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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

36.1

Smith to Strauss, 1 run, decent start, tossed up a fraction around middle, Strauss turns it around the corner for one

36.2

Smith to Cook, 1 run, touch of spin here to Cook, who gets deep into his crease to work a single to leg

36.3

Smith to Strauss, no run, Strauss gets right forward to defend this under his eyes

36.4

Smith to Strauss, 1 run, fifty for Strauss, gets there with a minimum of fuss, clipping a single to a deep-set mid-on

36.5

Smith to Cook, no run, carefully blocked back to the bowler

36.6

Smith to Cook, 1 run, pushed through a touch quicker, Cook nudges into a gap square of midwicket for a single

England 128/0   SPD Smith 1-0-4-0

38.1

Smith to Cook, 1 run, too short from Smith and Cook has an age to get back and cut, no great damage though as the deep point fields

38.2

Smith to Strauss, no run, much better delivery here and Strauss has to defend carefully under his eyes

38.3

Smith to Strauss, 1 run, ooh, good stop from the bowler, Strauss sauntered down the wicket and drilled a drive back at Smith who shoved two hands to take most of the pace off the ball

38.4

Smith to Cook, 1 run, touch short again, and Cook cuts to point

38.5

Smith to Strauss, no run, Strauss carefully forward and defending to the bowler

38.6

Smith to Strauss, no run, prodded with due care and attention into the off side

England 138/0   SPD Smith 2-0-7-0

40.1

Smith to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss picks of a single driving stylishly to deep cover

40.2

Smith to Cook, no run, this finds the outer-half of the bat and squirts to point

40.3

Smith to Cook, no run, full and driven down to mid-off

40.4

Smith to Cook, no run, Cook aims a leg-side nudge but finds short leg

40.5

Smith to Cook, FOUR, ah, just a touch too short from Smith and that's asking for trouble, sits up asking for a beating which Cook dishes out, pulling firmly through midwicket

40.6

Smith to Cook, FOUR, and another! Too short and Cook gave this some humpty, looking for a six, but the boundary is a long way away and he has to settle for four

England 147/0   SPD Smith 3-0-16-0

42.1

Smith to Strauss, no run, Smith floats up a fullish ball outside off and Strauss drives to cover

42.2

Smith to Strauss, no run, nudged carefully into the leg side

42.3

Smith to Strauss, no run, good bowling here, nice flight, good line outside off, Strauss defends carefully

42.4

Smith to Strauss, 2 runs, ooh, edged past slip for a couple more, Strauss had a drive at a wider ball and it slides off the edge past slip to bring up the 150 stand

42.5

Smith to Strauss, 1 run, another run here as Strauss drives to deep cover

42.6

Smith to Cook, no run, Cook picks out a diving extra cover

England 151/0   SPD Smith 4-0-19-0

44.1

Smith to Cook, no run, Cook stretches a long way forward in defence

44.2

Smith to Cook, 1 run, full toss isn't punished as savagely as it could have been, instead it's patted straight of cover for one

44.3

Smith to Strauss, 2 runs, Strauss hangs on the back foot and turns this around the corner for a couple

44.4

Smith to Strauss, no run, oh unlucky for Smith! Finds a genuine outside edge and it lands just short of slip

44.5

Smith to Strauss, no run, Strauss gets forward to defend and it beaten on the outside edge

44.6

Smith to Strauss, no run, more careful defence to end the over, decent over from Smith there

England 156/0   SPD Smith 5-0-22-0

46.1

Smith to Strauss, no run, Smith goes flat, full and wide outside off and Strauss leaves alone

46.2

Smith to Strauss, no run, pushed across quickly again and Strauss watches it go by

46.3

Smith to Strauss, no run, good delivery here, spinning back into Strauss who pops forward to block

46.4

Smith to Strauss, no run, nudged carefully into the leg side, Strauss knows his perfect day is almost done here

46.5

Smith to Strauss, no run, floated up outside off stump and Strauss watches carefully before deciding to leave alone

46.6

Smith to Strauss, no run, blocked again to finish a stunning day for the tourists and a horrible one for the hosts

England 157/0   SPD Smith 6-1-22-0

71.1

Smith to Trott, no run, very good start from Smith, tossed up and finds a good length and line, Trott gets forward to defend

71.2

Smith to Trott, no run, again Trott carefully is forced forward to defend a tossed-up delivery

71.3

Smith to Trott, 1 run, plenty of drift for Smith with the breeze, touch overpitched and allows Trott to sweep a single

71.4

Smith to Pietersen, FOUR, ooh, Pietersen gets a boundary but wasn't all that convincing, he sauntered down the wicket and launched it over mid-on, but with more inside edge than he wanted

71.5

Smith to Pietersen, no run, down the wicket again, but this time only to defend

71.6

Smith to Pietersen, FOUR, ah, this time Pietersen gets all of it, down the wicket a third time, Smith went wider of off but that only gave Pietersen the width to free his arms and thrash it over mid-off for four

England 219/2   SPD Smith 7-1-31-0

73.1

Smith to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen hurries down the track but the drift into him means he can't get his shot away

73.2

Smith to Pietersen, no run, careful defence here, Smith finding plenty of drift but not so much turn

73.3

Smith to Pietersen, no run, after coming down the wicket a couple of times Pietersen hangs back and defends

73.4

Smith to Pietersen, no run, touch too short, Pietersen leaps back to try and get this away through the off side but can't quite time it

73.5

Smith to Pietersen, no run, this time it's fuller and Pietersen defends with utmost respect, good stuff from Smith

73.6

Smith to Pietersen, no run, maiden over, good work from the legspinner, Pietersen unable to beat the infield with his cut shot

England 219/2   SPD Smith 8-2-31-0

75.1

Smith to Trott, no run, Smith finds an excellent length and line and a hint of spin too, Trott watches it all and defends

75.2

Smith to Trott, no run, hint of a false shot here as Trott is hurried in defence

75.3

Smith to Trott, no run, very good line from Smith around off stump, Trott pops forward to block

75.4

Smith to Trott, no run, very studious, head-over-ball defence

75.5

Smith to Trott, 4 runs, tossed up but the drift slips this a touch too far to leg stump and Trott works it firmly through midwicket, runs very hard to pick up an all-run four

75.6

Smith to Trott, no run, carefully defended to end the session

England 226/2   SPD Smith 9-2-35-0

77.1

Smith to Pietersen, 1 run, tossed up very full on middle and off, cracked hard into the off side

77.2

Smith to Trott, no run, Trott stays deep in the crease and defends quietly to off

77.3

Smith to Trott, no run, nicely flighted, Trott stays back all the same and defends

77.4

Smith to Trott, no run, tossed up once again, not much turn though as Trott defends

77.5

Smith to Trott, no run, Trott is finally drawn onto the front foot, leaning forward to tap this back down the track

77.6

Smith to Trott, no run, whipped with powerful forearms into the leg side, but straight to the midwicket fielder

England 236/2   SPD Smith 10-2-36-0

79.1

Smith to Pietersen, 1 run, or not, as KP immediately gets off strike by thumping a drive into the covers. The fielder does well to slid and cut it off, but can't prevent the single

79.2

Smith to Trott, 1 run, sliding down the leg side, nudged in that direction for one

79.3

Smith to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen continues to look to be positive, driving into space between mid-off and cover for one

79.4

Smith to Trott, no run, good line from Smith, steady defence from Trott

79.5

Smith to Trott, no run, Trott bends into a premeditated sweep and is beaten somewhat by the flight as the ball hits his front pad ... definitely heading down leg however

79.6

Smith to Trott, no run, Trott stays back this time, tapping to cover

England 240/2   SPD Smith 11-2-39-0

116.1

Smith to Prior, no run, good start, bit of air, bit of drift, bit of turn, Prior's defence is careful

116.2

Smith to Prior, no run, bowler lucky to get away with this, dragged down very short but it stuck in the pitch and Prior couldn't time his cut

116.3

Smith to Prior, no run, this is a touch short again but the cut shot finds point

116.4

Smith to Prior, no run, ah, much better, fuller with more air and Prior defends with utmost respect

116.5

Smith to Prior, no run, shorter length means some spin from around leg stump, Prior stands tall and blocks

116.6

Smith to Prior, no run, maiden over ends with Prior pushing gently back to the bowler

England 354/5   SPD Smith 12-3-39-0

118.1

Smith to Trott, 1 run, Smith floats up a full ball on Trott's toes which can only mean one thing - a leg-side nurdle for one

118.2

Smith to Prior, no run, pushed straight back down the pitch

118.3

Smith to Prior, no run, Prior edges down the wicket and gets a full toss for the effort, but can only pat it straight to mid-off

118.4

Smith to Prior, no run, Prior down the wicket again, looking for something expansive but picks out mid-on with a drive

118.5

Smith to Prior, no run, fullish and flighted delivery stroked back down the wicket where mid-on scoots round to field

118.6

Smith to Prior, 1 run, short ball to end the over but no harm done as Prior's cut finds point

England 367/5   SPD Smith 13-3-41-0

120.1

Smith to Trott, no run, Smith going around the wicket now, looking to land it in some rough, Trott is not bothered and defends from the back foot

120.2

Smith to Trott, 1 run, Trott has scored plenty off his legs, and gets another here as Smith's line errs

120.3

Smith to Prior, 2 runs, floated up a touch too much, reaching Prior on the full and he steers it straight of midwicket for a couple

120.4

Smith to Prior, 1 run, too short and with the angle Prior has plenty of room to free his arms in a cut shot

120.5

Smith to Trott, 1 run, very short again and Trott bunts through straightish midwicket

120.6

Smith to Prior, 2 runs, ah lovely shot, Prior hanging on the back foot and waiting before gliding a neat back-cut past the keeper for a couple

England 378/5   SPD Smith 14-3-48-0

122.1

Smith to Prior, 1 run, too short again from Smith and it is cut to deep cover

122.2

Smith to Trott, 1 run, better delivery, more air and fuller, but Trott does what he does best and works a single to midwicket to bring up the 100-run stand

122.3

Smith to Prior, no run, Prior stretches forward and defends

122.4

Smith to Prior, 1 run, the length is too short and with precious little spin around it's a help-yourself-to-one type of delivery

122.5

Smith to Trott, no run, studious defence off the back foot from Trott

122.6

Smith to Trott, 1 run, good shot for a single here, Trott flicking to midwicket with good timing

England 388/5   SPD Smith 15-3-52-0

124.1

Smith to Prior, 1 run, a flighted delivery to start, but the length is not quite right and Prior leans back to pick up a single to cover

124.2

Smith to Trott, no run, Trott stays deep in the crease to defend a gentle legbreak

124.3

Smith to Trott, no run, same again from both batsman and bowler, Trott just goes on and on in the same vein

124.4

Smith to Trott, no run, fuller this time, Trott steps forward and drives it back to the bowler

124.5

Smith to Trott, FOUR, bad ball from Smith - a low full toss - but what superb timing and placement from Trott, threading the gap at midwicket perfectly

124.6

Smith to Trott, no run, good finish from Smith, nice and tight on middle and off and Trott defends

England 393/5   SPD Smith 16-3-57-0

126.1

Smith to Prior, no run, tossed up slow on middle, Prior hangs back and pushes to mid-on

126.2

Smith to Prior, FOUR, too short from Smith, and Prior wallops him up and over wide mid-on to get to fifty

126.3

Smith to Prior, no run, fuller, and this time Prior defends

126.4

Smith to Prior, no run, a low, dipping full-toss is whipped hard but straight to mid-on

126.5

Smith to Prior, no run, tossed up nicely on middle, Prior lunges forward to defend

126.6

Smith to Prior, no run, this time Prior plays back, nudging defensively to leg

England 404/5   SPD Smith 17-3-61-0

128.1

Smith to Trott, no run, a gentle legbreak from Smith, Trott gets right back and cracks it to mid-on

128.2

Smith to Trott, 1 run, tapped out through cover point for an undramatic single

128.3

Smith to Prior, FOUR, big shot from Prior! Too short from Smith and he seized on the length very quickly, lifting the ball powerfully over midwicket ... just short of the rope

128.4

Smith to Prior, 1 run, the ball comes off the inner half of the bat, and they take a quick single

128.5

Smith to Trott, no run, tapped back to the bowler

128.6

Smith to Trott, FOUR, such timing! This was nothing more than a firm push down the ground, but it beat the bowler and once it was past mid-on, raced away!

England 415/5   SPD Smith 18-3-71-0
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200
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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