December 26-30 2006

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne

ESPNcricinfo staff

England 159 (Strauss 50, Warne 5-39) and 161 (Lee 4-47) lost to Australia 419 (Symonds 156, Hayden 153, Mahmood 4-100) by an innings and 99 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary

Day 3
Bulletin - England routed inside three days
Verdict - England forget how to fight
Quotes - 'I'm not sad, I'm leaving on top'
Quotes - Now Ponting talks about whitewash
England reaction - Flintoff still full of cliches
Ian Chappell - The relentless Australian juggernaut
Stats - Warne logs out of MCG in style

Day 2
Bulletin - Hayden and Symonds punish England
Verdict - Symonds matures with help from his mate
Andrew Miller - Hoggard laughs at loss of plot
Quotes - Hayden 'a pillar of strength' for Symonds
Ian Chappell - Symonds finally arrives

Day 1
Bulletin - Warne routs England again
Aus view - Australia make England pay for misplaced courage
Eng view - Pietersen's position makes no sense
Quotes - 'One of the best days I've ever had' - Warne
Ian Chappell - Not promoting Pietersen was a blunder

Preview package
The Preview - MCG provides the perfect stage
Andrew Miller - Flintoff focussed despite festivities
Stats - A favourite hunting ground for Ponting and Hayden
News - Hoggard worries about mental damage