David Warner scored an unbeaten fifty © Getty Images
David Warner was out at the stroke of lunch for 52 © Getty Images

David Warner was dismissed at the stroke of lunch for 52 on Day Four of the first Ashes Test between England and Australia at Cardiff on Saturday. Chris Rogers was the first man to be dismissed when he edged Stuart Broad to Ian Bell at slip. Steven Smith was in at No. 3 and ensured that runs kept coming at a decent clip. Live Scorecard: England (ENG) vs Australia (AUS) Ashes 2015 1st Test at Cardiff, Day 3

Warner looked in much discomfort in the first hour of play. He was on 17 off 41 balls at one stage before exploding against Moeen Ali, hitting him for a back-to-back six and four. That over from proved Moeen proved to be the spark that Warner and Australia needed. They managed to find a boundary off virtually every over after that. However, Moeen Ali — who had gone for 22 off his first two overs — managed to breach Warner’s defence, getting him out LBW for 52 at the stroke of lunch to ensure England ended the session on top. Live Blog: England (ENG) vs Australia (AUS) Ashes 2015 1st Test at Cardiff, Day 4

Earlier, half-centuries from Joe Root and Ian Bell and a late cameo from Mark Wood ensured that England ended Day Three in control. England managed to take a 411-run lead after being bowled out for 289. Root and Bell were dismissed for identical scores of 60 off 89 balls, while Wood hit some lusty blows to remain unbeaten on 32 off only 18 balls. READ: Australia paying price for being slack against England

The duo of Bell and Root put on 97 for the fourth wicket before Bell was cleaned up by Mitchell Johnson. Root was joined by Ben Stokes, and the pair added a few quick runs of their own before Root was knocked over by Josh Hazlewood. Stokes was the next man to be dismissed when he was cleaned up by Mitchell Starc for 42. READ: Ashes 2015, Cardiff: Tale of Two Tails

Brief scores:

England 430 (Gary Ballance 61, Joe Root 134, Ben Stokes 52, Moeen Ali 77; Mitchell Starc 5 for 114, Josh Hazlewood 3 for 83) and 289 (Ian Bell 60, Joe Root 60; Nathan Lyon 4 for 75) lead Australia 308 (Chris Rogers 95; James Anderson 3 for 43) and 97 for 2 (David Warner 52; Stuart broad 1 for 10) by 315 runs.

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(Shiamak Unwalla, a reporter with CricketCountry, is a self-confessed Sci-Fi geek who loves cricket more than cricketers. His Twitter handle is @ShiamakUnwalla)