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282dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Siddle hat-trick gives Australia control

Ashes history is littered with some extraordinary opening days and Brisbane produced another as Peter Siddle gave himself a birthday to remember by claiming a hat-trick

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AN Cook
AN Cook
235(428) 26x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 58 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
16 20 44 25 55 11 18 46
MEK Hussey
195(330) 26x4 - 1x6
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 64 runs
  • 13x4 - 0x6
15 4 22 24 55 18 24 33

Best performances - Bowlers

PM Siddle
PM Siddle
O16
M3
R54
W6
Eco3.37
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
ST Finn
ST Finn
O33.4
M1
R125
W6
Eco3.71
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

England , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

5-match series level 0-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Match days

25,26,27,28,29 November 2010 (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorecard Summary

ENGLAND 260(76.5 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

AUSTRALIA 481(158.4 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

ENGLAND 517/1d(152 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

AUSTRALIA 107/1(26 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

END OF OVER:
26 | 2 Runs | AUS: 107/1

  • Shane Watson41 (97b)
  • Ricky Ponting51 (43b)
  • Kevin Pietersen2-0-6-0
  • Graeme Swann8-0-33-0

Match drawn Alastair Cook leads the players off and into the line of handshakes. The opening Test to the 2010-11 Ashes ends in stalemate but it has been, for the first four days at least, a fascinating game. Both teams have something to take to Adelaide, especially after Ponting finished things off with an unbeaten half-century, but after conceding 1 for 517 it's probably Australia who have more issues to reflect on. It has to be said the wicket was not ideal, just got flatter and more benign as the match wore on and made life pretty miserable for the bowlers.

Australia announce their side for the next Test either later tonight or tomorrow morning. Mitchell Johnson and Marcus North must be concerned, though with tongue firmly planted in cheek, Peter English ponders the idea of North becoming Australia's full-time spinner. Johnson has had a horrible match, taking 0 for 170, making a 19-ball duck and dropping a catch. Stay with us to see who is named man of the match, but I expect it won't be him. And indeed, Alastair Cook is confirmed with the match award. Well deserved it is as well. A memorable game for him. Apologies for a lack of post-match quotes, but the broadcaster has decided move elsewhere.

We have a gallery of the best of today's action and Andrew McGlashan will have a final match bulletin later, which is a must-read. Elsewhere we have a competition where you can win Ashes shirts, just download our toolbar to enter.

Right, that's just about it from me, Sahil Dutta and from Brydon Coverdale. Look out for Andrew Miller and Peter English's words which will be up on the site soon. Thanks for all the emails, please join us for the second Test which starts on Friday at 10.30am (00.00GMT).

25.6
0
Pietersen to Watson, no run, Pietersen floats one down to Watson who defends from under his eyes, few handshakes and the players are heading off. Both captains agree they've flogged this horse as far as it will go and we head into to the next Test level at 0-0

This could be the last ball coming up now...

25.5
1
Pietersen to Ponting, 1 run, Pietersen switches to around the wicket and celebrates by dragging down a very short ball that Ponting pats down to long-on for a single
25.4
0
Pietersen to Ponting, no run, Ponting stretches forward and nudges this into the leg side
25.3
1
Pietersen to Watson, 1 run, touch fuller this time and Watson drops it into the off side for a single
25.2
0
Pietersen to Watson, no run, Watson stands taller and defends
25.1
0
Pietersen to Watson, no run, Pietersen finds some bounce, straight into the middle of Watson's blade