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The Ashes - 4th Test

Australia v England

England won by an innings and 157 runs

Overs 0-50

1.1

Tremlett to Hughes, no run, Tremlett starts well, finding the right length, the line is slightly too wide though and Hughes gets a sighter first up

1.2

Tremlett to Hughes, FOUR, shot! Good stuff from Hughes, I think this is how he has to play, gets a fraction of width and smashes past point for four

1.3

Tremlett to Hughes, 2 runs, more runs, Tremlett goes fuller, in search of some swing, Hughes eases it wide of mid-on for a couple

1.4

Tremlett to Hughes, FOUR, four more! What a start this is. Tremlett floats up a fuller ball and Hughes climbs all over it, thrashing through the covers for another boundary

1.5

Tremlett to Hughes, no run, good comeback from Tremlett, touch of extra bounce and tucks Hughes up in defence

1.6

Tremlett to Hughes, no run, left alone outside off, the ball barely reaches Prior who has to collect low down, ends a lively first over for Hughes

Australia 10/0   PJ Hughes 10* (6b 2x4)

2.5

Anderson to Hughes, no run, ooh, edgy defence from Hughes, gets tucked up again with a shortish ball and fends off towards short leg

2.6

Anderson to Hughes, no run, touch of inswing to the left-hander, Hughes plays around his front pad and can't quite connect

Australia 15/0   PJ Hughes 10* (8b 2x4)

4.1

Anderson to Hughes, no run, definite swing here, the clouds have come over the ground, which will make Jimmy smile, this swings down the leg side though and Prior collects

4.2

Anderson to Hughes, no run, Hughes tucks this to short leg to defend

4.3

Anderson to Hughes, no run, ideal delivery from Anderson, full, swinging in late and Hughes gets in a tangle as he defends, luckily for him an inside edge prevented drama

4.4

Anderson to Hughes, no run, nicely played here, Hughes drops this into the covers off the back foot, looks for a single but the fielders rush in in a hurry

4.5

Anderson to Hughes, 1 run, neatly tucked around the corner for a single to get off strike and begin another round of the Anderson v Ponting battle

Australia 16/1   PJ Hughes 11* (13b 2x4)

5.1

Tremlett to Hughes, no run, ah, another snorter here and Tremlett follows through a long way to smile at Hughes, this leapt off a length and climbed past the outside edge

5.2

Tremlett to Hughes, no run, bouncer, very short indeed and Hughes could have stood still to leave, as it was he ducked

5.3

Tremlett to Hughes, 1 run, worked away around the corner for a single to fine leg

Australia 17/1   PJ Hughes 12* (16b 2x4)

6.4

Anderson to Hughes, no run, Anderson has been luckless this morning, this is a beauty that nips away off the seam, past a dangling outside edge on its way to Prior

6.5

Anderson to Hughes, no run, very smartly taken from Prior down the leg side here, Anderson got his line wrong and it just flicked Hughes's thigh, made it very difficult for Prior collecting on the half-volley but he did so with ease

6.6

Anderson to Hughes, no run, solid, defiant defence from Hughes to end the over, really willing himself forward and into line

Australia 19/1   PJ Hughes 12* (19b 2x4)

8.1

Anderson to Hughes, no run, plenty of nip and nibble about, this swings late into Hughes who gets into an awkward position in defence

8.2

Anderson to Hughes, no run, Hughes looked like he wanted to leave this but saw some late swing and poked at it uneasily

8.3

Anderson to Hughes, 1 run, nicely done from Hughes, good intent here, looking for an attacking offside stroke, the late swing meant he couldn't free his arms but still picked up a single towards cover

8.6

Anderson to Hughes, no run, worked firmly off the hip but straight to Cook at short leg who aims a throw back to the stumps

Australia 21/1   PJ Hughes 13* (23b 2x4)

10.1

Anderson to Hughes, no run, the sun is out in Melbourne now but Anderson is still finding some movement and Hughes defends carefully

10.2

Anderson to Hughes, no run, Anderson will begin to curse his luck how, Hughes defends and the ball bobbles back and bounces just over the top of the stumps

10.3

Anderson to Hughes, no run, massive appeal and a review from England! They thought they had Hughes out caught down the leg side but replays showed it brushed nothing but a shirt, so England lose a review

10.4

Anderson to Hughes, no run, very firm in defence now, Hughes has his movements in better order now that he's been in for a while

10.5

Anderson to Hughes, no run, touch of inswing finds a hopping Hughes in defence, Hughes does enjoy a hop though

10.6

Anderson to Hughes, no run, Anderson has bowled very well this spell but still has no rewards as Hughes defends well

Australia 26/1   PJ Hughes 13* (29b 2x4)

12.1

Anderson to Hughes, no run, Hughes looks a touch hurried but he's getting into good positions to defend now

12.2

Anderson to Hughes, 3 runs, more runs for Hughes, he's dangerous when he has room outside off, throws his arms at it, playing it well and only the snail-like outfield prevents four

Australia 29/1   PJ Hughes 16* (31b 2x4)

13.1

Bresnan to Hughes, OUT, Bresnan has his first Ashes wicket and Hughes has gone. Full and wide, inviting a slash but Hughes didn't get enough of it, instead the edge flew straight to Pietersen who made no mistake in the gully

PJ Hughes c Pietersen b Bresnan 16 (59m 32b 2x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Australia 37/2   PJ Hughes 16 (32b 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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