AUSTRALIA are just eight wickets away from retaining the Ashes after Joe Root and Rory Burns both went for ducks in Pat Cummins first over.
Earlier in Day 4, England made 301 as Jos Buttler ensured they just avoided the follow-on.
And despite strong bowling performances from Stuart Broad and Jofra Archer, the Aussies were still able to declare on 186-6, opening a 382-run lead.
- England 18-2 – stumps day 4
- Burns and Root out for ducks as hosts chase 383.
- Day 5 starts at 11am at Old Trafford.
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- ENGLAND XI: Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Joe Root (c), Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow (w), Jos Buttler, Craig Overton, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach.
- AUSTRALIA XI: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine(w/c), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.