Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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#PoliteEnquiries: Would Starc have woken up this pitch?

Jarrod Kimber and George Dobell chew over the events of the final day of the fourth Test in Melbourne

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Is Steven Smith one of the best of all time?

Melinda Farrell and Dirk Nannes discuss Steven Smith's latest Ashes performance and whether or not he can be called one of the all-time greats

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Nannes: Pitch was completely unacceptable

Dirk Nannes and Melinda Farrell discuss the "disappointing" state of the pitch after Australia and England played out a dull draw at the MCG

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Was the Melbourne pitch suitable for Test cricket?

Steve Smith, Joe Root and Alastair Cook share their disappointment in the pitch provided for the Boxing Day Test

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#PoliteEnquiries: Should we celebrate Cook's 244* in a dead rubber?

Jarrod Kimber and George Dobell answer your questions from a wet day four in Melbourne

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'I haven't seen anything inappropriate' - Marsh on ball tampering

Mitchell Marsh says he hasn't seen anything abnormal with regard to the treatment of the ball by the England bowlers in Melbourne.

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'Umpires said there was nothing in it' - Bayliss on Anderson 'tampering'

Trevor Bayliss says that the umpires dismissed claims that James Anderson may have been tampering with the ball on day four in Melbourne.

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'Starc a huge loss for Australia' - Hussey

Mike Hussey talks about the absence of Mitchell Starc and the problems that is causing for Australia in Melbourne

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'Never write off a champion' - Hussey

Mike Hussey sings the praises of Alastair Cook after his record-breaking innings in Melbourne

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'I'm staggered Malan didn't review' - Hussey

Mike Hussey says he can't believe that Dawid Malan didn't feel bat on ball after he became the second England player to fail to review an lbw at the MCG

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'I feel a bit sorry for Brian Lara' - Cook

Alastair Cook reflects on his MCG double-hundred, passing Brian Lara's Test runs mark and the doubts that have plagued him

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Curran gets maiden Test wicket as England bounce back

England fought back admirably on the second morning at the MCG, after debutant Tom Curran denied Steven Smith a century and Australia lost five wickets

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#PoliteEnquiries: Is David Warner the ultimate flat-track bully?

Jarrod Kimber and George Dobell are reunited on the first day at the MCG to answer your Twitter questions

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How do England stop Smith going big again?

Melinda Farrell and Dirk Nannes look ahead to day two at the MCG, with Steve Smith threatening to hit another big score

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Could the umpires have prevented Curran's no-ball heartbreak?

Dirk Nannes argues that umpires should be more proactive in preventing no-balls by telling bowlers when they are close to the crease

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'Can't judge the pitch based on just the first innings' - Dirk Nannes

Dirk Nannes joins Melinda Farrell to ask how much the MCG pitch contributed to a tame opening day of the fourth Test

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'A rollercoaster of emotions' - Warner's relief and Curran's pain

David Warner reflects on the no-ball that saved him on 99, while James Anderson feels sorry for Tom Curran who bowled it

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Anderson slams 'unexciting' MCG pitch

James Anderson says England did all they could to provide some entertainment for the Melbourne crowds, but were let down by the pitch

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Curran's no-ball heartbreak

Tom Curran was denied a maiden Test wicket when he overstepped but it did not prove too costly for England

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Injury may force me to play less wristy shots - Smith

Australia captain Steven Smith talks about his sore hand on the eve of the fourth Ashes Test that kicks off on Boxing Day

  • MCG pitch rated poor by ICC

    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

  • 'It's a shame it's taken until now' - Root

    There was no victory for England, but Joe Root could at least take consolation from a side that had finally competed with Australia

  • Warner tames the beast within (almost)

    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

  • Relentless Smith finds a fresh ally

    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

  • Smith continues his prolific run

    Steven Smith hit yet another hundred - the 23rd of his Test career - to ensure a draw in the Boxing Day Test

23rd in quick time


Numer of innings Steven Smith has taken to hit 23 Test hundreds. Only Bradman (59 inns) and Gavaskar (109) were quicker.

Record breaking Cook


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

Cook Marches on


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.

Cook Down Under


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

Cook comes good


Innings since Cook's last half-century. His previous score of fifty plus resulted in a score of 243 against West Indies

100 for Anderson


Bowlers from England to take 100 or more wickets against Australia. Anderson joined 4 other fast bowlers to this feat.

Centurion Warner


Test hundreds for David Warner- 15 of them have come at home. This is his third century against England and second at MCG.

Wonderful Warner


Test Runs for David Warner in 129 innings- Joint fourth fastest for Australia after Bradman, Ponting, Hayden and Greg Chappel.