Ashes 2015: Australia dominate Day Three at Lord's

Sunday 19th July 2015
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Written by Danny Painter

England face a mammoth task to avoid defeat in the second Ashes Test after Australia turned the screw on the third day to lead by 362 in their second innings at Lord’s.

Alastair Cook scored 96 and Ben Stokes 87 as the hosts made an admirable recovery from 30-4, but they were eventually dismissed for 312, still 254 runs behind.

Australia opted not to enforce the follow-on, advancing to 108-0 at stumps to lead by 362. David Warner, dropped on nought by Adam Lyth in the gully, has 60, while first-innings centurion and ex-Derbyshire batsman Chris Rogers is on 44.

With two days remaining, Australia are strong favourites to seal the victory that would level the series at 1-1 with three Tests to play. England need to win the series outright to regain the Ashes urn.

After the conclusion of the second Test, Australia will travel to Derby for the start of the thee-day Bell & Co Tourist Fixture, starting on Thursday 23 July.

Bell & Co Tourist Fixture
Derbyshire vs Australia
Thursday 23, Friday 24 & Saturday 25 July

Derbyshire welcome Australia to Derby in the Bell & Co Tourist Fixture. Buy your matchday tickets in advance & save £4 per adult ticket purchased. Watch international stars including Mitchell Johnson, Michael Clarke, Steve Smith and David Warner in action at Derby.

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