England sets Australia 311 to win first Ashes test

hidden, Jul, 13 2013

Australia is 28-0 at lunch on Saturday, chasing a challenging total of 311 to win the first Ashes test against England at Trent Bridge.

Openers Shane Watson and Chris Rogers are unbeaten on 18 and 10 respectively.

England posted 375 on day four after Ian Bell hit 109 and Stuart Broad 65.

England posted 375 on day four after Ian Bell hit 109 and Stuart Broad 65. AP

England posted 375 on day four after Ian Bell hit 109 and Stuart Broad 65. AP

England resumed on 326-6 and Bell, who was 95 not out overnight, made his 18th test century with an innings of 267 balls and 15 fours.

Broad hit 65 from 148 balls with seven fours before James Pattinson had him caught behind, ending a stand of 138 that tilted the match England's way.

Bell was also caught behind off Mitchell Starc, who had Australia's best bowling figures with 3-81. Peter Siddle took 3-82.

AP

Published Date: Jul 13, 2013 | Updated Date: Jul 13, 2013



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115