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Jul 20, 2013

Cricket-England extend overall lead to 347 in second test

LONDON, July 20 (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.

Jul 19, 2013

Cricket-Australian batsmen collapse at Lord’s

LONDON, July 19 (Reuters) – Aggressive off-spin bowling from Graeme Swann and indifferent Australian batting allowed England to seize control of the second Ashes test at Lord’s on Friday.

At tea on the second day, Australia had struggled to 96 for seven in reply to England’s 361 all out with each of the Australian batsmen contributing to their dismissals.

Jul 19, 2013

Harris completes third five wicket haul

LONDON (Reuters) – Australia paceman Ryan Harris completed his third five wicket haul in test cricket on Friday during a lively opening hour on the second day of the second Ashes test against England.

Harris finished with five for 72 from 26 overs in an England first innings total of 361 all out after the home side had resumed on 289 for seven.

Jul 19, 2013

Cricket-Harris completes third five wicket haul

LONDON, July 19 (Reuters) – Australia paceman Ryan Harris completed his third five wicket haul in test cricket on Friday during a lively opening hour on the second day of the second Ashes test against England.

Harris finished with five for 72 from 26 overs in an England first innings total of 361 all out after the home side had resumed on 289 for seven.

Jul 18, 2013

Cricket-Bell joins elite trio with third successive ton

LONDON, July 18 (Reuters) – Ian Bell joined an elite trio on Thursday with his third Ashes century in successive tests after England had lost three cheap wickets on the opening day of the second test against Australia at Lord’s.

Bell, who came to the crease with England floundering at 28 for three on a perfect batting pitch at the height of a British heatwave, reached his 19th test hundred with 14 boundaries in exactly five hours.

Jul 18, 2013

Harris strikes twice on opening day of second test

LONDON (Reuters) – Ryan Harris celebrated his return to the Australia colours on Thursday with two wickets in five balls after his team appeared condemned to a long, fruitless day in the field on the opening day of the second Ashes test at Lord’s.

Harris dismissed England opener Joe Root lbw for six after a lengthy review which finally confirmed the ball had brushed the bat but had first hit the pad. Kevin Pietersen fell in the same over caught behind for two pushing forward to a full delivery.

Jul 18, 2013

Cricket-Harris strikes twice on opening day of second test

LONDON, July 18 (Reuters) – Ryan Harris celebrated his return to the Australia colours on Thursday with two wickets in five balls after his team appeared condemned to a long, fruitless day in the field on the opening day of the second Ashes test at Lord’s.

Harris dismissed England opener Joe Root lbw for six after a lengthy review which finally confirmed the ball had brushed the bat but had first hit the pad. Kevin Pietersen fell in the same over caught behind for two pushing forward to a full delivery.

Jul 17, 2013

Clarke parries questions over rift in Australia side

LONDON (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke played an impeccable straight bat on Wednesday to a barrage of questions about the abrupt dismissal of former coach Mickey Arthur and suggestions of a rift in the touring side.

Arthur, who was sacked 16 days before the first test at Trent Bridge, has claimed substantial damages, and leaked documents in Australia allegedly said he had described Clarke’s former vice-captain Shane Watson as “a cancer” in the side.

Jul 17, 2013

Cricket-Clarke parries questions over rift in Australia side

LONDON, July 17 (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke played an impeccable straight bat on Wednesday to a barrage of questions about the abrupt dismissal of former coach Mickey Arthur and suggestions of a rift in the touring side.

Arthur, who was sacked 16 days before the first test at Trent Bridge, has claimed substantial damages, and leaked documents in Australia allegedly said he had described Clarke’s former vice-captain Shane Watson as “a cancer” in the side.

Jul 17, 2013

Heat is on for Australia to level series at Lord’s

LONDON (Reuters) – Australia will be greeted by blazing sunshine and a venue where they lost only once last century when they arrive at Lord’s on Thursday for the second Ashes test against England determined to level the five-match series.

Britain is engulfed in a heatwave which is forecast to last throughout the match and conditions for the first test at Trent Bridge were reminiscent of the Indian sub-continent.

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