England's hopes of a consolation victory in Melbourne disappeared with another Steven Smith century
There was no victory for England, but Joe Root could at least take consolation from a side that had finally competed with Australia
If you were a part of the ICC's pitch-monitoring process, what would you clamp down hardest on?
Outgoing Cricket Victoria chief executive Tony Dodemaide suggested the ground's drop-in wicket square was overdue to be dug out and remade from scratch
Steven Smith hit yet another hundred - the 23rd of his Test career - to ensure a draw in the Boxing Day Test
There was little in David Warner's career history to suggest he could bat Australia to a draw on a slow pitch - but he has long proved he is more than a six-hitting circus act
Steven Smith gave praise for his partner on the fifth day at the MCG, as Mitchell Marsh slipped into a supporting role with a mature, unbeaten innings
Alastair Cook carried his bat for 244 not out but England's hopes of victory were hampered by the weather and some obdurate batting
Darren Lehmann had few thoughts of an Australian victory at the start of the day and a sluggish MCG pitch did nothing to challenge that view
ESPNcricinfo's ball by ball coverage captured the passions of the ball tampering debate. Here are some of the highlights
Alastair Cook scored his fifth Test double century and added 100 for the ninth-wicket with Stuart Broad as England seized control of the fourth Test
Alastair Cook gobbled up several more records during one of his most memorable Test knocks - suggesting there could still be plenty more to come
Stats highlights from an eventful third day at Melbourne, where Alastair Cook recorded his second double-century in Australia
George Dobell observes a ball tampering beat-up at the MCG and not for the first time in this Ashes series doesn't like what he sees
The surface prepared for the Boxing Day Test has come in for criticism from all sides, with only Adelaide currently succeeding in getting the balance right
Twitter reactions to James Vince and Dawid Malan not using the DRS
Television footage appeared to show James Anderson digging his fingernail into the ball on a rain-affected fourth day of the fourth Test at Melbourne
Alastair Cook scored his first Ashes hundred since January 2011 to back up excellent work from England's pace attack on a day where the visitors dominated
Stuart Broad believes a more attacking mindset was key to his much-improved performance at the MCG
Alastair Cook emerged from a troubled phase of his career to reassert the qualities that have served England well for so long
It may not be enough for Australia at the MCG but, in a team beset by batting problems, Shaun Marsh has played a key role in regaining the Ashes
With Mitchell Starc missing and Pat Cummins unwell, Australia's attack struggled to make an impact having failed to add customary lower-order runs
Alastair Cook said he was proud to have showcased once again his ability to "go to the well" in recording his 32nd Test century
David Warner survived being caught off no-ball on 99 before Steven Smith cemented Australia's position in the evening session
England's seamers have been more effective than Australia's when bowling a good length, and this MCG pitch could test Australia's ability to take wickets off the short or full deliveries
Moeen Ali has had an unhappy Ashes tour and an attritional Melbourne pitch did nothing to alleviate the suffering
Tom Curran became the third England bowler in recent years to miss out on a maiden Test wicket because of a no-ball - but it was because of over-ambition rather than carelessness
Stats highlights from Day 1 of the fourth Test between Australia and England
Tom Harrison, the ECB chief executive, has effectively ruled out the scheduling of a day/night Ashes Test when Australia tour England in 2019
Australian cricket has been embarrassed by the ICC rating the MCG drop-in pitch for the Boxing Day Ashes Test as "poor" following a dull draw in which only 24 wickets were taken over five days
Australia captain Steven Smith admitted that he may have to use more of his top hand and be slightly less wristy after copping a freakish blow to his hand at training ahead of the fourth Ashes Test
The 22-year-old bowler will replace the injured Craig Overton and will make his debut in the Boxing Day Test in front of a first-day crowd that couldexceed 90,000
Steve Smith continued the form of his life, as David Warner produced his best innings of the summer. It was a daunting combination for England
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Brydon Coverdale previews the fourth Test at the MCG as Steven Smith chases batting records and Tom Curran may make a Test debut for England
Numer of innings Steven Smith has taken to hit 23 Test hundreds. Only Bradman (59 inns) and Gavaskar (109) were quicker.
Last instance of a player from England carrying his bat before Cook - Atherton scored 94 against New Zealand. Cook's 244 is the highest score ever made by a batsman carrying his bat through a Test innings
150 plus scores for Cook in Tests - Most for a batsmen from England. He now has three such scores in Australia as well. Only Wally Hammond has more.
Hundreds for Cook in Tests - joint seventh along with Steve Waugh. During the innings, Cook also went past Jayawardene's tally of 11814 Test runs.
Centuries for Cook in Australia. He now has centuries in each of the five big venues in Aus. Cook is the fifth player from England to score 5 or more centuries vs Aus in Australia
Innings since Cook's last half-century. His previous score of fifty plus resulted in a score of 243 against West Indies
Bowlers from England to take 100 or more wickets against Australia. Anderson joined 4 other fast bowlers to this feat.
Test hundreds for David Warner- 15 of them have come at home. This is his third century against England and second at MCG.
Test Runs for David Warner in 129 innings- Joint fourth fastest for Australia after Bradman, Ponting, Hayden and Greg Chappel.