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Michael Clarke dangled a carrot in front of Alastair Cook declaring after the second session of the day, giving England 227 to chase for victory.

Australia mopped up England's tail in the second session of the day.

Matt Prior fell top edging off the bowling of James Faulkner, holing out to Mitchell Starc at long-on.

Jimmy Anderson sloped out of the changing room, edged a streaky four, then edged one through to Brad Haddin.

Graeme Swann's entertaining waft came to a close after his middle stump was unearthed by one that nipped back from Faulkner, who notched his fourth wicket to leave England all-out on 377.

Michael Clarke then showed the kind of forward-thinking captaincy that has kept his team in touch with England throughout the series, changing his batting order beyond recognition to go for a bash.

Jimmy Anderson had David Warner caught and bowled when Australia were on 34, diving to his right to take a beautiful catch.

Shane Watson, opening himself up was caught by Kevin Pietersen off Swann for 26, before Haddin edged through from Broad for a duck.

Faulkner came in and blasted 22 off 22 deliveries before falling to Broad, caught behind.

Steve Smith and Ryan Harris tried to get a conga line going, falling in quick succession, both falling to Broad, caught by Swann and bowled respectively.

Mitchell Starc and Michael Clarke batted out the session to tea finishing 101-6.

Clarke declared giving England the final session giving England the chance to chase 227.

It's great captaincy from Clarke, who has looked to make a game of the situation, knowing that England will not want to block out the final session after the third day's criticism.

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Ashes 2013: 5th Test, day five, afternoon session - Aussie bash give England 227 to chase
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