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Cricket: Australia Tied 1-1 With England in Ashes Series


Australia's cricket team has reached 210 for seven in its first innings and still needs 35 to avoid the follow-on after the second day of the third Ashes test against England in Manchester.

Shane Warne was 45 not out for Australia when play ended. Matthew Hayden had 34 runs for the Aussies, who trail England by 234 runs. The English finished their first innings at 444 all out.

England resumed play at 341 for five, but Australian bowler Brett Lee soon took his fourth wicket of the innings. Shane Warne also captured four wickets for Australia.

The five-match series is tied 1-1 after Australia won the first match at Lord's and England took the second test at Edgbaston. The Australians have won the Ashes series eight times in a row dating back to 1989.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters.

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