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
25.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, and this one curves away to tease the outside edge of Smith's bat first ball!

25.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, full and straight on the resumption from Anderson, Smith flicks to leg, looking like a man who's wandered out to the middle from a bar, odd style but this was firmly played

25.5

Anderson to Smith, 3 runs, Smith is away, and in some style too, driving crisply square of the wicket on the off side, the outfield is as slow as a Turkish arthouse film so Smith doesn't get the boundary he deserves

Australia 61/4   SPD Smith 3* (3b)
26.1

Bresnan to Smith, no run, Smith as usual gets into a funny position to defend a length ball, but does so well

26.2

Bresnan to Smith, no run, this keeps a fraction low, Smith was hanging back which made the whole thing look even more dangerous, as it was he defended quite securely

26.3

Bresnan to Smith, 3 runs, lovely shot for three here, gets the slightest bit of width outside off and punches a back-foot drive through extra cover

Australia 66/4   SPD Smith 6* (6b)
27.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, nothing back of a length from Anderson, he's on the lookout for swing, and finds some here, late and back into Smith, who gets nowhere near this and it thuds him on the pads

27.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, Smith has a good eye and looks like he has good hands too, makes up for a quirky technique, he defends here with his hands way away from his body

27.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, good judgement sees this left well alone outside off

27.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, this time Anderson's length is wrong - too short - and the line it a touch wide as well

27.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, waa? This almost went through the stumps! Smith leaves alone and watches in horror as the ball snakes back and goes just over the top of middle

27.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, nicely driven but straight to cover, another maiden for Anderson

Australia 66/4   SPD Smith 6* (12b)
29.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, ooh, England have no reviews left, if they did you reckon Strauss would be all over it here, inswinger from Anderson traps Smith on the crease, big inside edge though

29.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, outside off stump this time, Smith is sensible enough to leave alone

29.3

Anderson to Smith, OUT, Smith gone now, always looked a matter of time, pushed very hard at this outside off, touch of nibble away off the pitch found the edge and Prior did the rest

SPD Smith c †Prior b Anderson 6 (18m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Australia 66/5   SPD Smith 6 (15b)
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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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