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Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 3rd day

Warne logs out of MCG in style

Stats highlights of the third day's play of the fourth Test between Australia and England at Melbourne

Kanishkaa Balachandran

December 28, 2006

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It took just three days for Australia to wrap up the fourth Test at Melbourne, winning by an innings and 99 runs, moving a step closer to a possible 5-0 whitewash. Cricinfo looks at the stats highlights of the day



The script was perfectly written for Shane Warne's final hurrah at the MCG © Getty Images
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3 - The number of times Australia have been 4-0 up in an Ashes series after winning the first four games. The first instance was in 1920-21, before sweeping the series 5-0. The second was in 2002-03, though England managed a consolation win in the fifth Test at Sydney.

40* - Warne's score which happens to be his highest at the MCG, his home ground. His previous highest was just 18.

56 - Warne's wicket tally at the MCG, in 11 Tests. He now has over 50 Test wickets in four home venues, his favourite venue being the Gabba where he has 68 wickets at an average of just a shade over 20.

17 - The number of Man-of-the-Match awards for Warne in Tests. He is the joint world-record holder with Pakistan's Wasim Akram. Close on their heels are Jacques Kallis and Muttiah Muralitharan who have 16 each.

35 - Glenn McGrath's duck count after he was dismissed for zero today at the MCG. He was tied with Warne on 34 before the Boxing Day Test and has now moved into second place on the overall list behind Courtney Walsh who has 43.

2 - The number of instances Chris Read has effected six dismissals in a Test innings. The first instance was on his debut Test, against New Zealand at Edgbaston in 1999. This is also the eighth such instance of an England wicketkeeper affecting six or more dismissals in an innings.

335 - Runs added by Australia after England had them on the mat at 5 for 84.

156 - Andrew Symonds's highest Test score, which is also the second highest by a number seven batsman at the MCG. The highest remains Don Bradman's 270, which is a world record.

Kanishkaa Balachandran is editorial assistant of Cricinfo

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