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England roar back into Test

ENGLAND grabbed three quick wickets to be right back in the match on the second day of the fourth Ashes Test at the MCG today. .

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i think they roared back out again, they wer doing so well last i looked. Now a quick 150 from Hayden and then Symonds has turned it around for Australia.

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oh england are in big trouble at 146 / 9 in their second innings. game over, well nearly.


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Quote:4-0 AUSTRALIA beat England by an innings and 99 runs today on day three of the fourth Ashes cricket Test at the MCG.

Brett Lee bowled Matthew Hogard for five to end the match, the Australian paceman finishing with figures of 4-47.

Australia now leads the Ashes series 4-0 and will try for a 5-0 whitewash next week at the SCG.
Andrew Strauss top-scored with 31 in England's total of 161, while Australia's Stuart Clark took 3-30.
Shane Warne took two wickets in England's second innings in his last match at the MCG and his teammates chaired him off the ground at the end of the game.

At tea, four top-order wickets had Australia confident of an an early win.

Clark bowled Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen and Glenn McGrath had a rare LBW victory between for the Australians to land three body blows on the tourists' attempt at saving the match and avoiding a fourth straight defeat.

Then, just as England appeared to have got its ship back on course, Brett Lee had Paul Collingwood caught at short cover to leave the tourists 4-90 in their second innings at tea.

Given the form of its tail-end batsmen, England's deficit of 170 runs is a whopping one, and only a major rearguard effort from opener Andrew Strauss (31 not out) and out-of-sorts captain Andrew Flintoff (11 not out) will take the tourists' cause into a fourth day.

Strauss and Cook made a solid start and had whittled down Australia's lead by 41 when Clark bowled the latter for 20 off an inside edge, although the young opener's feet failed to move.

That wicket was the first of three quick ones for the home side, as McGrath removed Bell (two) and Clark bowled the promoted Pietersen (one) with one that nipped back to complete a collapse of 3-8 in six overs.

Clark, who has made a habit of striking early in his spells throughout his eight-Test career, had figures of 2-19. McGrath took 1-26 and Lee 1-27.

Bell remains the only batsman this Test to have been dismissed LBW, having also fallen leg before to Clark in the first innings.

Flintoff had a major scare on the last ball of the session when Warne fired through a flipper which struck the all-rounder in front, but umpire Aleem Dar ruled there was some bat involved.

Pietersen was elevated from No.5 to four for the first time this series in a bid by England to show more attack, however the ploy failed as the side's most talented batsman lasted only nine deliveries.

Collingwood (16), who swapped positions with Pietersen, was steady for almost an hour but lost his wicket not long before tea when he drove Lee firmly, but directly to Justin Langer.

Lee was clearly satisfied with his scalp, having been taunted by Barmy Army fans for most of his spell as they continually shouted “no-ball” just as he delivered.

The fast bowler made a point of taking his hat off and bowing to the England fans once he had dismissed Collingwood.

Australia established a 260-run lead on the first innings when it added 47 runs in the first hour of play. The home side was all out for 419.peAndrew Symonds (156) added only two runs to his overnight score, but Shane Warne thrilled his home crowd with an unbeaten 40 in what could be his final innings at the MCG before he retires from cricket, after the fifth Test in Sydney.

damn why wont that blink work lol
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