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Last Updated: Tuesday December 28 2010 14:12 GMT

PICS: England close to Ashes win

Tim Bresnan

England are celebrating after a great performance in Melbourne. They are now close to retaining the Ashes for the first time in 24 years!

Phil Hughes

On the third day of the fourth test, Phil Hughes opened for Australia, and it looked like things were going well.

Ricky Ponting is bowled by Tim Bresnan

But Australia's luck ran out when Tim Bresnan came out to bowl. Before long Ponting, Hussey and Watson were all out, with Australia on 104-1.

Tim Bresnan bowls

Bresnan's bowling was so impressive that by the end of play Australia were 169-6 and 246 runs behind England.

Steven Smith

Although things didn't look good Australia kept fighting, with Steven Smith batting towards the end of play.

Brad Haddin

Brad Haddin will be first to bat on Tuesday. But the Australians have a lot of work to do, and England are looking forward to lifting the trophy.