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Australia set England daunting 359 runs to win and save Ashes series

Australia set England daunting 359 runs to win and save Ashes series
Cricket - Ashes 2019 - Third Test - England v Australia - Headingley, Leeds, Britain - August 24, 2019 Australia's James Pattinson and Marnus Labuschagne in action whilst England's Ben Stokes looks on Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers -
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ANDREW BOYERS(Reuters)
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By Peter Hall

LEEDS, England (Reuters) – Australia were all out for 246 in their second innings on day three of the third Ashes test on Saturday, setting England 359 runs to win — a total that would be the second-highest ever run chase at Headingley — and keep alive the series.

Leading 1-0 in the five-match series, Australia need only to win one more test to make sure they cannot lose it and would retain the Ashes for the first time in 17 years.

They added to their lead on a frustrating morning for England until, eventually, Jofra Archer struck to remove James Pattinson for 20, before Pat Cummins came and went quickly for six, caught off the bowling of Ben Stokes.

The key wicket of the test’s leading scorer Marnus Labuschagne followed as he was run out for 80 when trying to sneak a second run, before Nathan Lyon fell last to put England back in, up against it to salvage the series after the second test ended in a draw.

(Reporting by Peter Hall; editing by Clare Fallon)

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