The Ashes - 1st Test

Australia v England

Match drawn

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100


Hilfenhaus to Strauss, OUT, 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!

AJ Strauss c Hussey b Hilfenhaus 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 0/1   AN Cook 0* (0b)   BW Hilfenhaus 0.3-0-0-1


Watson to Trott, OUT, 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

IJL Trott b Watson 29 (62m 53b 5x4 0x6) SR: 54.71

England 41/2   AN Cook 9* (29b)   SR Watson 1-0-5-1


Siddle to Pietersen, OUT, 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

KP Pietersen c Ponting b Siddle 43 (95m 70b 6x4 0x6) SR: 61.42

England 117/3   AN Cook 39* (101b 3x4)   PM Siddle 6.3-1-12-1


Siddle to Collingwood, OUT, 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

PD Collingwood c North b Siddle 4 (9m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

England 125/4   AN Cook 43* (107b 4x4)   PM Siddle 7.5-2-16-2


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   IR Bell 39* (94b 3x4)   PM Siddle 11.3-2-33-3


Siddle to Prior, OUT, 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

MJ Prior b Siddle 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 197/6   IR Bell 39* (94b 3x4)   PM Siddle 11.4-2-33-4


Siddle to Broad, OUT, 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

SCJ Broad lbw b Siddle 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 197/7   IR Bell 39* (94b 3x4)   PM Siddle 11.5-2-33-5


Siddle to Swann, OUT, 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!

GP Swann lbw b Siddle 10 (21m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 111.11

England 228/8   IR Bell 57* (107b 6x4)   PM Siddle 13.2-3-43-6


Doherty to Bell, OUT, 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

IR Bell c Watson b Doherty 76 (183m 131b 8x4 0x6) SR: 58.01

England 254/9   JM Anderson 5* (18b 1x4)   XJ Doherty 13.1-3-35-1


Doherty to Anderson, OUT, 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

JM Anderson b Doherty 11 (38m 22b 2x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

England 260/10   ST Finn 0* (0b)   XJ Doherty 13.5-3-41-2
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
Series Results
Australia v England at Sydney - Jan 3-7, 2011
England won by an innings and 83 runs
Australia v England at Melbourne - Dec 26-29, 2010
England won by an innings and 157 runs
Australia v England at Perth - Dec 16-19, 2010
Australia won by 267 runs
Australia v England at Adelaide - Dec 3-7, 2010
England won by an innings and 71 runs
Australia v England at Brisbane - Nov 25-29, 2010
Match drawn
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Match Coverage


Nov 29, 2010

Alastair Cook clips to leg, Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 5th day, November 29, 2010

Alastair Cook clips to leg

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Nov 29, 2010

Ricky Ponting has plenty to ponder, Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 5th day, November 29, 2010

Ricky Ponting has plenty to ponder

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