Ashes 2013-14: Australia have slight advantage, admits Carberry

Ashes 2013-14: Michael Carberry admits Australia have a slight advantage in the third Test after day three

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Michael Carberry admitted Australia have a slight advantage in the third Test after reducing England to 180-4 at the end of day three in Perth.

After dismissing Australia for 385 runs, England made a strong start to their innings as openers Alastair Cook and Carberry made 85 before the latter was bowled by Ryan Harris at the Waca.

Australia are slightly in the ascendancy, but we scrapped hard and played well in some tough spells

Michael Carberry

Joe Root was controversially dismissed after being adjudged to have nicked the ball to Brad Haddin, before captain Cook fell following a steady 72-run knock.

In the day’s final session, Kevin Pietersen cheaply gave away his wicket after attempting an ambitious shot before Ian Bell and Ben Stokes survived a late spell of Mitchell Johnson bowling.

“Australia are slightly in the ascendancy, but we scrapped hard and played well in some tough spells,” Carberry told BBC Sport.

“Cookie has had a lot on his plate in the last few days, but we know he is a very determined guy. In the context of the game, he played the innings that we needed.

“I’ve really enjoyed batting in Australia. It’s tough up front, but once you get through the new ball it can be a nice place to bat.”

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