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Ashes Live: England vs Australia (Day Two from Chester-le-Street)
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- England dismissed for 238
- Broad takes three quick wickets in the morning session
- Australia rebuild through Rogers and Watson to reach 148-4 at tea
- Another capacity crowd packs into Durham's home ground
The players go off due to bad light. The final play of the day.
The umpires discuss the level of light.
Play is officially abandoned for the day with Australia on 222-5, trailing England by just 16 runs.
They are in a position of strength at two days, although their dominance was threatened when they were reduced to 76-4 at one stage.
Chris Rogers led their fightback, and while he was forced to survive a controversial DRS incident, his maiden Test century was a fitting reward for a gutsy and committed performance.
He received strong support from Shane Watson, who was dismissed for 68, and England will need to take some quick wickets in the morning if they are to keep themselves in the game.
The Australia dressing room celebrate Chris Rogers' hundred.
Chris Rogers gets his hundred.
Braod and team mates celebrate the wicket of Watson.
Prior celebrates taking the catch of Watson.
Australia 222-5 (Rogers 101, Haddin 12) 74ov
Anderson is back in the attack for England, and is still to take his first wicket of the match. Haddin eases him towards third man for a boundary.
England are set to bowl the next over, but with the clouds darkening, the umpires consult and the players are off for bad light. I'd hazard a guess that's that for the day.
Shane Watson edges behind.
Australia 217-5 (Rogers 101, Haddin 7) 74ov
Broad probes away against Haddin, and delivers a maiden over as England look to tighten the screw again.
Rogers takes a single off Swann, bringing Haddin on to the strike, and the wicketkeeper calmly clips the spinner over midwicket for four.
Rogers 100* (227 balls, 320 mins, 13 fours)
Rogers' nerves are jangling, and he is almost bowled by a turner from Swann that stayed very low.
However, he opts to attack off the next ball and gets down on one knee to sweep the ball to the square leg boundary to bring up his first Test century.
It's a magnificent knock given the match situation and the difficulty of scoring on this pitch.
Australia 207-5 (Rogers 96, Haddin 2) 71ov
That's a big breakthrough for England, with Watson now out of the way.
Rogers appears paralysed on 96, and another over from Swann goes by without him scoring.
There was a major scare off the final ball, with Swann getting one to really grip and turn, beating Rogers' outside edge.
Haddin gets off the mark by turning Broad into the leg side for two, but is forced to dig out a magnificent yorker as England sense a chance to make inroads towards the Australian tail.
Watson c.Prior b.Broad 68
Rogers only needs four more runs to get his first Test hundred, but they could be the toughest four runs of the innings to eke out on the evidence of that over from Swann.
He doesn't want to take any chances, but he almost spooned up a catch off an inside edge.
Broad returns to the attack, but for the first time today, bowls from the Lumley End.
The change of tack has an effect though, as England finally make a breathrough.
It's Watson that goes, caught down the leg side by Prior as he attempted to turn the ball away.
That's a huge wicket for England, breaking a partnership that was worth 129.
Australia 205-4 (Rogers 96, Watson 68) 67ov
Swann tosses up a wretched full toss, enabling Rogers to bring up Australia's 200 by drilling the ball through the off side.
That took the opener to 96, and his nervousness was apparent in a poor chip that landed just short of Broad at mid on.
Anderson bowled at Watson from the other end, and the batsman turned two runs into the leg side.
Australia 199-4 (Rogers 92, Watson 66) 65ov
Swann gets a couple to stay and just threatens to cause a couple of problems.
Watson goes on the attack at the other end and clubs Anderson straight back down the ground for an excellent boundary.
Australia 193-4 (Rogers 91, Watson 61) 63ov
Rogers moves into the 90s as he runs Swann into the off-side for a regulation single.
Anderson has no more luck, and the demons that were in the pitch in the morning and early afternoon appear to have completely disappeared.
Australia 184-4 (Rogers 89, Watson 54) 61ov
England thought they had Rogers out with a stumping from the final ball of Swann's over.
Prior seemed adamant the batsman was out of his ground, but replays proved his back foot was well in when the stumps were removed and he remained at the crease.
Anderson returned at the Lumley End and conceded three more runs as Australia edge towards the 200 mark.
Australia 177-4 (Rogers 86, Watson 51) 59ov
Swann not really getting anything from the pitch, which makes it even harder to understand how Nathan Lyon managed to take four wickets during the England innings.
Bresnan is looking equally unthreatening at the other end, with Watson hooking a short ball to deep square leg to bring up the 100 partnership for Australia.
It's the biggest partnership of the game, and England need to break it quickly if they are not to face a sizeable first-innings deficit.
Australia 171-4 (Rogers 81, Watson 50) 57ov
With the game threatening to get away from England somewhat, Swann is reintroduced into the attack. There's not much turn for him though, and he concedes a couple of routine singles as Australia keep the scoreboard ticking over.
Watson then eases Bresnan into the leg side to bring up his half-century. It came off 98 balls and contained five fours, and was an excellent demonstration of application and commitment. He was, however, dropped by Bresnan when he was on just five.
Australia 167-4 (Rogers 79, Watson 48) 55ov
Another fairly poor over from Bresnan, which culminates in a short ball that Rogers nonchalantly pulls to the boundary for four.
To contribute to the general sloppiness, Pietersen has a needless shy at the stumps during Broad's over, resulting in an overthrow.
Another beer snake!
Australia 156-4 (Rogers 74, Watson 42) 52ov
Bresnan concedes just the one run as he keeps a relatively tight line and length from the Lumley End.
Broad slides a couple past Rogers' outside edge, but strays to the leg-side midway through the over, enabling Rogers to pick up a couple of cheap runs.
Australia 152-4 (Rogers 72, Watson 40) 50ov
Bresnan bowls the first over after tea, and concedes three runs as Watson edges towards his half-century.
It's no surprise to see Cook immediately turn to Broad at the Finchale End, but there's no immediate success for the paceman, who was unable to immediately rediscover the range he found in the morning session.
Fancy Dress @DurhamCricket finally a sighting of the Village People. #Ashes #Durham http://t.co/wiWYmHBVDH— @DurhamCricket 10 August 2013
Australia 148-4 (Rogers 71, Watson 38) 48ov
Bresnan comes back into the attack, and starts with a poor delivery that Watson cracks to the rope off the back foot.
Swann bowls the final over before tea, and it's a fairly unremarkable maiden.
Well that was Australia's session despite Bresnan dismissing Smith in the second over after lunch.
Rogers and Watson have added 72 for the fifth wicket so far, and Australia trail by 90 runs with six wickets intact. That probably means they're still just marginally ahead.
Australia 141-4 (Rogers 70, Watson 33) 46ov
Just the single off another solid, but fairly unthreatening over from Anderson.
Swann replaces Trott with tea approaching, and again Australia help themselves to a single.
The game is in a bit of a hiatus at the moment, with England not really on the attack and Australia's batsmen reluctant to take any risks.
Australia 139-4 (Rogers 70, Watson 31) 38ov
Rogers continues to dig in against Anderson and deny England's leading bowler any real chance to threaten a break to this partnership.
A dreadful misfield from Swann enables Watson to take a single off Trott, and Rogers runs two more runs away off the back foot.
Australia 136-4 (Rogers 68, Watson 30) 42ov
Anderson tightens things back up with a maiden that saw Rogers have a swish outside off-stump.
Trott continued and had an lbw appeal against Rogers turned down. It was the right call, with the ball pitching outside leg-stump.
Geoffrey Boycott, Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special
"I'd like to do the interviews after the game. I'd say to Andy Flower, why isn't Graham Onions playing? And if we get an Oval pitch with pace and bounce, they should consider Chris Tremlett."
Australia 130-4 (Rogers 67, Smith 25) 40ov
Anderson is getting sloppy here, bowling too straight and allowing Australia's batsmen to ease him into the leg-side.
There was a surprise bowling change at the Finchale End, with Trott coming into the attack.
The medium-pacer slipped one past Rogers' outside edge and only conceded a single in a decent enough over.
Australia 126-4 (Rogers 64, Watson 24) 38ov
It's a bit harder work for England now, and you suspect this partnership could be crucial to how the game pans out. Anderson doesn't really threaten, and Australia take a couple of singles.
There are more runs from Bresnan's over as Rogers and Watson bring up the 50 partnership.
They've scared more than a few scares, but all of a sudden, they look reasonably well positioned to kick on.
Australia 121-4 (Rogers 62, Watson 21) 36ov
Anderson produces a rare bad over, and Watson takes advantage, firing two impressive boundaries into the on side.
Bresnan replaces Broad, but doesn't look as dangerous. It's taken a while, but Rogers and Watson are finally starting to look settled here.
Australia 110-4 (Rogers 60, Watson 12) 34ov
Anderson keeps the pressure up with another maiden to Watson that doesn't even contain the sniff of a scoring opportunity.
Broad starts well, but after conceding a single, strays on to Watson's legs and allows the batsman to relieve some of the pressure by flicking him away for four.
Australia 103-4 (Rogers 57, Watson 8) 32ov
Anderson replaces Bresnan and bowls a really tight maiden from the Lumley End.
An in-form Broad continues at the other end, and produces a remarkable delivery that cuts back violently off the pitch and almost finds the stump via the inside-edge.
Rogers survives though, and Australia pass the 100 mark with four wickets down.
Australia 99-4 (Rogers 55, Watson 8) 30ov
Another edge from Rogers - this time off Bresnan - but another profitable stroke as it flies wide of second slip and races to the boundary.
Broad continues to ask plenty of questions, but Rogers survived that over slightly more easily.
Australia 90-4 (Rogers 50, Watson 5) 28ov
It's getting incredible how often Australia are playing and missing here. Broad beats Rogers' outside edge three times in the same over, but to his credit, the batsman continues to battle and survives.
He eventually nicks the final ball of the over, but it's dropped by a sprawling Swann at second slip.
Rogers goes through for a single, and that brings his half-century up. It's not been the most attractive innings ever - but it's certainly been gutsy.
Australia 85-4 (Rogers 45, Watson 5) 27ov
Broad delivers another tight over that costs just one. He debated a possible appeal against an lbw decision that was given not out, but replays show Rogers clearly hit the ball.
Bresnan causes Watson plenty of problems outside his off-stump, but then puts down a difficult caught-and-bowled chance.
Watson played it back down the pitch, Bresnan stuck out his left hand, but the ball dropped to the floor. A tough chance - but a chance nonetheless.
Tim Bresnan celebrates taking the wicket of Steve Smith.
Tim Bresnan celebrates taking the wicket of Steve Smith.
Steve Smith edges behind.
Australia 84-4 (Rogers 45, Watson 4) 25ov
Broad continues to cause all kinds of problems, with Rogers twice playing and missing to balls that moved away outside the off stump.
England thought they had a wicket on one occasion, but Rogers clipped his bat into the ground rather than making contact with the ball.
Watson gets off the mark with a single off Bresnan, and turns another couple of runs away with a flick down the leg-side.
Smith c.Prior b.Bresnan 17
England enjoy a fantastic start to the afternoon session as Bresnan removes Smith in the second over after lunch.
Smith was lured into attempting a drive at one that moved away ever so slightly, and edged to Prior behind the stumps.
That's a big blow to Australia, as Smith and Rogers had rebuilt well before lunch.
Australia 75-3 (Rogers 41, Smith 17) 21ov
Swann ends the morning with a maiden.
England will be happy with their efforts there, with Broad taking three superb wickets.
However, this pairing are looking reasonably well set, and with Watson and Haddin still to come, Australia will still back themselves to get fairly close to England's total of 238.
Australia 75-3 (Rogers 41, Smith 17) 20ov
Swann bowls five decent balls, but then allows the pressure to disappear when his final delivery is another full toss and Rogers whips it to the boundary.
Smith is also warming to his task at the other end, and he gets on to the front foot to crack the final ball of the over through the covers for four.
This Australian pairing have steadied the ship since Clarke's departure and are plundering pretty much a boundary an over.
Australia 67-3 (Rogers 37, Smith 13) 18ov
England turn to spin for the first time in the 17th over as Swann replaces Bresnan.
He serves up a sloppy full toss, and Rogers whips it away through the leg side for four.
Anderson keeps it tight against Smith, but the batsman drives off the final ball and gets a thick outside edge which flies away for four.
Broad gets his third wicket of the day.
Cook celebrates catching Clarke with Prior and Swann.
Clarke edges to Cook.
Australia 59-3 (Rogers 33, Smith 9) 16ov
Bresnan continues from the Lumley End, and while he only concedes one bye, he doesn't look anything like as dangerous as Broad or Anderson.
It's easy to say it know, but you can't help wonder how Graham Onions would be going if he was bowling instead of the Yorkshireman.
Anderson replaces Broad at the other end, giving Broad a breather after he took 3-23 from his seven overs this morning.
With the light becoming increasingly gloomy, Anderson strays onto Smith's pads and is dispatched for four.
Australia 52-3 (Rogers 33, Smith 3) 14ov
Broad deserves a lot of credit for the way he's bowled this morning. He's probed at a really good length, and has just got the ball to do enough to cause Australia's batsmen no end of problems.
Clarke's departure brings Smith to the crease, and he gets off the mark with three runs through the covers.
Broad, who has 3-23, then beats Rogers' bat again as he continues to be all but unplayable.
Clarke c.Cook b.Broad 6
Australia 49-3 (13.2ov)
Bresnan has not started well at all, and Rogers is scoring a fair lick in between his narrow escapes to Broad.
He scored four as Bresnan strayed on to his pads, and then picked up another boundary with an excellent drive straight back down the ground.
However, England strike again at the start of the next over - and it's a big wicket as Clarke goes for six.
Broad takes his third wicket of the morning, luring the Aussie skipper into a reckless drive outside off that flew to Cook at first slip at head height.
Cook took an excellent catch, and Australia are reeling at 49-3.
DRS is a good thing!. However, it's the humans, and their rules, interacting with it that need sorting out! #Ashes #bbcCricket #TMS— @maestroleeuk 10 August 2013
Once again #DRS proves to be ridiculous with another controversy....#TheAshes— @amit_thunder 10 August 2013
What I found worrying about the DRS confusion was that it took Aleem Dar to explain it all as Tony Hill didn't have a clue. #Ashes— @mikeashley19 10 August 2013
Australia 41-2 (Rogers 25, Clarke 6) 12ov
Bresnan replaces Anderson at the Lumley End but doesn't really trouble the batsmen.
Broad continues to cause havoc at the other end, and came very close to an lbw decision against Clarke. England didn't appeal the not out decision, and the replay shows the ball would just have missed leg stump.
Australia 35-2 (Rogers 20, Clarke 5) 10ov
More huge controversies about DRS this morning.
A batsman given out for hitting it. Didn't hit it. But he was lbw. But he still isn't out.
The whole thing is a huge mess, and the ICC really have to have a rethink about the whole DRS system at the end of this series. At the minute, it's a complete shambles.
Anyway, Rogers and Clarke continue, and after a maiden from Anderson,
Broad celebrates taking Khawaja's wicket.
Khawaja edges to Prior.
Australia 34-2 (Rogers 20, Clarke 5) 8ov
England have their tails up with two wickets down, and Khawaja's departure has brought Clarke to the crease.
Anderson keeps the pressure up, and Rogers is fortunate to see an edge fly through the slips and run away to the boundary. The opener then turns the ball around the corner off his legs for another four.
Clarke gets off the mark with a four off Broad, but it's a fortunate one as a thick inside-edge flies just past his stumps.
Broad then sees a huge lbw appeal turned down against Rogers. England opt to review, but Hawkeye shows the ball pitched outside leg stump and the umpire's call is upheld.
Then, off the final ball there's a really bizarre one.
Rogers appeared to nick the ball behind to Prior, and umpire Aleem Dar gave him out.
Australia appealed, and the review showed that the ball did not touch the bat.
The review did, however, show that the ball hit the pad and would have hit the stumps, which would have resulted in Rogers being out leg before.
England thought that was good enough, but because the umpire initially gave the batsman out caught behind, he did not overrrule his decision to give Rogers out lbw.
What an absolute mess.
Wicket !! Broad bowls Warner.
Khawaja b.Broad 0
Anderson keeps the pressure up with another disciplined maiden in which he doesn't give the batsman any room at all to play a shot.
Broad, buoyed by his early wicket, beats the outside of Khawaja's bat with a fine delivery that moves away from the left-hander.
And things get even better for England as Broad strikes again with the final ball of the over.
He tempts Khawaja with another swinging delivery, and the opener gets a faint inside edge that carries through to Prior.
If only Warner had thought to hit that and leave Joe Root! #awful #sorry— @CustomBatsForum 10 August 2013
That was a cracker from Broad.
It was a slightly quicker delivery, and it just nipped back off the seam enough to beat Warner's defences.
That's the ideal start for England, and it brings Khawaja to the crease.
Warner b.Broad 3
Australia 12-1 (4ov)
First slight chance for England as Rogers attempts to drive the final ball of Anderson's over and only succeeds in driving a thick inside-edge into his own pads.
Broad follows up with a sloppy few deliveries, straying on to the pads way too often and allowing Australia's batsmen to plunder ten runs.
However, he makes up for it with the final ball of the over, clean bowling Warner.
He beat the Australian opener for pace, slipping one through his defences to clean bowl him.
Broad not bowling full enough. #Ashes— @TestMatchDan 10 August 2013
Australia 2-0 (Rogers 1, Warner 0) 2ov
Broad starts for England from the Finchale End, with the clouds having collected overhead.
Warner gets a run with a flicked single off his pads, which is given as a leg bye.
Australia 1-0 (Rogers 1, Warner 0) 1ov
Anderson opens the bowling for England against Rogers, and immediately squares the Australian opener for an edge that squirts away to fourth slip.
Rogers almost pierces the cordon from the fifth ball, but Bairstow gets down well to make an excellent stop.
However, the Aussies get off the mark from the final ball as Rogers runs the ball into the on side.
Bresnan and Anderson's brews will still be warm! Let's get fired up and get the Aussies out ASAP #Ashes— @YorkshireTea 10 August 2013
11 minutes in and Anderson gets out, wow England, just wow..— @Wazza_98 10 August 2013
That was all a bit of an anti-climax in the end, and while Anderson added some useful runs last night by throwing the bat around, it's hard not to think that he should have applied himself a little more diligently this morning.
Still, England end with 238 on the board - and the next hour or so should provide a decent indication of just how good or bad that score is.
Anderson b.Bird 16
England 238 All Out
Bird delivers the second over of the day, and causes problems as Anderson ducks into a bouncer and is hit on the helmet. The ball didn't get up as high as the England bowler would have anticipated.
The innings ends with the final ball as Anderson attempts a huge heave from a straight one and sees his stumps scattered behind him.
So England last 12 balls this morning, and fail to add a run.
England 238-9 (Bresnan 12, Anderson 16) 91ov
Siddle bowls the first over of the day to Bresnan, and the England batsman does well to get under a bouncer from the fourth delivery.
Bresnan thought he had pierced the covers with a fierce drive, but it was well stopped by Khawaja and the opening over was a maiden.
A group of nuns look for their seats.
Watching the #cricket #ashes highlights from yesterday. Holy moly! Andersen and Bresnan should be openers! 😉— @orbitalpaul 10 August 2013
How much money will I put on that Tim Bresnan will be out first over of the day caught behind— @RyanAttree 10 August 2013
The sun is beaming down now as the players prepare to take the field here at Chester-le-Street.
The stands are already pretty much full, with a decent smattering of Aussie fans for the second day in succession.
They were in full voice for most of day one - will this be the day when England hit back?
The Lindisfarne Gospel Choir warm up the crowd prior to the start of play. England players warm up in the background.
The Australians are away warming up in the nets - so they clearly don't think they'll have to do much bowling this morning.
England's last-wicket pairing have put on 24 already. If they could double that, their efforts could be crucial in terms of the overall state of the game.
Everybody seems to be of the belief that England will be bowling today. I have faith in a double century partnership for Anderson n Bresnan!— @JamesHGooding 10 August 2013
Second day at chester le street #England come on lads show your class #Ashes— @flyingpotatoe14 10 August 2013
The good news is that the sun is already shining, and the forecast is set fair for the rest of the day.
Tickets for today's play were sold out months ago, and there is already a sense of expectancy building at the ground.
England's players are out on the field warming up at the moment - no doubt fully aware that they'll almost certainly be fielding sooner rather than later.
Welcome back to Chester-le-Street for another fantastic day of cricket as Durham Emirates ICG plays host to day two of the fourth Ashes Test between England and Australia.
Yesterday was Australia's day, with England stuttering to 238-9 at the close.
Tim Bresnan and Jimmy Anderson will resume this morning looking to eke out as many runs as possible, but Australia's bowlers will want to wrap things up quickly to enable their batsmen to get stuck into the England attack.
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