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Last Updated: Friday, 15 December 2006, 03:11 GMT
Third Test, day two photos

Glenn McGrath dismisses Paul Collingwood

Australia get off to the perfect start when Glenn McGrath dismisses Paul Collingwood for 11 to leave England on 55-3

England opener Andrew Strauss

Opener Andrew Strauss looks in good touch with the bat and hits a flurry of boundaries as England try to cut the deficit

Andrew Strauss storms off the field after falling to Stuart Clark following his highest score of the series

With his first half century of the series approaching, Strauss is furious to be controversially given out when caught behind

Andrew Symonds shows his joy at picking up the captain's wicket

Another 25 runs are added before part-time bowler Andrew Symonds claims the prize wicket of captain Andrew Flintoff

Andrew Flintoff begins his journey to the dressing room as Australia celebrate

Flintoff trudges off after edging the English-born player to Shane Warne in the slips, leaving England on 107-5

Symonds is congratulated by captain Ricky Ponting

Symonds strikes again as England slump to 114-6 with Geraint Jones recording the first duck of his 52-Test career

Kevin Pietersen becomes England's highest scorer of the innings

England's hopes are pinned on Kevin Pietersen and he notches his eighth Test half century during the second session

Clark savours his second wicket

Stuart Clark returns to the attack and picks up his second wicket when Sajid Mahmood edges to Adam Gilchrist

Warne celebrates Hoggard's wicket with Ponting

The tourists continue to struggle with Matthew Hoggard making only four before falling victim to Warne (left)

Symonds finds himself at the heart of the action again

Pietersen's score reaches 70 before he lofts Brett Lee's delivery to Symonds who executes a fine catch to dismiss him

Harmison and Panesar discuss tactics as they thwart Australia

His exit brings Steve Harmison and Monty Panesar together and they prove hard to dislodge as the score passes 200

Lee catches Harmison off the bowling of Clark

The pair put on 40, the best partnership of the innings, before Harmison is caught by Lee as England total 215 all out

Langer's bails go flying as England make a dream start to the innings

Australia suffer a disastrous start to their second innings with Justin Langer bowled by Hoggard for a duck off the first ball

Ponting punishes England's bowlers

He is replaced by Ricky Ponting who, along with Matthew Hayden, takes the score swiftly towards the 100 mark

Matthew Hayden scores his first 50 of the series

Things look bleak for the visitors when Hayden joins his captain in completing a half century late in the day

Ponting and Hayden both finish the day with not out scores of 57 as Australia move closer to winning back the Ashes

The pair remain untroubled and bat through to the close to take Australia to 119-1 and leave England trailing by 144



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Third Test, day one photos
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