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Warner, Rogers put Australia on top

Visiting side ends day three with lead of 362 after bowling England out for 312 at Lord’s in second Test

Warner, Rogers put Australia on top - Cricket News
David Warner and Chris Rogers put on 108 unbroken runs as Australia stretched its lead to 362 at the end of the third day.
David Warner and Chris Rogers strengthened Australia’s grip on the second Ashes Test at Lord's on Saturday (July 18), extending its lead to 362 by stumps on day three.
 
At the close of play on the third day, Australia was 108 without loss, and England will need to set a new ground record for the fourth innings if it is to go 2-0 up in the series.
 
At stumps, Rogers was unbeaten on 44, with Warner, having notched up his half-century in 71 balls, giving company on an unbeaten 60. Warner was handed a let off early in the innings when he was dropped by Adam Lyth at gully. He was on nought at the time.
 
Earlier, England was bowled out for 312 in its first innings, 55 runs short of avoiding the follow-on. However, Michael Clarke, the Australia captain, opted not to enforce it, with two days still to play.
 
Resuming the day at 85 for 4, Alastair Cook (96), the England captain, and Ben Stokes (87), put on 145 for the fifth wicket to lead its recovery. However, both batsmen had their stumps disturbed by Mitchell Marsh, who ended the innings with 2 for 23 in eight overs.


 
Stokes began the day on an unbeaten 38 and went on to complete a half-century off 67 balls. However, Marsh induced an inside edge that clipped the stumps, and England was reduced to 175 for 5. Then, Cook, having batted nearly six hours and faced 233 balls including 13 fours, fell in a similar fashion.

Moeen Ali scored a 39 but the lower order was dismantled by the pacemen, leaving Australia with a healthy first-innings lead of 254.

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