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As it happened: England vs Australia, The Ashes, 4th Test, day 4


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Aug 13, 2013 at 12:33am IST

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Australia 224 all out in 68.3 overs: That's it. Stuart Broad picks up the last wicket of Peter Siddle to increase his tally to six wickets in the innings. England go up 3-0 and win the Ashes 2013.

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End of over 61, Australia 211/9: Nathan Lyon is bowled for eight as Broad picks up his fifth wicket of the innings and the tenth of the match. England are just one wicket away from going 3-0 up in the series.

As it happened: England vs Australia, The Ashes, 4th Test, day 4

Stuart Broad's six-wicket haul helped England dismiss Australia for 224, allowing them to win the ongoing Ashes series.

End of over 57, Australia 199/8: Australia are eight down as Broad picked up his fourth wicket. England are just a couple of wickets away from registering their third win of the series.

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End of over 53, Australia 182/7: The game has drastically shifted in England's favour. From 174/4, Australia have slumped to 181/7 due to some immaculate bowling from the England seamers. Broad and Bresnan did the damage.

End of over 45, Australia 169/3: Three down for Australia as David Warner a delivery from Tim Bresnan into keeper Matt Prior's gloves for 71. Australia need another 130 runs to win the game and stand in with a chance to draw the series.

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End of over 40, Australia 151/2: Second wicket for Swann and England. Khawaja failed to read a quicker one and was trapped infront of the stumps for 21. Australia need 148 runs more to win the match.

End of over 30, Australia 111/1: First wicket for England as Rogers goes for 49. Warner reached his half-century on the other end to put Australia on top.

End of over 27, Australia 101/0: Australia continue to pile on the runs as the opening stand crossed 100. Rogers continued his good work from the first innings and Warner too rediscovered his form to put Australia in a commanding position.

End of over 13, Australia 50/0: Both Warner and Rogers have played well without taking too many risks. The 50-run partnership is up as Australia start well in their pursuit of 299 runs.

End of over 5, Lunch, Australia 11/0: Australia go into Lunch at 11/0, chasing a target of 299 runs to win the match. Broad and Anderson swung the ball but openers Chris Rogers and David Warned negotiated the swing well.

End of the innings, England all out for 330: Graeme Swann picked up the last wicket of Jimmy Anderson to wrap up the England innings. Australia require 299 runs to win the Test with little over five sessions to go.

End of over 94, England 318/8: A career best figure for Harris as he picks up his seventh wicket of the innings. Tim Bresnan goes for 45 runs as England's lead approaches 300.

End of over 85: England are eight wickets down and this time also it is Ryan Harris. Broad fails to keept the short ball down as it loops to third slip for an easy catch.

End of over 83: The new ball does the trick for Australia as Ryan Harris removes Ian Bell and Matt Prior off two successive balls to claim his five-wicket haul.

Day 3 round-up: Australia couldn't last the whole of first session as they were all out for 270 with a lead of 32 runs. Stuart Broad claimed five wickets and England's second innings got off to a shaky start with Ryan Harris picking up early wickets.

But Ian bell had other plans as he continued with his good form to slam another unbeaten century. Kevin Pietersen was also looking good for his three-figure score before falling to Nathan Lyon for 44. At stumps, England were 234 for 5 and a lead of 202 runs with Bell (105*) and Tim Bresnan (4*) unbeaten at the crease.

Day 2 round-up: England couldn't last long at the start of day two as Jackson Bird clean bowled James Anderson to all out the hosts for 238. Australia got off to a dodgy start with David Warner and Usman Khawaja falling at the score of 12. But the middle-order failed to consolidate and at one point were wobbling at 76 for 4 until Chris Rogers (101*) tagged along with Shane Watson (68) to put up a 159-run stand.

At the end of day two, the full quota overs were not completed as rain interrupted to leave Australia at 222 for 5 and trailing by 16 runs.

Day 1 round-up: The day one belonged to Australia as Nathan Lyon claimed four wickets to put England's first innings in a state of bother. England won the toss and opted to bat and at the end of day's play they were reeling at 238 for 9 with James Anderson and Tim Bresnan at the crease.

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