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England 1st Inns (o/n: 133-3)
Adam Lyth c Voges b Hazlewood 10
Alastair Cook c Voges b Lyon
Ian Bell c Warner b Lyon
Joe Root c Voges b Starc
Jonny Bairstow c Nevill b Johnson 5
Ben Stokes c Nevill b Johnson
Jos Buttler lbw b Lyon
Moeen Ali c Warner b Hazlewood 59
Stuart Broad c Marsh b Hazlewood 31
Steven Finn not out
James Anderson c Nevill b Starc 3
Extras: (6b, 4lb, 4w)
TOTAL: (all out)
Fall of wickets: 1-19, 2-76, 3-132, 4-142,
5-142, 6-182, 7-190, 8-277, 9-278.
Bowling: Mitchell Starc 16.1-1-71-2 (3w),
Josh Hazlewood 15-0-74-3, Mitchell
Johnson 16-2-66-2 (1w), Mitchell Marsh
7-2-24-0, Nathan Lyon 13-2-36-3.
Australia 2nd Inns
Chris Rogers lbw b Broad
David Warner c Lyth b Anderson 77
Steven Smith c Buttler b Finn
Michael Clarke c Lyth b Finn
Adam Voges c Bell b Finn
Mitchell Marsh b Finn
Peter Nevill not out
Mitchell Johnson c Stokes b Finn 14
Mitchell Starc not out
Extras: (2b, 8lb)
TOTAL: (for 7 wickets)
Fall of wickets: 1-17, 2-62, 3-76, 4-76, 5-
92, 6-111, 7-153
Bowling: Stuart Broad 14-3-36-1, James
Anderson 8.3-5-15-1, Steven Finn 13-3-
45-5, Moeen Ali 10-2-37-0, Ben Stokes
8-1-23-0, Joe Root 1.3-0-2-0.
Friday, July 31, 2015 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
Steven Finn bowled England to the
verge of a resounding victory, and 2-
1 Ashes lead, at Edgbaston yesterday.
Finn, back for his first Test in two
years after much-chronicled technical
problems, took five for 45 as Australia
stumbled to 168 for seven by stumps
on day two---a lead of only 23, despite
opener David Warner's defiant 77.
Deemed "not selectable" at the peak
of his problems 18 months ago, Finn
took two wickets in two balls here as
England produced an outstanding turn-
around after their embarrassing 405-
run defeat at Lord's.
Barring more remarkable events, it
ought to be merely a matter of time---
and not much of it at that---before they
complete the win on the third morning
of this third Investec Test.
They have appeared in control almost
throughout a manic contest but had to
COLOMBO---Seamers Sohail Tanvir
and Anwar Ali shared five wickets
backing up a solid batting display as
Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by 29 runs
in the first Twenty20 yesterday.
Electing to bat first after winning
the toss, Pakistan made 175-5 in 20
overs, with Shoaib Malik scoring an
unbeaten 46, and Ahmed Shehzad and
Umar Akmal adding 46 each, too.
Sri Lanka could manage only 146-
7 in 20 overs in its reply.
Sri Lanka lost aggressive opener Kusal
Perera on 4, caught by Shahid Afridi
off Ali, and soon slumped to 19-3. The
hole was too deep for the middle order
Milinda Siriwardana, playing his first
T20 for Sri Lanka, top-scored with 35
runs off 18 deliveries, including two
sixes and three boundaries. Chamara
Kapugedara playing for Sri Lanka for
the first time in three years, scored an
unbeaten 31 off 16 deliveries, including
three sixes and a boundary.
Dhanajaya de Silva, one of the three
international debutants in the game,
Tanvir returned Pakistan's best bowl-
ing figures of 3-29, while Ali had 2-
27.Malik and Akmal shared 81 runs in
45 balls for the fourth wicket, after
Pakistan was 83-3 in the 12th over.
Pakistan scored 59 runs in the last five
Malik's 46 came off 21 deliveries,
while Akmal walloped three sixes and
three boundaries for a 24-ball 46. She-
hzad's innings was more measured,
with his runs coming off 38 balls,
including four boundaries.
Sri Lanka seam bowler Thisara Perera
The second and final match tomor-
row will also be in Colombo.
Pakistan takes opening
honours in T20 series
England's Steven Finn celebrates with Alastair Cook, left, and
Jos Buttler, right, after dismissing Australia's Mitchell Johnson
for 14 runs during day two of the third Ashes Test cricket match,
at Edgbaston, Birmingham, England, yesterday. AP PHOTO
regain their composure---via half-cen-
turies from Joe Root (63) and Moeen
Ali (59)---after Mitchell Johnson dented
home confidence with two wickets in
three balls in his first over of a sunny
Moeen's eighth-wicket stand of 87
with Stuart Broad proved a telling
passage of play, as England scrambled
to 281 all out after Johnson's early
successes made it 142 for five.
Conditions favoured the bowlers
from the outset here, prodigious
movement available via seam and
swing---and with batsmen refusing to
tolerate the concept of mere survival,
hectic pace took hold.
So it was in Australia's second
innings, Finn surging through the mid-
dle order to leave a sell-out crowd
rapt and no doubt mystified that he
has been unable to compete at this
level since the 2013 Ashes opener at
It was Broad who made the first
breakthrough, though, round the
wicket to pin Chris Rogers lbw for a
Warner counter-attacked emphat-
ically in a second-wicket stand with
Steve Smith, on the way to a 35-ball
50---during which Finn conceded 14
runs in his first over, a solitary one
from the City End.
When he switched directions, he
immediately had Smith miscuing an
attempted pull high into the gloves
of Jos Buttler.
in control of Ashes
Australia vs England
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