International sports, cricket
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia (Geneva Lunch) - England turned on the pressure throughout the Fourth Test to take a 2-1 lead in the five Test series and so retain what for many English and Australians is the most important trophy in world sport, The Ashes. The tiny urn was presented by a group of Melbourne women to represent the death of English cricket after the first loss to Australia on English soil in 1882. The teams compete for the trophy every second year. England last retained the trophy in Australia in 1986-87.
The man of the match was Jonathan Trott, who scored 168 not out in England’s innings to set up the win. The final score was a victory for England by an innings and 157 runs, 29 December 2010.