England make steady progress at tea

England's Kevin Pietersen raise his bat moments after reaching 50 runs during the third day of the third Ashes Test on August 3, 2013
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England move on to 211-4 at tea on day three of the third Ashes Test against Australia at Old Trafford.

England have ended on 211-4 at tea on day three of the third Ashes Test against Australia at Old Trafford.

The hosts are chasing a target of 328 runs to avoid the follow-on after Australia declared on 527-7.

England lost Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott during the morning session, but Kevin Pietersen and Ian Bell have rallied at the crease to push their side on.

Pietersen, who swiftly moved past his half-century, survived a contentious lbw decision on 62 before adding another 16 runs to his score at the break.

Meanwhile, Bell also bagged himself a half-century and will start on 51 not out when play resumes.

Australia's Ryan Harris celebrates with team mates after taking the wicket of England's Jonathan Trott during the third day of the 3rd Ashes Test on August 3, 2013
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