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Australia closes in on win in 5th Ashes test

London:  Australia looks set to end a disappointing Ashes series on a high note after tearing through England's batsmen on Saturday, putting the hosts on the verge of an embarrassing innings defeat after the third

India TV News Desk [ Updated: August 22, 2015 23:52 IST ]
australia closes in on win in 5th ashes test
australia closes in on win in 5th ashes test

London:  Australia looks set to end a disappointing Ashes series on a high note after tearing through England's batsmen on Saturday, putting the hosts on the verge of an embarrassing innings defeat after the third day of the fifth and final test.

Australia enforced the follow-on at The Oval after bowling England out for 149 in its first innings for a 332-run lead. While Alastair Cook provided some resistance in England's second innings before falling to Steven Smith for 85, England still trailed by 129 runs after reaching 203-6 at stumps.

Cook edged a shot to short leg late in the afternoon off Smith's only over, while Jos Buttler was 33 not out for England. Nathan Lyon was the pick of the bowlers with 2-52, along with Peter Siddle who took 1-14 and had 10 maidens in his 16 overs.

England regained the Ashes by winning the fourth test for a 3-1 series lead.

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