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Sunday, 08 December 2013 - 19:42
Video : England face heavy defeat in Adelaide
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England's last four batsmen must survive the entire final day of the second Test to snatch an improbable draw as Australia close in on a 2-0 series lead.

The battered tourists will resume on 247-6, 284 runs adrift of what would be an unparalleled and utterly unrealistic win, without a single specialist batsman left.

Captain Alastair Cook, Michael Carberry and Ian Bell were all guilty of bad misjudgements as only Joe Root (87) and Kevin Pietersen (53) delayed what feels like an inevitable Australia win.

Matt Prior's unbeaten 31 and Stuart Broad's 22 not out at least ensured England did not suffer the embarrassment of defeat within four days.

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