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Stokes shows fight as Aussies close in on Ashes

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Rookie Ben Stokes kept England's faint hopes alive with his maiden Test half-century as the visitors fought to save the Ashes series against a rampant Australia Monday. 

England batsman Ben Stokes plays a pull shot against Australia on the fourth day of the third Ashes Test in Perth, Western Australia on December 16, 2013

Set an improbable 504 to win, England were 251 for five at stumps on day four, still 252 runs behind with just five wickets in hand on a heavily cracked Perth pitch.

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