England tour of Australia, 1st Test: Australia v England at Brisbane, Nov 25-29, 2010
The Ashes - 1st Test
Match drawn
25,26,27,28,29 November 2010 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
1.1

Siddle to Cook, no run, good line to start with, outside off and Cook defends towards gully

1.2

Siddle to Cook, no run, fuller ball just outside off, Cook steps back and defends, and slips over in the process - lucky he didn't slide back in to his stumps there

1.3

Siddle to Cook, no run, down leg side, Cook can't get anything on it

1.4

Siddle to Cook, no run, angled well across the left-hander, who leaves it alone

1.5

Siddle to Cook, no run, just a bit too leg-sidey, Cook watches it go by

1.6

Siddle to Cook, no run, probing outside off with no real swing from Siddle, Cook leaves it alone

England 0/1   AN Cook 0* (6b)
3.1

Siddle to Cook, no run, Siddle bangs it in at a mid 130kph region, Cook jumps back into his crease and defends outside off

3.2

Siddle to Cook, no run, outside off and no movement, Cook defends straight back down the pitch

3.3

Siddle to Cook, 1 run, Cook gets his first run, nudges a single through midwicket to a straight ball

England 9/1   AN Cook 1* (9b)
4.1

Hilfenhaus to Cook, 1 run, flicked off the pads and they take off for a quick single - Katich's throw hits the stumps at the striker's end! Ah, but Trott was fast - he's home comfortably

England 11/1   AN Cook 2* (10b)
5.1

Siddle to Cook, no run, angling well across Cook, who leaves it

5.2

Siddle to Cook, no run, fuller and straighter, tempting Cook to drive, he just pushes it back to the bowler

5.3

Siddle to Cook, 1 run, on the pads, Cook tickles it down to fine leg and gets a single

England 12/1   AN Cook 3* (13b)
6.1

Hilfenhaus to Cook, 2 runs, clipped through midwicket, good stuff from Cook, who's looking to score

6.2

Hilfenhaus to Cook, 1 run, good running, Cook gets a straight one and nudges it away to cover for a single

6.6

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, angled across Cook, who drives to mid-off, where Michael Clarke is hovering - he's not in the slips, where he'd have to bend over and risk hurting his dodgy back

England 20/1   AN Cook 6* (16b)
7.2

Siddle to Cook, no run, pushed to gully, Hussey dives across to his left to cut the ball off, well fielded

7.3

Siddle to Cook, 1 run, banged in on a length and it's straight, Cook tries to flick through leg and gets a leading edge through cover

England 22/1   AN Cook 7* (18b)
9.1

Siddle to Cook, no run, angled across Cook but it's too wide to tempt him to play

9.2

Siddle to Cook, 1 run, on the hips, Cook gets an easy single down to fine leg

England 28/1   AN Cook 8* (20b)
10.1

Johnson to Cook, 1 run, on the pads, Cook flicks it through square leg

10.5

Johnson to Cook, no run, good line - right on off stump immediately to the left-hander, and Cook defends

10.6

Johnson to Cook, no run, on the back foot, Cook punches to cover - that's a decent first over from Johnson

England 30/1   AN Cook 9* (23b)
11.5

Siddle to Cook, no run, no real movement from Siddle, Cook defends off the back foot

11.6

Siddle to Cook, no run, angled down leg, Cook flicks off his pads and can't find the gap at square leg

England 35/1   AN Cook 9* (25b)
12.3

Johnson to Cook, no run, defended away safely by Cook

12.4

Johnson to Cook, no run, fullish on off stump, Cook drives to mid-on and can't find a gap

12.5

Johnson to Cook, no run, swinging down leg - not a good ball this time, but Cook can't get hold of it

12.6

Johnson to Cook, no run, good line, on off stump, Cook works it to midwicket

England 36/1   AN Cook 9* (29b)
14.1

Johnson to Cook, 1 run, Johnson slings one full and straight, Cook prods to cover and scampers off for one to bring Pietersen on strike

14.4

Johnson to Cook, no run, sharp from Johnson, shortish and spearing into Cook's chest, played comfortably into the midwicket region

14.5

Johnson to Cook, FOUR, bang! Pretty authoritative that from Cook. Half-tracker from Johnson probably deserved it but Cook's pull went well in front of midwicket to the boundary in a flash

14.6

Johnson to Cook, no run, good line but perhaps still a touch short, Cook's weakness is full around off stump, here he can sit on the back foot and block

England 49/2   AN Cook 14* (33b 1x4)
15.3

Watson to Cook, no run, Cook is slips slightly as he tries to get forward and work this into the leg side, no harm done

15.4

Watson to Cook, no run, good length from Watson, full and teasing Cook outside off stump, who has nothing to do with it

15.5

Watson to Cook, no run, Watson is dragging Cook reluctantly forward to defend carefully

15.6

Watson to Cook, no run, decent over from Watson ends with Cook leaving alone outside off stump

England 50/2   AN Cook 14* (37b 1x4)
16.2

Hilfenhaus to Cook, 1 run, that would have been a good ball to a right hander, but to Cook it was too leg-sided to trouble and worked around the corner to fine leg

16.6

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, Cook defends quietly outside off, good comeback over from Hilfenhaus

England 53/2   AN Cook 15* (39b 1x4)
17.3

Watson to Cook, 1 wide, a bouncer, which is ambitious at Watson's pace, with the wicket quite slow as well it took a long time to loop through to Haddin, too high for the umpire's liking

17.3

Watson to Cook, no run, much better, full and outside off, the magic area for Cook, has his fiddling at thin air as the ball sneaks past the edge

17.4

Watson to Cook, no run, good again, attacking Cook on that full, off-stump line, the batsman defends with the fullest of faces

17.5

Watson to Cook, 1 run, nothing pretty by Cook, but pretty effective this morning, pops forward to pat this into the off side and take an easy single

England 56/2   AN Cook 16* (42b 1x4)
18.1

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, off-stump line from Hilfenhaus, could afford to be a touch fuller though, and Cook defends easily

18.2

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, better length this time but wide enough for the batsman to shoulder arms

18.3

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, almost the right combination of length and line for the bowler, just outside off but again not quite full enough to drag Cook forward as he defends

18.4

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, good pressure being built from the bowler as Cook judges a good leave outside off

18.5

Hilfenhaus to Cook, 2 runs, Hilfenhaus searches for the inswinging variation, which allows Cook to clip firmly wide of mid-on for a couple

18.6

Hilfenhaus to Cook, 3 runs, ooh, good ball, has Cook searching with feet rooted outside off, finds the outer-half of the bat and runs past gully for three

England 61/2   AN Cook 21* (48b 1x4)
19.1

Watson to Cook, 1 run, scream of "oh!" from Watson as Cook leans this towards midwicket, not sure why

England 62/2   AN Cook 22* (49b 1x4)
20.1

Doherty to Cook, no run, good start that! Ripper! Lands outside off and spins quickly towards Cook who left alone

20.2

Doherty to Cook, 1 run, Cook more careful to play this time, working to leg for a single to bring Pietersen on strike

20.5

Doherty to Cook, no run, decent length and line, too full to spin much, Cook defends

20.6

Doherty to Cook, no run, good finish to a pretty good start for Doherty, Cook defends suspiciously around off stump, this one didn't turn as much as the first ball, but you only need one to turn to sow the seeds of doubt

England 70/2   AN Cook 23* (53b 1x4)
22.1

Doherty to Cook, no run, pushed through quite flat from Doherty, no great turn this time from outside off, Cook defends

22.2

Doherty to Cook, no run, better length here, fuller outside off, Cook reaches forward to defend

22.3

Doherty to Cook, 2 runs, that will annoy the bowler, drifts on to Cook's legs who happily works into the midwicket region for a couple

22.4

Doherty to Cook, no run, really pushed though this time, very flat and quick, Cook blocks

22.5

Doherty to Cook, no run, good change of pace, slightly slower, finds some turn, Cook defends

22.6

Doherty to Cook, 1 run, the over ends with Cook leaning a fullish ball into the leg side, no great intent from England as yet against Doherty

England 73/2   AN Cook 26* (59b 1x4)
23.1

Watson to Cook, no run, dropped! And it's the debutant! Similar to the Strauss dismissal, short and Cook cracked it straight to Doherty at point, who jumped to take it above his head, had a couple of grabs at it but it ends on the turf. Big moment that, how will he respond

23.2

Watson to Cook, 1 run, less excitement here, just worked into the leg side

23.6

Watson to Cook, no run, eventful over ends quietly, with Cook pushing to mid-on. Doherty will be feeling pretty awful, but has a chance to respond now

England 75/2   AN Cook 27* (62b 1x4)
25.1

Johnson to Cook, 1 run, decent pace, decent line too, but Cook is solid, getting back to work to leg for a single

25.3

Johnson to Cook, 1 run, ooh! Close here, full and Cook falls over towards the off side as he flicks this, one bounce, to short midwicket, the man is placed there for the shot, good work from Ponting

England 82/2   AN Cook 29* (64b 1x4)
26.1

Hilfenhaus to Cook, FOUR, great start from England, Alastair Cook is quickly on to a short ball and pulls it through midwicket, confident and easy pickings for Cook

26.2

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, nudged away to midwicket

26.3

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, fullish and angled across Cook, who pushes to cover

26.4

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, solid in defence, Cook sends it back down the pitch

26.5

Hilfenhaus to Cook, 1 no ball, on target, aiming at the stumps, and Cook defends

26.5

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, left alone outside off, this just moves across Cook with the natural angle

26.6

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, solid in defence once more

England 91/2   AN Cook 33* (71b 2x4)
27.3

Johnson to Cook, 1 run, bad ball, down leg side and Cook simply flicks it off his pads to fine leg

27.6

Johnson to Cook, FOUR, really good placement from Cook, angled down leg side and he's clipped it between the two men out on the leg side boundary, through square for four

England 98/2   AN Cook 38* (73b 3x4)
28.4

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, better line, Cook defends back to Hilfenhaus

28.5

Hilfenhaus to Cook, 1 run, flicked forward of midwicket for another run

England 102/2   AN Cook 39* (75b 3x4)
29.1

Johnson to Cook, no run, better ball, just outside off stump, Cook defends

29.2

Johnson to Cook, no run, ah, but Johnson gets an edge now, though it's into the ground and never in danger of being taken at gully

29.3

Johnson to Cook, no run, left alone outside off, no hints of swing for Mitch

29.4

Johnson to Cook, no run, probing outside off again, Cook just lets it sail by

29.5

Johnson to Cook, no run, same again, well wide of off and not making Cook play

29.6

Johnson to Cook, no run, much straighter ball, looking for an lbw, Cook simply drives it to mid-on

England 102/2   AN Cook 39* (81b 3x4)
30.5

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, angled across Cook, who leaves it

30.6

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, defended safely to the off side

England 103/2   AN Cook 39* (83b 3x4)
32.1

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, straight-bat defence from Cook, he's right in behind that one

32.2

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, left alone outside off, no swing there for Hilfenhaus

32.3

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, solid in defence, Cook gets forward

32.4

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, pushed to cover, trying to get the edge from Cook but he's looking in good touch

32.5

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, left alone outside off

32.6

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, and Hilfenhaus keeps plugging away just outside off, no shot offered by Cook

England 107/2   AN Cook 39* (89b 3x4)
34.1

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, Cook's not interested, he lets this go outside off

34.2

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, solid in defence to a ball that is a little straighter

34.3

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, clipped off the body towards midwicket

34.4

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, Hilfenhaus continues to try his luck angling across Cook, but he's not tempted

34.5

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, meets this one with the full face of the bat, but it's found the man at mid-off

34.6

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, defended safely towards off

England 111/2   AN Cook 39* (95b 3x4)
36.1

Doherty to Cook, no run, shortish and it spins, Cook pulls hard but can't beat midwicket

36.2

Doherty to Cook, no run, tossed up on off, Cook lunges forward to defend

36.3

Doherty to Cook, no run, some really sharp turn here, Cook nudges it down into the ground

36.4

Doherty to Cook, no run, outside off and turning in a fraction, well defended

36.5

Doherty to Cook, no run, a little shorter, but it does spin sharply once again, Cook cuts to point

36.6

Doherty to Cook, no run, defended back down the pitch

England 117/2   AN Cook 39* (101b 3x4)
38.1

Doherty to Cook, no run, turns in towards Cook's off stump, he defends

38.2

Doherty to Cook, no run, oh yes, oh yes! Sharp spin in from well outside off, Cook goes back to cut and is really cramped by that, but he gets it safely to point

38.3

Doherty to Cook, FOUR, a little too much spin this time, down leg, and Cook flicks it away through leg slip with soft hands, away to the boundary

38.4

Doherty to Cook, no run, leans forward to defend this one

38.5

Doherty to Cook, no run, oh, well bowled, and Haddin whips the bails off. It was tossed up well wide of off and importantly this one didn't spin, it beat the bat and Cook was lucky - he lifted his back foot but got it back down before Haddin got the bails off

38.6

Doherty to Cook, no run, defended safely this time

England 121/3   AN Cook 43* (107b 4x4)
40.1

Doherty to Cook, no run, tossed up outside off, Cook defends

40.2

Doherty to Cook, no run, defended safely again

40.3

Doherty to Cook, no run, turns in sharply, Cook leaves it outside off

40.4

Doherty to Cook, no run, defended back down the pitch

40.5

Doherty to Cook, no run, well flighted outside off, this one doesn't turn, and Cook defends

40.6

Doherty to Cook, no run, driven down towards mid-on, can't find a gap

England 125/4   AN Cook 43* (113b 4x4)
42.1

Doherty to Cook, no run, Cook pops forward and defends quietly

42.2

Doherty to Cook, no run, touch short from Doherty, Cook back to defend into the leg side

42.3

Doherty to Cook, no run, better length this time, drags Cook forward to defend outside off

42.4

Doherty to Cook, no run, pushed through flatter and quicker outside off, good change of pace, Cook flashed a cut but it was through him too quickly

42.5

Doherty to Cook, no run, this time it's back on a straighter line and Cook does nothing but defend

42.6

Doherty to Cook, no run, maiden over, and a pretty good one, ends with Cook getting over to the off side to defend into the leg side

England 129/4   AN Cook 43* (119b 4x4)
44.1

Doherty to Cook, 2 runs, Cook is in his bubble now and nudges behind square for a couple

44.2

Doherty to Cook, no run, carefully defended off the front foot

44.3

Doherty to Cook, 1 run, once again Cook gets enough of an angle into his legs to work a single behind square on the leg side

England 140/4   AN Cook 46* (122b 4x4)
45.1

Johnson to Cook, no run, starts with a slinger outside off, far too short really, Cook has nothing to do with it

45.2

Johnson to Cook, no run, much better length and line from Johnson this time, forces Cook to defend off the front foot

45.3

Johnson to Cook, 3 runs, typically, unfussy work from Cook, gets a fullish ball on his legs and clips it firmly, wide of mid-on for three, edging up towards a half-century

England 145/4   AN Cook 49* (125b 4x4)
46.4

Doherty to Cook, no run, Cook leans forward to defend quietly, remains on 49

46.5

Doherty to Cook, 2 runs, and there is his 50 and what a valuable knock it's been, pushes into space and skips off for a couple

46.6

Doherty to Cook, no run, stretches forward and quietly knocks this towards midwicket

England 151/4   AN Cook 51* (128b 4x4)
48.1

Doherty to Cook, 3 runs, a fraction short and Cook is back in a flash, cutting almost with a touch of style there past point

England 154/4   AN Cook 54* (129b 4x4)
50.3

Doherty to Cook, no run, Cook is forward to defend, good length and line from Doherty

50.4

Doherty to Cook, no run, once again Cook is watchful in defence

50.5

Doherty to Cook, no run, quietly prodded into the leg side, Doherty doing a good job here

50.6

Doherty to Cook, no run, good work from Doherty, giving Ponting control from one end

England 159/4   AN Cook 54* (133b 4x4)
52.1

Doherty to Cook, no run, good delivery here, locating the right length and line, Cook stretches across to the off side to defend

52.2

Doherty to Cook, FOUR, excellent shot here, too short from Doherty but Cook was back in a flash, deep into his crease to pull powerfully over midwicket for four

52.3

Doherty to Cook, no run, back to a better length and defended

52.4

Doherty to Cook, no run, once again Cook is watchful in defence

52.5

Doherty to Cook, no run, bit of chirp from the Australian fielders, erudite bunch, but Cook unhurried in defence

52.6

Doherty to Cook, no run, thankfully the rain seems to be passing, Cook celebrates by defending

England 167/4   AN Cook 58* (139b 5x4)
54.1

North to Cook, no run, decent delivery here, touch of spin, Cook careful in defence

54.2

North to Cook, no run, looped up a touch slower and defended carefully

54.3

North to Cook, 1 run, nicely dropped towards cover with soft hands and Cook scampers off for one

England 170/4   AN Cook 59* (142b 5x4)
55.1

Watson to Cook, no run, good start from him here, honing in on off stump, Cook blocks manfully

55.2

Watson to Cook, no run, nudged into the leg side, fairly comfortable for Cook there

55.3

Watson to Cook, no run, best place to attack Cook - full and around off stump, this time his defence is solid though

55.4

Watson to Cook, no run, lots of noise from the slip cordon, possibly because there was some swing, Cook left it all alone

55.5

Watson to Cook, 1 run, very simple plan from Cook, just waiting for the bowler to drift towards his legs, and picks off a single

England 171/4   AN Cook 60* (147b 5x4)
57.1

Watson to Cook, no run, pushed across Cook, who drives to mid-off

57.2

Watson to Cook, no run, and there's some shape from Watson, angling across Cook and straightening, then it swings sharply towards leg after it's passed the stumps

57.3

Watson to Cook, 1 wide, but this one goes the wrong way - pushed too far across Cook and going further away, wide called and fair enough

57.3

Watson to Cook, no run, swings in towards middle stump, Cook clips to midwicket

57.4

Watson to Cook, no run, fuller ball outside off, Cook drives hard but can't beat mid-off

57.5

Watson to Cook, no run, thick edge this time, Hussey hurls himself across at gully to make the save

57.6

Watson to Cook, no run, swings in to leg, Cook can't get it away

England 176/4   AN Cook 60* (153b 5x4)
58.5

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, pushed across Cook and swinging away from the left-hander, who thinks about playing and then drags the bat back inside the line

58.6

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, right on line, Cook defends back down the pitch

England 180/4   AN Cook 60* (155b 5x4)
59.4

Watson to Cook, no run, full face of the bat from Cook, who drives to mid-off

59.5

Watson to Cook, FOUR, edged and four! Oh, Alastair Cook has almost got whiplash as he turns his head to see this thick edge sail safely through the vacant third or fourth slip region, he was nervous, but it was safe

59.6

Watson to Cook, no run, swings in to middle stump, Cook clips to leg and it's well field to prevent the run

England 188/4   AN Cook 64* (158b 6x4)
61.1

Watson to Cook, no run, swings in to the pads, Cook defends to leg

61.2

Watson to Cook, no run, pushed straight across Cook, who leaves it

61.3

Watson to Cook, no run, punched back to the bowler, Watson fields

61.4

Watson to Cook, 2 runs, full and straight, Cook clips it through midwicket and gets back for a couple

61.5

Watson to Cook, no run, angled across Cook, who leaves it alone

61.6

Watson to Cook, no run, straighter line this time, swinging in towards off stump and Cook defends

England 190/4   AN Cook 66* (164b 6x4)
64.1

Hilfenhaus to Cook, 1 run, soft hands from Cook, who just pushes this one through cover for a single

England 197/4   AN Cook 67* (165b 6x4)
65.1

Siddle to Cook, no run, pushed across Cook, who shoulders arms

65.2

Siddle to Cook, no run, driven to cover, can't beat the field

65.3

Siddle to Cook, OUT, 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

AN Cook c Watson b Siddle 67 (283m 168b 6x4 0x6) SR: 39.88

England 197/5   AN Cook 67 (168b 6x4)
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