Ashes 2015 live: Joe Root reaches his 50 after Ian Bell's return to form as England surpass 300-run lead

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Welcome to our live coverage of the third day of the Ashes First Test between England and Australia at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff.

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July 8-12 (11am): First Investec Test, SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff

July 16-20 (11am): Second Investec Test, Lord's

July 29-August 2 (11am): Third Investec Test, Edgbaston

August 6-10 (11am): Fourth Investec Test, Trent Bridge

August 20-24 (11am): Fifth Investec Test, Kia Oval