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Aus vs Eng 4th Test: England to give Aussies silent treatment at MCG

Tags: The Ashes 2010-11, Australia v England 4th Test at Melbourne - Dec 26-30, 2010, Australia, England

Published on: Dec 23, 2010

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Melbourne: England has refused to engage in a war of words with Australia following the acrimonious Perth Test.

Melbourne, Dec. 23: England has refused to engage in a war of words with Australia following the acrimonious Perth Test.

Sources close to the team revealed that England's players felt they had lost focus on their performances due to the exchange of verbal insults with a fired-up Australian attack and will instead give their opponents the silent treatment in the Boxing Day Test.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, England will leave it to Australia to ''talk until they're blue in the face''.

Australia upped the aggression in the third Ashes match and had instant results, with Mitchell Johnson rediscovering his form after jousting with Anderson, Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Strauss.

England held a sombre meeting following the WACA Ground massacre and determined that instead of exchanging barbs with their rivals - giving Australia more ammunition and inspiration - they would reply with actions and not words.

The Herald was told last night the new approach will be implemented to ensure the players do not start losing concentration.

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