Australia in pole position after taking stranglehold of second Test

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Australia in pole position after taking stranglehold of second Test
England's Alastair Cook looks dejected after being bowled out.

London - England were dismissed for 312 in reply to Australia's first innings 566 for eight declared, a deficit of 254 runs.

By AFP

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Published: Sun 19 Jul 2015, 10:36 PM

Last updated: Mon 20 Jul 2015, 8:40 AM

Australia were 108 without loss in their second innings, a lead of 362 runs, against England at the close of the third day of the second Ashes Test at Lord's on Saturday.
Chris Rogers was 44 not out and David Warner 60 not out.
Earlier, England were dismissed for 312 in reply to Australia's first innings 566 for eight declared, a deficit of 254 runs, after tea on the third day.
Although England were 55 runs shy of avoiding the follow-on, Australia captain Michael Clarke decided against making them bat again.
Alastair Cook, the England captain, top-scored with 96 and added 145 for the fifth wicket with Ben Stokes (87) after his side had slumped to 30 for four on Friday.
Cook and Stokes came together with England reeling at 30 for 4on friday.
Left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson took three for 53 and fellow quick Josh Hazlewood three for 68.
Stokes and Cook, who each made hundreds during England's last Test at Lord's, against New Zealand in May, both played on to medium-pacer Mitchell Marsh.
All-rounder Marsh, recalled after Shane Watson was dropped following England's 169-run win in the first Test in Cardiff last week, took two for 23.
England lead the five-match series 1-0, with Australia looking to win their first Ashes campaign in Britain in 14 years.
Of the 17 most recent Ashes series, 15 have been won by the team taking a 1-0 lead after the first Test.
The two exceptions were in 1997 when Australia lost at Edgbaston, but won the six-match series 3-2, and in 2005, when England were beaten at Lord's but won the five-Test series 2-1.
Australia hold the Ashes after whitewashing England 5-0 on home soil in 2013/14. - AFP

Scoreboard
> Australia 1st Innings 566-8 dec
> England 1st Innings (overnight: 85-4)
A. Lyth c Nevill b Starc 0
A. Cook b M Marsh 96
G. Ballance b Johnson 23
I. Bell b Hazlewood 1
J. Root c Nevill b Johnson 1
B. Stokes b M Marsh 87
J. Buttler c Nevill b Lyon 13
M. Ali lbw b Hazlewood 39
S. Broad c sub (S Marsh) b Johnson 21
M. Wood b Hazlewood 4
J. Anderson not out 6
Extras (b12, lb8, nb1) 21
> Total (all out, 91.1 overs, 410 mins) 312
> Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Lyth), 2-28 (Ballance), 3-29 (Bell), 4-30 (Root), 5-175 (Stokes), 6-210 (Buttler), 7-266 (Cook), 8-294 (Ali), 9-306 (Wood), 10-312 (Broad).
> Bowling: Starc 22-1-86-1; Hazlewood 22-2-68-3 (1nb); Johnson 20.1-8-53-3; Lyon 16-1-53-1; M Marsh 8-3-23-2; Smith 2-0-9-0.
> Australia 2nd Innings
C. Rogers not out 44
D. Warner not out 60
Extras (lb4) 4
> Total (0 wkts, 26 overs, 103 mins) 108
> Bowling: Anderson 4-0-21-0; Broad 4-2-10-0; Ali 7-0-21-0; Wood 6-2-23-0; Stokes 3-0-20-0; Root 2-0-9-0;
> Toss: Australia




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