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England vs Australia Live Cricket Score, Ashes 2013 3rd Test Day 3: England finish Day 3 at 292/7

England vs Australia Live Cricket Score, Ashes 2013 3rd Test Day 3: Starc dismisses Bairstow

Mitchell Starc picked up Alastair Cook, Jonny Bairstow and Kevin Pietersen on Day Three of the third Ashes Test © Getty Images

Aug 3, 2013

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Eng 294/7 | Overs 120 |  Prior 6*, Broad 9*

England need 34 runs to avoid the follow-on. Australia have dominated yet another day. They will be hoping to impose follow-on and may be chase a few runs on Day Five. England will hope to add as many as possible and go for the draw. If they do that they will be sure of retaining the Ashes. Do join us tomorrow.

Match report:


Eng 284/7 | Overs 112 |  Prior 1*, Broad 4* OUT!Pietersen 113 (206)

Kevin Pietersen falls to Mitchell Starc after a fighting century. England still need 48 runs to avoid batting again.Australia will be eager to pick up three quick wickets and then come back tomorrow all fresh.


Eng 277/6 | Overs 107 |  Pietersen 112*, Prior 0* OUT! Bairstow 22 (51)

Jonny Bairstow is out driving Starc. He chased the ball that was going across him. Shane Watson holds onto the catch at first slip and is quite frustrated. Australia are right back in the game. England need 51 to avoid the follow on.


Pietersen and Bairstow add a half-century stand.
 




Eng 259/5 | Overs 100 |  Pietersen 104*, Bairstow 12*

Pietersen and Bairstow are looking set. Pietersen after his century has looked just a tad edgy against Watson. He has played and missed on a couple of occasions. Bairstow played a mistimed flick against Lyon but he was saved as the ball eludes mid-wicket. Bairstow sweeps Lyon for a four. Interesting battle is going at Old Trafford.


Pietersen gets his 23rd Test ton. What a hundred it has been. The crowd stands up and applauds. England balcony appreciates Pietersen’s effort.
 


A record for Pietersen:
 


Eng 225/5 | Overs 91 |  Pietersen 83*, Bairstow 0* OUT! Bell 60 (112)

Ryan Harris castles Ian Bell with the second new ball. A window of opportunity opens for Australia. The new ball does the trick for Australia. Will they run through England? Or will Pietersen score big and fight for England.


Ian Bell’s impressive Ashes record:

 




Eng 211/4 | Overs 87 |  Pietersen 78*, Bell 48*

England have scored 92 runs in this session and Australia have failed to take any wicket. The session belongs to England. See the tea report here.


The new ball has been taken. Australia will be hoping it changes their fortunes. England have been brilliant in the post-lunch session. So far no wicket has fallen in the session. Will the new ball bring joy on Australian faces?
 




Eng 190/4 | Overs 78 |  Pietersen 69*, Bell 39*

England are batting well. The partnership is blossoming. Clarke is short of ideas. He has brought Steven Smith into the attack.




Kevin Pietersen was out plumb. He walked down the track and missed the ball. The ball hit his pad but Tony Hill does not give that out. Australia decide not to review the decision. But if they would have taken it, Pietersen was out. A costly miss by the visitors.
 


Eng 176/4 | Overs 72 |  Pietersen 62*, Bell 32*

A 66-run partnership between Pietersen and Bell has brought back England in the game. The intent shown by the duo has been very impressive.


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Eng 148/4 | Overs 63 |  Pietersen 54*, Bell 12*

England have come out positive. Bell has driven Siddle well. Pietersen is taking on Lyon. He hit Lyon for two sixes of as many balls. Enthralling contest is on.
 




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Eng 119/4 | Overs 57 |  Pietersen 28*, Bell 4*

England have scored 67 runs but have lost two wickets. It is yet another session that has belonged to Australia. England need a big partnership. Australia have bowled well. They have been patient. Wickets have been falling at regular intervals. Read the lunch report here




Eng 110/4 | Overs 54 |  Pietersen 28* OUT! Cook 62 (177)

Starc has Cook and this is a huge wicket. Cook tried to glance Starc but the ball went too fine and Brad Haddin caught brilliantly diving full length to his right.
 


Eng 101/3 | Overs 50 | Cook 56*, Pietersen 25*

Pietersen is taking the attack to Australian bowlers. The pulls, exquisite drives, fine leg-glance he is getting into his elements. Cook has gone into his shell.


Eng 79/3 | Overs 44 | Cook 53*, Pietersen 6*

England have lost one wicket in the first hour. It has been the hour which has belonged to Australia. Cook has been solid. He is expected to build a big innings.





Eng 64/3 | Overs 39 | Cook 44* OUT! Trott 5 (34)

Harris gets Trott early and Australia have got an early breakthrough. Trott tried to leave the ball in the last second but the bat took the bottom of the bat. The ball flies to Michael Clarke at the second slip.


Eng 59/2 | Overs 35 | Cook 42*, Trott 2*

England survive a few nervy moments. Cook and Trott have looked a bit edgy. Harris and Siddle are getting considerable movement. Early wickets is what Australia needs.


Here’s look at the conditions:
 




Ryan Harris got a hint of movement in the first over. The conditions are overcast. Australia will be looking to use the conditions to their advantage. These, one feels, are the perfect conditions for their bowlers to comeback in the series. Siddle starts with a maiden.
 




The game has started. This is a massive day for Australia who are looking for a comeback in the series. But will the rain spoil their fightback? Here’s the weather update.
 




Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the most-awaited blockbuster series of the season, the Ashes 2013. I, Sarang Bhalerao, will bring you momentary updates of the action from Day Three of the third Test in Old Trafford.

Australia have dominated two full days of the game so far and it remains to be seen if they can take it all the way through to stay alive in the series. Much has depended on skipper Michael Clarke who scored a magnificant knock of 187 to help Australia post 527 for seven when they declared. To his delight, Peter Siddle struck twice before the close of play to reduce the home side to 52 for two with Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott in the middle.

If you missed the game yesterday, you can check out the live blog and the talking points from the Day Two. You can also check out the final report from the second day’s play as we wait for the action to begin on Day Two.

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