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

Hilfenhaus to Trott, FOUR, and England are off the mark - Trott plays with soft hands and gets a thickish edge away through the vacant fourth slip region for a boundary to third man. They're away!

England 4/1   IJL Trott 4* (5b 1x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 1.2-1-4-1

Hilfenhaus to Trott, FOUR, lovely shot! Trott is showing no sign of nerves here - he gets on on the pads and flicks it confidently forward square leg for the second boundary of the over

England 8/1   IJL Trott 8* (7b 2x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 1.4-1-8-1

Hilfenhaus to Trott, FOUR, well played, Trott swivels a pull behind square leg, all the way down to fine leg for a boundary, just helped it on its way

England 19/1   IJL Trott 12* (23b 3x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 3.4-1-16-1

Siddle to Trott, FOUR, not a good ball, and Trott helps it on its way nicely. It's stomach-high and down leg side, Trott turns a pull away down to fine leg, much too fine for the fielder at deep backward square

England 34/1   IJL Trott 23* (42b 4x4)   PM Siddle 5.1-1-11-0

Watson to Trott, FOUR, not there he won't, dished up invitingly on leg stump, Trott flicks away easily through midwicket for a boundary

England 40/1   IJL Trott 29* (48b 5x4)   SR Watson 0.1-0-4-0

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

England 49/2   AN Cook 14* (32b 1x4)   MG Johnson 2.5-0-11-0

Watson to Pietersen, FOUR, lovely shot, the ball was there for it - half-volley - but a good-looking shot nevertheless, punched straight back past the bowler for four

England 66/2   KP Pietersen 10* (12b 1x4)   SR Watson 3.2-0-13-1

Doherty to Pietersen, FOUR, Pietersen runs down the wicket and almost straight past it! Fired in towards the legs and Pietersen had to hurry to flick it, just, down to the fine leg boundary

England 79/2   KP Pietersen 18* (31b 2x4)   XJ Doherty 2.4-0-11-0

Johnson to Pietersen, FOUR, Pietersen falls over and ends up in a heap, but he managed to flick very powerfully into the midwicket region as he played the shot, Pietersen ended up on his face, but the timing was good enough to collect four

England 86/2   KP Pietersen 23* (36b 3x4)   MG Johnson 3.5-0-18-0

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

England 90/2   AN Cook 33* (65b 2x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 7.1-1-32-1

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)   MG Johnson 5-0-25-0

Johnson to Pietersen, FOUR, bad ball and Pietersen latches on to this, a cracking cover drive to a low full toss wide of off, Johnson was looking to entice the drive but clearly not with a full toss

England 107/2   KP Pietersen 33* (53b 4x4)   MG Johnson 6.4-1-29-0

Johnson to Pietersen, FOUR, that's an aggressive shot from Pietersen! Banged in short well outside off, KP launches an aerial pull over midwicket, it got a little top-edgey but there was nobody out on the boundary, so he was perfectly safe

England 111/2   KP Pietersen 37* (56b 5x4)   MG Johnson 7.1-1-33-0

Johnson to Pietersen, FOUR, magnificent cover drive! The men went back on the on-side boundary, trying to convince Pietersen it would be short. It was fullish outside off, and a handsome drive found the gap, racing away to the boundary

England 117/2   KP Pietersen 43* (67b 6x4)   MG Johnson 9-1-39-0

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

England 121/3   AN Cook 43* (104b 4x4)   XJ Doherty 4.3-1-15-0

Siddle to Collingwood, FOUR, lovely way to get off the mark! That was a half-volley on off stump, Collingwood waited for it and then simply punched an on-drive back past the bowler, so well timed that it raced to the boundary

England 125/3   PD Collingwood 4* (7b 1x4)   PM Siddle 7.4-2-16-1

Siddle to Bell, FOUR, crunched away through cover-point, what a good shot to get off the mark! Bell waits and gets on the back foot, getting down on that one to run it away to the boundary. He's in fine form after that 192 in Hobart

England 129/4   IR Bell 4* (6b 1x4)   PM Siddle 8.5-2-20-2

Siddle to Bell, FOUR, too short and too wide, Bell's stylish cut was uppish and cleared point by a distance, for a moment the bowler thought he was in with a chance

England 135/4   IR Bell 10* (10b 2x4)   PM Siddle 9.3-2-26-2

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

England 167/4   AN Cook 58* (135b 5x4)   XJ Doherty 11.2-3-34-0

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

England 188/4   AN Cook 64* (157b 6x4)   SR Watson 10.5-2-28-1

Siddle to Bell, FOUR, Bell's patience is running out, he gets another wide one and chases it, cutting hard forward of point and although the ball slows down dramatically in the outfield, it trickles in to the boundary

England 196/4   IR Bell 39* (89b 3x4)   PM Siddle 11-2-33-2

Hilfenhaus to Bell, (no ball) FOUR, great shot from Bell, just to remind the crowd that this innings ain't over yet, he's latched on to a fullish outswinger and driven through cover point

England 202/7   IR Bell 43* (99b 4x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 17.4-4-52-1

Siddle to Bell, FOUR, ah, lovely stroke! It's swinging in on the pads, Bell picks it up to lift it in the air over square leg, it beats deep backward square to reach the boundary

England 209/7   IR Bell 50* (103b 5x4)   PM Siddle 12.2-3-37-5

Johnson to Swann, FOUR, rancid delivery, Swann has an equally ugly swipe at it, upper cutting with a bit more up than cut, but effective enough to get four over the slips. Swann will play his shots here, which is exactly what he should do

England 219/7   GP Swann 7* (6b 1x4)   MG Johnson 12.3-2-50-0

Johnson to Bell, FOUR, ah, that is dreamy, Bell has absolutely creamed that through extra cover, timed perfectly, just opening the face to beat cover, it flew to the boundary. He's on top of his game here

England 226/7   IR Bell 57* (106b 6x4)   MG Johnson 12.5-2-57-0

Johnson to Bell, FOUR, lovely shot here, Johnson goes full and Bell creams a straight drive with perfect timing, beats mid-off and races to the rope

England 233/8   IR Bell 61* (111b 7x4)   MG Johnson 13.4-2-61-0

Siddle to Anderson, FOUR, poor shot and no luck for Siddle there. Plenty for Anderson, driving loosely outside off, getting a thickish edge that flies wide of the slips at catchable height to the third man boundary

England 241/8   JM Anderson 4* (7b 1x4)   PM Siddle 15-3-51-6

Hilfenhaus to Bell, FOUR, magnificent stuff, Bell down the wicket and driving over mid-off powerfully, beautiful shot really, he's in total command

England 253/8   IR Bell 75* (128b 8x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 18.2-4-59-1

Doherty to Anderson, FOUR, can any more happen today! Anderson has just pulled a perfect reverse-sweep out of his locker, timed it perfectly, beat short third man and collects four!

England 258/9   JM Anderson 9* (19b 2x4)   XJ Doherty 13.2-3-39-1
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Hours of play (local time) 10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

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