Updated: Friday, 27 December 2013 08:53 | By Agence France-Presse

Johnson the destroyer as England all out for 255

Mitchell Johnson wrapped up England's first innings for 255 with a devastating spell of fast bowling early on the second day of the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne on Friday.


Johnson the destroyer as England all out for 255

Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson sends down a delivery to the England batsman on the second day of the fourth Ashes cricket Test played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), in Melbourne on December 27, 2013

The man-of-the-series ripped through the England tail after clean bowling Kevin Pietersen in another spell of destructive bowling.

Johnson finished with five for 63 to take his tally of wickets to 28 for the series.

Johnson had a double-wicket breakthrough in his opening over of the day, removing Tim Bresnan (1) and Pietersen (71).

Bresnan received a brutish rearing delivery first-up and he fended it away in an act of self-preservation to George Bailey at short leg.

Pietersen, who batted cautiously on the opening day for his 67 off 152 balls, added a streaky boundary off Ryan Harris before he fell to Johnson, four balls after Bresnan's dismissal.

Pietersen went for a wild slog and Johnson took his middle stump as England's hopes slumped with the big loss of their showman batsman.

Pietersen, who passed Geoff Boycott as the fourth all-time England run-getter on the opening day, batted for 254 minutes before he became Johnson's fourth dismissal of the innings.

Johnson then trapped Stuart Broad leg before wicket for 11 and finished his hostile four-over spell taking three for four with two maidens.

Monty Panesar, who took a wincing blow in the groin from paceman Peter Siddle, was the last wicket to fall.

Panesar shouldered arms to spinner Nathan Lyon and was bowled for two with Jimmy Anderson 11 not out.

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