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Live Reporting

By Amy Lofthouse, Matthew Henry and Callum Matthews

All times stated are UK

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    That's us done for today, thanks for your company.

    You can read Matt Henry's report on all the action from day three here.

    The full scorecard is here.

    And the latest Test Match Special podcast will be available to download in the next few hours here.

    Can Joe Root go on and score a big hundred tomorrow to give England a fighting chance of winning the Test? Join us from 21:15 GMT to find out.

    Joe Root celebrates his century
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    After racking up 589-3, Australia have got Pakistan eight down in Adelaide.

    You can listen to ABC Grandstand commentary via BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra over here right now .

    Mitchell Starc
  3. 'When Root plays well, England play well'

    Mark Ramprakash

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    I really liked the way Root played today. It's exactly how I envisage Joe Root playing in Test cricket and I think it's his template, to a degree. In terms of his attacking shots, the risk was very low. he kept the ball on the ground, he waited for the long half-volley and his pull shots were well executed.

    Root I think has adapted his approach today. I think we saw a Root who batted time. A year ago, he said that wasn't important in Test cricket. When he plays well, very often, England play well.

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    BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    Rory Burns on his bow celebration: "I did it in the Ashes as well. I've done it for all my first-class centuries.

    "It goes back to a bit of banter between the dressing room and myself - I won't disclose too much about it! It's probably one of those things that should be kept quiet. I'll be slightly coy with it..."

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    Mark Ramprakash

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    The style of Joe Root's innings has almost become alien. A lot of players these days play cricket in fast-forward mode.

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    BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    England opener Rory Burns, speaking on TMS: "It's pleasing to get the hundred. I'd like to still be out there - it was a disappointing end to it, but I'm pretty happy with how I played.

    "I knew I had to get some things right from last night. I tried to do that overnight in terms of my mindset and how I was going about it. I got my tempo and rhythm back to how I wanted to bat.

    "I tried to let the ball come a fraction further, play a little later and it seemed to work well."

    On his dismissal: "Rooty thought there was two there. I thought I was in when it initially happened in real time but then I was out.

    "On a good track ,it's a very disappointing way to get out, but it's part of the game. I was playing nicely."

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    BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    New Zealand bowler Tim Southee on TMS: "We got a couple of rewards late in the day and if we pick up a couple tomorrow, who knows?

    "It was a docile pitch throughout. Burns and Root played nicely but the run out sort of opened up a little bit of an end for us. If we can turn up tomorrow and pick up a couple early - especially Root - then who knows?

    "If we're struggling for wickets, Bryan, then maybe you can stand up behind the bowler's arm again!

    "I think the game is reasonably even. The ball is still reasonably hard. Hopefully we can turn up tomorrow, grab some assistance early and knock a couple over."

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    As promised, the answer to the last time England had two centurions in one innings... the fifth Test against India in September 2018, when Alastair Cook made 147 in his final Test and Joe Root scored 125.

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    Simon Mann

    BBC Test Match Special

    For England to get into a winning position, Root needs to get 180 or 200 - a Watling score.

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    Joe Root and Ollie Pope saw out the final five overs before rain again brought a premature end to the day's proceedings.

    England closed on 269-5, trailing by 106. Root was unbeaten on 114, while Pope was on four.

    They added 230 runs for the lose of three wickets today.

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    Debutant Zak Crawley survived a run out review before feathering his sixth delivery through to BJ Watling after Neil Wagner bowled a delivery across the 21-year-old.

    It was a poor shot, in truth.

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    Steven Finn

    England bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    One of the signals of a classic Joe Root innings is him getting to 20 before you've noticed it. That business is what you characterise Root with, and we saw that today. Yes, it did end up being his slowest Test century but in and around a lot of disciplined bowling, we saw some very nice shots.

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    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC cricket correspondent

    Root looked like a batsman who walked out today to score a hundred. He knew the importance of him getting to three figures – for the team but also for him and the talk about his position as captain.

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    Shortly after Stokes' dismissal, Joe Root reached his 17th Test century.

    It was Root's first hundred in 15 Test innings and was the slowest of his career so far but it was a brilliant, patient knock just when England needed one.

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    After guiding England to 218-3 at tea, Ben Stokes fell 45 minutes into the evening session as he nicked an excellent Tim Southee delivery to Ross Taylor at first slip.

    In his 59-ball 26, Stokes played some beautiful cover drives and looked in fantastic touch.

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    Steven Finn

    England bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    It was a disappointing end for Rory Burns when he'd worked so hard in that innings, but he and Joe Root have set England a really good platform for the rest of this game.

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    Burns fell two balls later in disappointing fashion.

    The left-hander dropped one into the leg side, and Jeet Ravel darted round from deep square leg and threw the ball into BJ Watling, who whipped the bails off.

    There was a long review, totaling over four minutes, before Bruce Oxenford eventually decided Burns was just short of his ground.

    It was a tame ending to a very good innings from Burns.

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    The pair continued after lunch but were hauled back slightly as New Zealand gained some control.

    Rory Burns reached his second Test century with a clip into the leg side before celebrating with a bow to his England team-mates in the dressing room.