England tail and rain frustrates Aussies bid for win: 3rd Test, Day 4 (Manchester)

England's hopes of saving the third Test and retaining the Ashes were boosted. Resuming on 294-7, the last three England wickets cost a further 74 runs with Prior making a stubborn 30.More than an hour was lost when bad light and then rain brought a premature end with Australia 172-7 in their second innings, an overall lead of 331.Australia 527 for 7 dec and 172 for 7 (Clarke 30*, Harris 0*) lead England 368 (Pietersen 113, Cook 62, Bell 60, Siddle 4-63, Starc 3-76) by 331 runs. Aug 2013

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