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4th Ashes Test: England 391-9 dec against Australia

Australia's captian Michael Clarke leads his players from the pitch as England declare on 391 on the second day of the fourth Ashes test cricket match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge cricket ground in Nottingham, England, Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. (AP)

England captain Alastair Cook declared his side's first innings on a total of 391 for nine on the second day of the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge on Friday.

Cook's declaration, shortly before lunch, left England with a mammoth lead of 331 after they had skittled out Australia for just 60 in 111 balls - the shortest-ever completed first innings of a Test match - on Thursday.

Joe Root top-scored with 130 and Jonny Bairstow made 74 as the Yorkshire duo put on 173 for the fourth wicket.

Stuart Broad, who had wrecked Australia's first innings with a Test-best eight for 15, was 24 not out when Cook called a halt to England's reply.

Left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc led Australia's attack with Test-best figures of six for 111. 

England lead the five-match series 2-1 and victory at Trent Bridge would see then regain the Ashes after they were whitewashed 5-0 in Australia in 2013/14.

 

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