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    In pics: England vs Australia, 1st Ashes Test, Day 3

    • After starting day three at 80 for 2, England lost Kevin Pietersen for 64 with the score on 102 to end a painstakingly slow partnership of 110 runs between Pietersen and Alastair Cook. James Pattinson was the wicket-taker. (Getty Images)

    • After the two double blows, Ian Bell and Jonny Bairstow forged a 43-run stand in the post lunch session only to be broken by Agar as he removed Bairstow for 15. (Getty Images)

    • Ian Bell then forged a 44-run alliance with Matt Prior who scored a breezy 31 off 42 deliveries before getting out to Peter Siddle. (Getty Images)

    • Alastair Cook then reached his 29th Test fifty, but got out on the same score to hand the 19-year-old debutant, Ashton Agar, his first international wicket. (Getty Images)

    • Day 3 witnessed another controversy as a straight forward edge to to first slip of Stuart Broad was given not out by the umpire as Broad stood his ground in the middle. (Getty Images)

    • Ian Bell remained defiant throughout the day scoring an unbeaten 95 runs holding the England innings together as the hosts took a sizable lead of 261 runs over Australia. (Getty Images)

    • Stuart Broad and Ian Bell compiled a solid 108-run stand for the seventh wicket putting England in command at stumps on Day 3. (Getty Images)

    • Stuart Broad too remained unbeaten on 47 off 122 balls as England finished at 326 for 6 in 133 overs in the the second innings, leading Australia by 261 runs. (Getty Images)