PERTH: England were 180-4 at the stumps of second day having trail of 205 runs with 6 wickets remaining in the 1st innings on Saturday, ARY News reported.
In the first session of day-2 of Perth test, England’s bowlers had rounded up Australia’s tail for the addition of 59 runs from their overnight 6 for 326.
Stuart Broad and James Anderson pursued a fuller length than that of the first day and were rewarded with a series of edges that either found the slips cordon or squeezed through gaps – few runs were found anywhere else.
Mitchell Johnson was out to his second ball of the morning, snicking a beautifully pitched delivery from Broad that curved subtly in before seaming the other way and going through to Matt Prior. Steve Smith could add only eight to his overnight 103, getting the merest of inside edges to an Anderson ball that moved back at him at 112 runs.
Captain of England Alastair Cook was dismissed after scoring 72 runs while another major contribution came from Michael Carberry, who made 43 runs and got bowled by Ryan Harris.