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The Ashes - 4th Test

Australia v England

England won by an innings and 157 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200

26.1

Watson to Cook, no run, gentle loosener outside off to start, and Haddin collects it on the bounce

26.2

Watson to Cook, no run, left alone once more as Watson chugs in and hurls one down outside off

26.3

Watson to Cook, FOUR, too easy for Cook, short wide and decidedly medium-paced from Watson. Cut away past gully

26.4

Watson to Cook, no run, Cook unfurls the cut once more, this time the width wasn't quite there for the shot and Hughes fields at point

26.5

Watson to Cook, no run, well outside off again, but fuller this time. Cook wisely opts to leave

26.6

Watson to Cook, no run, Watson keeps plugging away at that line outside off, and once again the delivery is left alone

England 86/0   SR Watson 1-0-4-0

28.1

Watson to Cook, no run, a bottom-edged cut bounces twice on its way to Haddin

28.2

Watson to Cook, no run, decent wheels on this delivery, but the line outside off means Cook doesn't have to play at it

28.3

Watson to Cook, no run, and again, Watson tests Cook's patience outside off. So far, it's holding

28.4

Watson to Cook, 1 run, wider still from Watson, this time Cook believes the width is sufficient to cut and aims a shot out to the man at deep point

28.5

Watson to Strauss, no run, Strauss leaves this time as Watson maintains his line

28.6

Watson to Strauss, 1 run, guided down behind square on the off side

England 90/0   SR Watson 2-0-6-0

30.1

Watson to Cook, no run, does this keep slightly low? It certainly died off the surface ... Cook defends easily enough into the off side

30.2

Watson to Cook, no run, pushed slightly wider, and Cook raises his bat to leave

30.3

Watson to Cook, 1 run, and England are in the lead, Cook chopping a cut down behind square. Not the greatest timing

30.4

Watson to Strauss, FOUR, cracking shot to bring up the 100! Strauss steps into a balanced on drive, sending the ball bouncing past Watson's out-stretched left hand and away to the boundary

30.5

Watson to Strauss, no run, just a hint of shape back in to the left-hander there, taking the inner half of the bat as Strauss comes forward to drive once more

30.6

Watson to Strauss, no run, Strauss's leaving hasn't always been well-judged in this series, but this is a good one. He gets across to cover the off stump, and though this comes back in off the seam he is able to leave on angle as it slants across him. I like a good leave

England 103/0   SR Watson 3-0-11-0

32.1

Watson to Strauss, no run, full outside off and left alone by Strauss. This ball does swing, but unfortunately only does so once it is well past the batsman

32.2

Watson to Strauss, no run, gun-barrel straight outside off, and Strauss has nothing to do with it

32.3

Watson to Strauss, no run, fuller and tighter on off stump, Strauss leans forward to defend

32.4

Watson to Strauss, no run, full again from Watson, but pushed a foot outside off and Strauss won't be tempted

32.5

Watson to Strauss, no run, out of nowhere Watson gets one to shape back in, but at a gentle pace and Strauss has time to adjust his defence

32.6

Watson to Strauss, no run, and another leave to finish the over

England 109/0   SR Watson 4-1-11-0

34.1

Watson to Cook, no run, the 7-8am shift is always the best, and Watson starts it by shoving this outside off stump for Cook to leave alone

34.2

Watson to Cook, 1 run, crunched cut shot finds deep point for a jogged single

34.3

Watson to Strauss, no run, Strauss leaves all alone just outside off stump and the ball creeps through to Haddin

34.4

Watson to Strauss, 1 run, picked off the legs for a single to deep square

34.5

Watson to Cook, no run, Cook gets forward with his bat and pad clamped together, blocking very solidly

34.6

Watson to Cook, 1 run, flicked off middle around the corner to fine leg for a strike-stealing single

England 115/0   SR Watson 5-1-14-0

76.1

Watson to Pietersen, FOUR, gentle start from Watson, and Pietersen is up and running straight away with a firm swipe through midwicket that teases the fielder all the way to the rope

76.2

Watson to Pietersen, no run, an appeal second ball as Pietersen is hit on the front pad, but it's a hopeful one ... too high

76.3

Watson to Pietersen, 1 run, angling in to the legs once more, this time Pietersen gets bat on it to send the ball to fine leg

76.4

Watson to Trott, no run, a watchful start from Trott, getting across to off and defending into the leg side

76.5

Watson to Trott, FOUR, poor bowling this, lobbed down on leg stump and Trott just had to get bat on it to get that down to the fine leg boundary

76.6

Watson to Trott, no run, better finish as Watson hits a good length on off stump, but the damage has been done in this over...

England 235/2   SR Watson 6-1-23-0

78.1

Watson to Pietersen, 1 run, Watson gets this to tail in through the air, but it starts just too straight and is clipped out to deep square

78.2

Watson to Trott, no run, on a length outside off, defended firmly into the covers

78.3

Watson to Trott, no run, gentle medium pace on a decent length, nudged back by Trott

78.4

Watson to Trott, no run, fuller this time, Trott closes the bat face slightly too early as he aims to drive and the ball dribbles towards mid-on

78.5

Watson to Trott, no run, defended stubbornly into the leg side

78.6

Watson to Trott, no run, dished up outside off and inviting the drive, Trott leans forward and gets a good connection on the shot, but places it right towards the extra cover fielder

England 237/2   SR Watson 7-1-24-0

130.1

Watson to Trott, 2 runs, short to start, and Trott aims a swivel-pull down to that man at fine leg

130.2

Watson to Trott, no run, fuller this time, driven back to the bowler

130.3

Watson to Trott, no run, gentle inswing from Watson, Trott defends to mid-on

130.4

Watson to Trott, no run, this time Trott is looking for runs on the leg side, but a well-played glance finds the fielder

130.5

Watson to Trott, no run, swinging in to the off stump, pushed to mid-on

130.6

Watson to Trott, no run, solid defence to cover

England 427/5   SR Watson 8-1-26-0

132.1

Watson to Prior, no run, on a length on or around off stump, Prior defends to cover

132.2

Watson to Prior, FOUR, a loopy half-volley outside off is creamed away through cover, Prior down on one knee to play the shot. And that's their 150 partnership

132.3

Watson to Prior, 1 run, more effort in this one from Watson, Prior nudges to midwicket

132.4

Watson to Trott, no run, appreciable inswing for Watson, but at a gentle pace and easily defended

132.5

Watson to Trott, no run, fuller on off stump, pushed back to the bowler on the bounce

132.6

Watson to Trott, no run, curling in from outside off, defended into the leg side

England 437/5   SR Watson 9-1-31-0

134.1

Watson to Trott, 1 run, leg-stump half-volley, clipped firmly out to deep square leg

134.2

Watson to Prior, no run, nice and tight on the off stump, Prior defends to mid-on

134.3

Watson to Prior, 2 runs, too straight from Watson, whipped off the front pad out behind square on the leg side

134.4

Watson to Prior, no run, full outside off, dug out to point

134.5

Watson to Prior, no run, full and swinging in, defended to point once again

134.6

Watson to Prior, no run, defended back down the track ... and we will have one more over

England 442/5   SR Watson 10-1-34-0
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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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