Australia vs. England Ashes 2013: Day 2 Scorecard, Report from 3rd Test at Perth

Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorDecember 14, 2013

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 14:  David Warner of Australia is congratulated after taking a catch off Alastair Cook of England during day two of the Third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at WACA on December 14, 2013 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)
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England are facing another first innings deficit at the end of Day 2 of the third Ashes Test in Perth.

After dismissing Australia for 385, the tourists were reduced to 180-4 at stumps at the WACA.

3rd Test: Australia v England at Perth
Australia 1st Inns: 385 (103.3 Ov)
SPD Smithc †Prior b Anderson111295208
MG Johnsonc †Prior b Broad397862
PM Siddlec †Prior b Bresnan217836
RJ Harrisc Root b Anderson122219
NM Lyonnot out174025
Extras(lb 6, w 3, nb 1)10
JM Anderson235602
SCJ Broad2221003
TT Bresnan23.34811
BA Stokes173631
GP Swann170712
JE Root1040
England 1st Inns: 180-4 (68 Ov)
AN Cook*c Warner b Lyon72153
MA Carberry b Harris4376
JE Rootc †Haddin b Watson416
KP Pietersenc Johnson b Siddle1959
IR Bellnot out962
BA Stokesnot out1443
Extras(b 6, lb 7, w 5, nb 1)19
RJ Harris157261
MG Johnson155430
SR Watson92321
PM Siddle135271
NM Lyon166391

England trailed by 159 and 398 runs, batting second, after the first innings of the opening two Tests where they were soundly beaten.

The visitors did enjoy their highest opening partnership of the series and the score had reached 85 before Michael Carberry played on to Ryan Harris for the second time this winter after making 43.

Joe Root swiftly followed for four in controversial circumstances, given out caught behind off Shane Watson, although DRS was inconclusive as to whether there was an edge when the Yorkshire batsman reviewed.

The on-field decision stood and England had been becalmed, moving from their lunchtime 24 without loss to just 91-2 at tea.

Alastair Cook had passed a milestone en route to 72 in his 100th Test before he cut Nathan Lyon in the air to David Warner at point and England were 136-3.

Kevin Pietersen passed 8,000 runs in Test cricket before falling to Peter Siddle for the 10th time in his career, with Mitchell Johnson athletically plucking an attempted pull out of the sky at mid-on.

Pietersen had battled hard to reach 19, and Ian Bell and Ben Stokes were similarly circumspect in their approach as England reached the close without further loss but still 205 runs in arrears.

Earlier, England picked up the final four home first innings wickets for 59 runs.

Resuming on 329-6, Mitchell Johnson was caught behind off Stuart Broad for no addition to his overnight 39 and centurion Steve Smith then quickly departed for 101 with again Matt Prior taking the catch, this time off James Anderson.

Anderson then had Ryan Harris caught in the gully by Joe Root for 12 before Tim Bresnan finally picked up his first wicket of the innings, having Peter Siddle caught behind for 21.