Biggest ever cricket crowd watch England toil again

A world record cricket crowd of 90,831 packed into Melbourne's MCG to watch Australia gain the upper hand against England on the first day of the fourth Ashes Test.

There was a world record attendance at the MCG cricket ground. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The tourists, who have already lost the series, closed on 226-6, although key batsman Kevin Pietersen offered some resistance with 67 not out.

England's Kevin Pietersen (left) and Ian Bell (right) run between the wickets. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire