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Sunday's Ashes gossip column

Ben Hilfenhaus of Australia goes to the ground as Alastair Cook of England takes a run
England are well on top after the first day at the MCG

MEDIA VERDICTS ON DAY ONE AT THE MCG

Australia hit rock bottom on the first day of the fourth Test, dismissed for less than 100 runs in less than 43 overs to virtually gift England the Ashes urn.
Full story: Herald Sun

England, with their devastating use of the ball and measured use of the bat, ended any hopes of the Ashes returning to Australia.
Full story: the Australian

On the game's biggest stage, Australia threw away their hopes of regaining the Ashes by scoring a record-low 98 in a humiliating display on day one in Melbourne. Australia's worst first-innings batting performance in an MCG Test has left England perfectly placed to retain the urn.
Full story: the West Australian

Australia's hopes of regaining the Ashes are in tatters after the first day at the MCG.
Full story: the Mercury (Tasmania)

Australia's batsmen gift-wrap their wickets and with it their chance of regaining the Ashes at the MCG as the tourists take control.
Full story: the Telegraph

James Anderson and Chris Tremlett destroyed Australia's batting as the Ashes series took another incredible twist, with England dominating the first day at the MCG.
Full story: the Sun

AND FINALLY

A statue of Australian spin legend Shane Warne will be erected at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The Australia Post Avenue of Legends project will result in a minimum of one statue per year for the next five years being placed in Yarra Park. (Cricket Australia Public Affairs)

Australia paceman Ryan Harris almost quit playing after a chronic knee injury flared up again in a domestic match in late October.
Full story: Star on Sunday



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see also
Friday's Ashes gossip column
24 Dec 10 |  Cricket
Wednesday's Ashes gossip column
22 Dec 10 |  Cricket
Tuesday's Ashes gossip column
21 Dec 10 |  Cricket
Monday's Ashes gossip column
20 Dec 10 |  Cricket
Sunday's Ashes gossip column
19 Dec 10 |  Cricket
Saturday's Ashes gossip column
18 Dec 10 |  Cricket
Friday's Ashes gossip column
17 Dec 10 |  Cricket
Thursday's Ashes gossip column
16 Dec 10 |  Cricket
England in Australia 2010-11
08 Oct 09 |  Cricket


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