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Rogers and Watson lead the Aussies to fourth Ashes win

ON THE CUSP:A century by Chris Rogers made for a comfortable Australia win and kept the side on course to record a humiliating 5-0 sweep in the Ashes series


Symbolic of England’s malaise, Cook did not bring on his specialist spinner Monty Panesar until 90 minutes into the fourth day and he had little effect on stemming Australia’s flow of runs until he finally removed Rogers.

There will be selection questions ahead of the final Ashes Test for an England team in decline, with the most pressure on Panesar, Bairstow, whose technique behind the stumps was exposed, and seamer Tim Bresnan.

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