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Best performances - Batsmen

DA Warner
124(154) 13x4 - 1x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 46 runs
  • 5x4 - 1x6
1 9 14 9 10 21 23 37
MJ Clarke
113(130) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 44 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
2 14 12 14 22 7 21 21

Best performances - Bowlers

SCJ Broad
O24
M3
R81
W6
Eco3.37
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MG Johnson
O21.1
M7
R42
W5
Eco1.98
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia led the 5-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Match days

21,22,23,24 November 2013 (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Alan Gardner

6.05pm: This match has provided a banquet of talking points, a smorgasboard of Ashes chatter that should provide us with plenty to chew through before the second Test, which begins in Adelaide on December 4. Why not start yourself off with David Hopps' report as an amuse-bouche, then ready yourself for reaction, opinion and analysis on the site throughout the day. There might even be some fun to be had in our Ashes Banter Funhouse (just don't go tweeting Swanny). From Gnasher and myself, it's so long, farewell - let's do it all again in a couple of weeks. This series could be a ripper. Ta ra

5.55pm: Mark Nicholas is handling the post-match interviews...

England captain Alastair Cook: "It's been a tough couple of days for us. We got ourselves intro a really good position, credit to how Haddin and Johnson played but we thought we had done well. Got off to a poor start with the bat and it ran away from us. Australia put us under pressure. Johnson bowled well, that's something we need to work on ahead of Adelaide. We've played him well in the past and that's something we'll have to look to do in the next game. When you only bat for 50 overs, the bowlers need time to rest in these conditions; we didn't do that and they suffered a bit. It's going to hurt us but there are plenty of characters in this side and we are going to fight back."

Australia's Michael Clarke is greeted by rapturous applause from the stands: "Fantastic start, there were some fantastic individual perfofmances, Mitchell Johnson in particular. The Brisbane crowd have been great, all the boys are grateful and I really hope this bodes well for the summer. England will come back, it's only one Test but I'm really pleased. We didn't start too well with the bat but credit to the boys for coming back. England have shown they are a quality team and we have to do it again in the next match."

Mitchell Johnson was Man of the Match, I think, though Channel 9 cut off their broadcast.

5.45pm: Australia have wrapped up a crushing defeat, despite the rain, despite their shaky start on Thursday, despite a run of seven defeats in nine Tests. This has been a hugely impressive display and looks to have posted a significant marker for the series; England have been battered and bruised in body and mind, suffering the sixth-heaviest defeat, in terms of runs, in their history. Australia's fortress remains intact, Alastair Cook's men the latest to be chewed up in the Gabbatoir, and the Ashes have been ignited. Australia have won only their second Test in 2013 and in doing so, inflicted England's first defeat in 14 Tests - that last occasion, in Ahmedabad 12 months ago, led to a history-making revival but they look to have an even more ferocious challenge on their hands this time. Mitchell Johnson, with nine wickets and 103 runs in the match, has been resurrected in almost as spectacular fashion as Australia's fortunes compared to six months ago... Adelaide, dear reader, can't come soon enough.

81.1
W
Johnson to Anderson, OUT, Anderson fends at another brute of a ball from Johnson, it goes straight up in the air and it is the bowler, fittingly, who jogs underneath to complete the dismissal and ensure that Australia win the match by 381 runs, giving them a 1-0 lead in the series

JM Anderson c & b Johnson 2 (21m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

END OF OVER:
81 | 4 Runs | ENG: 179/9

  • JE Root26 (86b)
  • JM Anderson2 (7b)
  • RJ Harris19-4-49-2
  • MG Johnson21-7-42-4

"Presumably Johnson and Anderson are having another philosophical discussion on the subject of 'chirping'," comments Alan Thomasson. Apparently it was Clarke who was most animated, some 'fresh' language used, or so I hear

80.6
0
Harris to Root, no run, goes for the stay-right-where-you-are bouncer, Root ducks obligingly
80.5
4
Harris to Root, FOUR runs, full and straight and clipped smartly in front of square for a boundary - that, ladies and gentlemen, takes England below the margin of defeat on this ground 11 years ago
80.4
0
Harris to Root, no run, good length, outside off, comes forward to defend
80.3
0
Harris to Root, no run, gets on the front foot, bat next to pad and opens the face, squirts the ball through gully but declines the run
80.2
0
Harris to Root, no run, straighter line, Root squares up in defence
  • A circle among shadows

    Two photos from the Brisbane Test, taken at (nearly) the same instant, produce two different effects

  • Pump up the volume

    It's time to turn the stump mikes all the way up, and leave them that way

  • Doesn't sledging hurt anyone?

    Players insist that what's said on the field doesn't affect them, but then why do it at all? And why go up in arms when someone seemingly crosses the line?

  • The grass must be green, the strip yellow

    Unlike most other sports, cricket needs to look right to its fans, from the colour of the grass, the pitch and the stumps to the quality of the light

  • England need a plan for Johnson

    They must respond to the Australian bowling threat adequately or the series will slip away from them fast

Warne fights

I think it's a disgrace that @MClarke23 has been fined. What about what Anderson said to Bailey, which wasn't heard

Shane Warne on ICC decision to fine Clarke