England two down in 'uphill' 561-run chase after day three of first Ashes Test

Brisbane, Nov 23 : Australia has almost put themselves into a winning position after day three of the first Test against England, as they gave their opponents a target of 561 runs to chase.

After scoring 295 in their first innings, the hosts declared their second innings when placed at 401/7 after England were bowled out for 136 runs.

Both David Warner (124) and captain Michael Clarke (113) impressed with century knocks.

This was Warner's first Ashes century during his now seemingly long career.

England are currently placed at 24/2 with captain Alastair Cook (11 not out) and Kevin Pietersen (3 not out), occupying the crease.

--ANI (Posted on 23-11-2013)

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