Cricket: Lloyd refuses to give up

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David Lloyd said he still thought England had a chance of salvaging a draw. The coach said: "We have a fighting chance, and both Nasser and John have batted with great determination.

"Nasser played just like he did when he made 200 at Edgbaston - watchful in defence but also looking to put the bad ball away.

"We have put a partnership together at last and batting always looks easier when you do that. But we have to get through the first hour, and then the new ball. We will be scrapping like mad and it will mean everything to us if we can save this Test."

Australia's coach, Geoff Marsh, said: "We were disappointed not to get a couple of wickets in the last session, but if we bowl the right length tomorrow then we will win the game."