Mitchell Johnson says Boxing Day Test 'going all right'

ENGLAND are all out for 255 runs after succumbing to a five-wicket haul by paceman Mitchell Johnson in the Boxing Day Ashes Test.

"It's going all right,'' Johnson said in the understatement of the day.

"I'm enjoying it.''

"To get a wicket on my first ball..''

"We just keep sticking to our plans and it's coming off.''

 Nathan Lyon took the final week of Monty Panesar after 50 minutes of play.

Aussie bowlers took four wickets for just 29 runs in the morning's proceedings.

Johnson said the world record Boxing Day crowd had helped.

"They definitely play a part.

"I would not say it's everything (but) it definitely helps.''

375 tweets a minute in first day of Boxing Day Test

THE first day of the Boxing Day Test was a social media smash.

Yesterday's first day of the Fourth Test topped the Twitter trends in Australia, peaking at 375 tweets per minute during the first session of play.

According to Channel 9, more than half a million tweets using the #Ashes hashtag have been tweeted so far in the series, which has seen Australia regain the coveted Urn.

Yesterday was also a ratings smash for Nine, with an average of more than 2.2 million viewers tuning in to the action at the MCG.

The first day peaked at more than 2.8 million viewers.

Yesterday's third session attracted the second highest audience for a Boxing Day Test since 2006.

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