddle is the next man in. Graeme Swann picked up his fifth wicket in the form of Peter Siddle.

At lunch - Australia 392 for 5: Brad Haddin and Michael clarke continued to score freely after Graeme Swann picked up two quick wickets to bring England back in the game. Haddin had a positive start and by hitting boundaries to Swann and Anderson. Australia still have an upper hand over England after the end of first session on day 2 of the third Ashes Test.

End of over 109 - Australia 370 for 5: Michael Clarke his three consecutive boundaries in the 108th over bowled by Tim Bresnan. David Warner, who returned to the Australia squad after a long time, didn't last for long. Warner was caught by Trott off Swann.

End of over 106 - Australia 347 for 4: Steven Smith was dismissed for 89 and missed to score maiden Test hundred. Smith was caught by Bairstow of Graeme Swann in the 105th over. This was the third wicket for Swann. Michael Clarke hit James Anderson for two consecutive boundaries in the 97th over to show his confidence. The partnership between these two has reached over 2000 now. Michael Clarke has reached his highest score against England.

Day 1 round-up: Australia put up a good batting performance led by Michael Clarke (125*) and Steven Smith (70*) who made the England bowlers toil on day one. The Test started with two controversial decisions which brought again the DRS under scanner.

Nevertheless after opting to bat, Australia got off to a good start as Chris Rogers scored 84 before falling to Graeme Swann. The visitors required some inspiration after losing the first two Tests and was provided by the gritty knocks from Clarke and Smith.

At stumps on day one, Australia were 303 for 3 and would like to continue in the same vein and put on a big first innings score on the board.

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