Broad rocks, Oz crumble

Aug 13, 2013, 01:10 IST | PA Sport

England pacer takes 6-50 as Aussie batsmen lose the plot and fourth Test

England secured a third consecutive Ashes series win for the first time in 32 years following a stunning Australia collapse late on Day 4 of the fourth Test here.

Stuart Broad
Stuart Broad celebrates the wicket of Michael Clarke yesterday. Pic/AFP

Australia lost nine wickets in the final session, after initially seemingly well-placed in their pursuit of 299, before Stuart Broad (six wickets for 50 runs) removed last man Peter Siddle in descending gloom at 7.41pm.

Broad, who completed a second 10-wicket haul of his career, and Tim Bresnan did all of the late damage as Australia were bowled out for 224 to seal a 74-run win to give England a 3-0 lead in the five-Test series.

Bresnan triggered the collapse when he found extra bounce to catch the edge of dangerman David Warner (71). Australia, who were 120 for one at tea, later, in a mad half hour saw Bresnan and Broad dismiss Michael Clarke, Steven Smith, Shane Watson and Brad Haddin to expose the tail.

Scorecard: Eng vs Aus, Day 4

England (1st Innings) 238

Australia (1st Innings) 270

England 2nd Innings (overnight: 234-5)
A Cook c Haddin b Harris 22
J Root b Harris 2
J Trott c Haddin b Harris 23
K Pietersen c Rogers b Lyon 44
I Bell b Harris 113
J Bairstow c Haddin b Lyon 28
T Bresnan c and b Harris 45
M Prior b Harris 0
S Broad c Smith b Harris 13
G Swann not out 30
J Anderson c Haddin b Lyon 0
Extras (b4, lb5, w1) 10
Total (all out, 95.1 overs) 330
Fall of wickets: 1-17, 2-42, 3-49, 4-155, 5-221, 6-251, 7-251, 8-275, 9-317, 10-330
Bowling: Harris 28-2-117-7, Bird 20.3-6-67-0, Watson 6.3-1-22-0, Siddle 17-4-59-0 (1w), Lyon 22.1-3-55-3, Smith 1-0-1-0

Australia 2nd Innings (target: 299)
C Rogers c Trott b Swann 49
D Warner c Prior b Bresnan 71
U Khawaja lbw b Swann 21
M Clarke b Broad 21
S Smith b Broad 2
S Watson lbw b Bresnan 2
B Haddin lbw b Broad 4
P Siddle c Anderson b Broad 23
R Harris lbw b Broad 11
N Lyon b Broad 8
J Bird not out 1
Extras (b 6, lb 5) 11
Total (all out; 68.3 overs) 224
Fall of wickets: 1-109, 2-147, 3-168, 4-174, 5-175, 6-179, 7-181, 8-199, 9-211, 10-224
Bowling: Anderson 16-1-73-0, Broad 18.3-3-50-6, Bresnan 13-2-36-2, Swann 18-6-53-2, J Root 3-2-1-0

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