21 Jul 2013

Siddle positive despite England's massive Ashes lead

2:49 pm on 21 July 2013

The Australian pace bowler Peter Siddle is defiant despite the seemingly impossible situation his side faces in the second Ashes test at Lords.

England have accumulated a 566 run lead after three days and will start day four on 333 for five.

Siddle says if Australia can play patiently when batting in its second innings the tourists have a chance of drawing the match.

The English opener Joe Root punished Australia with his second test century on day three and will resume day four on 178.