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December 14, 2013
Australia 385 (Smith 111, Warner 60, Haddin 55, Broad 3-100) v England
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details
England rounded up Australia's tail for the addition of 59 runs on the second morning of the third Ashes Test on a noticeably quickening WACA Ground pitch.
Stuart Broad and James Anderson pursued a fuller length than that of the first day, and were rewarded with a series of edges that either found the slips cordon or squeezed through gaps - very few runs were found anywhere else.
Mitchell Johnson was out to his second ball of the morning, snicking a beautifully pitched delivery from Broad that curved subtly in before seaming the other way and going through to Matt Prior.
Steve Smith could add only eight to his overnight 103, getting the faintest of inside edges to an Anderson ball that moved back at him. The umpire Marais Erasmus declined the appeal, but the evidence of HotSpot and Realtime Snicko was enough for the decision to be reversed under the DRS. Smith walked off shaking his head.
Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle also perished to edges though not before he and Nathan Lyon added a pesky 31 for the last wicket, leaving England with 25 minutes to bat on a morning where temperatures at the ground soared past 40C.
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