The Ashes, 3rd Test: England vs Australia - Day 2 as it happened

England were 52 for two in reply to Australia's first innings 527 for seven declared, a deficit of 475 runs, at stumps on the second day of the third Test at Old Trafford on Friday. Earlier, Australia captain Michael Clarke made 187.

updated: August 02, 2013 23:45 IST
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23:00 (IST): STUMPS! That's the end of second day's play and it belonged to Australia. Australian bowlers complemented their batsmen's effort. Peter Siddle bagged both the wickets as England ended day on 52 for 2 in 30 overs in reply to Australia's 527/7 decl. (Read Day 2 report)

22:50 (IST): WICKET! Tim Bresnan out. Peter Siddle gets his second. It was a short ball and Bresnan goes for a pull finds an under egde to keeper. He asks Alastair Cook to whether go for a review or not, but skipper denies. Replay shows ball hit his thigh pad and not his bat. England 49 for 2 after 27.3 overs in reply to Australia's 527/7 decl.

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