England tour of Australia, 4th Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 26-29, 2013
The Ashes - 4th Test
Australia won by 8 wickets
26,27,28,29 December 2013 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Cook* c Clarke b Siddle 27 70 47 3 0 57.44
16.5 84.6 mph, pushed across, Cook nibbles and he's gone! Caught at second slip, an indecorous prod from Cook that seemed to betray the muddled state of mind he has got into with his batting, gulled into hanging his bat out and a thick edge flew to Clarke. Like a man reaching for another chocolate late on Christmas day, Cook couldn't resist temptation there 48/1
View dismissal MA Carberry b Watson 38 146 103 6 0 36.89
33.6 83.1 mph, That's right on target! Superb bowling. Followed the outswinger with the inswinger. Completely does Carberry who shoulders arms and sees the ball clip off stump. Another start not built on for him. Terrific skill from Watson 96/2
View dismissal JE Root c †Haddin b Harris 24 116 82 2 0 29.26
42.1 84.7 mph, lovely outswinger, right on the money and that's out! Root has been making half-promises and forget-me-not motions at balls outside off all innings and finally he gets something on one, pulled on to the front foot, bat dangling away from the pad and a thin but audible nick sails through to the keeper 106/3
View dismissal KP Pietersen b Johnson 71 254 161 5 1 44.09
90.5 88.4 mph, steps away again, swings the arms - and bowled! Pietersen is castled, two in the over for Johnson, a malevolent cat among spooked pigeons! That Bresnan ball had clearly flicked the switch for KP, who was aiming to cart a length ball towards deep midwicket, there was a flicker of inswing for Johnson, with the breeze at his back, and the ball steamed through to clatter leg stump 231/8
View dismissal IR Bell c †Haddin b Harris 27 123 98 1 0 27.55
72.6 86.9 mph, gone! Harris again. What a bowler. In the channel outside off, hint of movement away - perhaps reverse - Bell plays this time and gets a thin edge to Harris. Another start, another start that doesn't count 173/4
View dismissal BA Stokes c Watson b Johnson 14 37 23 1 1 60.86
80.3 91.3 mph, gone, Johnson's pace does for Stokes! It was in the right area, just holding its line on a good length as Stokes prodded at it indeterminately, too good for the newish batsman and a healthy edge flew to first slip 202/5
View dismissal JM Bairstow b Johnson 10 19 17 0 1 58.82
84.4 89.1 mph, bowled him, another one knocked over! Bairstow wasn't up to the challenge, couldn't learn his lines quickly enough and the ball clattered into the top of off! Excellent delivery from Johnson, just a little movement back in, ugly gap between bat and pad and cleaned him up 216/6
View dismissal TT Bresnan c Bailey b Johnson 1 27 14 0 0 7.14
90.1 87.5 mph, ripping bouncer to start with, slamming into the shoulder of the bat as Bresnan fends at it... and snaffled over the shoulder at square leg! Johnson has battered through with his first delivery, it would have done for better batsmen, to be fair, good bit of work from George Bailey, too, turning and running back a few yards as the ball looped past him. That was a snorter of a ball, rising sharply towards the chest and neck, Bresnan heard the executioner's song too late and trudged off shaking his head 230/7
View dismissal SCJ Broad lbw b Johnson 11 21 16 2 0 68.75
94.2 89.6 mph, now the yorker, gottim! Almost a re-run of the sandal-crusher that injured Broad in Perth, he was way back in front of the stumps and pinned right in front of middle. Broad thinks about reviewing, perhaps hoping just to waste a few more seconds (England might need them later), but there was no doubt about Dar's decision. Johnson raises the ball to salute another bone-juddering five-for 242/9
JM Anderson not out 11 42 24 1 0 45.83
View dismissal MS Panesar b Lyon 2 24 16 0 0 12.50
99.6 56.1 mph, leaves a straight one and is bowled, Lyon ties a bow on the England innings. We'll kindly call that a misjudgement from Monty, who planted the front foot and confidently lifted his bat in the air as an arm ball drifted on to rattle the top of middle and off 255/10
Extras (b 10, lb 7, w 1, nb 1) 19
  Total (all out; 100 overs; 444 mins) 255 (2.55 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets RJ Harris 24 8 47 2 1.95 122 5 1
42.1 to Root, 84.7 mph, lovely outswinger, right on the money and that's out! Root has been making half-promises and forget-me-not motions at balls outside off all innings and finally he gets something on one, pulled on to the front foot, bat dangling away from the pad and a thin but audible nick sails through to the keeper 106/3
72.6 to Bell, 86.9 mph, gone! Harris again. What a bowler. In the channel outside off, hint of movement away - perhaps reverse - Bell plays this time and gets a thin edge to Harris. Another start, another start that doesn't count 173/4
View wickets MG Johnson 24 4 63 5 2.62 111 5 1 (1w)
80.3 to Stokes, 91.3 mph, gone, Johnson's pace does for Stokes! It was in the right area, just holding its line on a good length as Stokes prodded at it indeterminately, too good for the newish batsman and a healthy edge flew to first slip 202/5
84.4 to Bairstow, 89.1 mph, bowled him, another one knocked over! Bairstow wasn't up to the challenge, couldn't learn his lines quickly enough and the ball clattered into the top of off! Excellent delivery from Johnson, just a little movement back in, ugly gap between bat and pad and cleaned him up 216/6
90.1 to Bresnan, 87.5 mph, ripping bouncer to start with, slamming into the shoulder of the bat as Bresnan fends at it... and snaffled over the shoulder at square leg! Johnson has battered through with his first delivery, it would have done for better batsmen, to be fair, good bit of work from George Bailey, too, turning and running back a few yards as the ball looped past him. That was a snorter of a ball, rising sharply towards the chest and neck, Bresnan heard the executioner's song too late and trudged off shaking his head 230/7
90.5 to Pietersen, 88.4 mph, steps away again, swings the arms - and bowled! Pietersen is castled, two in the over for Johnson, a malevolent cat among spooked pigeons! That Bresnan ball had clearly flicked the switch for KP, who was aiming to cart a length ball towards deep midwicket, there was a flicker of inswing for Johnson, with the breeze at his back, and the ball steamed through to clatter leg stump 231/8
94.2 to Broad, 89.6 mph, now the yorker, gottim! Almost a re-run of the sandal-crusher that injured Broad in Perth, he was way back in front of the stumps and pinned right in front of middle. Broad thinks about reviewing, perhaps hoping just to waste a few more seconds (England might need them later), but there was no doubt about Dar's decision. Johnson raises the ball to salute another bone-juddering five-for 242/9
View wicket PM Siddle 23 7 50 1 2.17 114 5 0 (1nb)
16.5 to Cook, 84.6 mph, pushed across, Cook nibbles and he's gone! Caught at second slip, an indecorous prod from Cook that seemed to betray the muddled state of mind he has got into with his batting, gulled into hanging his bat out and a thick edge flew to Clarke. Like a man reaching for another chocolate late on Christmas day, Cook couldn't resist temptation there 48/1
View wicket NM Lyon 22.2 3 67 1 3.00 95 4 1
99.6 to Panesar, 56.1 mph, leaves a straight one and is bowled, Lyon ties a bow on the England innings. We'll kindly call that a misjudgement from Monty, who planted the front foot and confidently lifted his bat in the air as an arm ball drifted on to rattle the top of middle and off 255/10
View wicket SR Watson 6.4 2 11 1 1.65 35 2 0
33.6 to Carberry, 83.1 mph, That's right on target! Superb bowling. Followed the outswinger with the inswinger. Completely does Carberry who shoulders arms and sees the ball clip off stump. Another start not built on for him. Terrific skill from Watson 96/2
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal CJL Rogers c Pietersen b Bresnan 61 224 171 8 0 35.67
52.1 79.6 mph, oh my, what has Rogers done? A rare attacking stroke, he manages to slice it somewhat and Pietersen takes the catch running to his right from mid-off. England have another! He had been so patient, yet with a new partner at the other end, Rogers has tossed it away. Bresnan just kept plugging, the ball full and in the channel, Rogers wanted to loft down the ground and it possibly just stopped on him a little after hitting a footmark 112/5
View dismissal DA Warner c †Bairstow b Anderson 9 28 14 2 0 64.28
6.3 84.5 mph, breakthrough! Bairstow gets his first Test catch as a keeper. Was short of a length, Warner tried to flip/whip it into the leg side - wasn't really a full-blown pull - and it looped into the air behind the stumps, giving Bairstow plenty of time to settle underneath it 19/1
View dismissal SR Watson c †Bairstow b Stokes 10 23 15 2 0 66.66
11.2 85.2 mph, gone! But he's held this one. Stokes strikes. Full outside off, hint of movement back off the seam, loose drive just before lunch and it's a thin inside edge to Bairstow. They check the no-ball, and this time he's fine. As in first innings at Perth, a poor stroke from Watson 36/2
View dismissal MJ Clarke* b Anderson 10 61 34 0 0 29.41
25.2 84.5 mph, nip-backer, Clarke elects to leave and it costs him his off stump! Anderson punches the air, he seems to being playing with a bit more vim again... That was a decent ball, shaping in from outside off, though it will go down as another misjudgement, similar to Carberry's dismissal in England's innings. Actually, it was reminiscent off Clarke's dismissal off Simon Jones way back in 2005, though the angle was more predictable 62/3
View dismissal SPD Smith c Bell b Broad 19 97 77 3 0 24.67
49.5 84.6 mph, bit of width, Smith finally loses patience... and edges to second slip! England have bored Smith out, they dried up the runs and when the chance came, Bell clung on superbly well. The ball wasn't quite there to cut, slightly cramping Smith for room, it flew off the top edge and Bell seemed to lose it momentarily, only to readjust and snap up the catch 110/4
View dismissal GJ Bailey c †Bairstow b Anderson 0 38 19 0 0 0.00
57.5 85.9 mph, offers him a bit of width now and Bailey throws the bat, England think there's a sound but Aleem Dar shakes his head. Cook asks for the review, those in the cordon did seem confident... so here we go: no visible nick, Hot Spot it pretty inconclusive; however, there's a faint noise as Billy Bowden rock-and-rolls the replay and, crucially, Real-Time Snicko is picking up a murmur, too. Yep, it's enough for Bowden and up goes the finger, the decision reversed and Australia are six wickets down! 122/6
View dismissal BJ Haddin c †Bairstow b Anderson 65 144 68 7 1 95.58
82.2 84.6 mph, that will do it! Dug in and chasing Haddin as he backs away, cramping an attempted pull and the ball loops off the top edge, possibly via the helmet, Bairstow jogs to backward square leg to take a comfortable catch - his fourth of the innings - and England, despite a few flutters, have wrapped up the innings with a lead of 51 204/10
View dismissal MG Johnson c Anderson b Bresnan 2 39 30 0 0 6.66
66.2 75.5 mph, gone! This one is out for certain. And Anderson holds it. Johnson picks out midwicket with pull, he middle it well but it went straight, at knee height to Anderson who grabs it moving to his right. Relief for England 151/7
View dismissal RJ Harris c Root b Broad 6 25 27 1 0 22.22
71.6 87.4 mph, eight down! Short leg had been brought in after the previous short ball and now he takes the catch. Wasn't a full-on bouncer, instead short of a length and Harris tried to work it away but couldn't roll his wrists in time and it was a sharp grab by Root who held his nerve and didn't turn away from the shot although it didn't come very quickly. 162/8
View dismissal PM Siddle c Bresnan b Broad 0 8 5 0 0 0.00
73.3 85.1 mph, and another! Broad strikes again. Rather limp from Siddle as he drives early at a full delivery - been a tough pitch to drive on - and spoons to cover. What a day for England 164/9
NM Lyon not out 18 43 34 3 0 52.94
Extras (lb 4) 4
  Total (all out; 82.2 overs; 369 mins) 204 (2.47 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wickets JM Anderson 20.2 4 67 4 3.29 94 12 0
6.3 to Warner, 84.5 mph, breakthrough! Bairstow gets his first Test catch as a keeper. Was short of a length, Warner tried to flip/whip it into the leg side - wasn't really a full-blown pull - and it looped into the air behind the stumps, giving Bairstow plenty of time to settle underneath it 19/1
25.2 to Clarke, 84.5 mph, nip-backer, Clarke elects to leave and it costs him his off stump! Anderson punches the air, he seems to being playing with a bit more vim again... That was a decent ball, shaping in from outside off, though it will go down as another misjudgement, similar to Carberry's dismissal in England's innings. Actually, it was reminiscent off Clarke's dismissal off Simon Jones way back in 2005, though the angle was more predictable 62/3
57.5 to Bailey, 85.9 mph, offers him a bit of width now and Bailey throws the bat, England think there's a sound but Aleem Dar shakes his head. Cook asks for the review, those in the cordon did seem confident... so here we go: no visible nick, Hot Spot it pretty inconclusive; however, there's a faint noise as Billy Bowden rock-and-rolls the replay and, crucially, Real-Time Snicko is picking up a murmur, too. Yep, it's enough for Bowden and up goes the finger, the decision reversed and Australia are six wickets down! 122/6
82.2 to Haddin, 84.6 mph, that will do it! Dug in and chasing Haddin as he backs away, cramping an attempted pull and the ball loops off the top edge, possibly via the helmet, Bairstow jogs to backward square leg to take a comfortable catch - his fourth of the innings - and England, despite a few flutters, have wrapped up the innings with a lead of 51 204/10
View wickets SCJ Broad 20 6 45 3 2.25 97 6 0
49.5 to Smith, 84.6 mph, bit of width, Smith finally loses patience... and edges to second slip! England have bored Smith out, they dried up the runs and when the chance came, Bell clung on superbly well. The ball wasn't quite there to cut, slightly cramping Smith for room, it flew off the top edge and Bell seemed to lose it momentarily, only to readjust and snap up the catch 110/4
71.6 to Harris, 87.4 mph, eight down! Short leg had been brought in after the previous short ball and now he takes the catch. Wasn't a full-on bouncer, instead short of a length and Harris tried to work it away but couldn't roll his wrists in time and it was a sharp grab by Root who held his nerve and didn't turn away from the shot although it didn't come very quickly. 162/8
73.3 to Siddle, 85.1 mph, and another! Broad strikes again. Rather limp from Siddle as he drives early at a full delivery - been a tough pitch to drive on - and spoons to cover. What a day for England 164/9
View wicket BA Stokes 15 4 46 1 3.06 71 3 1
11.2 to Watson, 85.2 mph, gone! But he's held this one. Stokes strikes. Full outside off, hint of movement back off the seam, loose drive just before lunch and it's a thin inside edge to Bairstow. They check the no-ball, and this time he's fine. As in first innings at Perth, a poor stroke from Watson 36/2
View wickets TT Bresnan 18 6 24 2 1.33 92 2 0
52.1 to Rogers, 79.6 mph, oh my, what has Rogers done? A rare attacking stroke, he manages to slice it somewhat and Pietersen takes the catch running to his right from mid-off. England have another! He had been so patient, yet with a new partner at the other end, Rogers has tossed it away. Bresnan just kept plugging, the ball full and in the channel, Rogers wanted to loft down the ground and it possibly just stopped on him a little after hitting a footmark 112/5
66.2 to Johnson, 75.5 mph, gone! This one is out for certain. And Anderson holds it. Johnson picks out midwicket with pull, he middle it well but it went straight, at knee height to Anderson who grabs it moving to his right. Relief for England 151/7
  MS Panesar 9 2 18 0 2.00 45 3 0
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Cook* lbw b Johnson 51 91 64 7 0 79.68
21.3 91.5 mph, appreciable reverse swing for Johnson and that's trapped Cook in front! Thinks about the review but doesn't find much support from his partner, so off he goes. It was a good delivery, homing back at Cook and past the inside edge, struck on the knee roll, would have hit middle and leg. Never mind Cook looking fluent - Johnson does it again 65/1
View dismissal MA Carberry lbw b Siddle 12 122 81 1 0 14.81
27.5 86.1 mph, round the wicket to Carberry, hit on the pads and given! Siddle ends a tortuous innings from Carberry, good use of the angle and the delivery seemed to beat him for pace, he had shuffled across and the ball ducked back at him. Root and Carberry had a chat about reviewing until Dharmasena told them time was up but Hawk-Eye suggests it would have stayed as umpire's call, the ball just clipping leg stump 86/2
View dismissal JE Root run out (Johnson) 15 37 24 1 0 62.50
28.2 from Lyon, direct hit! That man Johnson! Root has gone. Pushed towards mid-off, Johnson was quickly to his left and hit the stumps as Root dived in vain for his ground. Well short. The umpire nodded before double checking with TV 86/3
View dismissal KP Pietersen c Harris b Lyon 49 158 90 6 0 54.44
59.4 53.8 mph, five for Lyon! What an afternoon for him. Pietersen tries to clear the straight boundary but can only pick out long-off. He didn't really have much choice over how he had to play. England folding again. 179/9
View dismissal IR Bell c Johnson b Lyon 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
28.4 54.3 mph, would you believe it?! Bell has just chipped to mid-off. The wheels are coming off again for England. Flighted on off stump, Bell had to reach for his drive and just spooned towards Johnson who appears to be everywhere at the moment. Awful dismissal. Australia could barely believe it 87/4
View dismissal BA Stokes c Smith b Lyon 19 68 55 1 0 34.54
44.5 68.9 mph, Stokes on the attack... but he's chipped straight to mid-off! England lose their fifth, the lead still less than 200, and Nathan Lyon wins a mini-battle for Stokes. He had mixed aggression and defence well until that moment but this dipped on him a little, maybe turned and the strike wasn't clean, picked out Smith - maybe halfway between mid- and long-off - and the 'G roared again 131/5
View dismissal JM Bairstow c †Haddin b Johnson 21 47 28 2 2 75.00
54.3 91.3 mph, pitched up, wide of the stumps - and Bairstow is caught at the wicket driving! Another huge blow, wrenching the game back towards Australia. Bairstow absolutely didn't need to play at that, fishing at a full, fast delivery in the channel without moving his feet, might have been a half-volley in ordinary circumstances but this was 91mph and beat him for pace. Australia, licking their lips, are into the tail 173/6
View dismissal TT Bresnan b Lyon 0 16 8 0 0 0.00
57.2 53.1 mph, and another goes! Lyon bags his third. Bresnan going for the pull and gets a thin bottom edge onto the top of his stumps. He wasn't sure if Haddin and knocked the bails off so stood his ground, but didn't take long to confirm the news. Another poor shot. Wasteful from England. 174/7
View dismissal SCJ Broad c Clarke b Lyon 0 4 3 0 0 0.00
57.5 53.7 mph, 100 Test wickets! Donated, it has to be said, by Broad. Nicely flighted outside off, tempting the drive and Broad obliges with a belated Christmas present. The edge is safely held at slip. Some of England's shot selection today has bordered on brainless. Australia have applied pressure, yes, but they've been handed some gifts 174/8
JM Anderson not out 1 17 6 0 0 16.66
View dismissal MS Panesar lbw b Johnson 0 7 6 0 0 0.00
60.6 88.9 mph, stone dead! All over. Panesar opts to review as England have them left, but that was full, hint of late movement and it strikes him in front of off stump. Last five wickets have gone for six runs. 179/10
Extras (b 5, lb 6) 11
  Total (all out; 61 overs; 289 mins) 179 (2.93 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
  RJ Harris 10 1 34 0 3.40 45 3 0
View wickets MG Johnson 15 5 25 3 1.66 72 1 0
21.3 to Cook, 91.5 mph, appreciable reverse swing for Johnson and that's trapped Cook in front! Thinks about the review but doesn't find much support from his partner, so off he goes. It was a good delivery, homing back at Cook and past the inside edge, struck on the knee roll, would have hit middle and leg. Never mind Cook looking fluent - Johnson does it again 65/1
54.3 to Bairstow, 91.3 mph, pitched up, wide of the stumps - and Bairstow is caught at the wicket driving! Another huge blow, wrenching the game back towards Australia. Bairstow absolutely didn't need to play at that, fishing at a full, fast delivery in the channel without moving his feet, might have been a half-volley in ordinary circumstances but this was 91mph and beat him for pace. Australia, licking their lips, are into the tail 173/6
60.6 to Panesar, 88.9 mph, stone dead! All over. Panesar opts to review as England have them left, but that was full, hint of late movement and it strikes him in front of off stump. Last five wickets have gone for six runs. 179/10
View wickets NM Lyon 17 3 50 5 2.94 80 4 2
28.4 to Bell, 54.3 mph, would you believe it?! Bell has just chipped to mid-off. The wheels are coming off again for England. Flighted on off stump, Bell had to reach for his drive and just spooned towards Johnson who appears to be everywhere at the moment. Awful dismissal. Australia could barely believe it 87/4
44.5 to Stokes, 68.9 mph, Stokes on the attack... but he's chipped straight to mid-off! England lose their fifth, the lead still less than 200, and Nathan Lyon wins a mini-battle for Stokes. He had mixed aggression and defence well until that moment but this dipped on him a little, maybe turned and the strike wasn't clean, picked out Smith - maybe halfway between mid- and long-off - and the 'G roared again 131/5
57.2 to Bresnan, 53.1 mph, and another goes! Lyon bags his third. Bresnan going for the pull and gets a thin bottom edge onto the top of his stumps. He wasn't sure if Haddin and knocked the bails off so stood his ground, but didn't take long to confirm the news. Another poor shot. Wasteful from England. 174/7
57.5 to Broad, 53.7 mph, 100 Test wickets! Donated, it has to be said, by Broad. Nicely flighted outside off, tempting the drive and Broad obliges with a belated Christmas present. The edge is safely held at slip. Some of England's shot selection today has bordered on brainless. Australia have applied pressure, yes, but they've been handed some gifts 174/8
59.4 to Pietersen, 53.8 mph, five for Lyon! What an afternoon for him. Pietersen tries to clear the straight boundary but can only pick out long-off. He didn't really have much choice over how he had to play. England folding again. 179/9
View wicket PM Siddle 15 6 46 1 3.06 73 7 0
27.5 to Carberry, 86.1 mph, round the wicket to Carberry, hit on the pads and given! Siddle ends a tortuous innings from Carberry, good use of the angle and the delivery seemed to beat him for pace, he had shuffled across and the ball ducked back at him. Root and Carberry had a chat about reviewing until Dharmasena told them time was up but Hawk-Eye suggests it would have stayed as umpire's call, the ball just clipping leg stump 86/2
  SR Watson 4 2 13 0 3.25 20 3 0
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 231 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal CJL Rogers c †Bairstow b Panesar 116 207 155 13 0 74.83
45.5 58.4 mph, Monty strikes! Rogers trying to force through the off side with a cut, perhaps a little close for the shot but he's played it well all day, gets a thin edge which is well held by Bairstow 200/2
View dismissal DA Warner c †Bairstow b Stokes 25 75 47 2 0 53.19
17.6 84.1 mph, caught this time! Slash and edged by Warner. Short of a length from Stokes, Warner went after it, aiming up and over he slips, and it went straight to Bairstow. Muted celebrations from Stokes, it has to be said 64/1
SR Watson not out 83 158 90 11 0 92.22
MJ Clarke* not out 6 26 20 1 0 30.00
Extras (nb 1) 1
  Total (2 wickets; 51.5 overs; 234 mins) 231 (4.45 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  JM Anderson 11 2 26 0 2.36 52 3 0
  SCJ Broad 10 0 58 0 5.80 39 7 0
View wicket MS Panesar 7.5 0 41 1 5.23 27 4 0
45.5 to Rogers, 58.4 mph, Monty strikes! Rogers trying to force through the off side with a cut, perhaps a little close for the shot but he's played it well all day, gets a thin edge which is well held by Bairstow 200/2
View wicket BA Stokes 12 0 50 1 4.16 48 5 0 (1nb)
17.6 to Warner, 84.1 mph, caught this time! Slash and edged by Warner. Short of a length from Stokes, Warner went after it, aiming up and over he slips, and it went straight to Bairstow. Muted celebrations from Stokes, it has to be said 64/1
  JE Root 4 1 8 0 2.00 19 0 0
  TT Bresnan 7 1 48 0 6.85 24 8 0

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to field
Series - Australia led the 5-match series 4-0
Player of the match - MG Johnson (Australia)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka)
TV umpire - BF Bowden (New Zealand)
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - JD Ward
Close of play
  • Thu, 26 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 226/6 (KP Pietersen 67*, TT Bresnan 1*, 89 ov)
  • Fri, 27 Dec - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 164/9 (BJ Haddin 43*, 73.3 ov)
  • Sat, 28 Dec - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 30/0 (CJL Rogers 18*, DA Warner 12*, 8 ov)
  • Sun, 29 Dec - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 231/2 (51.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • England 1st innings
    • Drinks: England - 44/0 in 14.0 overs (AN Cook 25, MA Carberry 18)
    • England: 50 runs in 17.3 overs (105 balls), Extras 2
    • Over 26.2: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - MA Carberry (Struck down)
    • Lunch: England - 71/1 in 27.0 overs (MA Carberry 26, JE Root 11)
    • England: 100 runs in 37.3 overs (225 balls), Extras 13
    • Drinks: England - 106/2 in 41.0 overs (JE Root 24, KP Pietersen 4)
    • Tea: England - 135/3 in 54.0 overs (KP Pietersen 20, IR Bell 11)
    • England: 150 runs in 59.1 overs (355 balls), Extras 16
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 127 balls (KP Pietersen 28, IR Bell 20, Ex 3)
    • Attendance: 91,112
    • Drinks: England - 173/4 in 73.0 overs (KP Pietersen 40)
    • KP Pietersen: 50 off 119 balls (2 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • England: 200 runs in 79.5 overs (480 balls), Extras 18
    • New Ball Taken: England 201/4 after 80.1 overs (KP Pietersen 53, BA Stokes 14)
    • Reviews used before 80th over: England 0 (0 successful, 0 unsuccessful); Australia 1 (0 successful, 1 unsuccessful)
    • End Of Day: England - 226/6 in 89.0 overs (KP Pietersen 67, TT Bresnan 1)
    • England: 250 runs in 97.3 overs (586 balls), Extras 19
    • Innings Break: England - 255/10 in 100.0 overs (JM Anderson 11)
    • Australia 1st innings
    • Lunch: Australia - 38/2 in 13.0 overs (CJL Rogers 16, MJ Clarke 2)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 19.3 overs (117 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: Australia - 62/3 in 25.2 overs (CJL Rogers 30)
    • CJL Rogers: 50 off 133 balls (7 x 4)
    • Tea: Australia - 96/3 in 42.0 overs (CJL Rogers 50, SPD Smith 14)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 42.1 overs (253 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: Australia - 122/6 in 57.5 overs (BJ Haddin 10)
    • Over 57.5: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - GJ Bailey (Upheld)
    • Attendance: 78,358
    • Over 65.1: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - BJ Haddin (Upheld)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 65.4 overs (394 balls), Extras 3
    • End Of Day: Australia - 164/9 in 73.3 overs (BJ Haddin 43)
    • BJ Haddin: 50 off 59 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • New Ball Taken: Australia 189/9 after 80.1 overs (BJ Haddin 57, NM Lyon 11)
    • Reviews used before 80th over: Australia 2 (1 successful, 0 unsuccessful); England 2 (1 successful, 0 unsuccessful)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 81.3 overs (489 balls), Extras 4
    • Innings Break: Australia - 204/10 in 82.2 overs (NM Lyon 18)
    • England 2nd innings
    • England: 50 runs in 13.4 overs (82 balls), Extras 8
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 82 balls (AN Cook 40, MA Carberry 5, Ex 8)
    • Lunch: England - 54/0 in 16.0 overs (AN Cook 41, MA Carberry 5)
    • AN Cook: 50 off 60 balls (7 x 4)
    • Over 21.5: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - JE Root (Upheld)
    • Over 21.5: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - JE Root (Upheld)
    • Drinks: England - 86/2 in 27.5 overs (JE Root 15)
    • England: 100 runs in 33.3 overs (201 balls), Extras 8
    • Tea: England - 115/4 in 41.0 overs (KP Pietersen 14, BA Stokes 13)
    • England: 150 runs in 49.6 overs (300 balls), Extras 11
    • Drinks: England - 174/6 in 57.0 overs (KP Pietersen 45, TT Bresnan 0)
    • Innings Break: England - 179/10 in 61.0 overs (JM Anderson 1)
    • Over 60.6: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - MS Panesar (Struck down)
    • Australia 2nd innings
    • Attendance: 63,873
    • End Of Day: Australia - 30/0 in 8.0 overs (CJL Rogers 18, DA Warner 12)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 13.3 overs (81 balls), Extras 0
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 81 balls (CJL Rogers 30, DA Warner 22, Ex 0)
    • CJL Rogers: 50 off 73 balls (6 x 4)
    • Drinks: Australia - 85/1 in 23.0 overs (CJL Rogers 55, SR Watson 4)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 25.6 overs (157 balls), Extras 1
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 64 balls (CJL Rogers 28, SR Watson 21, Ex 1)
    • Lunch: Australia - 143/1 in 35.0 overs (CJL Rogers 81, SR Watson 36)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 36.3 overs (220 balls), Extras 1
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 130 balls (CJL Rogers 54, SR Watson 46, Ex 1)
    • CJL Rogers: 100 off 135 balls (11 x 4)
    • SR Watson: 50 off 70 balls (6 x 4)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 45.1 overs (272 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: Australia - 215/2 in 48.0 overs (SR Watson 72, MJ Clarke 1)
    • Attendance - 38,522
    • Total Attendance: 271,865
 
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