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England vs Australia, 4th Test at Chester-le-Street, , Aug 09 2013 - Match Result

4th Test, Chester-le-Street, August 09 - 12, 2013, Australia tour of England and Scotland
238 & 330
(T:299) 270 & 224

England won by 74 runs

Player Of The Match
5/71 & 6/50
Match centre 
Scores: Venkat Raghav | Comms: Alex Winter
Scorecard summary
England 238/10(92 overs)
51 (164)
4/42 (20)
2/58 (22)
Australia 270/10(89.3 overs)
110 (250)
5/71 (24.3)
68 (134)
2/65 (25)
England 330/10(95.1 overs)
113 (210)
7/117 (28)
45 (90)
3/55 (22.1)
Australia 224/10(68.3 overs)
71 (113)
6/50 (18.3)
49 (100)
2/36 (13)

So another fabulous Test match, the longest form of the game yet again proving why it's by far and away the best. And in the long evening sun of the north east, on debut for an Ashes Test, England have won the Urn. All the best reaction and analysis coming up form our guys in Durham so stay tuned and also have a look out our fancy new photo gallery. But that's all from Chester-le-Street, thanks to Monty and Gnasher and my colleagues in India for the commentary this week, we'll all be back for the fifth Test at The Oval, a week break before we reconvene on August 21, see you then and from me, Alex Winter, bye for now.

Presentation time...another sombre interview with Michael Clarke: "At the end of the day to only lose by 74 runs, we can take positives but our middle order wasn't good enough today. Clusters of wickets happen unfortunately. In the first innings we couldn't capitalise either. But Chris Rogers and Davey Warner played really well today. They might have found it easy but we certainly didn't in the middle. Ryan Harris was outstanding too. We've still got a lot to play for, The Oval's very important and we'll look to improve there."

And now a man who can add his name to an illustrious list of Ashes winning captains, Alastair Cook: "That noise in that last session was fantastic. The support we get on around the world is superb and we thank all our supporters. It was a fantastic wicket to play on. It was a great spell from Broad, words don't do it justice. The character and skills to turn it around after tea. We talk about bowling in partnerships and Bresnan banging away going at one an over was very important. Broad gets on those runs time and time again and when he gets it right he's very hard to play. Ian Bell played another oustanding innings, he's in great form and great to watch and has had a fantastic series."

Stuart Broad is the Man of the Match for his 11 wickets in the match. That really was something, an irresistible force when he gets it going.

Almost forgotten to mention Ian Bell, he made another vital century that put England in a strong position. His third Ashes ton, just the 10th time an England player has made three centuries in an Ashes series. But he might be shaded by Broad for the Man of the Match award.

For Australia, well, oh dear they've lost again but once again have given England a real shock. And when David Warner and Chris Rogers put on a century opening stand it was the tourists in the box seat to chase down this target. They will be very annoyed they couldn't capitalise on that great start. Ryan Harris will be especially annoyed because he's put in another great shift, 7 for 117 in the second innings, that set up a very good chance of victory but it wasn't to be and now there's only pride to play for at The Oval.

Broad's a funny character isn't he? Just gets on these miraculous sparks of form, rolls his sleeves up, tears in and rips out wicket after wicket. That's what he's produced this afternoon, steamrolling Australia who couldn't make the most of a superb start. But Tim Bresnan's dismissal of David Warner, a beauty that bounced a little to take the outside edge, shook England into life and Broad took it from there.

What a day of Test cricket, it ebbed and flowed, bobbed and weaved but England have come through thanks to an inspirational spell of bowling from Stuart Broad. Australia were in great shape at 109 for 0 chasing 299 to win but Broad ripped into the Australians and his 6 for 50 has given England victory by 74 runs and an unassailable 3-0 lead in the Ashes. They have won the Urn for the third series in a row, congratulations to Alastair Cook and his team.

Broad to Siddle, OUT

full ball on off stump, loose drive into the off side, oh it's straight to mid-off and England have won the Ashes. Broad the man to finish the job with a length ball that Siddle tried to drive, got slightly wrong and chipped an easy catch to Anderson who turned to the stands and threw the ball to the heavens, that's the moment when England won the Ashes

Peter Siddle c Anderson b Broad 23 (48b 2x4 0x6 69m) SR: 47.91

Shadows getting longer, not too much time left...

Broad to Siddle, no run

short and pulled, there's a man out at deep square leg so just a single

Broad to Siddle, no run

full on the stumps, Siddle forces it out towards midwicket but they turn down the single

A big cheers greets the return of the man of the hour Stuart Broad how wonderful he has been this evening...

end of over 688 runs
AUS: 224/9CRR: 3.29 
Jackson Bird1 (24b)
Peter Siddle23 (45b 2x4)
James Anderson 16-1-73-0
Joe Root 3-2-1-0
Anderson to Bird, no run

yorker length just outside off, Bird slams the bat down onto it and gets an edge into the ground that finds second slip

Anderson to Siddle, 1 run

full on the stumps again, tickles it down to long leg

Anderson to Siddle, 2 runs

full on the stumps, clipped off a leading edge into the leg side, Bresnan at mid-on...can't get there! Just wide of him running to his right

Anderson to Siddle, no run

length ball just outside off stump, Siddle across the off stump to block into the covers

Anderson to Siddle, FOUR runs

nice stroke, firm back foot punch and steers it away past point, nice timing

Anderson to Bird, 1 run

full just outside off stump, firm drive into the covers a fumble by the fielder and they get a single, so Siddle gets the strike back

Hello chaps, I'm back for the coup de grace. James Anderson returns as the sun comes out making it safe for the quicks...

end of over 67Maiden
AUS: 216/9CRR: 3.22 
Peter Siddle16 (41b 1x4)
Jackson Bird0 (22b)
Joe Root 3-2-1-0
Graeme Swann 18-6-53-2
Root to Siddle, no run

straight line yet again, another forward block

Root to Siddle, no run

flatter ball, again just pushed up the crease

Root to Siddle, no run

full and blocked up the wicket

Root to Siddle, no run

a step down the track, patted up the crease

Root to Siddle, no run

a skip down the wicket, forward and push up the crease

Root to Siddle, no run

forward block back up the wicket from a flat ball

end of over 663 runs
AUS: 216/9CRR: 3.27 
Jackson Bird0 (22b)
Peter Siddle16 (35b 1x4)
Graeme Swann 18-6-53-2
Joe Root 2-1-1-0
Swann to Bird, no run

another big forward stride to block

Swann to Bird, no run

slanted across, he defends

four men around the bat

Swann to Bird, no run

forward to block again

Swann to Bird, no run

defended off the front foot

Swann to Siddle, 1 run

jumps out to work to midwicket

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
IR Bell
113 runs (210)
11 fours0 six
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
28 runs
6 fours0 six
CJL Rogers
110 runs (250)
14 fours0 six
Productive shot
leg glance
52 runs
5 fours0 six
Best performances - bowlers
RJ Harris
SCJ Broad
Match details
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultEngland led the 5-match series 3-0
Match numberTest no. 2093
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days9,10,11,12 August 2013 - day (5-day match)
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