Hope is eternal but not likely to spin new end

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Smith reveals mid-pitch chat

Australia's superstar No.3 batsman reveals he made a rare statement to opener during their match-winning partnership

Healy refuses to give up hope

Former Australia wicketkeeper Ian Healy hasn't given up hope of an unlikely win to Michael Clarke's after a dramatic day two at Edgbaston

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Australia dodge heavy two-day defeat

Steven Finn collected five wickets as England found themselves on the brink of a crushing third Ashes Test victory after just two days

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James Anderson leaves the field with side injury

England's pace spearhead has been forced from the field with a suspected side injury late on day two of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston

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Third Test hangs in the balance at tea

Australia bowled England out after lunch on day two, but a pair of wickets has the home side on top heading to the tea break in Edgbaston

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Improved Australia strike, before England dig in

A pair of brilliant short balls got Australia off to the perfect start on day two, before Stuart Broad and Moeen Ali guided England to lunch

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Johnson joins 300 club with classic short ball

Mitchell Johnson has become just the fifth Australian to take 300 Test wickets, with a cracking delivery sending Jonny Bairstow on his way early on day two

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Steyn joins all-time greats with 400th scalp

South African speedster Dale Steyn has become just the 13th player to take 400 Test wickets on day one of the second Test against Bangladesh

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Extended Highlights: England close in on win

Australia avoided a two-day defeat in the third Ashes Test, but a heavy loss at Edgbaston looms large after play resumes on day three (Australia only)

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A history of Mitch Johnson milestones

Re-live all the big milestone scalps from a destructive bowling career, following Mitchell Johnson's 300th Test wicket against England at Edgbaston

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Warner dares to dream of Edgbaston miracle

Second innings specialist David Warner delivered again for his country, smashing the equal-fastest Ashes half-century by an Australian

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Smile back on Finn's face after wicket-haul

England quick Steven Finn discussed his resurrection as a Test cricketer after taking five Australian wickets - and nearly a hat-trick - on day two at Edgabston

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Replay: Australia's seven wickets to fall

Steven Finn was the chief destroyer in his comeback to Test cricket and bagged five wickets on day two as England put Australia on the ropes (Australia only)