England arrived in Australia full of hope... and left routed, battered and bewildered
We look back to when Mike Denness, England's captain on a particularly unsuccessful Ashes tour, dropped himself
At Melbourne, January 1
Australia won by 166 runs -- their fifth victory in eight post-war Tests at Brisbane
The match was virtually decided on the first day when England, put in, collapsed in two and three-quarter hours from 99 for one to 208 all out.
At the end of five tense days, Australia finished a low-scoring match eight runs short of victory with two wickets standing, much to the credit and relief of an England side reduced to four bowlers through an injury to Hendrick.
Australia won by 171 runs and recaptured the Ashes lost on the same ground to Illingworth's team four years earlier
England's fourth defeat was in many ways the most discouraging of the series because for the first time in five matches they had the makings of a winning position only to throw the advantage away.
An accident to Ewen Chatfield, the New Zealand number eleven batsman, from what proved to be the very last ball of this match, cast an ugly shadow on all the splendid cricket that took place during the first four days