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Matt Prior knows England must not fall into the trap of believing the Ashes are already safe, even though rain appears set to wreck Australia’s bid to claim victory at Emirates Old Trafford.
England moved ever closer to retaining the Ashes as poor weather forced an early close on day four of the third Investec Test at Emirates Old Trafford. Australia were 172 for seven and 331 ahead when play was abandoned.
Kevin Pietersen took satisfaction from contributing significant runs at a time of need for England on day three of the third Investec Ashes Test. "I like performing on a big stage when the team needs me," he said.
A valuable 113 from Kevin Pietersen enhanced England’s hopes of retaining the Ashes at Emirates Old Trafford. The hosts ended day three on 294 for seven, requiring 34 more to avoid the follow-on.
A bullish Graeme Swann is confident England can still secure a first-innings lead and victory in the third Investec Ashes Test. "We back our batting line-up on that pitch to score big," said the off-spinner at the end of day two.

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