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Last Updated: Monday December 27 2010 13:44 GMT

In pics: Fourth Ashes Test

The fourth Ashes Test is taking place at the MCG stadium in Melbourne, Australia. Thousands of spectators turned out for the first day on Boxing Day. England opted to bat first.

The fourth Ashes Test is taking place at the MCG stadium in Melbourne, Australia. Thousands of spectators turned out for the first day on Boxing Day. England opted to bat first.

Things get off to a great start for England when Chris Tremlett removes Shane Watson for just five runs, thanks to a catch by Kevin Pieterson!

Things get off to a great start for England when Chris Tremlett removes Shane Watson for just five runs, thanks to a catch by Kevin Pieterson!

Next to go is Philip Hughes - he's taken out by Tim Bresnan in only his second over! Australia are just 37-2.

Next to go is Philip Hughes - he's taken out by Tim Bresnan in only his second over! Australia are just 37-2.

Captain Ricky Ponting is next to go. But the key wicket for England is here in the 26th over - Mike Hussey out for just two balls. Australia are 58-4.

Captain Ricky Ponting is next to go. But the key wicket for England is here in the 26th over - Mike Hussey out for just two balls. Australia are 58-4.

The sixth, seventh and eight wickets all fall with the score at 77. Not going well for Australia!

The sixth, seventh and eight wickets all fall with the score at 77. Not going well for Australia!

At the end of the first day - Australia are all out for 98 runs.

At the end of the first day - Australia are all out for 98 runs.

England go into bat a confident bunch! Andrew Strauss and Alistair Cook start. At the end of Day one, England are 157-0.

England go into bat a confident bunch! Andrew Strauss and Alistair Cook start. At the end of Day one, England are 157-0.

Day two and Michael Hussey and Peter Siddle get the Australians get off to a good start after claiming the wicket of England's Alastair Cook in the fifth over.

Day two and Michael Hussey and Peter Siddle get the Australians get off to a good start after claiming the wicket of England's Alastair Cook in the fifth over.

Cook is soon followed into the Pavilion by Andrew Strauss who is caught out by Michael Hussey.

Cook is soon followed into the Pavilion by Andrew Strauss who is caught out by Michael Hussey.

Jonathon Trott and Kevin Pieterson keep things steady and England at lunch the score is 226-2.

Jonathon Trott and Kevin Pieterson keep things steady and England at lunch the score is 226-2.

Things get off to a bad start after lunch when Australian Captain Ricky Ponting argues with umpire Aleem Dar after an unsuccessful review on a Kevin Pieterson not out.

Things get off to a bad start after lunch when Australian Captain Ricky Ponting argues with umpire Aleem Dar after an unsuccessful review on a Kevin Pieterson not out.

Ponting continued his argument with umpire Hill. The row got him into trouble and he's now been fined 40% of his match fee.

Ponting continued his argument with umpire Hill. The row got him into trouble and he's now been fined 40% of his match fee.

The game continues - Kevin Pieterson celebrates getting a half century - but moments later he is caught out LBW by Peter Siddle.

The game continues - Kevin Pieterson celebrates getting a half century - but moments later he is caught out LBW by Peter Siddle.

England's not out batsmen Matt Prior and Jonathon Trott walk off at the end of day two.  England are 444-5 - a lead of 346 runs.

England's not out batsmen Matt Prior and Jonathon Trott walk off at the end of day two. England are 444-5 - a lead of 346 runs.