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
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   CT Tremlett 1-0-10-0
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

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   CT Tremlett 2-1-10-1
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

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   CT Tremlett 3-1-12-1
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   CT Tremlett 4-2-12-1
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   CT Tremlett 5-2-17-1
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

14.3

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, solid defence from Hussey first up

14.4

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, and he follows that up with a judicious leave, stepping across to off stump and letting this one past

14.5

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, that's well-judged once again, Hussey leaving on length this time. The ball pitched and seamed back in to him, but was short enough to be safely left alone

14.6

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, emotive appeal from Tremlett as he goes fuller and straighter and Hussey is rapped on the back pad. And Strauss asks for a review ... but that's going over the top. It him him well above the knee-roll. And England have used up all their reviews for this innings

Australia 37/3   CT Tremlett 6-3-17-2
16.1

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, full and aimed right at off stump, Hussey punches defensively to cover

16.2

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, well-left. Hussey's leaving was a feature of his innings at Perth - even catching Geoffrey Boycott's eye - and he's shown good judgement so far today

16.3

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, slanted even wider across the batsman, no need to play at that

16.4

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, again Tremlett pushes one across him, just short of a good length. Left again. Is Hussey being set up for the one that comes back into the pads?

16.5

Tremlett to Hussey, FOUR, it appears not! Tremlett dishes up a gift on off stump, and Hussey drives a long half-volley to the extra cover boundary. He looks in good touch

16.6

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, and another watchful leave to end the over

Australia 43/3   CT Tremlett 7-3-21-2
18.1

Tremlett to Clarke, no run, probing length from Tremlett, this would've crashed into the off stump had Clarke not jammed down to defend it

18.2

Tremlett to Clarke, 1 leg bye, off the pad and trickling down to short fine leg, and they're through for a leg bye

18.3

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, Tremlett pulls the length back to get the ball popping up towards Hussey's ribs, but the batsman rides the bounce to play the ball straight down on the leg side

18.4

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, Tremlett errs slightly in line, and Hussey shoulders arms to one outside off

18.5

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, Tremlett attacks the stumps and immediately appears a far more dangerous prospect ... ball thumps into pad as Hussey lunges forward, but there's a massive inside edge involved

18.6

Tremlett to Hussey, 2 runs, another testing delivery, curving back in to the pads through the air and nudged into the leg side at midwicket

Australia 49/3   CT Tremlett 8-3-23-2
20.1

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, yet another studied leave from Hussey, he could do this all day

20.2

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, again Tremlett pushes this just too far from off to get Hussey playing. The ball does swing back in through the air, but only really once it has passed him

20.3

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, left alone once more, this one really went off the seam back in to Hussey. Left on length, as that shot over middle and off

20.4

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, Tremlett has got to pitch it up here, fourth leave in four for Hussey

20.5

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, and pitch it up he does. Hussey is caught at the crease as he defends, but the ball pings off a defensive blade

20.6

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, rare play and a miss from Hussey! First error in judgement he's made today. He might have left this as well, but just thrust the bat out at it with his weight back

Australia 53/3   CT Tremlett 9-4-23-2
38.1

Tremlett to Siddle, 3 runs, long half volley from Tremlett to start, and it's slapped through the covers by Australia's No. 10

38.2

Tremlett to Harris, no run, Tremlett straightens his line and pulls the length back a touch, Harris stays at the crease to defend

38.3

Tremlett to Harris, no run, seaming in to thump into the front pad this time, but that's too high and heading down the leg side too

38.4

Tremlett to Harris, no run, Harris has an airy swish outside off, and is lucky not to get an edge on this

38.5

Tremlett to Harris, no run, forced out towards cover point, where there is a slight misfield ... but not enough to warrant chancing a single upon

38.6

Tremlett to Harris, no run, Harris defends solidly into the off side and screams "no!" at his partner

Australia 89/8   CT Tremlett 10-4-26-2
40.1

Tremlett to Siddle, no run, beaten outside the off stump as Tremlett maintains an impeccable line. Possibly too good for the facing batsman...

40.2

Tremlett to Siddle, no run, Siddle whips the bat out of the way this time

40.3

Tremlett to Siddle, OUT, there we go, another one is on his way and Australia are nine down. Tremlett pitches one up invitingly outside off, a touch of movement through the air and off the pitch takes the ball away from the bat and a regulation edge lands safely in Prior's gloves. His fifth catch today

PM Siddle c †Prior b Tremlett 11 (25m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 73.33

40.4

Tremlett to Hilfenhaus, no run, Tremlett bursts another one past a tailender's outside edge, finding a great length: full on off stump

40.5

Tremlett to Hilfenhaus, no run, now he uses his height, this is back of a length and jags towards the slips off the seam. Acres of sunlight between bat and ball

40.6

Tremlett to Hilfenhaus, no run, a yorker goes awry and ends up as a full toss on off stump, which Hilfenhaus biffs to mid-off

Australia 92/9   CT Tremlett 11-5-26-3
42.1

Tremlett to Hilfenhaus, no run, banged in, 'Tremors' keeps Hilfenhaus pegged back with a lifting delivery outside off

42.2

Tremlett to Hilfenhaus, no run, back of a length once more, Hilfenhaus pokes at it and then whips his bat inside the line at the last moment

42.3

Tremlett to Hilfenhaus, no run, that is simply too good for a No. 11, landing full on off stump and moving away off the seam. Beaten.

42.4

Tremlett to Hilfenhaus, no run, ball hits bat this time, as Tremlett attacks the stumps but Hilfenhaus manages to keep him out

42.5

Tremlett to Hilfenhaus, OUT, all over, Australia are out for 98 as Hilfenhaus feathers a sixth catch through to Prior

BW Hilfenhaus c †Prior b Tremlett 0 (10m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Australia 98/10   CT Tremlett 11.5-5-26-4
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