4th Test, Leeds, August 07 - 09, 2009, Australia tour of England and Scotland
102 & 263

Australia won by an innings and 80 runs

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Marcus North wins the Man-of-the-Match award, and that just about wraps up our coverage of this enthralling match. It goes without saying that you are cordially invited, nay required, to join us - Will Luke and Brydon Coverdale - for the fifth Test a week on Thursday, and do have a read of the bulletin and check the video highlights. Until that fateful day in south London, it's goodbye, and thanks for your company.

More disgraceful booing as Ponting comes for a chat.. This is just not on, I'm afraid. Does he have a message for his booing fans? "Not really. Nope." Good on you, Ponting. "There was a little bit of cloud around and if we bowled well enough, we'd create chances, and we did. Clark was spot on - spinners have found it tricky at Headingley and the four quicks paid dividends for us." Coming together at the right time? "Couldn't have asked more for this game. We've dominated the game from the first ball and won it in two-and-a-half days and some of our guys are getting better and better [in the series]."

Right, here's Strauss: "It's pretty hard to take. We didn't really turn up at this game and we've got to take it on the chin. It's 1-1 in the series and we've got to lift ourselves [for The Oval]. Once you're bowled out for a hundred, it's pretty hard to come back." Any regrets about team selection? "We probably could've done with an extra batter, but we felt taking 20 wickets would be pretty forward." Changes for The Oval? "Depends on Freddie. We'll sit down and not get too emotional about things."

Full refunds for tomorrow, details on Yorkshire's club website and on the reverse of each ticket. "Day five tickets were non-refundable, but holders will be invited to any future Yorkshire game in 2009, which is nice," Andrew offers.

The umpires all go and collect their medals. A smiling nPower girl flashes a smile. Superb action.

2.10pm We'll have some of the post-match interviews shortly

End of match

What a comeback by Australia this has been - by Johnson, too. They looked a team lacking direction after Lord's, but two Tests later they've utterly outplayed England from the start, who have been beaten by an innings and 80 runs. That's an emphatic slapping if ever there was one. Crucially, the onus is now on England to win if they're to regain the Ashes. It's beautifully set up - 1-1 with one to play. Ponting waves to the crowd - still a few boos from the crowd, which is now no longer even vaguely amusing, and it's handshakes all round for Australia's players who make their way off the pitch.

Johnson to Onions, OUT

bowled him with a jaffa! Cut back sharply and Onions didn't have an answer. Australia level the series 1-1 and Johnson has five

Graham Onions b Johnson 0 (7b 0x4 0x6 8m) SR: 0
Johnson to Onions, no run

slower ball but way, way too wide

Johnson to Onions, no run

fast, angled across him. Onions swishes and misses

end of over 614 runs
ENG: 263/9CRR: 4.31 
Steve Harmison19 (28b 4x4)
Graham Onions0 (4b)
Stuart Clark 11-1-74-0
Mitchell Johnson 19-3-69-4
Clark to Harmison, no run

and he leaves this alone outside off

Clark to Harmison, no run

full but wide and driven to cover

Poor old Stu Clark's chuntering away. He's not used to conceding so many...

Clark to Harmison, no run

prods and misses outside off

Clark to Harmison, FOUR runs

oh what a shot that is! A delicious clip off his legs through midwicket. Beautiful! Hold the pose, Harmy

Clark to Harmison, no run

defended to the off side

Clark to Harmison, no run

fantastic tail-end muppetry here, Harmison chipping him with a bat that sounded as though it was made of plywood, and the ball somehow fell short of mid-on. Outstanding

end of over 60Wicket maiden
ENG: 259/9CRR: 4.31 
Graham Onions0 (4b)
Steve Harmison15 (22b 3x4)
Mitchell Johnson 19-3-69-4
Stuart Clark 10-1-70-0
Johnson to Onions, no run

defended out to the off side

Johnson to Onions, no run

and again, he plays and misses outside off. Onions hasn't much of a clue here

Johnson to Onions, no run

huge appeal from Haddin and the slips, but not Johnson, as Onions plays and misses outside off. Yes, misses. Nowhere near it. No way was he near that.

Short leg's in

Johnson to Onions, no run

nearly bowled him! Horrid short ball hits him hard and nastily on the glove, and then very nearly dribbles onto his stumps

Australia on the verge of levelling the series. Just one to go: Mr Onions

Johnson to Swann, OUT

got him! Has he? Yes! The thinnest of edges on that as Swann drives outside off. Swann's utterly unconvinced but up goes the finger and that ends a fine, entertaining knock

Graeme Swann c †Haddin b Johnson 62 (72b 7x4 1x6 100m) SR: 86.11
Johnson to Swann, no run

well wide of the off stump, Swann swings and misses

end of over 5910 runs
ENG: 259/8CRR: 4.38 
Steve Harmison15 (22b 3x4)
Graeme Swann62 (70b 7x4 1x6)
Stuart Clark 10-1-70-0
Mitchell Johnson 18-2-69-3

Clark puts his cap back on and drops three almighty f-bombs in a row. He is chuntering some now! Not a happy chap at the moment.

Clark to Harmison, no run

cuts wider of the off stump, Harmison leaves it well alone

Clark to Harmison, FOUR runs

flicked finer for four more! Oh this'll upset Ponting no end.

Clark to Harmison, FOUR runs

shot! Attempted yorker on leg stump and Harmison unveils an Atherton-esque flick off his toes through midwicket for four. Beautiful

Clark to Harmison, (no ball)

leaves it alone outside off, and Clark's no-balled. They've not been very good today, Australia's bowlers. Plenty of no-balls, Hilfenhaus in particular. Schrecklich von Hilfenhaus, genau

Clark to Harmison, no run

shuffles across his stumps but it's wanged down the leg-side

And the 250 has come up, receiving warm applause from a packed crowd.

Clark to Swann, 1 run

well bowled again. Another inswinger which is inside-edged behind/past his stumps

Clark to Swann, no run

another inswinger, another attempt to work it over midwicket but it's off the pads

I've decided Onions looks like a badger with that beard.

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