Updated: 12/29/2013 11:48 | By Agence France-Presse

Australia win 4th Ashes Test by 8 wickets

Australia completed an eight-wicket victory over England to take a 4-0 Ashes series lead in Melbourne on Sunday.


Australia win 4th Ashes Test by 8 wickets

Australia's Chris Rogers bats on the fourth day of the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne on December 29, 2013

The Australians chased down 231 runs easily, with more than a day to spare in the fourth Test.

Opener Chris Rogers scored his second Test century with 116 and Shane Watson hit an unbeaten 83 as the Australians cruised to victory.

They are on the brink of a 5-0 series clean sweep heading into the fifth and final Test, starting in Sydney on Friday.

At the end Australia were 231 for two with skipper Michael Clarke reaching 8,000 Test runs in his unbeaten knock of six.

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