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The Ashes - 4th Test

Australia v England

England won by an innings and 157 runs

Overs 0-50

3.3

Tremlett to Ponting, no run, gets an early sighter, just what he wants a few of, outside off stump, touch of extra bounce, Ponting leaves alone expansively

3.4

Tremlett to Ponting, no run, oh great take from Prior flying to his left down the leg side, Tremlett fired it in short, Ponting had a flap at it but didn't connect

3.5

Tremlett to Ponting, no run, that's just about the perfect delivery for Tremlett, finding extra bounce from a fullish length, Ponting defends well but whips his bottom hand off the bat as he does so

3.6

Tremlett to Ponting, no run, this is close to off stump but Ponting's judgement is sound enough to let it go by. Good over, wicket maiden

Australia 15/1   RT Ponting 0* (4b)

4.6

Anderson to Ponting, no run, Ponting gets firmly behind a defiant defensive block to cover

Australia 16/1   RT Ponting 0* (5b)

5.4

Tremlett to Ponting, no run, good delivery here, on and around off stump on a length, Ponting defends busily and marches down the wicket for some gardening

5.5

Tremlett to Ponting, no run, good length and line from Tremlett but Ponting is secure in defence, turning this to short leg who fields and shapes to throw all in one movement

5.6

Tremlett to Ponting, 1 run, ooh, mix up between the batsman and if Cook's throw had hit from backwards short leg Hughes would have gone! Ponting nudged it just wide of Cook who scampered after it and the batsmen eventually decided on a single that was never there, fortunately for them, Cook missed

Australia 18/1   RT Ponting 1* (8b)

6.1

Anderson to Ponting, no run, inswinger from Anderson, just showing Ponting he has one, comes in a long way from outside off but quite early and Ponting can line up a defence

6.2

Anderson to Ponting, no run, this is an outswinger and Ponting has nothing to do with it

6.3

Anderson to Ponting, 1 run, angled into Ponting this time and he works a much more secure single into the midwicket region

Australia 19/1   RT Ponting 2* (11b)

7.1

Tremlett to Ponting, no run, big appeal from Tremlett, less from behind the stumps as Ponting is struck flush on the pads outside off stump. Umpire Dar wasn't interested

7.2

Tremlett to Ponting, no run, good length finds a touch of extra bounce and Ponting jabs to short leg, playing on the hop a touch

7.3

Tremlett to Ponting, no run, ah lovely length and line, Ponting doesn't want to get forward to a 10ft bowler, who would? But get forward he does, just about and late and it finds the outer half of the bat in defence

7.4

Tremlett to Ponting, no run, Tremlett is really steaming in here, but when the line is like this - fired down the leg side - it's pointless

7.5

Tremlett to Ponting, no run, good solid defence from Ponting, gets all of this and it trickles towards cover

7.6

Tremlett to Ponting, no run, movement back into the batsman raps Ponting on the thigh as he leaves alone, ends an excellent over

Australia 19/1   RT Ponting 2* (17b)

8.4

Anderson to Ponting, no run, snorter, absolute beauty from Anderson here, pitch on a length and went like a legbreak past the outside edge

8.5

Anderson to Ponting, 1 leg bye, this time Anderson jumps wider of the crease and angles it in before swinging it away, the bowler was probably looking for too much though and it thuds off the pads for a single

Australia 21/1   RT Ponting 2* (19b)

9.1

Tremlett to Ponting, 5 no balls, Tremlett angles one down the leg side, no ball too, and it slips off the thigh pad for a boundary

9.1

Tremlett to Ponting, no run, wrong line again, sliding down the leg side

9.2

Tremlett to Ponting, no run, this time Tremlett reverts to the outside off-stump attack and it's left alone

9.3

Tremlett to Ponting, no run, touch short, and again this is angling past the leg stump, Ponting aims a pull shot but doesn't connect

9.4

Tremlett to Ponting, no run, much better ball, fuller and straighter and Ponting defends in a hurry

9.5

Tremlett to Ponting, no run, ooh, extra bounce has Ponting hopping in defence, the ball then trickles back just the off stump

9.6

Tremlett to Ponting, no run, massive appeal from Tremlett as he lands a fuller ball that traps Ponting on the pad, it was heading over and missing leg though so England were right not to review

Australia 26/1   RT Ponting 2* (26b)

11.1

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, good start from Bresnan, finds the length and line that he's in the side to bowl, and Ponting defends

11.2

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, definite swing for Bresnan early on, starts a touch too wide though and Ponting can leave comfortably

11.3

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, this time the line is awry, shoved well down leg

11.4

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, full and straight, Ponting jabs out a defence and Bresnan fields smartly off his own bowling

11.5

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, up and around off stump, touch too wide to interest Ponting, who leaves alone expansively

11.6

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, good hustle from Bresnan, finds an off-stump line just short of a good length and Ponting defends

Australia 26/1   RT Ponting 2* (32b)

12.3

Anderson to Ponting, no run, good signs for Ponting here, leaving alone the sort of delivery close to off stump that he fences at very early in his innings normally

12.4

Anderson to Ponting, FOUR, that's an even better sign! Really good shot this, Anderson was only a fraction short and Ponting eased into a classic Ponting pull shot, in front of square for four

12.5

Anderson to Ponting, no run, solid and sturdy defence this time, almost as emphatic as the pull shot

12.6

Anderson to Ponting, FOUR, short again, pulled again, four again! Fantastic stuff from Ponting, he's earned a big cheer from the crowd and rightly so, Anderson only a touch short and Ponting was all over him

Australia 37/1   RT Ponting 10* (36b 2x4)

14.1

Tremlett to Ponting, no run, chopped down to gully, Ponting riding the bounce on a back-of-a-length delivery

14.2

Tremlett to Ponting, OUT, gone! Tremlett strikes again, what a delivery. Spitting off a length and going away off the seam, Ponting is rooted to the crease and pushes at the delivery. A thick edge flies straight to Graeme Swann

RT Ponting c Swann b Tremlett 10 (52m 38b 2x4 0x6) SR: 26.31

Australia 37/3   RT Ponting 10 (38b 2x4)
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Series Results
Australia v England at Sydney - Jan 3-7, 2011
England won by an innings and 83 runs
Australia v England at Melbourne - Dec 26-29, 2010
England won by an innings and 157 runs
Australia v England at Perth - Dec 16-19, 2010
Australia won by 267 runs
Australia v England at Adelaide - Dec 3-7, 2010
England won by an innings and 71 runs
Australia v England at Brisbane - Nov 25-29, 2010
Match drawn
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Dec 30, 2010

The Australian media on the Ashes defeat, December 30, 2010

The Australian media on the Ashes defeat

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Dec 29, 2010

Graeme Swann leads his England team-mates in the "Sprinkler" dance, Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 4th day, December 29, 2010

Graeme Swann leads his England team-mates in the "Sprinkler" dance

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