Australia level Ashes with crushing win

Published: Sunday, August 9, 2009, 19:46 [IST]
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Australia level Ashes with crushing win

Headingley: Mitchell Johnson took the final wicket of Graham Onions to wrap up victory for Australia in the fourth Ashes Test at Headingley and level the series at 1-1.

Onions was bowled for a pair as Australia took all 20 wickets for the first time this series to win by an innings and 80 runs. Johnson finished with figures of 5-69, and the ever-impressive Ben Hilfenhaus 4-60.

Graeme Swann (62) played a brilliant innings as England not only survived until lunch, but smashed 163 runs in the morning session with the hosts playing for pride alone.

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He and Stuart Broad took the attack to the Australians, putting on 108 from 78 balls.

Broad was finally out caught in the deep, but not before making 61 from just 48 balls. The pair hit 73 from five and a half overs, with Stuart Clark bowling two overs for 32. In a feat of revenge for Clark's cameo yesterday, Broad hit four boundaries from one over.

Steve Harmison chipped in with an unbeaten 19.

Earlier, Matt Prior was victim to a brilliant catch by Brad Haddin, dismissed for a brave 22 as England stared down the gun barrel of defeat.

Nightwatchman James Anderson had already fallen to the third ball of the day as England resumed on 82-5.

Anderson hit a boundary to continue his incredible record of 54 Test innings without a duck, but was caught in the slips the very next ball, wafting aimlessly at a wide one.

The final and fifth Test will be on August 20th of this month


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