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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.

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.

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