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Ashes: England defeat Australia by 8 wickets, take 2-1 lead

  • England defeated Australia by eight wickets in the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.

    It was a remarkable turnaround for the hosts following their humiliating 405-run loss in the second match at Lord’s.

    Ian Bell and Joe Root ensured that there were few hiccups as England chased 121 in 32.1 overs, with more than two days to spare.

    Earlier in the day, with three wickets remaining, the tourists did well to add 97 runs before being bowled out for 265.

     

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