England vs Australia Live Cricket Score, Ashes 2013 3rd Test Day 2: Joe Root falls to Peter Siddle

Peter Siddle gave Australia their first breakthrough © Getty Images

Aug 2, 2013

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Clarke’s 187 was the highlight of the day. Haddin and Starc added 97 for the eighth wicket and Australia managed 527 for seven.

Siddle picked up two wickets and made Day Two Australia’s. Do join us for the live updates of the third Test tomorrow.

Eng 52/2 | Overs 30 | Cook 36*, Trott 2* Stumps

England survive a few nervy moments. Cook would have been run out had Warner hit the stumps direct. Trott’s edge was found in the last over but the ball fell short of Clarke at the second slip. Australia are all over England. The day belong to Australia.

Eng 49/2 | Overs 28 | Cook 35*, Trott 1* OUT! Bresnan 1 (15)

Peter Siddle has nightwatchman Tim Bresnan. The batsman is not too sure. He consults with Cook and decides to walk. The replays suggests that there is no edge. That is a bit of waste of a wicekt. In walks Jonathan Trott at No 4. Australia are on top.

Eng 47/1 | Overs 24 | Cook 34*, Bresnan 0* OUT! Root 8(57)

Peter Siddle has Joe Root. Siddle went wide of the crease and bowled the ball that held it’s line. Root edges it and is caught behind by Haddin. England lose their first wicket at 47.

Eng 28/0 | Overs 16 | Cook 22*, Root 1*

Nathan Lyon is troubling the England openers. Australia are looking for a quick wicket. The openers have struggled but still there is no fall of a wicket.

Australia are bowling tight overs.

Eng 21/0 | Overs 9 | Cook 19*, Root 1*

Nathan Lyon is bowling beautifully to Alastair Cook. The England captain is looking uncomfortable. He survives a caught behind off Lyon’s bowling.

Eng 16/0 | Overs 5 | Cook 14*, Root 1*

A steady start for England. Australia bowlers Ryan Harris and Mitchell Starc are on the money. England are battling a tough time. They will be looking to play out the remainder of the day without any jitters.

Did England miss Monty Panesar? The only spinner Graeme Swann picked up five wickets. But now they have their work cut out. A good batting perfromance is needed.

Aus 527/7 | Overs 147 | Haddin 65*, Starc 66*

Australian skipper finally decides to declare with a brief stint after tea. The unbeaten 97-run partnership has surely given Australia a good first innings total to challenge the formidable England side. With over 500 on board, the pace trio of Ryan Harris, Mitchell Starc and Peter Siddle come hard at the England batsmen. Harris will be the key among the pacers after he troubled the batsmen in the second Test.

Aus 507/7 | Overs 142 | Haddin 57*, Starc 54*

Haddin-Starc have helped Australia reach a challenging total of 500-plus. England bowlers are toiling. It has been unusual for them. Australia surely will be looking to declare the innings soon. Do join us after tea session for live updates.

Aus 484/7 | Overs 137 | Haddin 51*, Starc 39*

Haddin-Starc have brought up fifty run stand. Just when England looked like making a comeback in the game this partnership has ensured that Australia reach close to the 500-run mark.

Aus 452/7 | Overs 133 | Haddin 47*, Starc 11*

Australia bring up their 450. It has been an excellent platform. England are chipping in with wickets but Australia are happy with this position.

Swann has his 17th five-for. Look at the elite list of England bowlers who are ahead of him.

Here’s an interesting stats:

Aus 434/7 | Overs 127 | Haddin 34*, Starc 4* OUT! Siddle 1(6)

Swann has a five-for. Siddle swiped across the line. Swann has picked up his three wickets on Day Two. England are back in this match.

Aus 430/6 | Overs 126 | Haddin 34*, Siddle 1* OUT! Clarke 187 (314)

Clarke falls for 187 as he tried to late cut Broad. Broad has his 200th Test wicket. It took him a long time though.

Aus 418/5 | Overs 122 | Clarke 181*, Haddin 31*

Australia have scored 26 runs so far in six overs. The run-rate is above four runs per over and the batsmen are looking comfortable.

Interesting statistic

This is Michael Clarke’s highest score overseas.

Aus 392/5 | Overs 116 | Clarke 168*, Haddin 18*

Australia have scored 89 runs in the session and England have taken two wickets. Graeme Swann picked up two wickets but captain Clarke is still batting very well. He offered a tough chance to Swann at short extra-cover. This was an absorbing session. England would look to restrict Australia under 500.


Anderson is indanger of eclipsing his worst ever bowling performance.

Wonder what made Warner take the review when he had clearly hit the ball.


Aus 369/5 | Overs 109 | Clarke 159*, Haddin 4* OUT! Warner 5 (10)

David Warner falls to Graeme Swann. He is declared out as the edge from Warner hits ‘keeper Matt Prior’s pad and pops up to the first slip. Tony Hill gives it out. Warner calls for a review. DRS confirms the edge. A wasted DRS call from Australia.

Aus 361/4 | Overs 108 | Clarke 159*, Warner 1*

Michael Clarke brings his 150. What an innings from the captain. He celebrates that achievement with a straight drive past Bresnan. He follows it up with a ferocious cut past point.

Aus 343/4 | Overs 105 | Clarke 143* OUT! Smith 89 (196)

Steven Smith tries to play an audacious shot against Swann and mistimes. The ball flies high and Jonny Bairstow catches a high catch at mid-wicket. Smith had the best chance to score his maiden century. But he misses out.

David Warner is booed as he walks out. Crowd has surely come alive.

History repeats itself. Will it repeat in 2013?

Clarke and Smith bring up double century stand.

A cricketing first

Aus 321/3 | Overs 98 | Clarke 133*, Smith 80* 

This stand between Clarke and Smith is now the highest fourth wicket stand at Old Trafford. Clarke gets off the mark in a streaky fashion hitting a boundary. The ball finds the thick outside edge past gully for a boundary. He then follows it with a fantastic drive through cover point.

Here’s an interesting statistic

Aus 307/3 | Overs 92 | Clarke 125*, Smith 74* 

Australia have started in a sedate fashion. Smith is looking comfortable in the middle. Will he be able to score his maiden Test century?

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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 Two of the third Test in Old Trafford.

On the first day of the third Test, Australia started well after Michael Clarke won the toss and elected to bat first. They finished strongly on 303 for three. After Chris Rogers’s positive start early on, Clarke and Steven Smith added an unbeaten stand of 174 runs for the fourth wicket to take the visitors past the 300-run mark.

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