Email By Dean Bilton and Jonathan Healy Updated September 15, 2019 08:56:23 Video: England has batted Australia into a tough position at the Oval (Pic: AP) (ABC News) Map: England Australia has effectively been batted out of the fifth and final Ashes Test, with Joe Denly’s performance highlighting a positive day three for England. External Link: Fifth Ashes Test summary With Australia having already retained the Urn, the hosts are in the box seat at 8-313, hoping to tie the series up at 2-2 after building a 382-run lead on the back of Denly, who fell six agonising runs short of his maiden Test century.The 33-year-old opener, who has been toiling in first-class cricket since 2004, was dropped late on day two before he had troubled the scorers, but knuckled down on day three, only getting out for 94 on his 206th ball.His partnership with fellow opener Rory Burns was worth 54, which was twice as good as the previous best opening effort of the series — also held by the Burns-Denly pairing in the first innings of this Test.But Burns was out for 20 in the 17th over when he tried to cut Nathan Lyon, only to nick through… Read full this story
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