The Ashes, 4th Test, Day 4, England vs Australian - As it happened...

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Australia 2nd innings

Over 68.3 || Score 224

Finally England have managed to turn the tables around in this match and won the Ashes for the third consecutive time. Australia collapsed and not only lost the match but the series as well. Broad took six wickets and played a crucial role to win England the Ashes once more time.

PM Siddle c Anderson b Broad 23 (48b)

NM Lyon b Broad 8 (10b)

RJ Harris lbw b Broad 11 (18b)


Over 53 || Score 181/7

England has certainly made a comeback in the match. In the last ten overs they have sent five Australian batsmen to the pavilion. And it also includes Warner who scored a fifty in the second innings and skipper Clarke. Smith and Watson also got out cheaply. It’s an amazing turnaround by the English bowlers. Broad and Bresnen are bowling in tandem. Australia still need more than 110 runs but only three wickets are remaining. One can say that England is on the verge of winning the 4th Ashes Test.

BJ Haddin lbw b Broad 4 (6b)

SR Watson lbw b Bresnan 2 (11b)

SPD Smith b Broad 2 (19b)

MJ Clarke b Broad 21 (27b)

DA Warner c Prior b Bresnan 71 (113b)


Over 42 || Score 156/2

A match-winning 100 runs partnership between the openers came to an end in the 30th over of Swann. Unlucky Rogers got out on 49 when he edged the ball towards the slip cordon. Khawaja came in to bat with Warner. But after playing a cameo of 21 runs he was trapped in front of the wicket by Swann in the 40th over of the innings. Warner is still playing on 68 after scoring 10 boundaries and a six. Aussie skipper has joined him in the middle after the dismissal of Khawaja. Now the visitors need less than 150 runs to win the match.

UT Khawaja lbw b Swann 21 (35b)

CJL Rogers c Trott b Swann 49 (100b)


Overs 20|| Score 80/0

Australia are off to a solid start as they loos to chase 299 to win the fourth Test of the 2013 Ashes series. David Warner and Chris Rogers have so far added 80 runs for the first wicket. Warner has five boundaries while Rogers has six. However, Warner has been the more aggressive and has shown his intent to score freely with a six over extra cover off Graeme Swann in the 16th over. Alastair Cook has used four bowlers within the first 20 overs but is yet to taste success.

Overs 10|| Score 35/0

The play has recommenced after being delayed due to rain. Stuart Broad began the proceedings in the second session of play. One run came from the sixth over. Off the first delivery of the next, Rogers got an edge and recorded his first boundary of the innings to third man region. Off the eight, Warner and Rogers scored a boundary apiece. 11 runs came in it. Off the fourth of the ninth over by Anderson, Rogers was given out caught behind. The Australian reviewed and Hot Spot showed that the ball had clipped his thigh pad. Warner ended the over with a cut shot for four. Rogers was dropped by Swann at slips off Bresnan in the 10th over. It was a difficult chance though.

Weather update: The play has been stopped due to rain.

Over 5|| Score 11/0

LUNCH! Australia have successfully avoided losing wickets in the five overs before lunch as they bundled out England for 330 in the second innings. Chris Rogers and David Warner are at the crease. James Anderson began the proceedings giving away just one in his first. Broad bowled to second over of the innings and off his first Australia collected 4 byes. Off the fifth delivery of the third over, England went opted for a decision review as Rogers was adjudged not out by the on-field umpire after the home team went for an lbw appeal. However, the decision was upheld. Off the fourth came two runs while just a single came off the fifth before lunch was taken.

England 2nd innings

Over 95|| Score 330/10

James Anderson was the last man to be dismissed as England’s second innings came to an end at 330 in 95.1 overs. Anderson was cleaned up by Lyon for a five-ball duck. Bresnan was the ninth wicket to fall becoming Harris’s seventh victim of the innings. He was caught by Harris off his own bowling. Bresnan scored 45 (90b, 4X6). Graeme Swann played a handy innings of 30* (24b, 4X6) returning unbeaten.

Australia need 299 runs to win the Test.

Over 85|| Score 275/8

Ryan Harris has taken three wickets in two overs including the big wicket of centurion Ian Bell. He first removed Bell in the 83rd over by having him bowled. An inside edge and the ball crashed on the middle stump. Bell scored 113 (210b, 4X11). New batsman Matt Prior was cleaned up by Harris off the next as his off stump was uprooted. He went back for a duck. Off the sixth delivery of the 85th, Broad’s short cameo came to an end as he was caught by Steve Smith at gully. He scored 13 (7b, 4X3). Before his tame dismissal, Broad had scored consecutive boundaries off the previous two deliveries of Harris.

Over 80|| Score 250/5

Overnight pair of Ian Bell and Tim Bresnan has added 16 runs in the first six overs of the penultimate day of the fourth Ashes Test. Peter Siddle began the proceedings for Australia and three runs were scored in the over. Spin was introduced in the next in Nathan Lyon from the other end. Four runs came in it. Bell, off Siddle, scored the first boundary of the day with a drive through point. Off the next came two runs while the 79th was a maiden. The 80th saw England add two more runs to their total.

Over 74 || Score 234/5

Stumps: Ian Bell slammed yet another century, his third of Ashes 2013 which has given a lot of substance to this England innings. While the pitch became a graveyard for the rest of the batsmen, Bell proved his mettle once again with a formidable knock. England now lead by 202 runs with five wickets in hand which makes it their day.

And for Ian Bell fans, we have some impressive figures.
• Bell’s score in the 1st Test – 25, 109
• Bell’s score in the 2nd Test – 109, 74
• Bell’s score in the 3rd Test – 60, 4*
• Bell’s score in the 4th Test – 105*

So he has so far scored 486 runs in the series and is still going strong!

Ian Bell 105* (189b) Tim Bresnan 4* (21b)