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Last Updated: Wednesday December 29 2010 12:05 GMT

PICS: England retain the Ashes

Australia went into Day four of the Fourth Test in Melbourne 246 behind. England needed three wickets to win. Chris Tremlett makes an early breakthrough by getting Mitchell Johnson out for six.

Australia went into Day four of the Fourth Test in Melbourne 246 behind. England needed three wickets to win. Chris Tremlett makes an early breakthrough by getting Mitchell Johnson out for six.

 And the wickets continue to fall - Graeme Swann gets Peter Siddle out. England need one more wicket to win.

And the wickets continue to fall - Graeme Swann gets Peter Siddle out. England need one more wicket to win.

The last Australian man standing Ben Hilfenhaus is taken out by Tim Bresnan.

The last Australian man standing Ben Hilfenhaus is taken out by Tim Bresnan.

England win by an innings and 157 runs!

England win by an innings and 157 runs!

The England team celebrate with a group hug - well deserved! Its the first time in 24 years they have won!

The England team celebrate with a group hug - well deserved! Its the first time in 24 years they have won!

They put on a dance for the watching crowds!

They put on a dance for the watching crowds!

Australian captain Ricky Ponting puts on a brave face - but he is now reconsidering his future and says he will do "what's best for the team."

Australian captain Ricky Ponting puts on a brave face - but he is now reconsidering his future and says he will do "what's best for the team."

England captain Andrew Strauss is congratulated by fans - but his message to his side is clear - their focus must turn to Sydney and winning the series!

England captain Andrew Strauss is congratulated by fans - but his message to his side is clear - their focus must turn to Sydney and winning the series!