England chase victory in Adelaide

England mob Swanny

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Kevin Pietersen struck with the final ball of day four to put England on course for victory in the second Test against Australia in Adelaide.

Pietersen had Michael Clarke caught at short-leg for 80 as the home side ended on 238-4, still 137 runs behind.

Earlier England declared on 620-5 after adding 69 in nine overs, Pietersen out for a Test-best 227 and Ian Bell on 68.

Graeme Swann took two wickets but after rain Clarke and Mike Hussey took their stand to 104 before the late drama.

With bad weather also forecast for the final day of the match, the decision to bat on by England skipper Andrew Strauss, with his side already 306 ahead, was questionable.

Full story: BBC Sport



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