England seized control of the Ashes by skittling Australia for 98, a record low for the hosts in Melbourne, and building a lead of 59 runs without loss at the close of the first day's play in the fourth Test.
England's seamers scythed through Australia's top order before lunch at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, then rattled through their last six wickets for the loss of only 40 runs before tea to stun the crowd of more than 84,000.Scores
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Image: England's not out batsmen Andrew Strauss, left, and Alistair Cook walk off at the end of play of the first day of the fourth Ashes cricket test at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010. At stumps England are 157 for no loss of wicket in reply to Australia's al out for 98. Images: AP