Carberry duck as England continue to struggle

England opener Michael Carberry
England opener Michael Carberry
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Michael Carberry was unlucky not to build on a solid start to his Ashes career as England continued to struggle in the opening Test at the Gabba.

The Hampshire opener and skipper Alastair Cook were back out in the middle for the final hour of day three in Brisbane after Australia decared on 401 for seven - setting the tourists a record victory total of 561 to win.

But neither stuck around too long, with the desperately unlucky Carberry first to go after a defensive shot against Ryan Harris saw the ball trickle between his legs and hitting the stumps.

And his replacement, Jonathan Trott (9) didn’t hang around either, as he too returned to the dressing room off the bowling of Mitchell Johnson.

That left Cook (11) and former Hampshire player Kevin Pietersen (3) there as the third day closed with England on 24 for two with two days remaining.