Ashes 2013-14 Live Cricket Score: Australia vs England, 1st Test Day 4 at the Gabba

If England are to have any chance of saving the first Ashes 2013-14 Test, then Kevin Pietersen (right) needs to play a long innings © Getty Images

Nov 24, 2013

England are at 24 for two chasing a monumental target of 561 at stumps on Day Three of the first Ashes 2013-14 Test in Brisbane at The Gabba. Australia declared their second innings at 401 for seven. David Warner top-scored with 124 and Michael Clarke scored 113. Alastair Cook (11) and Kevin Pietersen (3) are at the crease for England.

Michael Carberry was the first wicket to fall for a duck in England’s second innings. Ryan Harris’s delivery trickled down of Carberry’s bat and went in-between his legs to clip the stumps. Jonathan Trott was the next man in and he seemed to look for runs from the offset. Trott got one down the leg side from Mitchell Johnson and he hopped to the off side to play a hook for a four towards the fine-leg region.

He fell immediately after as another short delivery from Johnson was pulled, but straight to Nathan Lyon at deep square-leg. It was a poor shot selection from Trott. He has been set up far too often in the last few Test matches.

Kevin Pietersen walked out into the middle. He dropped the first ball he faced on the off-side and took off. Alastair Cook had to dive to get into the crease at the striker’s end. But he was lucky as Warner’s throw was accurate, but George Bailey clipped one bail off before collecting the ball. That is enough for Cook to make his ground.

The day ended without any further wickets falling. England need another unlikely 537 runs to win. Australia need eight wickets to go 1-0 up in the series and they have two whole days to get them.

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