Australia vs England Ashes 2013-14 1st Test, Day 4: Rain stops play again; Australia need 2 wickets for victory

Australia took four wickets quickly after tea on Day Four at The Gabba © Getty Images

Nov 24, 2013

Rain resurfaced for a second time on Day Four of the first Ashes 2013-14 Test in Brisbane at The Gabba. Play was stopped mid-way in the post-tea session on Sunday. Australia need only two wickets to win the match as England are at 160 for eight in the second innings, chasing a mammoth 561-run target.

The weather had forced an early tea on Day Four as England were four wickets down with 142 on board. As the final session started, the Australians bowlers struck four times in quick succession to derail England’s innings completely.

Alastair Cook (65) was the first to go as he edged a Nathan Lyon delivery to Brad Haddin behind the wickets. Matt Prior (4) was the next to follow as he gave a catch to David Warner at leg-slip off Lyon.

Mitchell Johnson then struck twice in one over as he dismissed Stuart Broad (4) and Graeme Swann (0). Joe Root (15 not out) and Chris Tremlett (1 not out) were at the crease when the rain halted play.

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