The Ashes: Gulf widening with England, claims Australian press

"It is fast proving to be the worst cricket team of that name to visit these shores," Melbourne Age's Greg Baum wrote of Australia.

updated: July 21, 2013 10:30 IST
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Sydney: Australian cricket commentators on Sunday were preparing for the worst, pointing to the widening gulf between Michael Clarke's team and England as the hosts tightened their grip on the second Ashes Test.

Joe Root's unbeaten 178 left Australia needing to make cricket history if they were to prevent England from going 2-0 up at Lord's with three Tests to play in the Ashes.

England were 333 for five in their second innings, a colossal lead of 566 runs, at stumps on the third day on Saturday. No Test team has ever won when faced with such a massive run chase in the fourth innings.

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