England Heading For 5-0 Whitewash After MCG Loss
Australia have won the fourth Ashes Test match in Melbourne by eight wickets and taken a 4-0 lead against England after a clinical hundred from opener Chris Rogers.
Resuming Day four on 30-0 and needing 231 to win Australia were always likely to register a comfortable victory and this seemed even more likely when England dropped two chances in the first hour of play.
David Warner did however fall in that first hour for 25 when he was caught by Jonny Bairstow off the bowling of Ben Stokes.
The demise of Warner brought Shane Watson to the wicket and he and Rogers added 136 for the second wicket as Australia cruised to victory.
Roger’s hundred came shortly after lunch - his second test century - and although he fell shortly after for 116 caught behind off the bowling off Monty Panesar, Watson (83 not out) and captain Michael Clarke (6 not out) had few problems in guiding the home team to an emphatic eight-wicket victory.
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