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    That Sheilaesque top order batting collapse yesterday by Oz has made it very difficult for them now. They main hope is to keep the England lead as low as possible, give England at least a target of 220 and rely on Lyon to bowl them out. First 2 sessions tomorrow crucial.

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      England lead on first innings. 287 for 5

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        308/8. If they can get the last two fairly cheap they're in with a big shout. Lyon getting a lot of turn and will be almost unplayable in the last innings.

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          England are all out for 374, a lead of 90.

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            Warner goes cheaply again. 13 for 1

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              75 for 3, Smith is still there.

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                An Australian collapse wouldn't surprise me 1 iota. But they should win from here. Still think 220 too much for England, Lyon a big problem for them.

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                  Australia were 124 for 3, 34 ahead, when bad light stopped play for the day.

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                    Crucial Smith survives the morning session tomorrow. (For Australia's chances)

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                      Smith gets through the first half hour, excellent, England would be desperate to get his wicket early as that would put them in control. If these 2 put on another 100 Australia will win comfortably.

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                        England take the new ball with Australia on 330 for 4, 240 ahead.

                        It's all about the declaration now.

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                          Smith out. It might be for the best. With some rain possible there is a danger of Australia batting too long. Likely the last 5 wickets will go probably go quick enough. Say, set England 300 approx to win. Only 2 test teams have ever got more than 200 in the 4th innings to win at Edgebaston though the wicket is offering nothing to seam now.

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                            452 for 7, a lead of 362.

                            They'll surely declare soon and give their bowlers a run at the England openers before the close

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                              Light might be too bad to allow Oz bowlers bowl.

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                                487 for 7 declared.

                                England need 398 to win and must face seven overs this evening.

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