Replay: Boxing Day Test, day three

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Mitchell Johnson and Nathan Lyon lead the Aussie attack on Day 3 of the Fourth Ashes Test at the MCG, tearing through the English order as Australia begin the chase for a 4-0 lead.


Kevin Pietersen and Mitchell Johnson exchange words. Picture: Colleen Petch.

Kevin Pietersen and Mitchell Johnson exchange words. Picture: Colleen Petch.
Source: News Limited




AUSTRALIA requires 201 more runs for victory after a superb day in the field for the hosts led by Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Johnson.


The Aussies went to stumps at 0-30, with Chris Rogers not out on 18 and David Warner on 12.


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The openers survived a tricky 40 minute period at the end of the day.

Earlier, Nathan Lyon reached 100 Test wickets and picked up his first five-wicket haul on home soil as he and Johnson sparked an English batting collapse.

The tourists were cruising at 0-65, with captain Alastair Cook notching a half-century, before a wicket, run out and catch by Johnson completely changed the momentum of the game.

Kevin Pietersen (49) led a brief revival before England’s tail collapsed, losing their last five wickets for six runs to be bowled all out for 179.

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