Cricket-England v Australia - fourth test scoreboard

MELBOURNE, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Scoreboard at the close of the

opening day of the fourth Ashes test between Australia and

England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday.

- -

Australia won the toss and chose to bowl

- -

England first innings

A. Cook c Clarke b Siddle 27

M. Carberry b Watson 38

J. Root c Haddin b Harris 24

K. Pietersen not out 67

I. Bell c Haddin b Harris 27

B. Stokes c Watson b Johnson 14

J. Bairstow b Johnson 10

T. Bresnan not out 1

Extras (b-10, lb-6, w-1, nb-1) 18

Total (six wickets; 89 overs) 226

Fall of wicket: 1-48 2-96 3-106 4-173 5-202 6-216

Still to bat: Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Monty Panesar

Bowling to date: Harris 20-8-32-2, Johnson 20-2-59-2(w-1),

Siddle 22-7-48-1 (1-nb), Lyon 20.2-3-60-0, Watson 6.4-2-11-1

- -

Australia team: Chris Rogers, David Warner, Shane Watson,

Michael Clarke (captain), Steve Smith, George Bailey, Brad

Haddin, Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Ryan Harris, Nathan Lyon

- -

Australia lead the five-match series 3-0

(Compiled by Ian Ransom; Editing by Amlan Chakraborty)