The Ashes: Day 5

England require four more wickets to clinch the first Ashes Test against Australia at Trent Bridge today. The tourists finished day four on 174-6 but are 137 runs short of their victory target, 311.

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Joe Root takes important wicket just before tea break

England head into the tea break with Australia on 111 for 2 on the fourth day of the first Test at Trent Bridge.

The final ball of the session saw part-time bowler, Joe Root, take the crucial wicket of Australian number 3, Ed Cowan, who was caught at slip by Warwickshire's Jonathan Trott.

Joe Root celebrates the wicket of Ed Cowan Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Nottinghamshire bowler Stuart Broad claimed the other wicket of the session, trapping Shane Watson LBW for 46.

This morning, Warwickshire batsman Ian Bell reached his century, eventually falling to Mitchell Starc for 109. That helped England to 375 all out - a lead of 311.

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