Australia 164-9 v England (255), fourth test - close

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Australia's Ryan Harris plays a shot before he was caught out by England's Joe Root during the second day of the fourth Ashes cricket test at the Melbourne cricket ground December 27, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia were 164 for nine in response to England's first innings 255 at close on the second day of the fourth Ashes test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday.

Scores: Australia 164-9 (C. Rogers 61, J. Anderson 3-50, S. Broad 3-30) v England 255 (K. Pietersen 71, M. Johnson 5-63)