Australia Leads England by 331 Runs After Day Four of Ashes Test

Australia reached 172-7 on day four of the third Ashes cricket Test against England, a lead of 331 runs, as play was ended early because of bad light.

David Warner made 41 at Old Trafford in Manchester. Captain Michael Clarke is not out 30 and Ryan Harris has yet to score.

The umpires called a halt to play at 4:26 p.m., leaving the visitors facing a tough task if they’re to declare and bowl England out in the day remaining. A draw would ensure that the hosts retain the Ashes trophy.

Earlier today, England was all out for 368 after resuming on 294-7. Stuart Broad was dismissed for 32, while Graeme Swann scored 11 and Matt Prior 30.

Kevin Pietersen had scored 113 in leading England’s reply to Australia’s first innings 527-7 declared. Peter Siddle took 4-63 and Mitchell Starc 3-76.

England won the first two games of the five-Test series and would claim the Ashes for the third straight time with a draw or victory.

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