Cricket Scorecard

The Ashes 2013-14

Australia vs. England, 4th Test

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Dec 26, 2013

Match Information

Match StatusAustralia won by 8 wkts
Man Of The MatchJohnson
TossAustralia (Elected to Bowl)
UmpiresAleem Dar (Pak) & Kumar Dharmasena (SL)
Third UmpireBilly Bowden (NZ)
Match RefereeRanjan Madugalle (SL)

Batting: England

Batsman BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Alastair Cook (C)caught Clarke b P SiddleAlastair Cook (C)
caught Clarke b P Siddle
27473057.45
Michael Carberrybowled b WatsonMichael Carberry
bowled b Watson
381036036.89
Joe Rootcaught Haddin b R HarrisJoe Root
caught Haddin b R Harris
24822029.27
Kevin Pietersenbowled b JohnsonKevin Pietersen
bowled b Johnson
711615144.10
Ian Bellcaught Haddin b R HarrisIan Bell
caught Haddin b R Harris
27981027.55
Ben Stokescaught Watson b JohnsonBen Stokes
caught Watson b Johnson
14231160.87
Jonathan Bairstow (WK)bowled b JohnsonJonathan Bairstow (WK)
bowled b Johnson
10170158.82
Tim Bresnancaught Bailey b JohnsonTim Bresnan
caught Bailey b Johnson
114007.14
Stuart Broadlbw b JohnsonStuart Broad
lbw b Johnson
11162068.75
James AndersonbattingJames Anderson
batting
11241045.83
Monty Panesarbowled b N LyonMonty Panesar
bowled b N Lyon
2160012.50
Extras (10 byes, 1 wides, 1 no balls, 7 leg byes)19 
Total (255-10 in 100 overs) 255 
Extras (10 byes, 1 wides, 1 no balls, 7 leg byes)19 
Total (255-10 in 100 overs) 255 

Fall of Wickets

1/48 (Alastair Cook, 16.5 ov.), 2/96 (Michael Carberry, 33.6 ov.), 3/106 (Joe Root, 42.1 ov.), 4/173 (Ian Bell, 72.6 ov.), 5/202 (Ben Stokes, 80.3 ov.), 6/216 (Jonathan Bairstow, 84.4 ov.), 7/230 (Tim Bresnan, 90.1 ov.), 8/231 (Kevin Pietersen, 90.5 ov.), 9/242 (Stuart Broad, 94.2 ov.), 10/255 (Monty Panesar, 99.6 ov.)

Bowling: Australia

BowlerOMRWER
Ryan Harris2484722.0
Mitchell Johnson2446352.6
Peter Siddle2375012.2
Nathan Lyon22.236713.0
Shane Watson6.421111.6

Innings Highlights

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
100OUTLyon to Panesar, out Bowled!! Bad leave! Panesar shoulders arms to one that is angling in, no spin on that delivery, just went on to hit off and middle. The innings has ended as England are bowled out for 255. Panesar b Lyon 2(16)255/10
97.3FOURLyon to J Anderson, FOUR, good shot that! Anderson uses his feet and though he isn't to the pitch, goes through with the lofted hit, over mid-on, one bounce over the ropes250/9
94.2OUTJohnson to Broad, out Lbw!! Michelle five-for for Johnson. He is proudly displaying the ball to the crowd after taking his first five-for at the 'G'. What a series this fella is having. Full, fast, swinging in, Broad missed after shuffling across and is struck right in front of middle and off. Aleem Dar had the finger up in a jiffy. Broad went up to Anderson to ask for an opinion, about reviewing, walks off after the advice from his partner. Broad lbw b Johnson 11(16) [4s-2]242/9
93.4DROPPEDR Harris to Broad, no run, dropped by Harris. A fine short delivery, tucking Broad up, he fended at it off the back foot, it lobbed to the right of the bowler who was changing direction in his followthrough, went with one-hand, but didn't stick, even though he got to the ball. So nearly the 9th wicket241/8
91.3FOURR Harris to Broad, FOUR, confident drive on the up. Too full and wide outside off, Broad came forward and thumped the drive on the up wide of cover. That's two boundaries in three balls for Broad239/8
91.1FOURR Harris to Broad, FOUR, runs for Broad. Streaky and an edged boundary as Broad looks to drive. The ball scooting wide of gully - all along the ground. No third man and that's a valuable four235/8
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Batting: Australia

Batsman BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Chris Rogerscaught Pietersen b T BresnanChris Rogers
caught Pietersen b T Bresnan
611718035.67
David Warnercaught Bairstow b J AndersonDavid Warner
caught Bairstow b J Anderson
9142064.29
Shane Watson* caught Bairstow b StokesShane Watson*
caught Bairstow b Stokes
10152066.67
Michael Clarke (C)bowled b J AndersonMichael Clarke (C)
bowled b J Anderson
10340029.41
Steven Smithcaught Bell b BroadSteven Smith
caught Bell b Broad
19773024.68
George Baileycaught Bairstow b J AndersonGeorge Bailey
caught Bairstow b J Anderson
019000.00
Brad Haddin (WK)caught Bairstow b J AndersonBrad Haddin (WK)
caught Bairstow b J Anderson
65687195.59
Mitchell Johnsoncaught J Anderson b T BresnanMitchell Johnson
caught J Anderson b T Bresnan
230006.67
Ryan Harriscaught J Root b BroadRyan Harris
caught J Root b Broad
6271022.22
Peter Siddlecaught T Bresnan b BroadPeter Siddle
caught T Bresnan b Broad
05000.00
Nathan LyonbattingNathan Lyon
batting
18343052.94
Extras (4 leg byes)4 
Total (204-10 in 82.2 overs) 204 
Extras (4 leg byes)4 
Total (204-10 in 82.2 overs) 204 

Fall of Wickets

1/19 (David Warner, 6.3 ov.), 2/36 (Shane Watson, 11.2 ov.), 3/62 (Michael Clarke, 25.2 ov.), 4/110 (Steven Smith, 49.5 ov.), 5/112 (Chris Rogers, 52.1 ov.), 6/122 (George Bailey, 57.5 ov.), 7/151 (Mitchell Johnson, 66.2 ov.), 8/162 (Ryan Harris, 71.6 ov.), 9/164 (Peter Siddle, 73.3 ov.), 10/204 (Brad Haddin, 82.2 ov.)

Bowling: England

BowlerOMRWER
James Anderson20.246743.3
Stuart Broad2064532.2
Ben Stokes1544613.1
Tim Bresnan1862421.3
Monty Panesar*921802.0

Innings Highlights

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
82.2OUTJ Anderson to Haddin, out Caught by Bairstow!! There comes the searing bouncer and England finally mop up the Aussie innings. This was banged in short and on the stumps, Haddin backs away and seeks it smack it over mid-wicket, he is cramped for room as he gets into an extremely awkward position. The ball kisses the top-edge and loops to Bairstow, who runs behind square on the on-side to pouch it. Haddin scampers back to the dressing room to don his glovegear and get ready. Haddin c Bairstow b J Anderson 65(68) [4s-7 6s-1]204/10
81.1FOURBroad to Haddin, FOUR, pitched up and outside off, Haddin slahes hard, the result is a thickish outside edge that flies over the slip cordon to the third man fence197/9
81FOURJ Anderson to Lyon, FOUR, He nails it this time. This one was on a length and outside off, Lyon throws the kitchen sink at that and swings it over mid-on to the fence. He is wagging prodigiously as Australia chip away at England's lead193/9
78.1OTHERJ Anderson to Haddin, 1 run, on a length on middle, Haddin backs away and thumps it to long on to reach another significant fifty181/9
77.5FOURBroad to Lyon, FOUR, pitched up and outside off, Lyon flays it over point, the ball goes off a thickish edge to the third man fence. Four precious runs added to the Aussie total180/9
76.5FOURJ Anderson to Lyon, FOUR, pitched up and outside off, Lyon goes for the drive, the ball goes off an outside edge between slips and gully to the third man fence. Had there been a third slip that would have been a dolly catch175/9
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Batting: England

Batsman BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Alastair Cook (C)lbw b JohnsonAlastair Cook (C)
lbw b Johnson
51647079.69
Michael Carberrylbw b P SiddleMichael Carberry
lbw b P Siddle
12811014.81
Joe Rootrunout JohnsonJoe Root
runout Johnson
15241062.50
Kevin Pietersencaught R Harris b N LyonKevin Pietersen
caught R Harris b N Lyon
49906054.44
Ian Bellcaught Johnson b N LyonIan Bell
caught Johnson b N Lyon
01000.00
Ben Stokescaught S Smith b N LyonBen Stokes
caught S Smith b N Lyon
19551034.55
Jonathan Bairstow (WK)caught Haddin b JohnsonJonathan Bairstow (WK)
caught Haddin b Johnson
21282275.00
Tim Bresnanbowled b N LyonTim Bresnan
bowled b N Lyon
08000.00
Stuart Broadcaught Clarke b N LyonStuart Broad
caught Clarke b N Lyon
03000.00
James AndersonbattingJames Anderson
batting
160016.67
Monty Panesarlbw b JohnsonMonty Panesar
lbw b Johnson
06000.00
Extras (5 byes, 6 leg byes)11 
Total (179-10 in 61 overs) 179 
Extras (5 byes, 6 leg byes)11 
Total (179-10 in 61 overs) 179 

Fall of Wickets

1/65 (Alastair Cook, 21.3 ov.), 2/86 (Michael Carberry, 27.5 ov.), 3/86 (Joe Root, 28.2 ov.), 4/87 (Ian Bell, 28.4 ov.), 5/131 (Ben Stokes, 44.5 ov.), 6/173 (Jonathan Bairstow, 54.3 ov.), 7/174 (Tim Bresnan, 57.2 ov.), 8/174 (Stuart Broad, 57.5 ov.), 9/179 (Kevin Pietersen, 59.4 ov.), 10/179 (Monty Panesar, 60.6 ov.)

Bowling: Australia

BowlerOMRWER
Ryan Harris1013403.4
Mitchell Johnson1552531.7
Nathan Lyon1735052.9
Peter Siddle1564613.1
Shane Watson421303.2

Innings Highlights

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
61OUTJohnson to Panesar, out Lbw!! Johnson finishes it fittingly. This was a full delivery that jags back in sharply, Panesar is rooted in the crease and is struck right in front. Umpire Dharmasena had no problems in raising the dreaded finger. Monty reviews but to no avail. Panesar lbw b Johnson 0(6)179/10
59.4OUTLyon to Pietersen, out Caught by R Harris!! Lyon gets his first fifer in Australia. This was a flighted delivery on off, Pietersen looks to send it over long off, he mistimes it and hits it straight down Harris' throat, who takes a good catch. That ends a resistive innings from Pietersen. Pietersen c R Harris b Lyon 49(90) [4s-6]179/9
58.5FOURJohnson to Pietersen, FOUR, length ball on off, Pietersen nails it this time as he drills it straight down the ground. Cracking shot that!178/8
57.5OUTLyon to Broad, out Caught by Clarke!! 100th wicket for Nathan Lyon. This was nicely tossed up outside off with some turn as well. Broad aims to drive it uppishly, only manages an outside edge that is snaffled by Clarke at first slip. Australia have caught the game by the scruff of its neck. Broad also perishes for a duck. Broad c Clarke b Lyon 0(3)174/8
57.2OUTLyon to Bresnan, out Bowled!! Looks like Bresnan is gone. The MCG roars. This was on a length and on off, not all that short to pull, Bresnan still goes through with the shot, gets a bottom edge that dislodges the off-bail. He was completely bamboozled. Bresnan hung in there thinking that Haddin's pad has disturbed the stumps. However it was not to be as Bresnan bags a sorry duck. Bresnan b Lyon 0(8)174/7
54.3OUTJohnson to Bairstow, out Caught by Haddin!! The man with the midas touch, Mitchell Johnson (who else?) does it for Australia. This was pitched up and outside off. Bairstow, perhaps expecting a bumper, hangs back and tries to squeeze out this extremely full delivery. The ball grazes the outside edge and Haddin does the rest. That is the 30th wicket for Mitch in this series. Bairstow c Haddin b Johnson 21(28) [4s-2 6s-2]173/6
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Batting: Australia

Batsman BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Chris Rogerscaught Bairstow b PanesarChris Rogers
caught Bairstow b Panesar
11615513074.84
David Warnercaught Bairstow b StokesDavid Warner
caught Bairstow b Stokes
25472053.19
Shane Watson* battingShane Watson*
batting
839011092.22
Michael Clarke (C)battingMichael Clarke (C)
batting
6201030.00
Extras (1 no balls)1 
Total (231-2 in 51.5 overs) 231 
Extras (1 no balls)1 
Total (231-2 in 51.5 overs) 231 

Recent Overs

0 0 0 4 0 0   -  1 0 0 0 0 0   -  2 0 4 0 1 0   -  0 1 1 0 4

Fall of Wickets

1/64 (David Warner, 17.6 ov.), 2/200 (Chris Rogers, 45.5 ov.)

Bowling: England

BowlerOMRWER
James Anderson1122602.4
Stuart Broad1005805.8
Monty Panesar*7.504115.2
Ben Stokes1205014.2
Joe Root41802.0
Tim Bresnan714806.9

Innings Highlights

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
50.3FOURBresnan to Watson, FOUR, this was on a length and on off, Watson thwacks it straight down the ground for a rampaging four. Watson is in a hurry to finish it off226/2
48.4FOURStokes to Clarke, FOUR, 8000 Test runs for Michael Clarke. In a neat moment of sporting synchronity, it may be recalled that Cook also got to 8000 of his own in this very Test. This was short and outside off, Clarke cuts it firmly to the square third man fence. Clarke is the 6th Aussie to reach the landmark219/2
48FOURPanesar to Watson, FOUR, BOOM! Watson forays down the track, takes this on the full and thumps it straight down the ground, beating a diving Stuart Broad at long-on. Australia are running away at the MCG215/2
47.4FOURPanesar to Watson, FOUR, Watson is on the prowl. This was quicker and outside off, Watson chips down the track and spanks it between midwicket and long on211/2
47.3FOURPanesar to Watson, FOUR, dug in marginally short, Watson makes room and cuts it with all his might to the third man fence207/2
45.5OUTPanesar to Chris Rogers, out Caught by Bairstow!! Some belated cheer for England as Monty snares Rogers. The crowd gives Rogers a standing ovation for his crafty innings. This was quicker and shorter outside off, Rogers goes for a rasping cut, all he mangages is an outside edge that is snaffled by Bairstow. Mixed day for England's new keeper. Indeed, it was a classy innings from Buck. Ticket punched to South Africa. Chris Rogers c Bairstow b Panesar 116(155) [4s-13]200/2
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