England tour of Australia, 4th Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 26-29, 2013
The Ashes - 4th Test
Australia won by 8 wickets
26,27,28,29 December 2013 (5-day match)
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16.5

Siddle to Cook, OUT, pushed across, Cook nibbles and he's gone! Caught at second slip, an indecorous prod from Cook that seemed to betray the muddled state of mind he has got into with his batting, gulled into hanging his bat out and a thick edge flew to Clarke. Like a man reaching for another chocolate late on Christmas day, Cook couldn't resist temptation there

AN Cook c Clarke b Siddle 27 (70m 47b 3x4 0x6) SR: 57.44

England 48/1   MA Carberry 19* (54b 3x4)   PM Siddle 4.5-0-24-1
33.6

Watson to Carberry, OUT, That's right on target! Superb bowling. Followed the outswinger with the inswinger. Completely does Carberry who shoulders arms and sees the ball clip off stump. Another start not built on for him. Terrific skill from Watson

MA Carberry b Watson 38 (146m 103b 6x4 0x6) SR: 36.89

England 96/2   JE Root 19* (54b 2x4)   SR Watson 5-2-10-1
42.1

Harris to Root, OUT, lovely outswinger, right on the money and that's out! Root has been making half-promises and forget-me-not motions at balls outside off all innings and finally he gets something on one, pulled on to the front foot, bat dangling away from the pad and a thin but audible nick sails through to the keeper

JE Root c †Haddin b Harris 24 (116m 82b 2x4 0x6) SR: 29.26

England 106/3   KP Pietersen 4* (21b 1x4)   RJ Harris 10.1-6-12-1
72.6

Harris to Bell, OUT, gone! Harris again. What a bowler. In the channel outside off, hint of movement away - perhaps reverse - Bell plays this time and gets a thin edge to Harris. Another start, another start that doesn't count

IR Bell c †Haddin b Harris 27 (123m 98b 1x4 0x6) SR: 27.55

England 173/4   KP Pietersen 40* (108b 1x4 1x6)   RJ Harris 17-8-24-2
80.3

Johnson to Stokes, OUT, gone, Johnson's pace does for Stokes! It was in the right area, just holding its line on a good length as Stokes prodded at it indeterminately, too good for the newish batsman and a healthy edge flew to first slip

BA Stokes c Watson b Johnson 14 (37m 23b 1x4 1x6) SR: 60.86

England 202/5   KP Pietersen 54* (131b 2x4 1x6)   MG Johnson 15.3-1-46-1
84.4

Johnson to Bairstow, OUT, bowled him, another one knocked over! Bairstow wasn't up to the challenge, couldn't learn his lines quickly enough and the ball clattered into the top of off! Excellent delivery from Johnson, just a little movement back in, ugly gap between bat and pad and cleaned him up

JM Bairstow b Johnson 10 (19m 17b 0x4 1x6) SR: 58.82

England 216/6   KP Pietersen 58* (139b 2x4 1x6)   MG Johnson 17.4-1-57-2
90.1

Johnson to Bresnan, OUT, ripping bouncer to start with, slamming into the shoulder of the bat as Bresnan fends at it... and snaffled over the shoulder at square leg! Johnson has battered through with his first delivery, it would have done for better batsmen, to be fair, good bit of work from George Bailey, too, turning and running back a few yards as the ball looped past him. That was a snorter of a ball, rising sharply towards the chest and neck, Bresnan heard the executioner's song too late and trudged off shaking his head

TT Bresnan c Bailey b Johnson 1 (27m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 7.14

England 230/7   KP Pietersen 71* (158b 5x4 1x6)   MG Johnson 20.1-2-59-3
90.5

Johnson to Pietersen, OUT, steps away again, swings the arms - and bowled! Pietersen is castled, two in the over for Johnson, a malevolent cat among spooked pigeons! That Bresnan ball had clearly flicked the switch for KP, who was aiming to cart a length ball towards deep midwicket, there was a flicker of inswing for Johnson, with the breeze at his back, and the ball steamed through to clatter leg stump

KP Pietersen b Johnson 71 (254m 161b 5x4 1x6) SR: 44.09

England 231/8   SCJ Broad 0* (1b)   MG Johnson 20.5-2-59-4
94.2

Johnson to Broad, OUT, now the yorker, gottim! Almost a re-run of the sandal-crusher that injured Broad in Perth, he was way back in front of the stumps and pinned right in front of middle. Broad thinks about reviewing, perhaps hoping just to waste a few more seconds (England might need them later), but there was no doubt about Dar's decision. Johnson raises the ball to salute another bone-juddering five-for

SCJ Broad lbw b Johnson 11 (21m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 68.75

England 242/9   JM Anderson 0* (6b)   MG Johnson 22.2-3-60-5
99.6

Lyon to Panesar, OUT, leaves a straight one and is bowled, Lyon ties a bow on the England innings. We'll kindly call that a misjudgement from Monty, who planted the front foot and confidently lifted his bat in the air as an arm ball drifted on to rattle the top of middle and off

MS Panesar b Lyon 2 (24m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

England 255/10   JM Anderson 11* (24b 1x4)   NM Lyon 22.2-3-67-1
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