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England look set for a 2-1 series lead against Australia.Reuters

The writing is on the wall, as England are set for a huge victory on the third day of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston on Friday, which will give the hosts a 2-1 lead in the series. The only hope for Australia is their lower order adding on 200-odds runs or the heavens opening up.

Even if it rains, it has to rain continuously for three days as it only seems to be a matter of time before England register victory in Birmingham.

The way England's bowlers have bowled in the Test match so far, they should not take much time to finish off the Australia's tail. Steve Finn, who used his height and the pitch conditions to good effect, will be eager to add to his second innings tally of five wickets.

Finn produced an amazing bowling performance, which helped him take a five-for in the second innings of the third Test. Even James Anderson and Stuart Broad bowled beautifully, though they only managed a single wicket each.

Finn, who was impressive in the first innings as well, feels great to have played an important role in helping England inch closer to victory.

"Just nice to contribute to put us in a good position to win the game," Finn told reporters. "Obviously some personal milestones that were nice to get over... to put a test shirt back on. It's been great fun the last two days."

David Warner was the lone warrior for Australia in the middle, scoring runs freely and playing those powerful drives through the offside, which raised hopes for Australia. Had any batsmen stood alongside him for a few more overs, things could have been better for Australia, but losing wickets at regular intervals only led to Warner's downfall as well, as the pressure built.

Australia, who are currently leading England by 23 runs, will be eager to stay at the batting crease for as long as possible to give their bowlers some kind of target to bowl to.

Where to Watch Live

England are on the brink of a huge victory on the third day of the third Test match, which is scheduled for a 11am local time (3:30pm IST, 6am ET, 7:30pm AEST) start with live TV coverage in India on Star Sports 1/HD with live streaming on starsports.com.

Sky Sports 2 will offer live coverage for UK viewers, who can also follow the Test match online on on Watch Sky Sports and Sky Go.

Australian viewers can catch the action live on Nine Network and live streaming is available on CA website.

The third Test match of the Ashes can be watched by the viewers in the US on One World Sports with live streaming on Watch ESPN.

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