Warner hits straps as Poms struggle

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Stuart Broad looks on as David Warner picks up more runs on day four in Durham. Source:AFP

THE Australian openers gave Australia an excellent start to their pursuit of 299 to win the fourth Ashes Test at Chester-le-Street.

THE Australian openers gave Australia an excellent start to their pursuit of 299 to win the fourth Ashes Test at Chester-le-Street.

Australia was 1-120, with David Warner (57 not out) and Chris Rogers (49) having put on 109 before Rogers was caught at first slip from the bowling of Graeme Swann.

Australia's first century opening partnership in an Ashes Test since Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer's stand at The Oval in 2005 had given the tourists at least some chance of achieving what remained a daunting total.

The only time Australia had made more than 299 in the fourth innings to win a Test match in England was in 1948, when Don Bradman's Invincibles scored 3-404 at Headingley.

Warner and Rogers scored at close to four runs an over in the early stages, playing some assertive shots and riding their luck against the England seamers. The 100 partnership came in 113 minutes.

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Rogers, who had made his maiden Test century in the first innings, had some good fortune before his dismissal.

He survived despite being given out caught behind from James Anderson. Upon referral, it was shown the ball had hit Rogers' back leg.

Soon after, Rogers was dropped by Graeme Swann at second slip on 14. It was a similar chance to the one-handed attempt Swann grassed in the first innings with Rogers on 49.

While Rogers didn't quite make the Englishmen pay as dearly as they had in the first innings, he and Warner established a vital platform.

In the first session, paceman Ryan Harris was given wonderful reward for perseverance with career best figures as Australia bowled out England for 330.

Harris took four wickets on the fourth day to finish with 7-117 from 28 overs. It was the best return for an Australian pace bowler since Mitchell Johnson took 8-61 against South Africa in Perth in 2008.

Having ripped through the England top order, Harris's fourth day wickets were well deserved after yet another wholehearted display with the new ball.

When Harris bowled Ian Bell for 113, and did the same to Matt Prior with his next ball, England was 7-271. But nightwatchman Tim Bresnan (46) and tailender Swann (30 not out) frustrated the Australians with some big hitting.

Bresnan's valuable cameo was tinged with controversy. He was given not out on 12 while shouldering arms to Jackson Bird, and saved from an Australian referral only on the "umpire's call".

Bresnan and Swann's late runs frustrated the Australians, who had been in sight of victory when they had England 3-49 on the third day - effectively 3-17 given their 32 run first innings lead - only for Bell to take the game away from them with his third century of the series.

While England's lead was foreboding, there was some good news for the struggling Australian batting line-up with Shane Watson taking his place at first slip after suffering a groin injury on the third day.

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