BBC SPORT Arabic Spanish Russian Chinese
BBCi NEWS   SPORT   WEATHER   WORLD SERVICE   A-Z INDEX    SEARCH 

BBC Sport
    You are in: Photo Galleries  
Sport Front Page
-------------------
Football
Cricket
Rugby Union
Rugby League
Tennis
Golf
Motorsport
Boxing
Athletics
Other Sports
-------------------
Special Events
-------------------
Sports Talk
-------------------
BBC Pundits
TV & Radio
Question of Sport
-------------------
Photo Galleries
Football
Funny Old Game
-------------------
Around The UK: 
N Ireland
Scotland
Wales

BBC Sport Academy
BBC News
BBC Weather
SERVICES
-------------
LANGUAGES
EDITIONS

   Wednesday, 25 December, 2002, 23:34 GMT
England battered on Boxing Day
Fourth Test, Melbourne, day one, (close): Australia 356-3 v England

Despite a few wild shots, Australia's batsmen win the early exchanges with England's bowlers
The opening pair of Justin Langer and Matthew Hayden get Australia off to a typically solid start

Andrew Caddick crashes a delivery against Matthew Hayden's knee but it does not inhibit his performance
As the session progresses, Hayden is felled by Andrew Caddick but he still goes on to make 53 by lunch

Craig White and the England fielders are made to toil as Australia take control
Craig White is left on the ground as another Australian shot flashes away for four soon after the interval

Hayden top-edges safely to fine leg to bring up his 12th Test century and third of the series
Matthew Hayden takes a bow as he completes his 12th Test century just over an hour into the second session

Justin Langer brings up his century shortly after the dismissal of Hayden
Justin Langer smashes a massive six off the bowling of Richard Dawson to claim his first century of the series

Ricky Ponting is the second man out with a score of 21
Dawson sees his best efforts turned into boundaries before White removes Ricky Ponting just before tea

Waugh races to his half-century at the close of play to plunge England further into trouble
Captain Steve Waugh answers his critics, reaching 50 at almost a run a ball, leaving Australia on 356-3 at close

All the reports from the Test match

Day five

Day four

Day three

Day two

Day one

SPORTS TALK

STATISTICS
Links to more Photo Galleries stories are at the foot of the page.


E-mail this story to a friend

Links to more Photo Galleries stories

© BBC ^^ Back to top

Sport Front Page | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League |
Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Other Sports |
Special Events | Sports Talk | BBC Pundits | TV & Radio | Question of Sport |
Photo Galleries | Funny Old Game | N Ireland | Scotland | Wales