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Investec Test Series - News

After a one-sided third day at Lord's, editor Chris Devine assesses the size of the task facing Australia as they seek to prevent England from taking a 2-0 lead in the Investec Ashes.
Joe Root expressed his satisfaction at his maiden Ashes hundred, but explained he will enjoy it much more if England go on to win the second Investec Test.
Joe Root belied his tender years with a century of cool composure to give England complete control of the second Investec Test. With Root unbeaten on 178, the hosts closed 566 ahead with five wickets left.
Graeme Swann fulfilled a “boyhood dream” with his five-wicket Ashes haul at Lord’s. The off-spinner’s stunning 5-44 from 21.3 overs skittled Australia for 128.
Off-spinner Graeme Swann’s 16th five-wicket Test haul, his second and best versus Australia, helped England seize control of the second Investec Ashes match at Lord’s in which they lead by 264 with seven wickets left.

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