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[VIDEO] Ashes: England vs Australia 4th Test - Day 1 highlights, scores, blog

6th August, 2015

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4th Test - ENG v AUS

Australia 1st Inn 60 All Out
England 1st Inn 9/391
Australia 2nd Inn 253 All Out
England won the toss and elected to bowl
England won by an innings and 78 runs
Australia Over:72.4  RR:3.48
Batsmen Runs B 4s 6s SR
NM Lyon* 4 12 1 0 33.33
AC Voges 51 118 7 0 43.22
Bowlers O M R W Econ
MA Wood* 17.4 3 69 3 3.91
BA Stokes 21.0 8 36 6 1.71
Recent Overs:
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Last Wicket: Lyon, NM, 4 (BWD:Wood)
Current Partnership: 10 runs, 22 balls, RR:45.45
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Start Time: 8pm AEST (1100 BST)
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
TV: GEM (live from 19:30 AEST)
Radio: ABC Grandstand Digital (live from 19:30 AEST)
Online: Cricket Australia Digital Pass

Head to Head: Played 339, England 107, Australia 139, Draws 93
In England: Played 164, England 50, Australia 48, Draws 66
England: Adam Lyth, Alastair Cook ©, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (w), Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Steven Finn, Mark Wood

Australia: Chris Rogers, David Warner, Steven Smith, Michael Clarke, Adam Voges, Mitchell Marsh, Peter Nevill (w), Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood
Starcy's been struggling to get the ball to talk. (AFP, Ian Kington)
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The pendulum swung England‘s way in the third Ashes Test and it leaves Australia with a lot to do when the two sides meet again at Trent Bridge from Thursday. You can follow live scores and a blog of the first day of this fourth Ashes Test from 8:00pm (AEST).


Fluctuating fortunes have defined the manner in which this Ashes has gone so far. The games, by themselves have been one-sided and despite being action-packed, have set the marker quite early in the piece. However, predictions at the start of the games have generally gone haywire.

Like Australia began as favourites coming into the series but were easily beaten at Cardiff.

Down and looking like they needed answers aplenty, Australia turned things around with a solid performance at Lord’s. The point to note here is that the ball didn’t swing as much as it had at Cardiff and on what looked a dead pitch, the Aussie bowlers ruled the roost, registering a crushing 405-run win.

And then, just when it looked like those answers had been found and swagger had returned, lateral movement caused Australia’s downfall yet again. They went down by eight wickets at Edgbaston in a game where they only briefly looked competitive.

James Anderson broke their backs in the first innings while Steven Finn re-announced himself at the international stage two years after having played his last Test.

Australia could well be counting their blessings at the absence of Anderson, out injured for this game, but they still to have contend with an in-form Stuart Broad and Finn. And if the Trent Bridge pitch jags around as much as it has shown in the past, the English bowling could be quite handy yet again.

The visitors’ improvement areas include captain Michael Clarke’s batting form, and the consistency of Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc. There were many occasions during the previous game when the duo left their captain looking silly with their inability to hold their lines and lengths as consistently as he would have liked.


England would also like Adam Lyth to get a few. Despite his poor form, they have continued to back him and it’s probably just the time for him to come good.

Ian Bell showed signs of returning back to his best last game while a strong lower-order performance bailed England out last game. Time also for Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler to collectively thwart the Aussie bowling.

Mark Wood will replace Anderson in the England squad while Australia could look to go into the fourth Test with the same XI that had struggled at Edgbaston unless hit by any last-minute fitness woes.

Follow the live scores and blog of this opening day of the fourth Ashes 2015 Test between England and Australia from ​8:00pm (AEST) on Thursday and post your comments ​in the section ​below.