Steve Smith smashes another Ashes century to leave England a mammoth total

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    Steve Smith. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

    Steve Smith hit another Ashes century, his second of the match, to leave England facing a huge battle to save the first Test.

    It is Smith’s first test since returning from a ban for his part in the ball-tampering scandal.

    Smith added 142 runs to his first-innings 144.

    Matthew Wade also scored 110, with Australia taking their overnight 124-3 to 487-7.

    They have declared setting England 398 to win.

    England openers Rory Burns and Jason Roy saw out the last seven overs of the day to close on 13-0.

    England will have to bat out the final day if they are to avoid losing an Edgbaston Test for the first time in 11 years.