Ashes

Johnson leads Australian fight back

2015-07-30 14:35
Mitchell Johnson in full cry in Canterbury. (Adam Davy, AP)

Birmingham - England were bowled out for 281 in reply to Australia's first innings 136, a lead of 145 runs, on the second day of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston on Thursday.

Joe Root top-scored with 63, while Moeen Ali made a dashing 59 after Ian Bell's 53 on Wednesday.

Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon took three for 36 in 13 overs, with Josh Hazlewood claiming a couple of late wickets in his three for 74.

England, after losing the toss, had bowled Australia out inside 37 overs on Wednesday, with James Anderson taking an Ashes-best six for 47.

The five-match series is level at 1-1 after England won the first Test in Cardiff by 169 runs and Australia the second at Lord's by 405 runs.

 

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