Aussies hold a convincing Ashes lead at Lord’s



There’s two days left and Australia have 10 wickets in hand, but already England face a record run-chase in the second Ashes Test.


Australia dominated the hosts for a third straight day at Lord’s, building a 362-run lead at stumps on Saturday.

The tourists rolled England for 312 shortly after tea then reached 0-108 in their second innings.

Michael Clarke’s men have an ideal platform to level the series after being crushed inside four days at Cardiff.

Clarke is likely to declare on Sunday, the timing of which will be crucial given there are few demons in the pitch and rain predicted for days four and five.

The highest fourth-innings Test total at Lord’s is Australia’s 406 in 2009, while the West Indies’ 1-344 in 1984 is the highest successful chase.

Warner will resume on 60 not out, while Chris Rogers is unbeaten on 44.


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