The Ashes: Alastair Cook, Kevin Pietersen resurrect England after Starc's double blow

Cook and Pietersen added an unbroken stand of 69 runs for the 3rd wicket as they saw England through to stumps on Day 2 after Ashton Agar's heroics with the bat stole the show for Australia.

updated: July 11, 2013 23:29 IST
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Nottingham: England were 80 for two in their second innings, a lead of 15 runs, at stumps on the second day of the first Ashes Test against Australia at Trent Bridge on Thursday.

England captain Alastair Cook was 37 not out and Kevin Pietersen 35 not out.

Earlier Thursday, Australia's Ashton Agar fell agonisingly short of becoming the first Test match No 11 to score a century when he was dismissed for 98.

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