That's it from us then. Boxing Day Test is done and dusted. The New Year's Test starts from 3rd January 2014 in Sydney. Can England come back and start afresh? Or will there be a straight fifth win for Australia? Join us again to find out. Until then, good bye and take care!
Michael Clarke says he never imagined to take this big a lead, to be 4-0 up is an amazing feeling. Adds that the confidence of the players has been upbeat. Credits the boys for the way they've played. Adds he had interesting conversation with Mark Taylor about the toss where he elected to bowl first. Says the fear or the doubt of winning is up and down throughout the game. He was fortunate enough to have the attack to go after England. Adds Haddin deserves wonderful accolades for his batting efforts. Adds that if he continuously gets the same support, it'll be good and Australia would be eyeing for the 5-0 clean sweep.
Man of the Match - Mitchell Johnson says there was a little bit of swing around with the new ball and there was reverse swing in the second innings and that is something they should work as a team. Adds plenty of people have been helping him in the past. Without his teammates' support, he wouldn't have been standing out in the middle. Thanks the crowd for coming in.
Alastair Cook says it's tough time to lose a game in cricket. Adds England failed to build a lead and in first half an hour today they created chances but didn't grab. Says they're not quite happy and have one more challenge to come in Sydney. Admits that plans do come off but when they don't come off, they don't. Ends up by saying that they got into a position to win this game but they should dust it off and concentrate on the last game.
Rogers and Watson shared a hundred plus run stand and England were totally hammered. Another fantastic performance from Australia and the team is absolutely ecstatic! The Boxing Day Test turned out to be another successful one which saw a record crowd on day 1. England have lots to ponder, they were poor in all the departments. They need to sort it out else they will be whitewashed.
Australia's batting didn't click that well in the first innings but fifties from Rogers and Haddin helped Australia get past the 200-run mark. England started off slowly in their second innings but this time, Nathan Lyon was the hero with the ball as he grabbed a 5-for. Australia were left chasing 231 runs. Rogers and Warner gave a strong start before Warner edged one to the keeper.
Australia are unstoppable. They go 4-0 up at the 'G. After securing the Ashes in Perth, questions were asked if they can make it a 5-0 whitewash and today, they have taken one more step towards achieving that goal. Australia started this game by winning the toss once again but Clarke decided to bowl first on this occasion. England were off to a decent start but it was another Mitchell Johnson show in the first innings that sparked an England collapse.
Monty Panesar to Shane Watson
Australia win by 8 wickets and take a 4-0 lead! On middle, Watson comes down the track and flicks it through square leg for a couple.
On middle and off, Watson comes down the track and blocks that one.
Monty Panesar to Michael Clarke
On middle, Clarke comes down the track and flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
On middle, Watson pushes it back to the bowler. And there's another misfield, Panesar fails to stop the ball and allows a single.
Length ball outside off, Watson tries to cut that one but gets beaten completely.
Tim Bresnan to Michael Clarke
Length ball around off, Clarke defends it watchfully.
Tim Bresnan to Shane Watson
Shortish around off, Watson pulls it through mid-wicket and takes a single. Australia need four runs to win now.
Play and a miss! Outside off, Watson goes for the heave but fails to put his bat on the ball.
FOUR! Superb shot! Outside off, Watson smokes it straight down the ground. Brutally hit, the ball races away to the boundary rope.
Outside off, Watson cuts it to point.
In the air... and just safe! Landed outside off, Watson goes hard at that one but mistimes it completely and gets a top edge. The ball goes high up in the air and Anderson runs behind from covers. The ball lands in front of him and stops the ball with a tumbling effort. Two runs taken.
Bresnan back on.
Comes forward and offers a straight bat. End of the over. 11 needed to win.