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Live Reporting

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  1. Close of play scorecard - Eng 25-1

    Shane Warne bowls Andrew Strauss

    England 407 all out (79.2 overs): Trescothick 90, Pietersen 71; Warne 4-166

    Australia 308 all out: Langer 82; Flintoff 3-52

    England 25-1 (lead by 124): Trescothick 19, Hoggard 0; Warne 1-1

    This is bubbling into a sensational Test match.

    England end day two with a 124-run lead after bowling Australia out for 308 in their first innings and then reaching 25-1 at the close.

    Shane Warne has already bowled Andrew Strauss with a sensational delivery that turned a mile from outside off stump and the tourists have not given up hope yet.

  2. Tea scorecard - Aus 219-5

    Ashley Giles

    Australia 219-5 (53 overs): Langer 71*, Gilchrist 5*; Giles 2-49

    Australia opener Justin Langer is holding firm but England continued to make inroads in the afternoon session with a wicket apiece for Ashley Giles and Andrew Flintoff.

    The tourists still trail by 188 runs with five wickets left.

  3. Lunch scorecard - Aus 118-3

    Matthew Hoggard

    Australia 118-3 (24.5 overs): Langer 27*, Clarke 0*; Giles 1-20.

    England will be the happier after another gripping session.

    Matthew Hoggard dismissed Matthew Hayden in the second over of the day before Ricky Ponting scored an impressive 61, only to be caught off the bowling of Ashley Giles.

    The hosts snuck out a third wicket on what proved to be the final ball of the session when Michael Vaughan ran out Damien Martyn.

  4. Start-of-play scorecard

    Kevin Pietersen

    England 407 all out (79.2 overs): Trescothick 90, Pietersen 71; Warne 4-166

    England were bowled out inside 80 overs but not before they had amassed 407 runs.

    Rain brought an early end to proceedings on day one so the first ball this morning will be the first of Australia’s innings.

  5. A reminder of the teams and the situation

    Michel Vaughan at the toss

    Australia lead the series 1-0 after a comprehensive victory in the first Test at Lord’s.

    England are unchanged but Australia are without seamer Glenn McGrath after he trod on a ball and injured his ankle in the warm-up before day one.

    Ricky Ponting won the toss and chose to bowl.

    England: Marcus Trescothick, Andrew Strauss, Michael Vaughan (capt), Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Andrew Flintoff, Geraint Jones (wk), Ashley Giles, Stephen Harmison, Matthew Hoggard, Simon Jones.

    Australia: Justin Langer, Matthew Hayden, Ricky Ponting (capt), Damien Martyn, Michael Clarke, Simon Katich, Adam Gilchrist (wk), Shane Warne, Jason Gillespie, Brett Lee, Michael Kasprowicz.