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4th Test, Melbourne

Australia v England, 2013-14

Apr 21, 2014: Wisden's review of the fourth Test, Australia v England, 2013-14

Chloe Saltau

Outplayed and outdone by Australia

Dec 31, 2013: England have been hammered in this series, but that doesn't mean the players and coaches are not good enough anymore

Ian Bell

It's the application, not the talent

Dec 30, 2013: Rarely have we seen turnaround like the one Australia have just effected, but the gulf between the two teams is not as vast as the scoreline might suggest

Mark Nicholas

The 52nd six

Dec 30, 2013: Watching and hearing a six hit at a ground is a visceral experience, even in an age when sixes are the norm, not the exception

Christian Ryan

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 4th day

Johnson defends sightscreen rant

Dec 29, 2013: Mitchell Johnson sees no reason to apologise for his verbal assault on Kevin Pietersen even after discovering a child was wandering across the sightscreen when he pulled away

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 4th day

Clarke wards off Edgbaston ghosts

Dec 29, 2013: Ricky Ponting never bowl first in a Test again after Edgbaston 2005 and Michael Clarke knew it was a gamble when he did it Melbourne, but was able to relax after Australia's big victory

Daniel Brettig at the MCG

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 4th day

Rogers' Australia's feelgood story

Dec 29, 2013: At 35, Simon Katich was pensioned off after an Ashes series. At 35, Chris Rogers was recalled for one. He is making the most of his unexpected second chance.

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 4th day

Cook commits to England captaincy

Dec 29, 2013: Alastair Cook insisted he was "100% wanting to carry on" as England captain but was obliged to defend his senior players, the side's coaches and his own position in the aftermath of defeat in Melbourne

George Dobell at the MCG

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 4th day

Flower's time is up, England need a fresh approach

Dec 29, 2013: All the qualities that once rendered Andy Flower the perfect man for the job - his intensity, his attention to detail and his demanding personality - have now become the reasons he needs to go

George Dobell at the MCG

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 4th day

Doubts over Harris, Watson for Sydney

Dec 29, 2013: Australia's coach Darren Lehmann has conceded Ryan Harris is a doubtful starter for the Sydney Test, while Shane Watson's position could come under scrutiny if he is unable to bowl

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 4th day

Where it all didn't go wrong for Australia

Dec 29, 2013: So much has clicked for Michael Clarke and his players, even on the occasions when things briefly looked like they might go right for England instead

Jarrod Kimber at the MCG

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 4th day

Rogers and Watson bury hapless England

Dec 29, 2013: This time last year, the thought of Australia's cricketers reaching Sydney with a 4-0 Ashes margin in their pockets seemed about as likely as that of the long discarded Chris Rogers making a century in the Boxing Day Test

The Report by Daniel Brettig at the MCG

Australia v England, 4th Test, MCG, 3rd day

Mitch v KP

Dec 28, 2013: If it's Ashes cricket, there will be ego clashes

Jack Vittles

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 3rd day

England's quick-fix a total failure

Dec 28, 2013: Lulled into a high-risk counterattacking approach, England squandered an opportunity to finally take control of a Test match in this series

George Dobell at the MCG

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 3rd day

Lyon feels the love at last

Dec 28, 2013: He has gone under the radar for much of his career but Nathan Lyon is now Australia's joint-leading Test wicket-taker in 2013 and a fixture in the team

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 3rd day

'Fragile' England hurt by schedule - Pietersen

Dec 28, 2013: Kevin Pietersen has blamed England's schedule for the side's disappointing performance in Australia

George Dobell at the MCG

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 3rd day

Australia gifted a reprieve by broken England

Dec 28, 2013: Nathan Lyon took 5 for 50, including his 100th Test wicket, as he and Mitchell Johnson inspired another England collapse to set up a chase of 231 for a 4-0 series lead

The Report by Daniel Brettig

Australia v England, 4th Test, MCG, 2nd day

c Bell b Barmy Army

Dec 27, 2013: Supporters of both sides were out in full force on day two at the 'G

Jack Vittles

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 2nd day

Broad is bruised but not browbeaten

Dec 27, 2013: Stuart Broad chose to play at the MCG with the Ashes already lost, despite a badly bruised right foot, and he is still carrying England's fight

George Dobell

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 2nd day

Top order failures a barrier to Australia progress

Dec 27, 2013: Despite the 3-0 scoreline and the performance of the bowlers in this series, Australia's top order failures should be taken as a major warning to their future success

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG
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