Jan 29New Zealand vs. Sri Lanka

7th ODI at Westpac Stadium, Wellington

Sri Lanka won by 34 runs

Jan 28South Africa vs. West Indies

5th ODI at SuperSport Park, Centurion

South Africa won by 131 runs

Jan 26Australia vs. India

5th Match at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

No result

Jan 25South Africa vs. West Indies

4th ODI at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth

West Indies won by 1 wkt

Jan 25New Zealand vs. Sri Lanka

6th ODI at University Oval, Dunedin

New Zealand won by 120 runs

Jan 23New Zealand vs. Sri Lanka

5th ODI at University Oval, Dunedin

New Zealand won by 108 runs

Jan 30 08:50England vs. India

6th Match at W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth

Jan 31 06:30New Zealand vs. Pakistan

1st ODI at Wellington

Feb 01 08:50Australia vs. TBC

Final at Perth

Feb 03 06:30New Zealand vs. Pakistan

2nd ODI at Napier

Feb 14 03:30New Zealand vs. Sri Lanka

1st Match, Pool A at Christchurch

Feb 14 09:00Australia vs. England

2nd Match, Pool A at Melbourne

Cricket Scorecard

The Ashes 2013-14

Australia vs. England, 4th Test

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Dec 26, 2013

Match Information

Match Status
Australia won by 8 wkts
Man Of The Match
Australia (Elected to Bowl)
Aleem Dar (Pak) & Kumar Dharmasena (SL)
Third Umpire
Billy Bowden (NZ)
Match Referee
Ranjan Madugalle (SL)

Batting: England

Batsman RunsBalls4s6sSR
Alastair Cook (C)caught Clarke b P Siddle27473057.45
Michael Carberrybowled b Watson381036036.89
Joe Rootcaught Haddin b R Harris24822029.27
Kevin Pietersenbowled b Johnson711615144.10
Ian Bellcaught Haddin b R Harris27981027.55
Ben Stokescaught Watson b Johnson14231160.87
Jonathan Bairstow (WK)bowled b Johnson10170158.82
Tim Bresnancaught Bailey b Johnson114007.14
Stuart Broadlbw b Johnson11162068.75
James Andersonbatting11241045.83
Monty Panesarbowled b N Lyon2160012.50
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

BowlerOversMaidensRunsWicketsNo BallsWidesEconomy Rate
Ryan Harris248472002.0
Mitchell Johnson244635012.6
Peter Siddle237501102.2
Nathan Lyon22.23671003.0
Shane Watson6.42111001.6

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 RunsBalls4s6sSR
Chris Rogerscaught Pietersen b T Bresnan611718035.67
David Warnercaught Bairstow b J Anderson9142064.29
Shane Watson* caught Bairstow b Stokes10152066.67
Michael Clarke (C)bowled b J Anderson10340029.41
Steven Smithcaught Bell b Broad19773024.68
George Baileycaught Bairstow b J Anderson019000.00
Brad Haddin (WK)caught Bairstow b J Anderson65687195.59
Mitchell Johnsoncaught J Anderson b T Bresnan230006.67
Ryan Harriscaught J Root b Broad6271022.22
Peter Siddlecaught T Bresnan b Broad05000.00
Nathan Lyonbatting18343052.94
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

BowlerOversMaidensRunsWicketsNo BallsWidesEconomy Rate
James Anderson20.24674003.3
Stuart Broad206453002.2
Ben Stokes154461003.1
Tim Bresnan186242001.3
Monty Panesar*92180002.0

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 RunsBalls4s6sSR
Alastair Cook (C)lbw b Johnson51647079.69
Michael Carberrylbw b P Siddle12811014.81
Joe Rootrunout Johnson15241062.50
Kevin Pietersencaught R Harris b N Lyon49906054.44
Ian Bellcaught Johnson b N Lyon01000.00
Ben Stokescaught S Smith b N Lyon19551034.55
Jonathan Bairstow (WK)caught Haddin b Johnson21282275.00
Tim Bresnanbowled b N Lyon08000.00
Stuart Broadcaught Clarke b N Lyon03000.00
James Andersonbatting160016.67
Monty Panesarlbw b Johnson06000.00
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

BowlerOversMaidensRunsWicketsNo BallsWidesEconomy Rate
Ryan Harris101340003.4
Mitchell Johnson155253001.7
Nathan Lyon173505002.9
Peter Siddle156461003.1
Shane Watson42130003.2

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 RunsBalls4s6sSR
Chris Rogerscaught Bairstow b Panesar11615513074.84
David Warnercaught Bairstow b Stokes25472053.19
Shane Watson* batting839011092.22
Michael Clarke (C)batting6201030.00
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

BowlerOversMaidensRunsWicketsNo BallsWidesEconomy Rate
James Anderson112260002.4
Stuart Broad100580005.8
Monty Panesar*7.50411005.2
Ben Stokes120501104.2
Joe Root4180002.0
Tim Bresnan71480006.9

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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