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Hauritz says Australia can win Lord's Test

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Melbourne, July 19 (ANI): Australian spinner Nathan Hauritz believes that his team can still win the second Ashes Test at Lord's despite England tightening grip on the match.

The home side tightened its grip on the contest by being 6-311 at stumps on day three, a lead of 521 runs.

"We batted last week and scored over 600 in Cardiff. We obviously didn't bat as well (here) as we would have liked in the first innings but that happens, that's cricket. Whatever it takes, we're going to have almost two days of batting. And just a positive outlook and backing our ability. That's what we have to do," Hauritz said.

There had been fears that Hauritz wouldn't be able to bowl for the rest of the match after dislocating his middle finger on his bowling hand on day one, FOX Sports reported.

Hauritz collected England's first three wickets in their second innings, but not even his efforts could stop the home side from charging towards a first Ashes win at Lord's in 75 years.

Australia's chances are going to largely depend on the weather conditions that have been so influential to date and the discipline of the England attack.

The home side made the most of the heavy, overcast conditions on day two as they destroyed Australia's batting lineup by claiming 6-49 in 15.1 overs. (ANI)

Story first published: Sunday, July 19, 2009, 12:21 [IST]
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