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Dec 17, 2013

Cricket-Stokes century frustrates Australia’s Ashes bid

PERTH, Dec 17 (Reuters) – All-rounder Ben Stokes scored England’s first century of the series to frustrate Australia’s bid for the victory they need to recapture the Ashes on the fifth and final morning of the third test at the WACA on Tuesday.

England reached lunch at 332 for six, still 172 runs short of their unlikely victory target of 504 with Stokes, unbeaten on 117, and Tim Bresnan (seven) at the crease after the loss of just one wicket, Matt Prior for 26, in the opening session.

Dec 17, 2013

Cricket-Stokes century frustrates Australia’s Ashes bid

PERTH, Dec 17 (Reuters) – All-rounder Ben Stokes scored England’s first century of the series to frustrate Australia’s bid for the victory they need to recapture the Ashes on the fifth and final morning of the third test at the WACA on Tuesday.

England reached lunch at 332 for six, still 172 runs short of their unlikely victory target of 504 with Stokes, unbeaten on 117, and Tim Bresnan (seven) at the crease after the loss of just one wicket, Matt Prior for 26, in the opening session.

Dec 16, 2013

Watson sparkles before Australia declare in Perth

PERTH (Reuters) – Shane Watson smashed 73 runs off 40 balls for a spectacular century before Australia declared at 369 for three with a lead of 503 over England 40 minutes before lunch on the fourth day of the third test at the WACA on Monday.

On a morning of intense drama and some high farce, Ryan Harris then sensationally bowled England captain Alastair Cook for a duck with the first ball of the innings and the stunned tourists limped to the break at 24 for one.

Dec 16, 2013

Cricket-Watson sparkles before Australia declare in Perth

PERTH, Dec 16 (Reuters) – Shane Watson smashed 73 runs off 40 balls for a spectacular century before Australia declared at 369 for three with a lead of 503 over England 40 minutes before lunch on the fourth day of the third test at the WACA on Monday.

On a morning of intense drama and some high farce, Ryan Harris then sensationally bowled England captain Alastair Cook for a duck with the first ball of the innings and the stunned tourists limped to the break at 24 for one.

Dec 15, 2013

Injured Broad not ruling anything out

PERTH (Reuters) – Stuart Broad will not bowl again in the third Ashes test after injuring his right foot on Sunday but he said he might bat in England’s second innings and had not given up hope of rescuing the match.

The 27-year-old paceman also hopes that “ice and elevation” over the next 10 days will enable him to play in the fourth test, which starts in Melbourne on December 26.

Dec 15, 2013

Cricket-Injured Broad not ruling anything out

PERTH, Dec 15 (Reuters) – Stuart Broad will not bowl again in the third Ashes test after injuring his right foot on Sunday but he said he might bat in England’s second innings and had not given up hope of rescuing the match.

The 27-year-old paceman also hopes that “ice and elevation” over the next 10 days will enable him to play in the fourth test, which starts in Melbourne on Dec. 26.

Dec 15, 2013

England’s Ashes hopes melt away in Perth heat

PERTH (Reuters) – England’s hopes of retaining the Ashes melted away in the fierce Perth heat on Sunday morning when they were dismissed for 251 to bring up lunch on the third day of the third test against Australia.

The tourists, needing at least a draw to save the series, resumed on 180 for four chasing Australia’s first innings 385 but lost their last six wickets for the addition of just 71 runs on another sweltering morning at the WACA.

Dec 15, 2013

England’s Ashes hopes melt away in Perth heat

PERTH (Reuters) – England’s hopes of retaining the Ashes melted away in the fierce Perth heat on Sunday morning when they were dismissed for 251 to bring up lunch on the third day of the third test against Australia.

The tourists, needing at least a draw to save the series, resumed on 180 for four chasing Australia’s first innings 385 but lost their last six wickets for the addition of just 71 runs on another sweltering morning at the WACA.

Dec 15, 2013

Cricket-England’s Ashes hopes melt away in Perth heat

PERTH, Dec 15 (Reuters) – England’s hopes of retaining the Ashes melted away in the fierce Perth heat on Sunday morning when they were dismissed for 251 to bring up lunch on the third day of the third test against Australia.

The tourists, needing at least a draw to save the series, resumed on 180 for four chasing Australia’s first innings 385 but lost their last six wickets for the addition of just 71 runs on another sweltering morning at the WACA.

Dec 14, 2013

Australia dismissed for 385 in Perth

PERTH (Reuters) – England’s openers survived a rocky six overs to reach lunch at 24 without loss after their bowlers had dismissed Australia for 385 on the second day of the potentially decisive third Ashes test at the WACA on Saturday.

The tourists need at least a draw to keep the series alive and captain Alastair Cook will resume after the break on 17 not out alongside Michael Carberry, who had scored six on another sweltering morning in Perth.

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