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Sunday, 26 December 2010

Ashes Series 2010/2011: Australia v England Fourth Test Scores, Commentary & Twitter Updates from MCG - 2010/2011

Ashes Series 2010/2011: 

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 Australia v England Fourth Test.
Scores, Commentary & Twitter Updates from The MCG in Melbourne - December 26-30, 2010.

England defeated Australia by an innings and 157 runs to win the Test Match and retain the Ashes.
3rd Test Review
Please Note:
Due to being away for the Christmas Holidays there will not be daily recaps of the 4th or 5th Test. There will be 4th & 5th Test Reviews with Winners/Losers, Player Ratings & MVP Votes at the conclusion of the 5th Test Match.
MATCH RESULT
4TH TEST - AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND
 DAY FOUR - Stumps 
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Australia 1st Innings: 98 All Out. 
England 1st Innings: 513 All Out.
Australia 2nd Innings: 258 All Out.
England 2nd Innings: DNB
ENGLAND WON BY AN INNINGS & 157 RUNS.

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Please Note: Due to Christmas Holidays there will not be regular updates of the 4th Test on wdnicolson.blogspot.com

ENGLAND lead 2-1 in the Best of Five Ashes Tests.
1st Test: Draw - Review
2nd Test: England won by an Innings & 71 Runs - Review
3rd Test: Australia won by 267 Runs - Review
4th Test: England won by 157 Runs - Review to come.
Due to being away for the Christmas Holidays there will not be daily recaps of the 4th Test. There will be 4th & 5th Test Reviews with Winners/Losers, Player Ratings & MVP Votes at the conclusion of the 5th Test Match.

Here are The 4th Test Player Ratings
Note: There is a Player of the Series Award based on the Player Ratings and an MVP Award based on IMPACT over the course of the Series. It is of course possible for one player to take out both awards. All Ratings out of 10.
AUSTRALIA - 4th Test Ratings
Phil HUGHES
Shane WATSON
Ricky PONTING (c)
Michael CLARKE
Michael HUSSEY
Steven SMITH
Brad HADDIN
Mitchell JOHNSON
Ryan HARRIS
Peter SIDDLE
Ben HILFENHAUS
Michael BEER (12th Man)
ENGLAND - 4th Test Ratings
Alastair COOK - 8
Andrew STRAUSS (c) - 8
Jonathan TROTT - 10
Kevin PIETERSEN - 7
Paul COLLINGWOOD - 4
Ian BELL - 3
Matt PRIOR - 9
Tim BRESNAN - 8
Graeme SWANN - 6
James ANDERSON - 9
Chris TREMLETT - 9
Steven FINN (12th Man)

2010/2011 ASHES MOST VALUABLE PLAYER OF THE SERIES POINTS - 4th Test
Each Test 8 Votes are given out - 5 for Man of the Match, 2 for Next Best & 1 for Next Best after that.

5 - Jonathan TROTT, England
Capitalised on the great start by Andrew Strauss & Alastair Cook and then took the Test (and the Ashes) away from Australia in an innings worth 168 Not Out and lasted 499 minutes. Australia look clueless bowling to him and feed his strengths way too often. wdnicolson.blogspot.com.

2 - Jimmy ANDERSON, England
Continues to be the most lethal bowler in the Series and could be the best bowler in the world right now such is his ability to swing the new and old ball. Removed the entire Australian middle order on Day 1 (Clarke, Hussey & Smith) then got Mitchell Johnson to finish with 4 1st Innings wickets. On fire. wdnicolson.blogspot.com.

1 - Chris TREMLETT, England
Along with Anderson the tall timber destroyed Australia on Day 1 to set up the rest of the Test. May not have grabbed a bagful on the 2nd innings but the Test & Ashes were won on that 1st Day. Is bowling superbly. wdnicolson.blogspot.com.

2010/2011 Ashes Series Awards:
Note: There is a Player of the Series Award based on the Individual Test Player Ratings and an MVP Award based on IMPACT in each Test over the course of the Series. It is of course possible for one player to take out both awards. 
Player of the Series Ratings Progress Points after 3 Tests (4th Test Update to come):
Michael HUSSEY 28, Alastair COOK 24, James ANDERSON & Ian BELL 23, Jonathan TROTT 22, Steven FINN, Brad HADDIN & Shane WATSON 21.
Each Test Rating is out of 10.
MVP of the Series Progress Points After 4 Tests:
7 Points - Alastair COOK ENG; 5 Points - Mitchell JOHNSON, AUS; Kevin PIETERSEN ENG; Jonathan TROTT, ENG; 4 Points - Michael HUSSEY AUS; 3 Points - Jimmy ANDERSON, ENG; 1 Point - Ryan HARRIS, AUS; Peter SIDDLE AUS & Chris TREMLETT, ENG.
Each Test 8 Votes are given out - 5 for Man of the Match, 2 for Next Best & 1 for Next Best after that.
MATCH REVIEW
For the Full Scorecard (Click for link to cricket.com.au)
4TH TEST - AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND
 4TH TEST - RESULT 
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England defeated Australia by an Innings & 157 Runs.
4TH TEST RECAP
AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND
4TH TEST WINNERS/LOSERS
Winners - TBD
TBD
Losers - TBD
TBD.


WHO TAKES THE ADVANTAGE FROM THE MCG?
ENGLAND - duh!


IN GAME TWEETS - Not available for the 4th Test - apologies.

There'll be scores from during and at the close of play on each day updated on this page and simply follow the Twitter Feed below for regular commentary on the match.

Please note although The NRL Tweet deals mainly in news relating to the National Rugby League - it will have Cricket Tweets from the Ashes Series throughout the Summer.

The Tweets displayed on this page will only contain Ashes Tweets during the Test - they'll become dated in the days following the match so make sure you follow us on @nrltweet to stay up to date via Twitter.

Full Scoreboard updates during play at the top of the page & Check out the Twitter Updates As Well.

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