Home > News >

Ashes 2013-14: England are at 87/3 chasing 448 at tea on Day 3 of 5th Test against Australia

Australia only needed seven wickets to win the fifth Ashes 2013-14 Test at tea on Day Three © Getty Images
Australia only needed seven wickets to win the fifth Ashes 2013-14 Test at tea on Day Three © Getty Images

By Shrikant Shankar

 

Jan 5, 2014

England have lost three big wickets in their run-chase of 448 to enter tea at 87 on Day Three of the fifth Ashes 2013-14 Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on January 5, 2014. Michael Carberry was batting on 43 and Gary Ballance was on seven. Australia were bowled out for 276 in their second innings.

The post-tea session began with Australia at 248 for seven. Chris Rogers played a cover drive off Boyd Rankin to get a four. He was soon dismissed by leg-spinner Scott Borthwick caught and bowled for 119. He finished both the Ashes campaigns as the top run-scorer.

Ryan Harris displayed some lower-order pyrotechnics and hit a four and a six off Borthwick. But the bowler got his man as Harris (13) slugged a wide low full-toss to Carberry at deep mid-wicket. The innings soon ended as Rankin found a thin edge off Peter Siddle’s bat and Jonny Bairstow took the catch.

If England had to win, they would require a world-record run-chase. Alastair Cook and Carberry opened the batting for England. Cook looked in positive mood as pulled the first delivery he faced off Mitchell Johnson and got a four through mid-wicket.

His stay was short-lived as he feathered a thin edge off Johnson to Brad Haddin behind the wickets. He was out for seven. Carberry got off the mar with a cover drive for four off Harris. Siddle then offered width and Carberry punched that in front of cover for a four.

Ian Bell began to loosen up as he hit a cut for four and an upper-cut for a six. But he soon cut one off Harris to David Warner at gully and was out for 16. Kevin Pietersen (3) also joined them as he edged one from Harris onto his pads and George Bailey took a very good one-handed catch behind him.

Ballance joined Carberry and together they put together an unbeaten 30-run partnership. Carberry hit a few fours through the off side and got into his 40s. tea was soon called and England needed another 361 runs to win. More importantly, Australia needed seven more wickets for a 5-0 whitewash.

Brief scores:

Australia 326 (Shane Watson 43, Steven Smith 115, Brad Haddin 75; Ben Stokes 6 for 99) and 276 (Chris Rogers 119, George Bailey 46; Scott Borthwick 3 for 33, James Anderson 2 for 46) lead England 155 (Ben Stokes 47, Stuart Broad 30*; Peter Siddle 3 for 23, Mitchell Johnson 3 for 33, Ryan Harris 3 for 36) and 87 for 3 (Michael Carberry 43*; Ryan Harris 2 for 13) by 360 runs.

Full Scorecard

Photo Gallery

(Shrikant Shankar is a writer/reporter at CricketCountry.com. Previously he has done audio commentary for various matches involving India, Indian Premier League and Champions League Twenty20 for ESPNSTAR.com. You can follow him on Twitter @Shrikant_23)

India tour of England 2014

Jul 27, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Southampton

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 6, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Galle

India tour of England 2014

Aug 7, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Manchester

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 9, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Harare

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 14, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

More

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 24, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 100 runs

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 24, 2014  at Colombo

Match drawn

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 22, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 2 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 20, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 8 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 18, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 6 wkts

Photos

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test

Videos

Highlights of Phil Hughes' double ton

Jacques Kallis retires from international cricket: Long live the King

Jacques Kallis retires from international cricket: The last great pace bowling all-rounder

India vs England Live Cricket Score 3rd Test Day 4 at Southampton: Hosts in command

Alastair Cook England England vs India England vs India 2014 Ian Bell India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2014 South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2014 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs South Africa Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2014

James Anderson in fresh controversy during India-England 3rd Test at Southampton?

India vs England 2014, Day 4 of 3rd Test at Southampton: Defeat stares as Indians continue to find ways of getting out

Alex Doolan looking forward to first Indian tour

India gasping at 112 for 4 against England at Stumps on Day 4 of 3rd Test at Southampton

Pankaj Singh records most expensive match figures by Test debutant without taking a wicket

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test at Southampton: India’s lacklustre performance, Moeen Ali’s rise as a spinner and other highlights of play on Day 4

Jacques Kallis retires from international cricket: A symbol of genius encompassing almost two decades

Jacques Kallis retires from international cricket: Long live the King

Jacques Kallis retires from international cricket: How the legend began

Jacques Kallis retires from international cricket: The last great pace bowling all-rounder

Fan of the Day

Fan Cricket

Fan Cricket

11 Posts | 2 Fans

Brazil vs Netherlands, 3rd place Fifa World Cup 2014 match Video Highlights

Will Nawazuddin Siddiqui throw a success bash for Salman Khan’s Kick?

Rafael to miss rest of Man Utd’s tour of the USA with groin injury

Prevent Diabetes Tip – get regular health check-ups

Do Xiaomi smartphones covertly spy on its users?

Ajay Devgn gets 2500 cops shirtless in Singham Returns!

Connected devices have huge security holes: Study

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here