11.53am local time on December 29, 2010 at Melbourne Cricket Ground. It's the moment England cricket fans have waited nearly a quarter of a century for. The Ashes are won/retained in Australia.
Mitchell Johnson showed the sort of form that won him the 2009 ICC Cricketer of the Year award with a fiery spell of inswinging that accounted for four of the England top order on Friday morning, bringing Australia right back into the third Ashes test in Perth.
Australia skipper Ricky Ponting failed for the fourth time in five innings in the current Ashes series as the hosts struggled to 179-6 at tea on the first day of the third test against England.
England captain Andrew Strauss sounded confident when he said his side could not have prepared more thoroughly for their bid to retain the Ashes. The squad flew out to Perth on Friday with good reasons to be optimistic about returning from Australia with the famous urn, a feat last achieved by an England side in 1986-87.