Updated: July 12, 2015 12:38:10 pm
Chasing 412 to win, Australia lost Chris Rogers early, but David Warner and Steve Smith combined well to forge a 76-run partnership to fend off any further damage. But right at the stroke of Lunch, Moeen Ali, who had given away 22 runs in his 2 overs, trapped Warner in front which was followed by the dismissal of Steve Smith. Captain Clarke and Voges were scalped by Stuart Broad and Mark Wood respectively in quick succession to put Australia in a spot of bother. Except Mitchell Johnson, none of the batsman showed any stomach for fight as the visitors crumbled to a big defeat. FULL REPORT (Full Coverage | Fixtures | Photos)
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Joe Root again put Australia’s bowlers to the sword and together with Ian Bell gave England the platform on Friday to push for victory in the first Ashes Test after setting the tourists 412 to win with two days remaining.
Injury-prone Australia paceman James Pattinson is a step closer to a national recall after being drafted in to the ‘A’ squad for their tour of India.
Australia’s Chris Rogers on Thursday scored 95–his seventh consecutive Test fifty— against arch-rivals England on the second day of Ashes in Cardiff.
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