Ashes: Tim Bresnan hails 'best feeling' for England
Fourth Ashes Test: Australia 98 & 169-6 v England 513 (stumps, day three) Venue: Melbourne Dates: 26-30 December Start: 2330 GMT (25-29 Dec) Coverage: Live on Test Match Special on BBC 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW & online; TMS highlights online (UK only) and day's review on the
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Tim Bresnan bowled seven maidens in a 15-over spell
Tim Bresnan called the third day of the fourth Test the highlight of his career after bowling England to the brink of retaining the Ashes in Australia.
The Yorkshire paceman tore through the hosts' top order with three wickets for five runs in the final session on day three of the fourth Test in Melbourne.
With Australia 246 runs adrift, England should clinch the Test on Wednesday.
"If felt amazing," the 25-year-old said. "The wicket of [Ricky] Ponting is the best feeling I've had in sport."
Australia will resume their second innings on 169-6 and face an impossible task to save the fourth Test, but Bresnan added: "We'll take it one ball at a time.
"We don't think of the end result [yet]. We've done a lot of hard work today [Tuesday] and we'll do a lot of hard work tomorrow."
Playing in his first Test of this Ashes series and only his sixth overall, Bresnan's return of 3-26 was one of the keys for England on
day three at the sun-baked MCG
as he removed opener Shane Watson, captain Ponting, and in-form Michael Hussey in the space of only 19 balls.
"You've just got to use the conditions you get given," Bresnan continued.
"It has been very dry out there, and all day today, so the pitch becomes quite abrasive and there's been some swing we were able to exploit.
"Myself, Jimmy [Anderson] and Chris Tremlett have all bowled well, as has Graeme Swann, because although there's not a lot of spin out there, he's not gone for any runs either.
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