England tour of Australia, 4th Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 26-29, 2010
The Ashes - 4th Test
England won by an innings and 157 runs
26,27,28,29 December 2010 (5-day match)
  • Overs 0-50
0.1

Anderson to Watson, no run, touch of swing first up, but no great pace by the looks of things, Watson lets it go by outside off stump

0.2

Anderson to Watson, no run, more action here, Anderson goes full in search of swing, finds some and Watson flashes a drive, connecting firmly but only to find Bell who fields smartly at point. The fielder earns plenty of pats and cheers for his efforts, betrays the nerves out there

0.3

Anderson to Watson, no run, again some swing, nothing dramatic and Watson lines it up early enough to leave comfortably

0.4

Anderson to Watson, no run, touch too short from the bowler, allows Watson to survey the bounce outside off stump

0.5

Anderson to Watson, no run, edged and it looks like it's carried to Collingwood at third slip, dropped, dramatic start, perfect delivery, full and swinging away late, found a thickish edge that flew low to Collingwood's left but he couldn't hold on

0.6

Anderson to Watson, no run, ooh, closer to off stump and left alone. Ends an eventful first over, Strauss will be relieved to have seen the swing first up

Australia 0/0   SR Watson 0* (6b)
2.1

Anderson to Watson, 2 runs, dropped! Watson gets another life, Pietersen this time has put down a straightforward chance, it was short and wide, Watson flashed a cut that flew quickly at around head height to Pietersen who got two hands to it, but it burst through

2.2

Anderson to Watson, no run, beaten this time outside off stump, touch of away swing past the outside edge

2.3

Anderson to Watson, no run, this time Watson lands a very solid defence, clunking forward on the front foot

2.4

Anderson to Watson, 3 runs, full and swinging, (like a Christmas party?), Watson drives firmly, without quite timing it well enough to get four

Australia 15/0   SR Watson 5* (10b)
3.1

Tremlett to Watson, no run, touch of extra pace here, forces Watson back and beats the attempted work-to-leg, crashes into the thigh

3.2

Tremlett to Watson, OUT, third time lucky for England, Tremlett strikes with a cracker of a delivery, climbed from a length and rapped the glove, it looped gently to gully, simple enough chance for England to finally hold one

SR Watson c Pietersen b Tremlett 5 (14m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 41.66

Australia 15/1   SR Watson 5 (12b)
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Hours of play (local time) 10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30

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