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Jul 22, 2013

Australia plumb fresh depths in Ashes

LONDON (Reuters) – England exposed a gulf in class during a 347-run Ashes victory within four days at Lord’s on Sunday which threatens to overwhelm Australia in what is fast becoming a disastrous year.

Australia’s defeat in the second test was the sixth in a row this year after losing 4-0 in India, their worst run since they were thrashed by a mighty West Indies side in the 1980s.

Jul 21, 2013

Cricket-Australia plumb fresh depths

LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) – England exposed a gulf in class during a 347-run Ashes victory within four days at Lord’s on Sunday which threatens to overwhelm Australia in what is fast becoming a disastrous year.

Australia’s defeat in the second test was the sixth in a row this year after losing 4-0 in India, their worst run since they were thrashed by a mighty West Indies side in the 1980s.

Jul 21, 2013

England crush Australia in second Ashes test

LONDON (Reuters) – England completed a crushing 347-run victory over Australia with a day to spare in the second Ashes test on Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.

Set 583 runs to level the series, Australia succumbed for 235 in their second innings with four balls remaining on the fourth day.

Jul 21, 2013

Cricket-England in sight of victory in Lord’s test

LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) – England were in sight of taking a 2-0 lead in the five-match Ashes series within four days at Lord’s on Sunday after reducing Australia to 136 for six in their second innings at tea.

Australia captain Michael Clarke (51) joined forces with Usman Khawaja (54) to take Australia to 134 for three in the afternoon session in pursuit of a purely academic target of 583 before three wickets fell in the space of 27 balls.

Jul 21, 2013

England move closer to crushing win at Lord’s

LONDON (Reuters) – England moved remorselessly towards a crushing victory within four days over Australia in the second Ashes test at Lord’s on Sunday after setting the visitors a notional target of 583 to win.

After batting throughout Saturday’s third day, Alastair Cook declared his team’s second innings closed on 349 for seven after Joe Root had been dismissed for 180.

Jul 21, 2013

Cricket-England move closer to crushing win at Lord’s

LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) – England moved remorselessly towards a crushing victory within four days over Australia in the second Ashes test at Lord’s on Sunday after setting the visitors a notional target of 583 to win.

After batting throughout Saturday’s third day, Alastair Cook declared his team’s second innings closed on 349 for seven after Joe Root had been dismissed for 180.

Jul 21, 2013

Root the hero as England grind Australia into dust

LONDON (Reuters) – Opener Joe Root was the individual hero on Saturday as England ground Australia into the dust with batting that was first attritional then ruthlessly aggressive on the third day of the second Ashes test at Lord’s.

After taking a first-innings lead of 233 on Friday before conceding three quick wickets, England batted throughout the day to reach 333 for five at the close with Root unbeaten on 178, his second test hundred.

Jul 20, 2013

Cricket-Root the hero as England grind Australia into dust

LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) – Opener Joe Root was the individual hero on Saturday as England ground Australia into the dust with batting that was first attritional then ruthlessly aggressive on the third day of the second Ashes test at Lord’s.

After taking a first-innings lead of 233 on Friday before conceding three quick wickets, England batted throughout the day to reach 333 for five at the close with Root unbeaten on 178, his second test hundred.

Jul 20, 2013

Cricket-Root guides England to formidable lead at Lord’s

LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) – Opener Joe Root guided England to a formidable lead over Australia on the third day of the second Ashes test at Lord’s on Saturday during which only one wicket fell in the first two sessions.

At tea, Root was only three short of a second test hundred in an England second innings total of 171 for four, an overall lead of 404 with seven sessions remaining.

Jul 20, 2013

England extend overall lead to 347 in second test

LONDON (Reuters) – England extended their overall lead over Australia to 347 with seven wickets still in hand after a slow opening session on the third day of the second Ashes test at Lord’s on Saturday.

At lunch, England were 114 for three in their second innings with Joe Root on 63 and nightwatchman Tim Bresnan on 32 after the two Yorkshiremen had batted throughout the morning’s play. The home side were 31 for three overnight.

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