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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

1.1

Harris to Strauss, no run, ... and that's not it. Too short, too wide and easily left. A hint of movement away, but it's wasted

1.2

Harris to Strauss, no run, that's closer to the target, landing on off stump. He could go fuller still, as this is defended off the back foot

1.3

Harris to Strauss, no run, pushed wide of off, and left once more

1.4

Harris to Strauss, no run, Harris hasn't quite settled into a rhythm yet, as this one lands on a leg stump line and is clipped to square leg

1.5

Harris to Strauss, no run, was that a leave, or a miss? Strauss certainly thought about playing at this length delivery, but just at the very last moment whipped his bat inside the line

1.6

Harris to Strauss, no run, very full and very wide from Harris, and Strauss has nothing to do with it

England 1/0   RJ Harris 1-1-0-0

3.1

Harris to Cook, no run, testing line and length from Harris, as Cook comes forward and sends the ball bouncing towards point off the splice

3.2

Harris to Cook, 2 runs, just a touch too full this time, and Cook leans into a cautious drive. He finds the gap, but the ball is hauled in and they're kept to two

3.3

Harris to Cook, no run, this time Cook keeps the weight back, defending to extra cover

3.4

Harris to Cook, 1 run, landing on a leg stump line, Cook shuffles across and helps the ball down to fine leg

3.5

Harris to Strauss, 1 run, good pace and late swing for Harris, but the movement takes the ball towards Strauss's legs and he clips through midwicket for one

3.6

Harris to Cook, FOUR, off the edge, but it's a controlled edge and the ball goes down through gully to third man for four! Cook wasn't quite in control of this, but played it with soft hands to at least send the ball downwards

England 12/0   RJ Harris 2-1-8-0

6.1

Harris to Strauss, FOUR, ooh, Strauss gets a touch of width and he's a flasher around there, flash he did and it flew past a flying Hussey in the gully for four

6.2

Harris to Strauss, no run, good length and a good line, Strauss does well to leave alone

6.3

Harris to Strauss, no run, more classy leaving from Strauss, more probing bowling from Harris

6.4

Harris to Strauss, 1 run, he's slippery that Harris, plenty of pace and it hurries Strauss in defence and squirts into the midwicket region for one

6.5

Harris to Cook, no run, Cook nudges to leg, he too looked in a hurry, growls "naaaaw" when he sees Strauss looking for a single

6.6

Harris to Cook, no run, good end to a good over with Harris locating a length outside off stump and Cook defending

England 30/0   RJ Harris 3-1-13-0

8.1

Harris to Strauss, 1 run, Harris finds his customary full length and Strauss works it, with a hint of inside edge, into the leg side, he wants two, absurdly and there is almost a mix up, but no

8.2

Harris to Cook, 1 run, Cook this time picks up a sharp single, made easier by a Ponting misfield

8.3

Harris to Strauss, no run, this beats Strauss for pace and thuds into the thigh

8.4

Harris to Strauss, no run, Strauss is hanging back in defence and it gives him plenty of time to play the shot

8.5

Harris to Strauss, no run, Strauss plays back to a fullish ball and nudges towards midwicket

8.6

Harris to Strauss, no run, similar ball, similar shot, Strauss looking secure as he defends from the back foot

England 33/0   RJ Harris 4-1-15-0

10.1

Harris to Cook, no run, Harris runs up quickly, delivers outside off stump quickly, turns on his heels quickly and heads back to his mark

10.2

Harris to Cook, no run, good delivery this, teasing the corridor and Cook does well to leave alone

10.3

Harris to Cook, 2 runs, Cook earns himself a couple by working this from around middle towards deep square leg

10.4

Harris to Cook, no run, fuller and asking for a drive, Cook duly plays the shot with a hint of edge and Hughes slides at point to field

10.5

Harris to Cook, no run, Cook does well here to thrust his pad forward and defend

10.6

Harris to Cook, no run, Harris again delivers a slippery good-length ball that Cook defends in a hurry back to the bowler

England 44/0   RJ Harris 5-1-17-0

12.1

Harris to Cook, no run, Harris throws this up outside off stump, Cook looks carefully before shouldering arms

12.2

Harris to Cook, no run, this is a touch too short and means Cook can leave alone comfortably outside off

12.3

Harris to Cook, no run, Cook leans very confidently into an off drive only to find Ponting at mid-off

12.4

Harris to Cook, no run, full and pushed across the left hander who leaves all alone

12.5

Harris to Cook, no run, slightly nervy shot there from Cook, poor shot really, just poking at a shorter ball outside off stump

12.6

Harris to Cook, no run, this is more solid from the batsman in defence, ending a good over from Harris

England 46/0   RJ Harris 6-2-17-0

23.1

Harris to Strauss, 4 byes, not the greatest start, short and speared down the leg side. The ball balloons over the batsman and evades a leaping Brad Haddin

23.2

Harris to Strauss, no run, good comeback from Harris, landing one on the perfect line to beat Strauss's defensive push. Strauss didn't follow the ball, however, just playing the line as it seamed away from him

23.3

Harris to Strauss, no run, a hint of seam movement towards the slips once again, but the line isn't quite right this time and Strauss leaves

23.4

Harris to Strauss, no run, Strauss steps forward to defend back down the track

23.5

Harris to Strauss, no run, another good bouncer to the England captain! He was surprised by this one too, flapping his bat at it even as he buckled his knees to try and get underneath it. Lucky not to get a touch on that

23.6

Harris to Strauss, no run, defended firmly with bat and pad close together into the off side

England 70/0   RJ Harris 7-3-17-0

25.1

Harris to Cook, no run, banged in, he's trying to get this up into Cook's ribs but the batsman does well to stand tall and ride the bounce

25.2

Harris to Cook, 2 runs, flicked into the leg side, as Johnson charges round to cut it off they sprint back for a second

25.3

Harris to Cook, no run, judicious leave by Cook, getting his front pad across to cover the off stump and raising the bat above his head

25.4

Harris to Cook, 1 run, short, and Cook swivels into a pull out to deep square

25.5

Harris to Strauss, 1 bye, plaintive cry of "catch it!" from Harris as he digs this one in and has Strauss in an awkward position as he tries to pull ... didn't appear to be anything on it, and Haddin couldn't hold the ball cleanly down the leg side anyway

25.6

Harris to Cook, 1 run, now Harris tests Cook with the short ball, but it's easily pulled out into the deep

England 82/0   RJ Harris 8-3-21-0

27.1

Harris to Strauss, 1 run, short - with two men out on the hook - but Strauss does well to control the shot and keep it down, collecting one to long leg

27.2

Harris to Cook, no run, beaten outside off! More by the line and length than any great movement, but Cook was drawn forward into an unnecessary push all the same. The luck not with Australia

27.3

Harris to Cook, no run, pushed slightly wider this time, left alone

27.4

Harris to Cook, no run, full on off stump, nudged watchfully to mid-off

27.5

Harris to Cook, 1 run, Cook shuffles right across to off as the ball is bowled and taps just wide of mid-on

27.6

Harris to Strauss, no run, very short, Strauss keeps his eye on the ball as he ducks easily underneath it

England 88/0   RJ Harris 9-3-23-0

29.1

Harris to Strauss, no run, Harris changes to round the wicket, Strauss hops to defend to cover

29.2

Harris to Strauss, 3 runs, back of a length from Harris, Strauss pulls with the angle out to deep square. The ball plugs in the lush outfield metres from the boundary

29.3

Harris to Cook, no run, Cook has more leaving practice as Harris goes wide of off

29.4

Harris to Cook, FOUR, the bowler over-corrects, and Cook is waiting on the back foot to thump a pull in the air in front of square!

29.5

Harris to Cook, 1 bye, and England achieve parity as Harris fires one way down the leg side and Haddin, diving athletically to his right, can't quite stop it cleanly

29.6

Harris to Strauss, no run, Strauss keeps his weight on the back foot and defends to midwicket

England 98/0   RJ Harris 10-3-30-0

48.1

Harris to Cook, no run, very full first up, this may well have been an attempted yorker but slipped out as a low full toss outside off. Dug out back down the track

48.2

Harris to Cook, no run, well-left by Cook, no need to play at this as Harris sends one down on a length outside off

48.3

Harris to Cook, no run, a long half-volley from Harris, but Cook is still slightly circumspect this early in proceedings and drives cautiously to cover

48.4

Harris to Cook, no run, full again, driven to Ponting at mid-off, who fields somewhat gingerly to protect his fractured pinkie

48.5

Harris to Cook, no run, top leave from Cook, stepping across on the bat foot and lifting his hands over the ball

48.6

Harris to Cook, no run, fuller and closer to the off stump, Cook defends and Harris starts with a maiden

England 158/0   RJ Harris 11-4-30-0

50.1

Harris to Cook, no run, easily left by Cook, well outside off

50.2

Harris to Cook, 1 run, that's the line, full and right on off stump. Cook presses forward and a thick inside edge sends the ball to fine leg

50.3

Harris to Strauss, no run, Harris keeps the length full, Strauss steps forward and taps to cover

50.4

Harris to Strauss, no run, nicely left by Strauss, stepping right across to cover the off stump

50.5

Harris to Strauss, no run, the England captain is solidly behind the line in defence this time

50.6

Harris to Strauss, no run, dropped towards cover in defence once again, Clarke trots round to field

England 159/0   RJ Harris 12-4-31-0

52.1

Harris to Strauss, no run, Harris launches into an appeal as Strauss is struck on the pad, but it dies in the bowler's throat even as he shouts it as that was obviously pitching outside leg

52.2

Harris to Strauss, no run, full and straight, Strauss steps forward to defend

52.3

Harris to Strauss, 2 runs, glanced to fine leg, Strauss picked this up from outside off

52.4

Harris to Strauss, no run, full, straight and fast. Strauss drives it hard back towards the bowler, who picks it up and threatens to throw the stumps down

52.5

Harris to Strauss, no run, nicely driven again by Strauss, great sound off the bat but straight to mid-on

52.6

Harris to Strauss, no run, slightly slower through the air and dying off the pitch, Strauss leaves alone outside off and the ball reaches Haddin on the bounce

England 163/1   RJ Harris 13-4-33-0

54.1

Harris to Strauss, no run, cracking straight drive from Strauss, but Harris bends in his follow-through to cut the shot off

54.2

Harris to Strauss, 3 runs, worked very effectively through the leg side, picking the gap and maintaining control in the shot. Three runs the result

54.3

Harris to Trott, 2 runs, after a fairly lengthy wait for Trott to be ready, Harris charges in and dishes one up on a leg stump line. The batsman whips across the front pad to pick up two through midwicket

54.4

Harris to Trott, no run, solidly defended into the off side with a loud shout of "no!"

54.5

Harris to Trott, 1 run, a short ball is worked down to fine leg with a nicely controlled pull

54.6

Harris to Strauss, no run, on a length on off stump, calm defence from Strauss

England 169/1   RJ Harris 14-4-39-0

81.1

Harris to Trott, FOUR, inside edge! Not the most dangerous start from Harris, but a loose drive from Trott sees the ball take a thick inside edge and rocket just past the leg stump

81.2

Harris to Trott, no run, this one snakes away through the air and Trott is much tighter in defence

81.3

Harris to Trott, 1 run, tapped between midwicket and mid-on for one

81.4

Harris to Pietersen, no run, full again from Harris, driven to mid-off

81.5

Harris to Pietersen, no run, good length from Harris, but the line is too wide to get Pietersen playing

81.6

Harris to Pietersen, no run, straighter this time, and Pietersen steps forward to drive to mid-on

England 251/2   RJ Harris 15-4-44-0

83.1

Harris to Trott, no run, whoa! Where has that come from? This hit the pitch and jagged away from Trott, who was leaning forward to defend. Beaten on the outside edge by surprising bounce from that length, great seam position from Harris too

83.2

Harris to Trott, no run, slightly wider of off, this time Trott opts for safety and leaves alone

83.3

Harris to Trott, no run, Trott hops back to defend this to cover

83.4

Harris to Trott, 1 run, with the weight on the back foot once more, Trott works to leg to pick up one

83.5

Harris to Pietersen, FOUR, Pietersen presents the full face of the bat on a checked straight drive to send the ball rocketing back past Harris! He's on to 49 now

83.6

Harris to Pietersen, no run, Great reply from Harris, getting this one to hit the seam and burst past the inside edge ... but what's this? Haddin is vociferous in his appeal and convinces them to ask for a review. Nope, nothing there and Pietersen remains.

England 259/2   RJ Harris 16-4-49-0

85.1

Harris to Pietersen, 1 run, the ball takes the inside half of the bat and rolls into the leg side

85.2

Harris to Trott, no run, Trott takes a length delivery on the walk and works it to mid-on

85.3

Harris to Trott, no run, full in the channel outside off, Trott is solid in defence

85.4

Harris to Trott, no run, beaten by a fabulous ball from Harris! He's been seaming them in, but this one hit the pitch and moved away from the bat to beat the edge

85.5

Harris to Trott, no run, just short of a good length, chopped down to gully

85.6

Harris to Trott, no run, and a well-judged leave to end the over

England 262/2   RJ Harris 17-4-50-0

87.1

Harris to Collingwood, no run, a horrid, ungainly swipe to leg from Collingwood, unsurprisingly ball beats bat and strikes pad ... but that's going over the top, and the appeal for lbw is quickly turned down. Collingwood really doesn't look in the best nick here

87.2

Harris to Collingwood, no run, fuller, driven to mid-off

87.3

Harris to Collingwood, no run, driven, harder this time and back towards the bowler, who tumbles in his follow-through to cut it off

87.4

Harris to Collingwood, no run, Harris is keeping up an attacking line here, right at the stumps, and Collingwood plays back down the track

87.5

Harris to Collingwood, no run, coming in off the seam from outside the off stump, Collingwood wears this one on the inner thigh off the inside edge

87.6

Harris to Collingwood, FOUR, edged, but through the gap between the two gully fielders! It was full again, but well outside off this time and Collingwood was only half forward into the drive. Close!

England 267/3   RJ Harris 18-4-54-0

89.1

Harris to Trott, 1 run, fifty for Trott, and he gets it with a tap-and-run single into the leg side. A far better call than the last one...

89.2

Harris to Collingwood, 3 runs, the first one Collingwood has timed in what seems like weeks, he threads the gap at cover and good running fetches him three runs

89.3

Harris to Trott, no run, Trott reaches out to a delivery outside off and defends to cover point

89.4

Harris to Trott, no run, slightly wider of off, left alone by Trott

89.5

Harris to Trott, no run, pushed wide of off once again, but Trott's patience is exemplary and he lets it go by unmolested

89.6

Harris to Trott, 3 runs, too short and Trott swivels into a controlled pull in front of square

England 277/3   RJ Harris 19-4-61-0

107.1

Harris to Trott, no run, a real loosener first up, not much pace at all as Trott leaves outside off. Harris still manages to get it through to Haddin without a bounce

107.2

Harris to Trott, no run, short of a good length, Trott gets back and across and jabs the ball hard back down the wicket

107.3

Harris to Trott, no run, another inside edge onto the inside of the left leg! This one hits the pad though. Trott can see the funny side, smiling as he walks away from the wicket. He's been in the wars in the last few overs

107.4

Harris to Trott, FOUR, superb on-drive from Trott! Mid-on was wide, so he went straight and got great timing and placement on the shot

107.5

Harris to Trott, 1 run, Trott picks up the length early, getting across to work the ball off his hip and out through square leg

107.6

Harris to Prior, FOUR, slashed in the air through gully! The shot was on as the ball was short and wide, and Prior went through with it. That brings up the fifty partnership

England 337/5   RJ Harris 20-4-70-0

109.1

Harris to Trott, no run, wide, not quite full enough for the drive and Trott toe-ends into the covers

109.2

Harris to Trott, no run, very full this time, perhaps the attempted yorker from Harris. It tailed in through the air, too, but Trott was equal to it and dug the ball out into the off side

109.3

Harris to Trott, no run, nicely driven this time, but picking the extra cover fielder

109.4

Harris to Trott, no run, gentle seam movement away from the bat off a good length, but wide of off and easily left alone

109.5

Harris to Trott, no run, fuller and wider still, Trott leans forward into a classical leave

109.6

Harris to Trott, no run, after such a good leave, just a bit of a nothing shot from Trott. It was full and wide and he might well have left it - or aimed a drive into the covers. He did neither, just pushing the bat softly out and letting the ball hit it

England 340/5   RJ Harris 21-5-70-0

111.1

Harris to Prior, no run, good yorker from Harris, but Prior digs it out easily enough

111.2

Harris to Prior, no run, driven with rather more verve into the covers this time, but a diving fielder cuts it off

111.3

Harris to Prior, no run, Harris pulls the length back, Prior guides the ball down to point

111.4

Harris to Prior, no run, straighter this time, nudged to midwicket

111.5

Harris to Prior, no run, this one holds its line outside off, and Prior is beaten on the outside edge as he aims a loose-looking drive into the off side

111.6

Harris to Prior, no run, beaten once again outside off, good bowling from Harris here

England 347/5   RJ Harris 22-6-70-0

113.1

Harris to Trott, no run, Trott aims a off drive to a fullish delivery it skews off the inside edge to mid-on

113.2

Harris to Trott, no run, this is driven with more than a hint of outside edge straight to point

113.3

Harris to Trott, no run, good wheels from Harris pints Trott back in defence

113.4

Harris to Trott, no run, Trott is desperately shuffling across his stumps trying to work another to leg, but Harris follows further outside off

113.5

Harris to Trott, no run, wide outside off stump and Trott has a dart, flashing and missing

113.6

Harris to Trott, no run, good tactics from Australia, trying to dry Trott up in the 90s by landing outside off, Trott happy to have a go but keeps picking out fielders

England 348/5   RJ Harris 23-7-70-0

115.1

Harris to Trott, no run, Harris has settled into a decent groove here and hurries Trott in defence around off stump

115.2

Harris to Trott, no run, Harris fires another up outside off and Trott happily driving to cover

115.3

Harris to Trott, 1 run, this time the drive pierces the ring of offside fielders, gets Trott a single to take him to 95

115.4

Harris to Prior, no run, Prior has a flat-footed poke outside off, nothing shot but it looked worse thanks to the low bounce through to Haddin

115.5

Harris to Prior, no run, this is stroked with a clock-shop full of timing but straight to mid-off

115.6

Harris to Prior, 1 run, very swift single keeps Trott off strike as Prior smoothly strokes another off-drive to a fullish delivery

England 354/5   RJ Harris 24-7-72-0

117.1

Harris to Trott, 2 runs, lovely stroke, Harris has been feeding Trott drives outside off and this one is timed very well into a gap at extra cover for a couple

117.2

Harris to Trott, FOUR, that is a superb hundred from Trott, gets there fittingly with a leg-side flick off his toes through the midwicket region for four, celebrates with his customary single arm lofted in the air. It's been a pretty chanceless knock and he's helping take England out of sight here

117.3

Harris to Trott, no run, ideal post-hundred delivery for the batsman, outside off stump and left alone

117.4

Harris to Trott, no run, Trott is forced to play at this but does so with consummate ease in defence

117.5

Harris to Trott, FOUR, four more! Not where he intended but a full ball finds the outside edge of a loose drive, it sped past the slips to the third man boundary

117.6

Harris to Trott, 1 run, this is driven again, but more carefully to cover for a single

England 365/5   RJ Harris 25-7-83-0

136.1

Harris to Prior, no run, good start from Harris, right on the money, moving away a fraction too and Prior shuffles along the crease and defends

136.2

Harris to Prior, no run, again Harris finds an ideal length and line and Prior defends watchfully

136.3

Harris to Prior, no run, this has been a feature of England's batting and, if you want to be fancy, you could say it separates the teams in this test, Prior judging a leave outside off stump perfectly

136.4

Harris to Prior, no run, hint of some reverse here back to Prior who gets half forward to defend

136.5

Harris to Prior, no run, careful defence as Harris bangs away on a length and line

136.6

Harris to Prior, no run, excellent opening over from Harris, if only Australia weren't 346 behind, Prior has to defend again

England 444/5   RJ Harris 26-8-83-0

138.1

Harris to Trott, no run, Harris continues to hammer away on a good length and line, decent wheels too, Trott defends crisply to mid-on

138.2

Harris to Trott, no run, a fuller length draws Trott forward and a skewed drive finds point

138.3

Harris to Trott, no run, Harris has been excellent this morning and finds a good length that Trott defends

138.4

Harris to Trott, no run, sharp delivery, shaping in a touch and Trott hurries into a defensive prod

138.5

Harris to Trott, no run, Trott can't resist a bit of width and flashes an edgy drive that is smartly fielded in the gully

138.6

Harris to Trott, no run, maiden over for Harris and a good one too, finishes with Trott hurrying to defend

England 447/5   RJ Harris 27-9-83-0

140.1

Harris to Prior, no run, flash and a miss outside off, Prior will always have a drive if you give him half a chance, but just doesn't connect with this

140.2

Harris to Prior, no run, Harris continues to hug off stump with his line and Prior has to defend

140.3

Harris to Prior, FOUR, drive-me length and a drive-me line, Prior does the obvious and flashes a square drive past point all along the ground for four. Lovely shot

140.4

Harris to Prior, no run, Harris happy to offer another drive and this one isn't timed as well and point fields

140.5

Harris to Prior, no run, fuller and straighter this time, Harris looking for a yorker and Prior has to jab down a defence

140.6

Harris to Prior, 3 runs, ah excellent stroke here, this was more on the up but Prior used the offer of width to ease a cover drive away

England 459/5   RJ Harris 28-9-90-0

142.1

Harris to Trott, no run, this keeps a little low outside off stump, beyond that there is little to say about the delivery

142.2

Harris to Trott, no run, again this burrows through to Haddin outside off stump

142.3

Harris to Trott, 1 run, Harris ventures onto a line closer to off stump line and is rewarded with a forward push to cover for one

142.4

Harris to Bresnan, no run, Bresnan defends carefully on the front foot, looks in good order so far

England 464/6   RJ Harris 28.4-9-91-0
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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

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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

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