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    0.3 gone! Hilfenhaus strikes in the first over! Strauss cuts hard and tries to force it through gully, but he's hit it straight to Michael Hussey, who takes it in front of his eyes! 0/1
    65.3 Siddle strikes again! And it's the big wicket of the established Cook, who reaches outside off to a ball that angles across, and a thick edge is swallowed at slip by Shane Watson 197/5
    13.6 gone! Watson strikes! Who would've thought it!? Not me. Watson goes fuller, finds some movement off the wicket into Trott who drove loosely and it went through the gate and clattered into middle 41/2
    37.3 got him! Siddle does the job! And boy did Australia need that! He's pitched it up and it may have seamed away just the tiniest bit, Pietersen drives hard looking for a boundary, and it's snaffled by Ponting at second slip 117/3
    39.5 Siddle strikes again! This time it's North who snaps up the catch at third slip, pretty low to the ground as well, so it's a good sharp take. Collingwood came forward and pushed outside off, the thick edge was enough to do him in 125/4
    76.1 that's it! Bell's masterful vigil comes to an end and Doherty has his first Test wicket! Bell down the wicket and aiming a chipped cover drive, probably got to much on it and it looped out to deep cover who gleefully snaffled the chance 254/9
    65.4 gone! First ball! Siddle Vicious is on a hat-trick, and he is pumped! Full and straight and Prior loses his middle stump, a little late on his attempted drive 197/6
    65.5 he's got it! Siddle has taken a hat-trick! Full and swinging in, Broad is too slow on that ball, he's struck on the toe and Aleem Dar gives it lbw! Broad asks for the review, leaving Siddle nervously awaiting his hat-trick fate. Tony Hill views the replay: it's a super yorker, hitting on the full on the toe, in line, hitting the stumps and no bat involved 197/7
    69.2 Siddle strikes again! Magnificent stuff! He has rocked England, full and straight, Swann tries to work it to leg, playing around his front leg and was stuck bang in front. Swann asked for a review, but it only confirmed his worst fears. Siddle is on fire! 228/8
    76.5 gone this time! That will be all. Quicker ball, Anderson attempts an expansive reverse sweep and it crashes into his leg stump. Fine work from Australia, after all the build up it's the hosts who are on top now 260/10
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    Extras
    20 (w 7, nb 5, lb 8)
    TOTAL
    260 all out (76.5 Overs, 360 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    BW Hilfenhaus19.046013.15
    PM Siddle16.035463.37
    MG Johnson15.026604.40
    SR Watson12.023012.50
    XJ Doherty13.534122.96
    MJ North1.00101.00
    Fall of wickets:1-0 (AJ Strauss, 0.3 ov), 2-41 (IJL Trott, 13.6 ov), 3-117 (KP Pietersen, 37.3 ov), 4-125 (PD Collingwood, 39.5 ov), 5-197 (AN Cook, 65.3 ov), 6-197 (MJ Prior, 65.4 ov), 7-197 (SCJ Broad, 65.5 ov), 8-228 (GP Swann, 69.2 ov), 9-254 (IR Bell, 76.1 ov), 10-260 (JM Anderson, 76.5 ov)
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    25.2 got him this time! Anderson strikes and boy did they need that! Anderson and Watson had been having a few words and the bowler has the last laugh. Length ball around off stump, nibbled away a fraction perhaps, got the shoulder of the bat and went straight to Strauss 78/1
    36.1 gone! Finn gets Katich with a cracking return catch! He's driven it on the up straight back down the pitch, Finn bends down to take the chance with both hands at ankle height. Great moment for Finn - his first Ashes wicket! 100/3
    33.2 gone! Anderson strikes straight after the break! Not his best ball, it's swung down the leg side and Ponting's attempted glance becomes a thin edge through to Prior 96/2
    51.2 gone! Finn strikes! The bowling change works for Strauss! It's a short ball that does the trick again. It wasn't rapid, just got a faint top edge as Clarke aimed a short-armed pull shot, looped through gently to Prior 140/4
    148.6 oh no! Hussey misses out on the double-century! The pull shot that has brought him so many runs has also brought him undone - he got it a bit higher on the bat than he intended and Cook at deep midwicket takes a pretty comfortable catch 458/7
    52.5 Swann strikes, he was always going to fancy getting North! Lovely delivery, touch slower, pitched and spun just enough to kiss the outside edge and Collingwood held the low chance. Single figures for North again! 143/5
    145.3 a wicket! At last! The partnership is broken thanks to a really sharp catch from Collingwood at first slip - Swann pushed the ball across Haddin from around the wicket, the thick edge flew low to Collingwood's right and he's done well to snaffle it 450/6
    152.3 another one gone! Johnson falls for a lengthy duck. Full delivery angling in from around the wicket and burst through the defences. Finn has four! 462/8
    158.4 Doherty falls, Finn has six! Short ball, Doherty aims a big pull shot but top edges down towards Cook at deep midwicket who snaffles the chance 481/10
    154.4 Finn has five! Jumps wide of the crease to bang in a short ball, Siddle was actually too early on the pull shot and got a glove that ballooned to Swann at second slip 472/9
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    Extras
    21 (b 4, w 4, nb 1, lb 12)
    TOTAL
    481 all out (158.4 Overs, 662 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    JM Anderson37.0139922.67
    SCJ Broad33.077202.18
    GP Swann43.0512822.97
    ST Finn33.4112563.71
    PD Collingwood12.014103.41
    Fall of wickets:1-78 (SR Watson, 25.2 ov), 2-96 (RT Ponting, 33.2 ov), 3-100 (SM Katich, 36.1 ov), 4-140 (MJ Clarke, 51.2 ov), 5-143 (MJ North, 52.5 ov), 6-450 (BJ Haddin, 145.3 ov), 7-458 (MEK Hussey, 148.6 ov), 8-462 (MG Johnson, 152.3 ov), 9-472 (PM Siddle, 154.4 ov), 10-481 (XJ Doherty, 158.4 ov)

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