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04-Dec-2017 11:15:00 GMT
Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, day 3

Woakes, Anderson keep England fighting

Adelaide: England tore into the Australia top order late on the third day of the second Ashes Test to give themselves faint hope of a remarkable escape in Adelaide.

James Anderson and Chris Woakes took two wickets each to reduce the home side to 53-4.

That, though, is still a lead of 268 after the tourists were bowled out for 227.

Peter Handscomb was on three with nightwatchman Nathan Lyon not out also at three after Australia, holding a 215-run innings lead, did not enforce the follow on.

Earlier, Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon finished with four wickets to claim the bowling honours as the hosts dismissed England for 227 shortly after dinner.

Lyon took 4-60 from 24.1 overs, including the wickets of Stuart Broad and James Anderson after dinner, to help his side to a 215-run lead on the first innings.

Joe Root's side resumed at 1-29 on Monday, having sent Australia in then watched Shaun Marsh power the hosts to a total of 8 (dec)-442.

Brief scores:
Australia 8 for 442 dec (Marsh 126*, Overton 3-105) and 4 for 53 (Woakes 2-13, Anderson 2-16) lead England 227 (Overton 41, Lyon 4-60, Starc 3-49) by 268 runs

Instead they crumbled to 7-142 before Craig Overton and Chris Woakes finally showed some resistance in a 66-run stand.

Overton (41*), Woakes (36) and Alastair Cook (37) were the only batsmen to pass 25 in an innings that spanned 76.1 overs.


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