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The Ashes, 3rd Test, day 4: As it happened


Cricketnext Staff
Aug 04, 2013 at 10:54pm IST

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End of over 36, Australia 172/7: Bad light stopped play as Australia managed to extend their lead past 300. England continued to be on the prowl and kept picking wickets in regular intervals.

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At Tea, Australia: 137/5: England picked up the wicket of Steve Smith before rain interrupted play resulting in an early Tea. Australia's leading is worth 296 runs.

The Ashes, 3rd Test, day 4: As it happened

Play was abandoned for the day after bad light stopped proceedings with Australia at 172/7, leading by 331 runs.

End of over 25, Australia 105/4: England are right back in the game with the dismissals of Usmaan Khawaja and Shane Watson in quick successions. New batsmen Michale Clarke and Steve Smith would be eager to build Australia's lead which has already crossed the 250-run mark.

End of over 20, Australia 86/2: England got rid of David Warner for 41 as the left-hander miscued a pull into the hands of Joe Root off Tim Bresnan in the 18th over.

End of over 15, Australia 64/1: David Warner and Usman Khawaja carried the Australian innings forward after the early dismissal of Rogers. Warner played his shots without too much of risk as Australia continued to build their lead.

End of over 6, Lunch, Australia 24/1: Stuart Broad provided England their first breakthrough in the fifth over as Australian opener Chris Rogers nicked one into the hands of keeper Matt Prior for 12. Australia lead by 183 runs when Lunch was called on Day 4.

Over 139.3, England 368 all out: Siddle dismissed Matt Prior for 30 as England's first innings folded for 368 with a deficit of 159 runs.

End of over 132: England were 353 for 9 - Graeme Swann was dismissed for 11 by Peter Siddle, with the batsman getting a thick inside edge which was taken by wicketkeeper Brad Haddin. England trailed by 174 runs.

End of over 129: England were 338 for 8 - Stuart Broad (32) edged a Nathan Lyon delivery to wicketkeeper Brad Haddin. Broad put on 58 for the eight-wicket with Matt Prior. England trailed by 189 runs.

England began the fourth morning 233 runs behind Australia with just three wickets in hand.

Day 3 Round-up: Kevin Pietersen dug his team out of a hole by hitting 113 - his 23rd Test hundred - but was one of the three batsmen removed after tea by Australia, who reduced England to 294 for 7 in reply to 527 for 7 declared.

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