Day 1: England on top with 341/5

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:53 IST

England was 341 for five at stumps on day one of the pivotal third test against Australia.

Manchester:

England captain Michael Vaughan stroked 166 on Thursday, reviving his masterful form of the last Ashes series in three sessions when Australia's only real joy was Shane Warne's 600th test wicket. Vaughan won the toss, decided to bat and then survived dropped catches on 41 and 141 in his fourth test hundred against Australia and his 15th overall. England was 341 for five at stumps on day one of the pivotal third test. Creating history Brett Lee took two late wickets, including night watchman Matthew Hoggard (4) on the last ball of the day, and finished with 3-58. Ian Bell remained unbeaten on 59, facing 146 balls for his confidence-boosting maiden Ashes half century. Warne, who started this test with a world-record 599 wickets, shouldered the bowling attack in an unchanged 27-over stint that netted 1-75. He reached the 600 milestone in his fifth over when Marcus Trescothick (63) was undone by a ball that hit his thigh, then his bat and deflected to wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist. (AP)

Topics : Cricket England Australia West Indies
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