Two late wickets help complete a near-perfect day for Australia.
Australia grabbed two wickets courtesy of Peter Siddle late in the final session as they finished well on top after the end of the second day in the third Test against England at Old Trafford.
Set a massive 528 for a first innings lead, England stumbled in the closing overs as Joe Root was sent packing before Tim Bresnan was given out, before failing to review what was revealed to be an ‘edge’ off his hip, not the underside of the bat.
England v Australia
Played at Old Trafford
Toss won by Australia
Australia 1st Innings (overnight: 303-3)
S. Watson c Cook b Bresnan 19
C. Rogers lbw b Swann 84
U. Khawaja c Prior b Swann 1
M. Clarke b Broad 187
S. Smith c Bairstow b Swann 89
D. Warner c Trott b Swann 5
B. Haddin not out 65
P. Siddle b Swann 1
M. Starc not out 66
Extras (lb6, w2, nb2) 10
Total (7 wkts dec, 146 overs, 648 mins) 527
Fall of wickets: 1-76 (Watson), 2-82 (Khawaja), 3-129 (Rogers), 4-343 (Smith), 5-365 (Warner), 6-427 (Clarke), 7-430 (Siddle)
Bowling: Anderson 33-6-116-0 (1nb); Broad 33-6-108-1; Bresnan 32-6-114-1 (1nb, 2w); Swann 43-2-159-5; Root 4-0-18-0; Trott 1-0-6-0;
England 1st Innings
A. Cook not out 36
J. Root c Haddin b Siddle 8
T. Bresnan c Haddin b Siddle 1
J. Trott not out 2
Extras (lb4, nb1) 5
Total (2 wkts, 30 overs, 127 mins) 52
Fall of wickets: 1-47 (Root), 2-49 (Bresnan)
To bat: K Pietersen, I Bell, J Bairstow, M Prior, S Broad, G Swann, J Anderson
Bowling: Harris 5-1-12-0; Starc 5-2-8-0 (1nb); Lyon 10-4-21-0; Watson 5-5-0-0; Siddle 5-1-7-2;
Match position: England are 475 runs behind Australia with eight first innings wickets standing.