England vs Australia Live Cricket Score, Ashes 2013 2nd Test Day 4: Agar falls controversially after tea

England took a 2-0 lead in the five-match series after winning the second Test by 347 runs on Day Four © Getty Images

Jul 21, 2013

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Aus 235 | Overs 90.3 | Harris 16* OUT! Pattinson 35 (Target: 583)

England have finally wrapped up their victory in the last over of the day after Swann traps Pattinson leg-before. England win by 347 runs and take a 2-0 lead in the series.

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England have taken the new ball and the extra half an hour.

Aus 192/9 | Overs 76 | Pattinson 14*, Harris 0* OUT! Siddle 18 (Target: 583)

Peter Siddle and James Pattinson are frustrating England. Their ninth-wicket partnership now reads 30 from 14 overs. And there you go! Just as I write that, James Anderson shatters Siddle’s off-stump with a yorker. One more to go!


Aus 162/8 | Overs 62 | Siddle 2*, Pattinson 0*  OUT! Haddin 7 (Target: 583)

Swann comes back on the field after receiving treatment on his back (after a collision with Khawaja earlier) and scalps Brad Haddin leg-before. England are now two wickets from a 2-0 lead.

Aus 154/7 | Overs 55 | Haddin 1*, Siddle 0* OUT! Agar 16 (Target: 583)

Bresnan gets his second wicket as he finds the edge to the keeper, or so we are made to believe, of Ashton Agar’s bat. There was a sound as the ball and bat crossed, but the umpire did not hear it. England immediately reviewed the decision. Hot Spot did not show any white spot on the bat, but the umpire thought there was a deflection and overturned the decision. Agar cannot believe it as he walks back.

Aus 136/6 | Overs 50.5 | Haddin 0* OUT! Khawaja 54, Smith 1 (Target: 583) (TEA – Day 4)

Australia lose two more quick wickets as Khawaja and Steven Smith join Clarke back in the pavilion. Root got his second wicket as he got Khawaja to edge him to gully, before Bresnan found the faintest of edges of Smith’s bat to put England on the brink of victory.

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Aus 135/4 | Overs 48 | Khawaja 54*, Smith 0* OUT! Clarke 51 (Target: 583)

Clarke’s turn to bring up his half-century as he slashes at a short and wide delivery from Tim Bresnan and gets a single to third man. It’s his 27th Test fifty and he’s played really well, especially against the vicious spin. However, just as I type that, he falls in the next over to Joe Root, caught in leg-slip!

Aus 121/3 | Overs 43 | Khawaja 50*, Clarke 35* (Target: 583)

Khawaja brings up his fifty in 113 balls and this has been a really responsible knock from the 26-year-old. It’s his second Test half-century.

Aus 104/3 | Overs 39 | Khawaja 40*, Clarke 35* (Target: 583)

At the drinks break of the afternoon session, Australia have crossed the three-figure mark and this partnership between Khawaja and Clarke looks set. Their partnership reads 68 runs. How far can they go? Still four and a half sessions left in this match.

Aus 90/3 | Overs 32 | Khawaja 36*, Clarke 25* (Target: 583)

Khawaja and Clarke have begun the post-lunch session well here. They have survived the first half an hour after the break and Clarke is playing his usual attacking innings. He’s playing very positively against Swann, using his feet against the offie, while Khawaja has proved his fluency in playing the pull.


Aus 48/3 | Overs 22 | Khawaja 8*, Clarke 11* (LUNCH – Day 4) (Target: 583)

Australia manage to reach the lunch break without further damage. Michael Clarke and Usman Khawaja have a next to impossible job ahead of them to save this match. They would do well to survive the next session.

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Aus 38/3 | Overs 16 | Khawaja 7*, Clarke 2* OUT! Hughes 1 (Target: 583)

Graeme Swann picks up his second wicket as he traps Phil Hughes in front. Hughes wasn’t sure and after a long discussion with Khawaja, went for the review. However, the ball was hitting leg and Hughes had to go. Will Australia make it to the tea break?

Aus 32/2 | Overs 10 | Khawaja 6*, Hughes 0* OUT! Rogers 6 (Target: 583)

Chris Rogers is the next wicket to fall for Australia. Rather than Graeme Swann, it was the unpredictable nature of the pitch that should be credited with the wicket. Swann’s earlier delivery had spun viciciously after pitching on off. Rogers expected the same two balls later, but the ball kept its trajectory and knocked off the woodwork. Unlucky! But Rogers will at least feel better about this than his first innings dismissal.


Aus 24/1 | Overs 7 | Rogers 4*, Khawaja 0* OUT! Watson 20 (Target: 583)

England get their first wicket as James Anderson raps Shane Watson plumb in front. And no, Watson did not review the decision, to his team’s relief!

Aus 19/0 | Overs 6 | Watson 16*, Rogers 3* (Target: 583)

Australia have begun their improbable chase on Day Four. Shane Watson and Chris Rogers, as usual, opened the batting. James Anderson and Stuart Broad are getting a lot of movement and are keeping the batsmen on their toes.


Eng 349/7 dec. | Overs 114.1 | Prior 1* OUT! Bairstow 20, Root 180

England have lost the wickets of Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root early on Day Four and declared after the latter’s dismissal. Root went for an audacious Dil-Scoop, but found the fielder at third-man. Skipper Alastair Cook immediately declared after the dismissal. Australia thus have to score 583 to win the match.

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the most-awaited blockbuster series of the season, the Ashes 2013.

On day three it was all Joe Root who became the youngest Ashes centurion at Lord’s aged 22 years and 202 days.

Root scored an unbeaten 178 runs and England finished at 333 for five. England lost only nightwatchman Tim Bresnan and Ian Bell on day three.

Australia are trailing by 566 runs. The question remains when will England declare?

Read the live blog of Day Three here, Day Two here and Day One here.

I am Jaideep Vaidya and I will be bringing you momentary updates of the match.