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NOTTINGHAM---England s bowlers reduced
Australia to 174-6 at stumps on day four of
the first test at Trent Bridge, after a pulsating
yesterday evening session which left the
tourists needing another 137 for victory.
"I m still confident we ve got a chance of
winning," Australia captain Michael Clarke
England claimed four wickets after tea,
including opener Chris Rogers, who was Aus-
tralia s top scorer with a 121-ball 52 that includ-
ed eight fours.
Stuart Broad took 2-34 and Graeme Swann
2-64, leaving Brad Haddin and Ashton Agar
not out on 11 and one respectively.
"Ashton s first innings showed he s a player
of talent, that s for sure, and with the expe-
rience of Brad Haddin and the players we ve
got to come in, I m sure we can give it a shot,"
Agar was promoted up the order from No.
11 after his first innings 98 and, while he was
happy to bat through to stumps with Haddin,
Australia is the underdog going into the final
To win, Australia will have to break the
record at Nottingham for a successful fourth
innings test run chase, set by England who
scored 284 against New Zealand in 2004.
Earlier, England posted 375 after Ian Bell
hit 109 and Broad 65.
Bell rated his innings, which lasted 267 balls
and included 15 fours, as his best against Aus-
"I think it s definitely my best Ashes innings,"
Bell said of his 18th test century. "And it s nice
to put an innings together when the team
needed it most."
On another dramatically fluctuating day
England resumed on 326-6 with Bell on 95
Broad hit 65 from 148 balls with seven fours
before James Pattinson had him caught behind,
ending a stand of 138 that tilted the match
England s way.
Bell was also caught behind off Mitchell
Starc, who had Australia s best bowling figures
with 3-81. Peter Siddle took 3-82.
The tone was set from the first ball, when
Starc bowled an astonishing head-high beamer
that flew through the vacant second slip area
for five no balls.
Broad, who controversially stood his ground
and was given not out on Friday despite clearly
being caught by Clarke off Agar, reached his
tenth test 50 in the second over of the day by
slicing Pattinson at catchable height through
first and second slip.
In the next over, Bell drove Starc through
point to bring up his century and the part-
nership was broken only in the 140th over,
when Haddin took a tumbling catch to remove
This time Broad walked and he was given
a standing ovation by the majority of the crowd
and his teammates on the dressing room bal-
Successive boundaries for Bell from Siddle
took the England lead past 300 before he
finally fell to Starc in the 145th.
Graeme Swann was out for 9, edging Siddle
to Clarke, and the innings concluded when
James Anderson was caught by Phillip Hughes
off Siddle without scoring.
The Australian openers initially made batting
look easy but after an hour of the afternoon
session Watson was lbw to Broad after an
Rogers successfully referred a catch behind
off Swann and reached his 50 with a single
from Root in the final over before tea.
The momentum seemed to be shifting back
to Australia at 111-1, but with the final ball of
the session Root had Cowan caught
Rogers perished in the 23rd over when he
got a leading edge to Anderson and was caught
Clarke and Steve Smith were building a
useful partnership but the momentum shifted
again when Clarke was given out caught behind
to Broad after an umpire s review.
"I obviously thought I d hit it because I
referred it," Clarke said. "When we looked at
the video stream we were pretty pumped
because we couldn t see anything but I was
given out and when I got back to the dressing
room I saw a little spot (on the hot spot replay).
"It s the same for both teams and we re
certainly not going to use DRS (the Decision
Review System) as an excuse."
Smith was lbw to the next ball from Swann
for 17 and England then demonstrated how
the referral system should be used when they
overturned a not out decision against Phillip
Hughes, who was lbw to Swann. (AP)
Former ICC boss Haroon Lorgat is one
of three candidates who will be interviewed
by CSA for the position of CEO next week.
The body has been without a permanent
replacement for Gerald Majola since he
was sacked last October although its lead-
ership position has been fluid for the last
16 months, since Majola was suspended
in March 2012.
CSA has been through one acting boss,
Jacques Faul, who is now in charge of the
Titans franchise and are currently on their
second. Naasei Appiah, the organisation s
CFO has been heading it since March this
year as the timeline for appointing a CEO
continues to shift.
Initial talk out of CSA s offices was that
it would appoint its new CEO by April this
year. In May, it announced that the process
was still "running on schedule," and the
seat would be filled by the beginning of July.
This has now been moved a third time.
It is understood that one of the reasons
for the delay was caused by difficulties in
drawing up a shortlist. Despite receiving
over 200 applications, CSA s board was not
satisfied with the overall calibre of the people
who expressed interest in the job and extend-
ed the process to see if they could attract
Some of the contenders who are up
against Lorgat are believed to be Bheki Shon-
gwe, MD of Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa s
current football champions, university pro-
fessor Denver Hendricks and head of Kagiso
media Murphy Morobe. Previously Lorgat
was understood to be competing with CSA s
cricket operations manager Mike Gajjar,
Border Cricket CEO Thema Lupuwana and
CSA s transformation manager Max Jordaan
and the concern was that the majority of
candidates lacked significant business expe-
rience. Now, Lorgat remains the favourite
but for a different reason: he could be the
only one with extensive cricketing knowl-
edge. Lorgat has been involved with South
African cricket in the past, as convenor of
selectors, ran the ICC for four years and has
been involved at consultancy levels with Sri
Lanka and Pakistan in recent months.
The biggest obstacle to his challenge for
the job appears to be from another cricketing
country---India. The BCCI has made clear
its preference that CSA does not appoint
Lorgat because of the Indian board s acri-
monious history with him. Lorgat is believed
to have irked the BCCI in his time at the
ICC. As a result, India threatened to pull
out of the upcoming tour to South Africa
if Lorgat was given the job, according to
CSA s lead independent director Norman
Arendse, who revealed the BCCI s stance in
CSA has since made public the fixtures
for India s tour to South Africa between
November and January, which includes seven
ODIs, two T20s and three Tests. India have
objected to the itinerary, saying CSA released
the schedule without the BCCI s consent
and that they would prefer fewer ODIs to
give their players time off before they head
to New Zealand.
While the BCCI claim to have notified
CSA of its grievances, CSA say it has not
received any formal complaint. The already
tense relationship between the two boards,
who were previously on excellent terms,
may only escalate as Lorgat moves closer
to the top job. (ESPNcricinfo)
for CSA CEO
England 1st innings 215
Australia 1st Innings 280
ENGLAND 2nd innings
JBairstowcHaddinbAgar . . . . . . . . . . .15
SBroadcHaddinbPattinson . . . . . . . . .65
JAndersoncHughesbSiddle . . . . . . . . .0
Extras:(2b,13lb,1w,9nb). . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-11, 3-121, 4-131, 5-
174, 6-218, 7-356, 8-371, 9-375, 10-375.
Bowling: James Pattinson 34-8-101-2
(1nb), Mitchell Starc 32-7-81-3 (1nb for
five runs, 1w), Ashton Agar 35-9-82-2
(1nb), Peter Siddle 33.5-12-85-3 (2nb),
Shane Watson 15-11-11-0.
AUSTRALIA 2nd innings
CRogerscBellbAnderson . . . . . . . . . . .52
Fall of wickets: 1-84, 2-111, 3-124, 4-161,
To Bat : Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, James
Bowling: James Anderson 17-4-44-1,
Stuart Broad 16-5-34-2 (1nb), Graeme
Swann 28-5-64-2, Steven Finn 8-3-17-0,
Joe Root 2-0-6-1.
Toss: won by England.
Umpires: Aleem Dar, Pakistan, and Kumar
Dharmasena, Sri Lanka.
Third umpire: Marais Erasmus, South
Africa. Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle,
England's Graeme Swann, centre, celebrates after taking the
wicket of Australia's Steve Smith, LBW for 17 on the fourth
day of the opening Ashes series cricket match at Trent Bridge
cricket ground, Nottingham, England, yesterday. AP PHOTO
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