England vs Australia Live Cricket Score, Ashes 2013 1st Test Day 4: Clarke, Smith fall in quick succession

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Jul 13, 2013

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Aus 174/6 | Overs 71 | Haddin 11*, Agar 1* (STUMPS – Day 4)

Australia have reached stumps without further damage, but have a long way to go on Day Five if they want to make something out of this game. The four wickets in the final session has really hurt them and they would need a near miracle to win this match.

Read the Day 4 report here.

Aus 164/6 | Overs 62 | Haddin 2*, Agar 0* OUT! Hughes lbw b Swann 0

And there goes another one! Phil Hughes is the next victim in what is looking like an Australian collapse as Swann gets it to pitch just in line of leg-stump for DRS to overturn Kumar Dharmasena’s decision. It was a terrific review by England and they are now four wickets away from a 1-0 lead.

Aus 162/5 | Overs 60 | Hughes 0*, Haddin 1*,   OUT! Clarke c Haddin b Broad 23, Smith lbw b Swann 17

Australia have lost the all-important wicket of skipper Michael Clarke, and all of a sudden, England are favourites now. It was the faintest of edges which was first checked by Aleem Dar for a clean catch by Matt Prior, the confirmation of which resulted in Clarke using Australia’s last review. The Snickometre showed the faintest of jumps and Clarke had to walk. Australia, again, have no reviews left.

Steven Smith then fell on the next ball, which came in Swann’s new over, after he was trapped in front by the offie.


Aus 132/3 | Overs 44 | Clarke 7*, Smith 4* OUT! Rogers c Bell b Anderson 52

Jimmy Anderson gets into the action as he gets rid of Rogers. The left-hander was looking to work it towards the onside and it looked like the ball stopped on him a bit. He ends up hitting a dolly to Ian Bell at midwicket.

Would David Shepherd have spent the entire tea break on one leg? Just asking.

Aus 111/2 | Overs 36.4 | Rogers 50*, Clarke 0* Cowan c Trott b Root 18 (TEA – Day 4)

Australia lose the wicket of Ed Cowan in the last over before tea to Joe Root. Chris Rogers, meanwhile, has brought up his half-century and is looking extremely confident in his strokeplay. The upcoming partnership with skipper Michael Clarke could be a match-defining one as Australia look to get their Ashes campaign up and running with a win. England, meanwhile, need eight more wickets and have 200 runs to play with.

Read the tea report here.

Aus 84/1 | Overs 25 | Rogers 38*, Cowan 0* OUT! Watson lbw b Broad 46

Stuart Broad gets the breakthrough right after the drinks break! Shane Watson is trapped in front and given out, but thought it was going down leg and reviewed it. DRS left it to the umpire’s call and Watson has to go.


NON-CRICKET UPDATE: Maria Sharapova has announced Jimmy Connors as her new coach.

Aus 69/0 | Overs 19 | Watson 37*, Rogers 32*

Shane Watson and Chris Rogers are batting really well out there. Confident shots from both and they are progressing at a decent run-rate of around 3.40.

More Stuart Broad walking humour:

Here’s Michael Vaughan (via Hulk Hogan) trying to intimidate the Aussies:

Aus 28/0 | Overs 7 | Watson 18*, Rogers 10* (LUNCH – Day 4)

Australian openers Shane Watson and Chris Rogers have taken lunch unscathed in their pursuit of 311. Australia, at 28 for no loss in the break, need another 283 runs to win the match.

Read the lunch report here.


Eng 375 | Overs 149.5 | Finn 2* OUT! Swann c Clarke b Siddle 9, Anderson c Cowan b Siddle 0

Australia have cleaned up the Englishmen. First, Swann edges Siddle to the slips, before Jimmy Anderson flicks the bowler straight to Ed Cowan at short midwicket first ball.

Eng 356/8 | Overs 147 | Swann 0*, Finn 1* OUT! Bell c Haddin b Starc 109

And that’s Ian Bell gone. The centurion, and potential match-winner for England, gives Haddin his second catch of the day, this time off Mitchell Starc’s bowling.


Eng 356/7 | Overs 141 | Bell 101*, Swann 0* OUT! Broad c Haddin b Pattinson 65

Pattinson gets the breakthrough for Australia as he gets Broad to nick one to Haddin. Oh, and, Broad walked! Yes, you heard that right!


Eng 341/6 | Overs 136 | Bell 100*, Broad 52*

Mitchell Starc wishes Ian Bell good morning with a wide beamer that even Brad Haddin couldn’t get his fingers on. Broad, the man of the moment, then brings up his half-century off another wide but full delivery from James Pattinson. Bell brings up his 18th Test hundred in Starc’s next over via a single through cover. He’s been under pressure, so it makes it even more special. The duo’s partnership now reads

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of Day Four of the first Ashes Test played between, of course, England and Australia.

After young 19-year-old Ashton Agar took the matter in his own hands and played a record breaking innings of 98 batting at No 11 on Day two he was in the news for picking up Alaistair Cook.

The highlight of Day three was a howler from Aleem Dar who failed to adjudge Staurt Broad out caught in the slip. Australia were shocked but they had used up their reviews and could do nothing about it.

A 108-run partnership between Ian Bell and Broad has given England some advantage going into day four.

Welcome to the important day of the Test match. Lots of enthralling action is in store.

I’m Jaideep Vaidya and I will be bringing you updates of the first Test. Read the live blog of Day three here.

For a quick review of Day 3, tap here.