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Last Updated: Thursday, 4 January 2007, 10:04 GMT
Fifth Ashes Test day three photos

James Anderson celebrates the wicket of Michael Hussey

England enjoy a perfect start on Thursday when James Anderson has Michael Hussey caught behind

Monty Panesar (right) celebrates after bowling Andrew Symonds before lunch

Andrew Symonds proves harder to unseat - he hits 48 and puts on 70 with Adam Gilchrist before falling to Monty Panesar

Adam Gilchrist

Gilchrist's 62 is the highlight of the morning session - his cover-drives and cut shots are a joy to behold

Shane Warne

And Shane Warne is not in the mood for hanging around and hits Panesar for a four and six off his first two balls

James Anderson and Chris Read appeal successfully for the wicket of Adam Gilchrist (left)

Gilchrist reaches his 50 and passes 10,000 first-class runs before being harshly given out caught behind off Anderson

Umpires Billy Bowden and Aleem Dar take the players off for lunch on day three

Warne and Brett Lee see Australia through to 325-7 as an entertaining morning session is brought to a close

Andrew Flintoff (second left) is congratulated after picking up the wicket of Brett Lee

Andrew Flintoff strikes third ball after lunch, finding Lee's outside edge and Chris Read takes his fifth catch

Shane Warne

Warne continues to punish the bowling and reaches his half century while Stuart Clark plays and misses at the other end

Kevin Pietersen (left) takes the catch to dismiss Stuart Clark while Sajid Mahmood (right) looks on

Clark eventually starts firing but tries one hoick too many off Sajid Mahmood and is caught by Kevin Pietersen for 35

Shane Warne (left) speaks to Glenn McGrath

Clark's wicket ends a 67-run partnership and brings Glen McGrath to the crease with Australia 393-9

Shane Warne (left) misses and Chris Read waits to pounce

The retiring Warne knows time is running out for him to score his maiden Test century but misses a Panesar straight one

Chris Read stumps Shane Warne for 71

Read collects the ball and whips off the bails to stump Warne on 71 and end Australia's innings on 393 - a lead of 102

Alistair Cook watches as his top edge flies into the sky

England's second innings starts disastrously when Alistair Cook miscues a short one from Lee and Gilchrist pouches the catch

Australia paceman Brett Lee checks on Andrew Strauss after hitting him with a bouncer

Andrew Strauss is hit on the helmet and felled by a Lee bouncer in his next over, but is thankfully fine to continue

Ian Bell clips Shane Warne for four through mid-wicket

Ian Bell comes through a shaky opening to clip Warne for three fours in his opening over as England reach tea on 43-1

Stuart Clark (right) successfully appeals for a lbw decision against Andrew Strauss (left)

After the break, Clark removes Strauss with an inswinger that traps the left-hander leg before to reduce England to 55-2

Ian Bell's frustration is evident as he trudges off after getting out for 28

Clark and McGrath continue to build the pressure and Lee benefits in his first over back when Bell snicks to Gilchrist

Kevin Pietersen (left) checks out a new bat while Shane Warne (centre) and Geraint Jones look on

Pietersen is playing an uncharacteristic, but timely, patient knock, although he feels the need for a new bat

Stuart Clark celebrates taking the wicket of Paul Collingwood

Paul Collingwood's stubborn resistence is ended though when he guides Clark's slower ball to Matthew Hayden at gully

Adam Gilchrist (left) stumps Andrew Flintoff

And when Andrew Flintoff is expertly stumped by Gilchrist off Warne, England are in real trouble at 113-5 - a lead of just 11

Glen McGrath (left) and Shane Warne leave the pitch at the end of day three

Panesar comes in as nightwatchman and does his job, but it has been another good day for McGrath and Warne



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Fifth Ashes Test day two photos
03 Jan 07 |  The Ashes
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02 Jan 07 |  The Ashes


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