England vs Australia Live Cricket Score, Ashes 2013 3rd Test Day 5: England retain the urn

Michael Clarke looks on as rain played spoilsport in Australia’s victory bid © Getty Images

Aug 5, 2013

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Michael Clarke has been declared man-of-the-match for his monumental 187. England are still leading the series 2-0. Both teams head to Chester-le-Street. The fourth Test is starting from August 9. There are no clear favourites.

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England have retained the Ashes as rain plays spoilsport for Australia. The visitors fought well and the hosts got out of a tricky situation. We now have two Tests to go. Only one team can win this series.
 

 

 


It’s tea now. It has been preponed. The original schedule was 16:10 but it is now at 15:40.

Will Australia pick up seven wickets in the final session.
 


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Australia’s victory hopes are fading as rain is falling at Old Trafford. England are slyly loving this.
 


Eng 35/3 | Overs 20 |  Root 13*, Bell 2*

Australia are in command of the Test match. Will they be able to win the third Test match? England will be looking to build some partnerships and wary down the bowlers. Do join us in the post-lunch session.

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Eng 27/3 | Overs 17 |  Root 7*, Bell 0* OUT! Pietersen 8 (16)

Kevin Pietersen goes. Peter Siddle finds the edge of Pietersen’s bat. Hill gives it out. Pietersen challenges the call. Third umpire Dharmasena uphelds Hill’s decision. Controversial decision. England have used up their reviews.


Eng 19/2 | Overs 13 |  Root 3*, Pietersen 4* OUT! Trott 11 (27)

Australia have their second wicket. Jonathan Trott is out caught behind off Harris’s bowling. Harris bowled that delivery on the leg-stump and Trott flicked the delivery too fine. It was easily caught by wicketkeeper Brad Haddin. Australia need eight wickets to win this Test now.


Eng 13/1 | Overs 11 |  Root 3*, Trott 9*

Ryan Harris has Jonathan Trott playing across the line and is given out not-out. Australia take the review and the ball is hitting the leg-stump. It is not out since less that 50 per cent of the ball is hitting the stumps. Harris is livid absoultely angry.


Eng 10/1 | Overs 8 |  Root 0*, Trott 9*

Looking at England’s approach it looks like they are not going for a win. Australia are bowling well. Harris and Starc have bowled testing lines.


Eng 1/1 | Overs 3 |  Root 0*, Trott 1* OUT! Cook 0 (9)

Alastair Cook falls for a blob. Ryan Harris gets a perfect outswinger which pitches just outside off and comes back in. Umpire Tony HIll declares Cook out. Cook challenges the call but England waste their review.


Eng 0/0 | Overs 1 |  Cook 0*, Root 0*

Play gets underway. Australia need 10 wickets to win. England have to chase down 332 in possibly 98 overs. Australia have employed an attacking field as Harris starts the first over with three slips and a gully.


Australia have declared their innings. Play is in prospect but the wet outfield delays the start of play.


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 Five of the third Test in Old Trafford.

Close to 30 overs were lost on the penultimate day of the match due to rain and poor light. The weather forecast suggests rain could ruin Australia’s chances of making a stunning comeback in the series. If rain choses to stay away, Day Five promises to be the best in the series so far.

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