P252 ORACLE 252 Fri31 Dec ITN 0030:10   AUSTRALIA   v   ENGLAND England kept their supporters in agonising suspense before taking the Fourth Test in Melbourne by three runs. Australia, set to regain the Ashes, came within a whisker of victory thanks to Allan Border and Jeff Thomson. The vital wicket of Thomson fell to Ian Botham. Thomson snicked the ball to Tavare at second slip who knocked it up for Miller to collect the rebound. The defiant last wicket partnership had taken the score from 218 to 288, with Australia needing 292 to win. England go in to the last Test on Sunday 2-1 downN Scoreboard — 251