Lee delivers Ashes reminder

LONDON: Brett Lee boosted his chances of playing in the Ashes decider with a three-wicket haul as Australia beat England Lions by 103 runs at Canterbury on Sunday.

The fast bowler, who has yet to play in the Ashes because of injury, took 3-37 in a last-gasp attempt to force his way back into the team for the fifth and final Test against England which starts at The Oval on Thursday.

With the series tied at 1-1, Australia need just a draw to retain the Ashes.

Spinner Nathan Hauritz took 2-43 to help his case to oust seamer Stuart Clark from The Oval line-up.

Sunday's two-day match was awarded to Australia on first-innings score after England were bowled out for 237 in response to the tourists' 340.

Glamorgan's Jamie Dalrymple was the pick of the home batsmen with 58 off 122 balls.