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Where: Old Trafford, Manchester
When: 10.00 (GMT)
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Kevin Pietersen was the star of the show at Old Trafford on day three, but his side still has plenty of work to do if they are to save the third Ashes Test match.
The England batsman scored his 22nd Test century to push his sides towards the follow-on mark which they should pass inside the first hour of play on day four.
Pietersen and his 113, along with Alastair Cook (62) and Ian Bell (60) provided the bulk of the runs for the Three Lions with all three looking solid at the crease before their unexpected dismissals.
After being trapped in front by Mitchell Starc, who was one of the best bowlers on day three for Australia, Pietersen elected to risk using up a referral by sending it up for closer inspection by the third umpire.
When the on-field decision of out was upheld, Pietersen was on his way short of what he was capable of given how he was striking the ball.
Given the poor use generally of the referral system, by both sides this series to date, it was not the worst call by Pietersen to take a closer look, despite the ball seemingly only being destined for middle-stump.
If by some miracle Pietersen had got an inside edge on the ball and been spared it would have been seen as a smart challenge given what his innings meant to the context of the not just the Test match, but the series overall.
However, the innings by Pietersen again reminded people of what he is capable of in full-flight as he punished the Australian bowling at times, with several booming sixes off Nathan Lyon the highlight.
Bell continued his rich vein of form in making 60 before copping a sizzling ball from Ryan Harris, who was the pick of the Australian bowlers on day three.
It was the kind of delivery fast bowlers dream about.
With a new ball and a hard seam, Harris pitched it just back of a full length putting doubt into Bell’s mind whether to come forward to stay back on a pitch that continues to feature true and even bounce.
The ball nipped back sharply off the seam and beat the inside edge of Bell’s back, crashing into the top stump to leave the Englishman looking flat-footed.
It was the kind of delivery one of the Aussies needed to bowl if they were going to get Bell out for less than 100, because he was not going to play a false shot.
On a pitch were the spinners were expected to play a big part, hence the reason why Australia opted for the more aggressive option of Lyon, it continues to be the seamers that have taken the wickets.
Starc (3-75), Harris (2-50) and Siddle (2-53) have collected all of the wickets to see England finish day three on 294-7 still 233 runs short of Australia’s total.
Stuart Broad (9 not out) and Matt Prior (six not out) will resume their innings on day four, with the England wicketkeeper handed the chance to make up for his lack of runs with the bat, with a big innings likely to be an Ashes defining one.
However, the fickle English weather might have the biggest say in the next two days play, with storm forecast for Sunday afternoon and heavy rain tipped to fall on Monday.
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