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THE ASHES LIVE! All the action from Day 3 at Adelaide Oval

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MACQUARIE’S SUMMER OF CRICKET LINE-UP: Mike Hussey, Damien Fleming, Ian Chappell, Glenn McGrath, John Emburey, Tim Lane, and Bruce Eva.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO MACQUARIE CRICKET ONLINE

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Nathan Lyon finished Day 3 at the crease as night-watchman not out for three runs.

“We are in a pretty good position.”

Today he became the highest wicket taker in the world for 2017.

Listen to his chat after the match below.

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Listen to Damian Fleming and Ian Chappell discuss whether or not Australia should have enforced the follow-on.

To sum it up: The follow-on is no longer trendy.

Click here.

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STUMPS

Australia finish Day three 4/53 at stumps, 268 runs in front.

Lyon (3*) and Handscomb (3*) will commence at the crease tomorrow morning.

The main question everyone will ask: Should Australia have enforced the follow-on?

With quick wickets falling under the lights, it will be England’s turn tomorrow.

Click PLAY for all the action from the third session

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Final crowd total – 43,088. A record third day crowd for any test in Adelaide.

Up to 150,606 for the first three days.

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England all out for 227, still trailing by 215 runs.

Craig Overton remained not out for 41 in his test debut.

With figures of 4/60, Nathan Lyon is now the highest wicket taker in the world for 2017.

Australia will not enforce the follow-on.

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Director Peter Dixon interviews 40 players – 20 from Australia and 20 from England, who took part in four Ashes series.

“There’s a lot of f-bombs… It is almost like you are at a bar having a chat with them.”

Click here to listen to the full interview.

The new three -part documentary series, Forged in Fire, will air on the Nine Network the first three nights of the Perth test match straight after play.

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Dinner

England managed to steady the ship during the middle session of Day 3, currently 8/219.

The highest partnership of the innings thus far occurred between Chris Woakes and Craig Overton, scoring 66 runs off 99 balls.

In his debut test match, Overton (36*) is outscoring his teammates, at the crease now with Stuart Broad (1*).

All three wickets to fall during the session were caught and bowled – one classic catch by Nathan Lyon, and two by Mitchell Starc.

Now with the lights on, England have managed to avoid the follow-on, but still have a long way to go.

Click PLAY for all the action from the second session

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Glenn McGrath had an interesting experience during the tea break.

Stuck in the lift for 30 mins with a few friends #adelaideoval #ashes #AUSvENG #5-0 #help

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Turns out it isn’t the first time McGrath has been stuck in a lift at a Test match.

Click PLAY below to hear more. 

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Tea

England are on the ropes at the end of the first session.

Australia managed to get four wickets, leaving the tourists on 5/128. Johnny Bairstow (17*) and Moeen Ali (22*) will resume at the crease after the break.

The all important wicket of captain Joe Root fell for just 9 runs, as the pace of Hazelwood and Cummins tore through the top order.

England will be hoping for some sort of partnership to avoid any possibility of a follow-on.

Click PLAY for all the action from the first session

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John Emburey thinks if Alastair Cook lacks the desire and consistency to make big scores, he could walk away from cricket after the next English summer.

Cook has made 2, 7 & 37 so far this series.

Click here to hear more on Alastair Cook 

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Glenn McGrath and Ian Chappell discuss whether or not a substitute fielder should be allowed to wear the traditional baggy green cap.

Click HERE for the discussion.

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England will resume on Day 3 at 1/29, trailing by 413 runs.

Alastair Cook (11*) and James Vince (0*) finished Day 2 at the crease, after Mitchell Starc captured the wicket of Mark Stoneman late in the day.

Australia dominated Day 2, led by Shaun Marsh who finished 126 not out following a Steve Smith declaration.

England will hope to grind out a partnership today before the final session under lights. While Australia will hope for early wickets before any rain threatens to prevent a result.

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All the news from Day 2

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