The Ashes: Glenn McGrath laments Australia's Lord's 'horror'

With a deficit of over 500 runs, McGrath feels 'nothing but a miracle' can save Australia from this position.

updated: July 21, 2013 08:53 IST
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London: Australia great Glenn McGrath bemoaned a "horror day" for the tourists as Joe Root batted England into a position of total dominance in the second Ashes Test at Lord's.

Ashes-holders England, already 1-0 up in the five-match series after a 14-run win at Trent Bridge last week, were 333 for five at stumps on Saturday's third day with Root 178 not out.

Root's second Test century was currently worth exactly 50 more than Australia managed in their meagre first innings 128.

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