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Live Reporting

By Mark Mitchener

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  1. Aus 191-5

    Trail by 89

    A couple of leg byes advance the score - but it's a maiden for Shrubsole.

  2. Adelaide update: England's men press for victory

    Cricket Australia XI need 268 to win; England two wickets away

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  3. Aus 189-5

    Perry 78, Healy 5

    Left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone, who captured two wickets on her Test debut yesterday, is slammed down the ground for four by Ellyse Perry.

    There's then a fairly confident appeal for a catch down the leg side - but the umpire's not convinced. And when the teenager strays with a loopy full toss, Perry stands tall like a baseball player and bashes it through cover for four more. That was very high - almost in danger of being called a no-ball.

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    Charlotte Edwards

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    There wasn't much movement there, it was gun-barrel straight.

  5. Aus 181-5

    Trail by 99

    Anya Shrubsole with first use of a ball which is only five overs old - and it's first blood to Australia as Alyssa Healy, who was bang in form in the ODIs, straight-drives the second ball of the day for four.

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    It being Remembrance Day, both teams are also wearing bright red poppies on the collars of their shirts.

    We will remember.

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    Roberto Colombi: At North Sydney, dual national but after 20 years still still supporting England - need to remove ‘The Rock’ Perry early... C’mon.

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    Australia and England walk out in baggy pink caps, which are presented to some ladies who I think are representatives of the McGrath Foundation. One of them gives Ellyse Perry a particularly big hug - the Aussies know how important her innings is.

  9. View from the press box

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    Australia all-rounder Tahlia McGrath on TMS: "I love the concept of Test cricket. My family have driven 14 hours to be here, it's so good they're here watching my debut Test."

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    Charlotte Edwards

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    Ellyse Perry will be eyeing up her first international hundred today. I'll eat my hat if it doesn't happen.

    I'm sure your colleagues will hold you to that, Charlotte!

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    Mel Jones

    Former Australia batter on BBC Test Match Special

    If either captain's thinking "draw", they could lose the Test. The first session is key.

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    Charlotte Edwards

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    It's all up to Australia. They can bat slowly and bat through the day to stop England winning. I've been quite disappointed in this Test that not one spinner has been hit back over their heads - they've all batted conservatively.

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    Mel Jones

    Former Australia batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Australia will want to be 75-100 runs in front, minimum. Then it's up to how much they want to win this Test match.

  15. Sydney turns pink

    If you've been to a Sydney Test in the last few years, you can't help but notice that the SCG turns pink on day three, to raise money for the McGrath Foundation - set up by Aussie legend Glenn McGrath after he lost his wife Jane to breast cancer - which helps fund nurses across Australia.

    The North Sydney Oval is no different - there's pink all around the ground today, and the TMS team are wearing pink. We'll look to bring you some pictures when we can.

  16. Perry holds the key

    Unfortunately for England, there's an immovable object in their way at the moment - her name's Ellyse Perry. She's 70 not out.

    I think Charles Dagnall nailed it on TMS yesterday when he said: "Ellyse Perry is the wicket which could decide the Ashes, one way or the other."

    Get her, and Australia, out early, and England can look to build on a first-innings lead.

    The longer Perry stays, the more likely it is that Australia will avoid defeat - remember, if England lose this game, the Ashes remain in Australia. Draw, and England would need to win all three T20 internationals to take the series.

    Ellyse Perry
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    Morning, everyone. It's day three of the Women's Ashes Test - now, the third day of a Test is sometimes called the "moving day", and I suppose that applies even more in a women's Test played over four days.

    Australia will begin day three on 177-5 in their first innings, 103 behind England. And it's no exaggeration to say that today may well be the deciding day of the series - I'll explain why shortly.

    The Richies were there at the North Sydney Oval yesterday. What can we expect today?

    Fans dressed as Richie Benaud