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England, 1st innings

Over 120 || Score 294/7

Stumps: Australia got the big wicket of Kevin Pietersen when Starc struck again as his ball pitched on a short of length spot and then nipped in and hit KP on the pads, which was given out. Pietersen had a quick chat with Prior regarding the decision and considering that there weren’t many batsmen left, he reviewed it. Even the third-umpire thought he was out, however the hot spot showed a faint edge. But that was the end of the KP innings that gave some substance to England.

After that wicket, Broad and Prior played the rest of the overs without any further damage. So England still trail by 233 runs with 3 wickets remaining and apart from that partnership between KP and Bell, Aussies once again dominated the game.

KP Pietersen lbw b Starc 113 (206b)

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Over 110 || Score 280/6

England lost the wicket of Johnny Bairstow who was dismissed by Mitchell Starc as he edged a ball straight to first slip. It was Starc’s second wicket of the day and the left-arm pacer deserved it as he was getting some reverse swing as well. KP and Bairstow added 52 runs for the seventh wicket.

JM Bairstow c Watson b Starc 22 (51b)

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Over 100 || Score 259/5

Pietersen reached his 23rd Test ton, first at Old Trafford when Starc bowled a short and wide delivery which he convincingly worked over the point region for a boundary. It has been a superb knock from KP considering the fact that he was back in the team after an injury. A big knock was due from him and he rarely disappoints his fans. England now trail by 268 runs with 5 wickets in hand.

Kevin Pietersen 104* (176b) Johnny Bairstow 12* (32b)

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Over 86 || Score 211/4

Tea: Pietersen and Bell have taken England past 200 runs and the partnership is now looking a formidable one that continues to bother Clarke and his plans of making a comeback in the series. Siddle looked like the only Aussie bowler who could pick a wicket. England now trail by 319 runs with six wickets in hand. Bell and Pietersen have so far added 103 runs for the fifth wicket. Bell reached his half-century off the penultimate delivery of the last over before tea. England now trail by 288 runs with five wickets remaining.

Kevin Pietersen 78* (143b) Ian Bell 51* (93b)

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Over 86 || Score 211/4

Tea: Pietersen and Bell have taken England past 200 runs and the partnership is now looking a formidable one that continues to bother Clarke and his plans of making a comeback in the series. Siddle looked like the only Aussie bowler who could pick a wicket. England now trail by 319 runs with six wickets in hand. Bell and Pietersen have so far added 103 runs for the fifth wicket. Bell reached his half-century off the penultimate delivery of the last over before tea. England now trail by 288 runs with five wickets remaining.

Kevin Pietersen 78* (143b) Ian Bell 51* (93b)

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Over 86 || Score 211/4

Tea: Pietersen and Bell have taken England past 200 runs and the partnership is now looking a formidable one that continues to bother Clarke and his plans of making a comeback in the series. Siddle looked like the only Aussie bowler who could pick a wicket. England now trail by 316 runs with six wickets in hand. Bell and Pietersen have so far added 103 runs for the fifth wicket. Bell reached his half-century off the penultimate delivery of the last over before tea.

Kevin Pietersen 78* (143b) Ian Bell 51* (93b)

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Over 75 || Score 179/4

And the fourth wicket partnership continues to frustrate the Australian bowlers. Slowly and steadily, Pietersen and Bell are reconstructing the innings, reducing the margin of the lead. Pietersen survived on one occasion when he charged down the wicket and a Watson delivery hit him on the pads, the Aussies appealed but it was rejected. For a second it looked as if Clarke would review it, but they changed their mind at the last moment, and in case if he did review, Pietersen would have been out. Watson will take many interesting memories from this Test match. Meanwhile, England now trail by 348 run with six wickets in hand.

Kevin Pietersen 65* (101b) Ian Bell 32* (69b)

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Over 65 || Score 158/4

Kevin Pietersen continued to use his feet against Nathan Lyon, a contest we all have been waiting for. Ian Bell has been the most in-form batsman for his side and the hosts will heavily depend on this partnership. The duo has so far added 48 runs for the fifth wicket. Pietersen has already completed his half-century. England now trail by 368 runs with six wickets remaining.

Kevin Pietersen 55* (75b) Ian Bell 21* (35b)

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Over 57 || Score 119/4

Lunch: Cook’s innings came to an end when Starc pitched once on the leg side and the England skipper edged that to Haddin’s left, who dived full length to take a terrific catch!! Ian Bell was next batsman to come at the crease and he along with Pietersen made sure not to witness any more damage. England still trail by 408 runs with 6 wickets remaining. Right from the start of this third Test, Australia have been dominating as another session goes in Australia’s favour.

AN Cook c Haddin b Starc 62 (177b)

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Over 50 || Score 101/3

After losing the big wicket of Jonathan Trott, England once again began the rebuilding process as skipper Alastair Cook reached his half-century off Harris’s bowling as he drove the ball past mid-off for two runs. Kevin Pietersen is currently looking good at the crease and he has already played some good strokes. These two have added 27 runs for the fourth wicket so far.

Alastair Cook 56* (165b) Kevin Pietersen 25* (32b)

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Over 40 || Score 68/3

Good pressure from Australia right from the start. A couple of maiden overs by Harris and Siddle. Wicket: Trott Is out. An early blow for England. Trott edges the Harris delivery to the second slip and its lands straight to Michael Clarke. Australia have the breakthrough.
Kevin Pietersen is the new batsman at the crease.

Trott c Clarke b Harris 5 (32b)

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Australia look in control of the match for the first time in the series. Cook hasn't really got along well in the series so far but he can be dangerous for Australia if he stays at the crease for too long. Lyon could have a big role to play today in getting Cook out. Yesterday he caused Cook plenty of problems in the spell before the close of play.

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First Published: Saturday, August 03, 2013, 23:41


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