England vs Australia: Ashes 2013 1st Test cricket live scores, blog – Day 4

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    Umpires have a rough job in the centre of the pitch. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

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    England v Australia

    TRENT BRIDGE, JULY 10-14, 2013

    1st Test - ENG v AUS

    England 1st Inn 215 All Out
    Australia 1st Inn 280 All Out
    England 2nd Inn 375 All Out
    Australia 2nd Inn 296 All Out
    England won the toss and elected to bat
    England won by 14 runs
    Australia Over:110.5  RR:2.67
    Batsmen Runs B 4s 6s SR
    BJ Haddin* 71 147 9 0 48.30
    JL Pattinson 25 57 2 1 43.86
    Bowlers O M R W Econ
    JM Anderson* 31.5 11 73 5 2.29
    GP Swann 44.0 10 105 2 2.39
    Recent Overs:
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    Last Wicket: Haddin, 71 (c:Prior b:Anderson)
    Current Partnership: 65 runs, 99 balls, RR:65.66

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    Ian Bell carried on the good work of Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen to get to the cusp of his 18th Test century as England begin the fourth day of the first Ashes Test in a position of great ascendancy over Australia. We’ll have live scores and commentary from 8.00pm AEST.

    Bell was unbeaten on 95 when play was called off at the end of the third day by which time England had stretched their lead on to 261 with four second innings wickets standing.

    Australia went into the third day on an even keel with their opponents and seemed to have forged ahead after picking up four wickets over the next two sessions.

    Despite having taken a long time to grab those four, they had bowled well to restrict England’s scoring, which meant when Matt Prior became the sixth batsman out, the home team was only 153 runs in front.

    In came Stuart Broad to join Bell and the pair forged a century-run stand on a track turning more and more difficult by the session.

    Broad survived a monumental umpiring blunder while Bell had his catch dropped by the keeper soon after but amid all that they did well to bat on for 40 overs.

    Earlier, captain Michael Clarke’s decision to take the second new ball as early as he did came as bit of a surprise given how much the ball was reversing for the speedsters.

    With the new ball, Australia managed to get only Prior out and by the time it had started reversing again, the two batsmen were set.

    So going into the fourth day, England’s first task will be to see the two get to their respective landmarks – Bell to a century and Broad to 50.

    Post that, they would love to bat a session and a half or add at least another 100, giving them the opportunity to further tire the Australians on the field and rough up the pitch even more.

    On the other hand, Australia’s teeny-weeny chance of making a game out of this will be to restrict the English lead to less than 300 – in the process, pick up four quick wickets and go into the fourth innings with a bit of a momentum.

    One way or the other, the visitors will be needed to put up a strong showing with the bat in the second innings, something they have been averse to doing in recent times.

    Follow the live score and blog of the fourth day’s play of the opening Test from 8.00pm AEST.

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    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 3:37am | ! Report

      It looked good for Australia for much of the time today. First they picked up the last four wickets pretty quickly. Then they got themselves to 1/111 with Rogers batting reasonably well.

      Cowan left in the same manner he had in the first innings and it was carnage after that. Clarke ate up a review when he had clearly edged it while Hughes was surprisingly given out after the Hawk-Eye ruled that the ball was pitching in line with the stumps.

      Australia’s problems from India continued, they get reasonable starts but aren’t able to build sufficient partnerships on pitches which assist slow bowlers. This one had enough for slow bowlers as well as for those who were able to extract reverse swing from the pitch and the batsmen struggled once the sheen was gone.

      They need 137 tomorrow for a miracle win but one of the men at crease has a 98 to his name first innings. The other is the vice-captain, is a fair bat and will be expected to do a job. Can we have a repeat of what happened at Trent Bridge in 2005 – a close finish?

      Back tomorrow then! Have a great day ahead.

      • Roar Guru

        Rob na Champassak said | 3:45am | ! Report

        All I ask is that we have no more DRS controversy. My credulity has been badly strained by some of the stuff that has occurred this match, particularly Trott and Hughes’ absurd LBW decisions.

        The reason I single out those two events is because I felt that the original call in both cases were reasonable and should not reasonably have been overturned – even if Trott did not actually edge it/it was actually pitching in line.

        • 6:11am
          Andrew said | 6:11am | ! Report

          Rob, your comments are exactly how drs should be ruled, to exclude the extremely poor umpiring decisions, like Broad’s. I’m not sure how it should be governed though. Give to the umpires and they will review every ball, give it to captains and they manipulate drs to gain advantage. I think clarke has captained poorly this game and cook has a smarter keeper in prior to help him.

    • Roar Guru

      ak said | 3:36am | ! Report

      Perfect platform for Agar to create magic. Really want to see him doing that. Gonna cheer for him on the 5th day of the Test. Plus its a Sunday. Wow !!!

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 3:31am | ! Report

      That’s that then…Australia have managed to remain six down but they have an uphill task tomorrow.

      6/174 with the current stand of 10 from 9.1 overs.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 3:26am | ! Report

      One over to go as Agar plays out a maiden.

      6/174 in 70.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 3:23am | ! Report

      A couple of runs for Haddin through the covers, the only two runs of the over.

      6/174 in 69.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 3:19am | ! Report

      Pat, pat and pat, that’s all that they are doing for now, wanting desperately to see off the day’s play.

      Three more overs to go and unless they lose a couple here, they will call it a day. No extension.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 3:12am | ! Report

      Right, so another period of around four overs where the wickets have been averted. Haddin’s hit a four too.

      6/171 in 66.

      Anderson comes in to test the former number 11 batsman.

    • 3:08am
      Tom from Perth said | 3:08am | ! Report

      How the hell are we going to get 145 runs…

      • 3:10am
        Tom from Perth said | 3:10am | ! Report

        Woo 4 runs!

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