Dec 15, 2013
It will be a crucial phase for England on the third morning of the third Ashes 2013-14 Test at Perth. They are 180 for four, still 205 behind. Much of England’s hardwork early on was undone after their key batsmen Alastair Cook (72) and Kevin Pietersen (19) were dismissed for poor shots.
Australia had manage to post 385 in their first innings on the back of a superb 111 by Steve Smith.
In reply Michael Carberry (43) and Cook put up a solid 85-run opening stand before Carberry was out bowled by Ryan Harris.
Australia 385 (David Warner 60, Steve Smith 111, Brad Haddin 55; Stuart Broad 3 for 100, James Anderson 2 for 60) lead England 180 for 4 (Alastair Cook 72, Michael Carberry 43; Ryan Harris 1 for 26) by 205 runs.
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