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

MELBOURNE, Dec 27 (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) (Compiled by Ian Ransom; Editing by Amlan Chakraborty)