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The Ashes - 4th Test

Australia v England

England won by an innings and 157 runs

Overs 0-50

11.1

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, good start from Bresnan, finds the length and line that he's in the side to bowl, and Ponting defends

11.2

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, definite swing for Bresnan early on, starts a touch too wide though and Ponting can leave comfortably

11.3

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, this time the line is awry, shoved well down leg

11.4

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, full and straight, Ponting jabs out a defence and Bresnan fields smartly off his own bowling

11.5

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, up and around off stump, touch too wide to interest Ponting, who leaves alone expansively

11.6

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, good hustle from Bresnan, finds an off-stump line just short of a good length and Ponting defends

Australia 26/1   TT Bresnan 1-1-0-0

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

13.2

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, nervy start for Clarke, who is neither forward nor back as he drops a defensive stroke towards cover

13.3

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, leaning forward in defence from deep in the crease, Clarke defends back to the bowler

13.4

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, Clarke is getting into line with increasing confidence, and defends towards mid-off this time

13.5

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, Bresnan pulls the length slightly shorter, Clarke blocks under his eyes into the off side

13.6

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, short from Bresnan, but that's much too short to bother Clarke and he's easily underneath it

Australia 37/2   TT Bresnan 2-2-0-1

15.1

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, nibbling away off the seam, Clarke steps across and shoulders arms

15.2

Bresnan to Clarke, 1 run, tapped just to gully's right, and Clarke is called through for a tight single ... the throw at the non-striker's end is wide though, and Clarke is off the mark

15.3

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, full on off stump, Hussey leans forward into a solid defence

15.4

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, half an appeal from Bresnan as ball ricochets off pad once again ... but Aleem Dar says no, and England have no reviews. Probably going down, by the looks of the replay. Late swing in to the left-hander there

15.5

Bresnan to Hussey, 1 run, neatly tucked down to fine leg

15.6

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, tempting line outside off, but Clarke opts for caution and leaves alone

Australia 39/3   TT Bresnan 3-2-2-1

17.1

Bresnan to Clarke, 2 runs, neatly punched between mid-off and cover by Clarke, the ball is pulled up well short of the rope but that was a confident stroke. Pushed through the gap on the up

17.2

Bresnan to Clarke, 1 run, bad line from Bresnan, on the toes and flicked to fine leg

17.3

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, yet another harmless delivery is easily left by Hussey. England need to get him playing early on

17.4

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, that's better, on a length and straight and Hussey is drawn into a hurried defence

17.5

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, fuller still, but nice and straight once more and Hussey is slightly squared up as he defends to off

17.6

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, landing short of a length on off and going further off the seam, Hussey is quite happy to leave

Australia 46/3   TT Bresnan 4-2-5-1

19.1

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, dug in very short on off stump, Clarke ducks quickly underneath it

19.2

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, this one comes in off the seam slightly after pitching on a length and straight, Clarke nudges into the leg side

19.3

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, Clarke steps forward, looking for the on-drive, but he's not to the pitch of it and a thick inside edge rolls to mid-on

19.4

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, Bresnan invites the drive outside off this time, but Clarke won't be tempted and leaves well alone

19.5

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, similar ball, this time Clarke pushes the bat out at it to send the ball towards backward point

19.6

Bresnan to Clarke, FOUR, in the air, but in the gap between slip and gully! That flew off the bat as he threw himself into a cut, and went fast and possibly too high to be caught anyway. Either way, it brings up Australia's 50

Australia 53/3   TT Bresnan 5-2-9-1

21.1

Bresnan to Clarke, FOUR, shot! Full on middle and off, and Clarke leans into a cracking straight drive

21.2

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, was that held back a touch by Bresnan? It looked like it may have been the leg cutter. Defended to extra cover

21.3

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, on a length but just too wide to have Clarke playing

21.4

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, identical ball, and the response from the batsman is the same too

21.5

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, this one comes back in off the seam, but it lands quite wide once again and he leaves safely enough

21.6

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, landing on off stump this time, and fuller too. Clarke defends into the off side

Australia 57/3   TT Bresnan 6-2-13-1

23.1

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, pushed right across Hussey from over the wicket, landing outside off and going even further and there's no way he's going to play at that

23.2

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, Bresnan straightens his line but Hussey is watchful in defence, bristling with nerdish intensity even as he defends

23.3

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, left on length this time, just too short there

23.4

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, fuller, but wider again and Hussey wisely has nothing to do with it

23.5

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, Bresnan attacks the stumps, but the bat comes down in vertical defence

23.6

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, and - surprise, surprise - an exemplary leave to finish the over

Australia 58/3   TT Bresnan 7-3-13-1

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

26.4

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, touch too short from Bresnan, but if his job is to defend than back of a length is the best option, Clarke gets into a good position, right behind the ball, to defend

26.5

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, word from the Australian camp is that the pitch is a bit two paced, which sounds like a bad excuse for 4 for 66, but this sticks in the track a bit and means Clarke's defence is slightly airy to mid-off

26.6

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, solid, sturdy defence to finish the over, again it's a touch too short from Bresnan to be a wicket-taking length

Australia 66/4   TT Bresnan 8-3-16-1

28.1

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, Bresnan bustles up to the crease, and hits the bat hard, he's a euphemism type of bowler

28.2

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, splice-hitting length and line, no real danger for Clarke

28.3

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, this is left alone outside off stump

28.4

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, Bresnan finds a fuller length for the first time since lunch, but also locates the middle of Clarke's defensive blade

28.5

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, careful, head-over-ball defiance from Clarke

28.6

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, another maiden, good work from Bresnan, Clarke's defence is solid

Australia 66/4   TT Bresnan 9-4-16-1

30.1

Bresnan to Haddin, no run, straight ball meets a very straight bat, Haddin timing a defensive block perfectly to mid-on

30.2

Bresnan to Haddin, no run, Bresnan offers a bit of hit-me width, but Haddin is prepared to get his eye in and leave alone

30.3

Bresnan to Haddin, no run, lovely delivery this, fuller length and Bresnan finds some away movement, sneaks past a nervy push from Haddin

30.4

Bresnan to Haddin, no run, swing from the bowler, swing from the batsman, not a great shot, just a waft outside off stump

30.5

Bresnan to Haddin, no run, this time Haddin leaves alone, almost to punish himself for the previous shot

30.6

Bresnan to Haddin, no run, fuller and straighter from Bresnan and it earns him his fifth maiden in 10 overs, fine work from him

Australia 71/5   TT Bresnan 10-5-16-1

32.1

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, Atherton on Sky has used another Bresnan euphemism "English type seamer" - and the gritty Yorkshireman finds a length, a line and a careful defence

32.2

Bresnan to Clarke, 2 runs, nicely played here, banged in short and Clarke's pull shot was controlled down to midwicket for a couple

32.3

Bresnan to Clarke, 3 runs, ooh, iffy drive from Clarke, just throwing his hands at some width outside off, it flew wide of Morgan at point who leapt in classic salmon fashion but just couldn't reach it

32.4

Bresnan to Haddin, no run, very firm and classy drive straight back down the ground, Bresnan tumbles inelegantly but saves runs as he fields

32.5

Bresnan to Haddin, no run, pushed into the off side

32.6

Bresnan to Haddin, no run, clipped firmly to mid-on, no run but the sort of shot that should settle the frazzled Australian nerves

Australia 77/5   TT Bresnan 11-5-21-1

34.1

Bresnan to Haddin, no run, Haddin is a wanton driver, just can't resist it, and why would he when he plays the shot so well? Sadly for him, he finds a diving Ian Bell at short cover here

34.2

Bresnan to Haddin, no run, good delivery here, just enough away nibble to make Haddin's drive uncertain

34.3

Bresnan to Haddin, no run, swing for Bresnan, plenty of it but from the hand, swing from Haddin too as he drives to point

34.4

Bresnan to Haddin, no run, Bresnan's hard work is rewarded with an outside edge, but it runs along the ground to point

34.5

Bresnan to Haddin, OUT, Bresnan has another and Haddin has gifted him this, flat-footed waft of a drive, flicked the edge and went through to Strauss. Pretty miserable stuff this from the home side

BJ Haddin c Strauss b Bresnan 5 (23m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 31.25

34.6

Bresnan to Harris, no run, Bresnan locates an off-stump line and Harris somehow jabs a bat down on time, another maiden from Bresnan but this time with the added sauce of wicket

Australia 77/7   TT Bresnan 12-6-21-2

36.1

Bresnan to Siddle, no run, Bresnan goes full and straight and Siddle defends

36.2

Bresnan to Siddle, FOUR, rare bad ball from Bresnan and Siddle takes full toll, nothing expansive, just a leg-stump line tickled down to fine leg for four

36.3

Bresnan to Siddle, no run, having gone leg side once Bresnan makes sure this is outside off stump

36.4

Bresnan to Siddle, no run, push and a miss outside off, bit of a tailender prod there

36.5

Bresnan to Siddle, no run, Siddle corrects himself after the last delivery by leaving alone

36.6

Bresnan to Siddle, no run, has it carried? Don't think it has, Swann, who collected the edge, wasn't sure. Bresnan found the outside edge as Siddle pushed outside off stump, went very low and probably carried to Swann, but on replay these things are rarely given out

Australia 82/8   TT Bresnan 13-6-25-2
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Series Results
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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
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Australia won by 267 runs
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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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