Ashes 2013: England vs Australia 3rd Test Day 2 Live Scorecard

England vs Australia Live Scorecard of Australia tour of England 2013, 3rd Ashes Test Day 2 Match played at Old Trafford, Manchester on August 2nd 2013.

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Australia finally had a good day in Ashes 2013 series as they managed to put up a good show on the first day of the Third Test at Old Trafford on Thursday. Michael Clarke scored a scintillating knock of century and was very well supported by Steve Smith, who is batting at 70.

Final session added great zeal of life to the Aussie innings as duo of Smith and Clarke added 123 runs in the 37 overs that they batted. They manoeuvred the innings by rotating the strikes and later on coupled it with some odd boundaries. They didn’t get bogged down when they went through a rough patch of good six-eight overs bowled by James Anderson and Tim Bresnan. They survived it and targeted Swann to put Alastair Cook under some pressure and the effect of their batting was quite clear when English skipper brought Jonathan Trott into the attack who gave away six runs in the only over he bowled.

Clarke played a captain’s knock to bring up his 24th hundred off just 169 balls and after few minutes Smith also reached his half-century. They managed to end up the day with 3/303 after the 90 overs of play on Day 1.