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As it happened: Australia vs England, 4th Test Day 2

James Anderson and Stuart Broad picked up three wickets each while Tim Bresnan scalped two to restrict Australia to 164 for 9 at stumps.

Cricketnext Staff |Cricketnext |December 27, 2013, 4:32 AM IST
As it happened: Australia vs England, 4th Test Day 2

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Kevin Pietersen played a cautious out-of-character innings and lived a charmed life as English wickets clattered around him on day one of the dead-rubber fourth Ashes Test against Australia.

Pietersen, under fire for his unproductive batting in England's troubled series, curbed his natural attacking instincts to keep the pressing Australians at bay before a crowd of 91,092, the highest single-day attendance for any Test match.

Pietersen went to stumps unbeaten on a fighting 67 off 152 balls, with Tim Bresnan not out one in England's 226 for 6. In doing so Pietersen passed Geoff Boycott as the fourth all-time England run-getter.

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