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Highlights of Day 3 of the 2nd Test at St John’s Wood

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Australia resume Day 3 at an overnight score of 156/8 in 49.0 Ovs (Hauritz 3* Siddle 3*) in their first innings.

Morning Session – Australia 1st Innings

Over 49.6: Single. S Broad to P Siddle, short and rising delivery, tucks it just past short leg to pick up a single.

Over 50.6: Boundary! J Anderson to Nathan Hauritz, short and rising delivery, slides that safely through the gap in the slip cordon for a useful boundary.

Over 51.2: Boundary! S Broad to Nathan Hauritz, short of length delivery, edges that in his drive which goes safely through the slip cordon for a boundary.

Over 52.2: Boundary! J Anderson to P Siddle, pitched up delivery, plays a lovely straight drive past the non striker for a boundary.

Over 52.6: Boundary! J Anderson to P Siddle, good length delivery, slashes hard at that on the frontfoot and the ball flies wide of gully for a boundary.

Over 56.6: Boundary! J Anderson to Nathan Hauritz, pitched up delivery, plays a one handed square drive past point for a boundary.

Over 58.1: Boundary! Graham Onions to Nathan Hauritz, short of length delivery, plays away from his body but finds the gap to the left of point for a boundary. Onions has replaced Anderson.

Over 58.3: He is Caught! Graham Onions to Nathan Hauritz, short of length delivery, drives away from the body and its an outside edge that flies straight to Collingwood who takes a superb overhead catch at third slip.

Over 59.1: Boundary! S Broad to P Siddle, short and rising delivery, dabs that in the air and in the gap between gully and point for a boundary that brings up the 200 for Aus.

Over 59.3: Boundary! S Broad to P Siddle, bangs it short, gets a top edge in his hook shot which flies away for a boundary to fine leg.

Over 60.6: Boundary! Graham Onions to Ben Hilfenhaus, short of length delivery, drives it through covers for a boundary.

Over 61.4: Boundary! S Broad to P Siddle, short and rising delivery, cuts that high over the slip cordon for another boundary.

Over 62.6: He is Caught! Graham Onions to P Siddle, good length delivery, plays a rash shot on the up and edges that to first slip. Australia 215 all out in 63.0 Ovs (Hauritz 24 Hilfenhaus 6*)

England have decided not to enforce the Follow On and they will come out to bat in their second innings with a lead of 210 runs.

Morning Session – England 2nd Innings

Over 0.4: Boundary! Ben Hilfenhaus to A Strauss, short of length delivery, swivels back and pulls it flat over squareleg for a boundary.

Over 1.6: Boundary! M Johnson to A Cook, short and wide, cuts that away behind point for a boundary.

Over 3.2: Boundary! M Johnson to A Cook, half volley, onto the pads and Cook says thank you very much as he flicks that infront of square for an easy boundary.

Over 4.6: Boundary! Ben Hilfenhaus to A Cook, pitched up delivery, plays a lovely straight drive past the non striker for a boundary.

Over 5.4: Boundary! M Johnson to A Strauss, full toss, thats down the legside and Strauss tickles it away to the fine leg boundary.

Over 6.4: Boundary! Ben Hilfenhaus to A Cook, pitched up delivery, drives that wide one over covers for a boundary.

Over 8.4: Boundary! Ben Hilfenhaus to A Cook, pitched up delivery, plays a flat lofted drive wide over mid off for a boundary.

Over 8.5: Boundary! Ben Hilfenhaus to A Cook, short of length delivery, pulls that away solidly over squareleg for a boundary.

Over 9.1: Boundary! P Siddle to A Strauss, short and wide, cuts that away fiercely behind point for a boundary.

Over 12.6: No runs. Nathan Hauritz to A Cook, quicker and flatter in the air, defends it off the frontfoot. That’s lunch on Day 3 with Eng leading by 267 runs with 10 wkts in hand. England 57/0 in 13.0 Ovs (Strauss 24* Cook 32*)

Afternoon Session – England 2nd Innings

Over 13.3: Boundary! P Siddle to A Strauss, half volley, thats too straight and Strauss plays a glorious flick shot through wide mid wicket for a boundary.

Over 14.1: Out LBW! Nathan Hauritz to A Cook, flatter trajectory delivery, goes back and is struck on the pad by the arm ball infront of middle and leg. Doctrove was quick to raise his finger up.

Over 14.3: Four Byes! Nathan Hauritz to R Bopara, flighted delivery, down the legside and Bopara seems to have got a fine tickle to the boundary but no byes signalled by the Umpire.

Over 15.2: Three runs. P Siddle to A Strauss, pitched up delivery, strides forward and mistimes his drive through extra covers and has to settle with three runs.

Over 15.6: Boundary! P Siddle to R Bopara, good length delivery, gets forward and guides it with soft hands through the gap between slips and gully for a boundary.

Over 16.2: He is Caught! Nathan Hauritz to A Strauss, flighted delivery, gets forward for a drive and can only edge it to slip!

Over 16.5: Boundary! Nathan Hauritz to K Pietersen, flatter trajectory delivery, steps out and lofts it wristily over wide mid on for a boundary.

Over 17.3: Three runs. P Siddle to K Pietersen, short of length delivery, shuffles across and flicks it strongly past squareleg and the boundary is saved in the end by Hilfenhaus.

Over 17.4: Boundary! P Siddle to R Bopara, good length delivery, gets forward and perfectly guides that through the gap past gully for a boundary.

Over 19.5: Four Byes! P Siddle to R Bopara, pitched up delivery, sprays that down the legside and Haddin fails to get his hand to that one in his dive!

Over 22.2: Boundary! Ben Hilfenhaus to K Pietersen, pitched up delivery, goes for an expansive drive and inside edges it and is lucky not to drag it onto the stumps. The ball runs away to the fine leg boundary.

Over 22.6: Single. Ben Hilfenhaus to K Pietersen, pitched up delivery, drives it to mid off and steals a single to bring up the 100 for Eng.

Over 24.3: Four Byes! Ben Hilfenhaus to R Bopara, pitched up delivery, fails to get bat on ball to that outside off and Haddin is surprised as it kicks off the footholes to give away four byes.

Drinks onto the park. England have moved onto a lead of 315 runs with 8 wkts in hand. England 105/2 in 26.0 Ovs (Bopara 11* Pietersen 16*)

Over 27.6: Boundary! M Johnson to R Bopara, short of length delivery, thats down the legside and Bopara tickles it fine past the keeper for a boundary.

Over 31.5: Four Leg Byes! M Johnson to R Bopara, short of length delivery, gets inside the line and its a deflection off his pad to the fine leg boundary.

Over 35.6: No runs. M Johnson to R Bopara, short of length delivery, drives it to covers. KP stole a single in the last ball to bring up the 50 of this stand.

Over 38.6: Boundary! Ben Hilfenhaus to K Pietersen, short and wide, finally gets one through the off side for a boundary, that was a flashy cut from KP.

Over 39.1: No runs. M Johnson to R Bopara, bangs it short, miscues his pull flat towards mid on where the fielder Hauritz dives forward to take a low catch but the ball just seems to have touched the ground according to the TV Umpire.

Over 39.6: No runs. M Johnson to R Bopara, good length delivery, edges that on the backfoot safely to gully. That’s Tea on Day 3 with Eng taking their lead to 340 runs with 8 wkts in hand. England 130/2 in 40.0 Ovs (Bopara 19* Pietersen 28*)

Final Session – England 2nd Innings

Over 42.1: Boundary! Nathan Hauritz to R Bopara, flatter trajectory delivery, thats a ripping off break that kicks off and takes the inside edge of Bopara and beats Haddin for a boundary.

Over 42.5: Boundary! Nathan Hauritz to R Bopara, flatter trajectory delivery, drives the half volley through extra covers for a boundary that takes the lead past 350.

Over 44.4: He is Caught! Nathan Hauritz to R Bopara, flatter trajectory delivery, goes back and gets a bat pad edge that is caught at short leg, the extra rip and bounce did the trick for Hauritz.

Over 44.5: Boundary! Nathan Hauritz to P Collingwood, full toss, whips that flighted one through mid wicket for a boundary.

Over 47.4: Boundary! P Siddle to K Pietersen, half volley, plays a crashing drive through covers for a boundary.

Over 47.6: Boundary! P Siddle to K Pietersen, half volley, drives the wide one through extra covers for another boundary.

Over 48.1: Boundary! Nathan Hauritz to P Collingwood, on the shorter side, rocks back and hammers it through point for a boundary.

Over 51.1: He is Caught! P Siddle to K Pietersen, short of length delivery, gets the ball to jag back at some height to catch the inside edge of KP for a catch behind for Haddin.

Over 51.2: Boundary! P Siddle to M Prior , good length delivery, goes back in defence and ends up getting a bottom edge that beats the keeper and slip for a boundary!

Over 51.5: Three runs. P Siddle to M Prior , pitched up delivery, drives that through extra covers and picks up three runs.

Over 53.4: Boundary! P Siddle to M Prior , pitched up delivery, plays a fabulous straight drive past the bowler for a boundary.

Over 53.6: Four runs. P Siddle to M Prior , pitched up delivery, drives it through extra covers and they run four with the ball not making its way to the long boundary. Lead moves onto 402.

Over 54.2: Boundary! Nathan Hauritz to P Collingwood, flighted delivery, goes for a slong sweep and smacks that over wide mid wicket for a boundary.

Over 55.1: Single. Michael Clarke to P Collingwood, flatter trajectory delivery, works it to squareleg to bring up the 200 for Eng. Clarke has replaced Siddle.

Over 56.4: Boundary! Nathan Hauritz to M Prior , flighted delivery, slog sweeps it flat over wide mid wicket for a boundary.

Over 56.6: Boundary! Nathan Hauritz to M Prior , flighted delivery, gets his frontfoot forward and across and paddles it to fine leg for a boundary. Drinks time now. England 215/4 in 57.0 Ovs (Collingwood 24 Prior 30*)

Over 58.6: Boundary! Nathan Hauritz to M Prior , flighted delivery, drives that one wristily through covers where Hilfenhaus misfields to leak a boundary.

Over 59.3: Three runs. Michael Clarke to M Prior , flighted delivery, goes back and edges his cut flat in the air behind point and picks up three.

Over 60.6: Boundary! Nathan Hauritz to M Prior , flighted delivery, slog sweeps it wide of long on for a boundary.

Over 62.1: No ball + Boundary! Nathan Hauritz to M Prior , flighted delivery, paddles it away to fine leg for a boundary.

Over 62.1: Two runs. Nathan Hauritz to M Prior , flighted delivery, sweeps it in the air towards fine leg for a couple to bring up his 10th test fifty.

Over 62.4: Boundary! Nathan Hauritz to M Prior , on the shorter side, rocks back and hammers it through covers for a boundary.

Over 63.1: Boundary! Ben Hilfenhaus to M Prior , short of length delivery, drives it beautifully square of the wicket on the off side for a boundary. Hilfenhaus has replaced Clarke.

Over 63.2: Run Out at the Striker’s end! Ben Hilfenhaus to M Prior , good length delivery, drives it on the rise to deep point and sets off for a second run and is beaten by a direct throw from North!

Over 63.5: Boundary! Ben Hilfenhaus to A Flintoff, short of length delivery, plays a forceful pulls shot through mid wicket where Hauritz with a bad finger fails to stop that.

Over 64.1: Boundary! M Johnson to P Collingwood, good length delivery, plays a flashy cut shot on the frontfoot behind point for a boundary. Johnson has replaced Hauritz.

Over 66.2: Boundary! M Johnson to A Flintoff, short and rising delivery, looks to sway away but makes a late decision to dab it smartly over gully for a boundary.

Over 67.5: Two runs. Ben Hilfenhaus to P Collingwood, half volley, flicks it away to backward squareleg for a couple and brings up his 16th test fifty.

Over 68.2: Boundary! M Johnson to A Flintoff, pitched up delivery, drives it flat in the air wide of mid off for a boundary and that takes the lead past 500.

Over 68.5: Boundary! M Johnson to A Flintoff, bangs it short, slashes at that high in the air and beats thirdman for a boundary.

Over 68.6: Single. M Johnson to A Flintoff, pitched up delivery, shuffles a long way across and flicks it to long on. That brings up the 300 for Eng.

Over 71.1: No runs. P Siddle to P Collingwood, pitched up delivery, drags the yorker to mid wicket. It has started to rain now!

Over 71.2: No runs. P Siddle to P Collingwood, pitched up delivery, makes room for a big shot and can only edge it behind. Meanwhile the rain gets heavier!

Over 71.2: He is Caught! P Siddle to P Collingwood, pitched up delivery, makes room for a big shot and can only edge it behind. Meanwhile the rain gets heavier!

Rain has stopped play on Day 3 at Lord’s. England have got their lead to 521. Two full days left in the match and its all about taking 10 wickets for England. And yes its Stumps on Day 3 as well. England 311/6 in 71.2 Ovs (Flintoff 30* Collingwood 54)


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