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  • The Ashes, 2nd Test: England pick up crucial wickets before rain wrecks Day 3

    first_imgEngland fought back on the third day in the second test of the Ashes on Friday, picking up three top-order wickets to reduce Australia to 80-4 before rain wiped out the final two sessions at Lord’s.The tourists, who added 50 runs to their overnight total, trail by 178 runs and they will need a significantly lower-order contribution on Saturday to put pressure back on England.England’s seamers struggled at first to take advantage of favourable bowling conditions but made the breakthrough when Jofra Archer trapped Cameron Bancroft (13) lbw with the score at 60-2.Usman Khawaja (36) followed quickly after, edging Chris Woakes into the gloves of Jonny Bairstow and then Stuart Broad removed Travis Head (7), leg before.But Steve Smith, who struck two centuries in the opening Test at Edgbaston was unbeaten on 13 when the umpires took the players off for rain in the final over before lunch.England vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 3 HighlightsPersistent rain throughout the afternoon led to the day’s play finally being called off shortly before 5.30 pm local time with just 24.1 overs possible in the day.England will hope they can remove Smith early on the fourth day and get into the Australian lower-order but on a surface that suggests low scores, every outcome remains possible for the final two days.Also Read | Need time to think about future as England captain: Eoin MorganAlso See:last_img read more

  • Line 3 delay threatens to shelve MEG Energys oilsands expansion at Christina

    CALGARY — The CEO of MEG Energy Corp. says a one-year delay in Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 pipeline replacement project makes it highly unlikely it will approve an option to spend about $75 million to complete an expansion of its Christina Lake oilsands project in northern Alberta.Derek Evans says about 60 per cent of the $275-million cost of the expansion has already been invested and it will take about a year to bring into production once approved, but there’s no point in doing so if there’s no pipeline capacity to carry the oil to market.Last week, Enbridge said permitting delays in Minnesota meant its Line 3 project, expected to add 370,000 barrels per day of export capacity of Canadian crude, won’t open until the second half of 2020, a year later than expected.The MEG expansion would allow production capacity to climb to about 113,000 barrels per day from the current 100,000.MEG shares fell by as much as 9.7 per cent to $4.75 in early trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange after it reported an operating loss of $118 million in the fourth quarter compared with an operating profit of $44 million in the same period of 2017.It blamed the bigger loss on discounts on western Canadian crude as its average realized bitumen price fell to $13.90 per barrel from $48.30.The company says it expects to double its crude-by-rail volumes from 14,700 barrels per day in the last three months of 2018 to 30,000 by next fall. read more