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The Ashes, 5th Test Day 3: As it happened


Cricketnext Staff
Aug 24, 2013 at 12:12am IST

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England innings:

End of over 116: England reached 247 for 4 at stumps on day three, with Ian Bell (29*) and Chris Woakes (15*) still at the wicket. Mitchell Starc took two wickets for the visitors while Ryan Harris and Nathan Lyon got one wicket each.

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The Ashes, 5th Test Day 3: As it happened

Australians bowled with lot of discipline as they kept England to 247 for 4 at stumps on day three of the Oval Test.

End of over 101: Mitchell Starc got his second wicket as he had the dangerous Kevin Pietersen caught at first slip by Shane Watson. England 221 for 4

End of over 95: Australians bowled with lot of discipline as England found it hard to score runs in the session after tea. Kevin Pietersen approached his half-century while Ian Bell joined him after the fall of Trott wicket. England 203 for 3

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End of over 82: England reached 181 for 3 at tea on day three, with Kevin Pietersen (29*) and Ian Bell (4*) in the middle. The hosts lost the wickets of Joe Root (68) and Jonathan Trott (40) in the afternoon session.

End of over 81: The second new ball brought immediate reward for Australia as Mitchell Starc trapped Jonathan Trott leg before on the very first ball. Though Trott went for the DRS, the relays held the on-field umpires decision. England 180 for 3

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End of over 69: Australia continued to put pressure on the England batsmen as runs were difficult to come by. Jonathan Trott was batting on 29, while Kevin Pietersen was unbeaten on 13. England 146 for 2

End of over 54: Joe Root departed when his fine sweep off Nathan Lyon was held at short fine leg by Shane Watson. The right-hander made 68 off 184 balls, including 11 fours. Australia 118 for 2

End of over 53: The Australian pacers has put a lid on England's scoring, with only 25 runs coming in the last ten overs. Joe Root was not out on 68, while Jonathan Trott was unbeaten on 12. England 118 for 1

End of over 44: Joe Root (52*) scored his third Test half-century as England reached 97 for 1 at lunch on day three, still trailing Australia by 395 runs. Jonathan Trott was unbeaten on 10. Australia scored 65 runs in 26.3 overs in the session, losing the wicket of captain Alastair Cook.

End of over 32: Alastair Cook was tempted to play a false stroke outside the off-stump by Ryan Harris as the left-hander poked at a delivery, getting caught by the diving Brad Haddin. Joe Root was batting on 35. England 68 for 1

End of over 25, England 56/0: So far so good for England. Not too much swing for Harris and Starc as both Alastair Cook and Joe Root have put up a 50-run stand without taking any risk.

England reached 32 for 0 at stumps on Thursday, trailing Australia by 460 on day two of the fifth Test at the Oval.

Alastair Cook and Joe Root are the not out batsmen on 17 and 13 respectively, having batted through a tricky period after Australia declared on 492 for 9.

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