1st Test, Brisbane, November 25 - 29, 2010, England tour of Australia
260 & 517/1d
(T:297) 481 & 107/1

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
67 & 235*
England 1st Innings
Australia 1st Innings
England 2nd Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
Match Flow
England 1st Innings 
Andrew Strauss (c)c Hussey b Hilfenhaus032000.00
Alastair Cook c Watson b Siddle671682836039.88
Jonathan Trott  b Watson2953625054.71
Kevin Pietersen c Ponting b Siddle4370956061.42
Paul Collingwood c North b Siddle4891050.00
Ian Bell c Watson b Doherty761311838058.01
Matt Prior  b Siddle011000.00
Stuart Broad lbw b Siddle011000.00
Graeme Swann lbw b Siddle1092110111.11
James Anderson  b Doherty1122382050.00
Steven Finn not out 00100-
Extras(lb 8, nb 5, w 7)20
TOTAL76.5 Ov (RR: 3.38, 360 Mins)260
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Andrew Strauss, 0.3 ov), 2-41 (Jonathan Trott, 13.6 ov), 3-117 (Kevin Pietersen, 37.3 ov), 4-125 (Paul Collingwood, 39.5 ov), 5-197 (Alastair Cook, 65.3 ov), 6-197 (Matt Prior, 65.4 ov), 7-197 (Stuart Broad, 65.5 ov), 8-228 (Graeme Swann, 69.2 ov), 9-254 (Ian Bell, 76.1 ov), 10-260 (James Anderson, 76.5 ov)
Ben Hilfenhaus1946013.15906022
0.3 to AJ Strauss, 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
Peter Siddle1635463.37747022
37.3 to KP Pietersen, 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 to PD Collingwood, 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
65.3 to AN Cook, 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
65.4 to MJ Prior, 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 to SCJ Broad, 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 to GP Swann, 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
Mitchell Johnson1526604.40619000
Shane Watson1223012.50593031
13.6 to IJL Trott, 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
Xavier Doherty13.534122.96644000
76.1 to IR Bell, 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
76.5 to JM Anderson, 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
Marcus North10101.0050000
Australia 1st Innings 
Shane Watson c Strauss b Anderson36761136047.36
Simon Katich c & b Finn501061595047.16
Ricky Ponting (c)c †Prior b Anderson1026341038.46
Michael Clarke c †Prior b Finn950760018.00
Michael Hussey c Cook b Finn19533046226159.09
Marcus North c Collingwood b Swann1860012.50
Brad Haddin c Collingwood b Swann13628737416147.38
Mitchell Johnson  b Finn01932000.00
Xavier Doherty c Cook b Finn1630432053.33
Peter Siddle c Swann b Finn61171054.54
Ben Hilfenhaus not out 110160010.00
Extras(b 4, lb 12, nb 1, w 4)21
TOTAL158.4 Ov (RR: 3.03, 662 Mins)481
Fall of wickets: 1-78 (Shane Watson, 25.2 ov), 2-96 (Ricky Ponting, 33.2 ov), 3-100 (Simon Katich, 36.1 ov), 4-140 (Michael Clarke, 51.2 ov), 5-143 (Marcus North, 52.5 ov), 6-450 (Brad Haddin, 145.3 ov), 7-458 (Michael Hussey, 148.6 ov), 8-462 (Mitchell Johnson, 152.3 ov), 9-472 (Peter Siddle, 154.4 ov), 10-481 (Xavier Doherty, 158.4 ov)
James Anderson37139922.6717813010
25.2 to SR Watson, 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
33.2 to RT Ponting, 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
Stuart Broad3377202.181596011
Graeme Swann43512822.9718712200
52.5 to MJ North, 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 to BJ Haddin, 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
Steven Finn33.4112563.7115322000
36.1 to SM Katich, 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
51.2 to MJ Clarke, 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 to MEK Hussey, 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
152.3 to MG Johnson, 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
154.4 to PM Siddle, 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
158.4 to XJ Doherty, 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
Paul Collingwood1214103.41514020
England 2nd Innings 
Andrew Strauss (c)st †Haddin b North11022426715049.10
Alastair Cook not out 23542862526054.90
Jonathan Trott not out 13526636219050.75
Extras(b 17, lb 4, nb 6, w 10)37
TOTAL152 Ov (RR: 3.40, 630 Mins)517/1d
Fall of wickets: 1-188 (Andrew Strauss, 66.2 ov)
Ben Hilfenhaus3288202.561548013
Peter Siddle2449003.7510713023
Marcus North1934712.47843000
66.2 to AJ Strauss, gone! North does the trick! Lovely bowling really, tossed it up and drew Strauss down the track, spun it past the edge and despite a inelegant flap to try and regain his ground, Strauss couldn't get back in time. 188/1
Mitchell Johnson27510403.8510710010
Xavier Doherty35510703.0515713000
Shane Watson1526604.406813020
Australia 2nd Innings (T: 297 runs)
Shane Watson not out 41971194042.26
Simon Katich c Strauss b Broad416220025.00
Ricky Ponting (c)not out 51439641118.60
Extras(b 4, lb 1, w 1, pen 5)11
TOTAL26 Ov (RR: 4.11, 119 Mins)107/1
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Simon Katich, 5.2 ov)
James Anderson521503.00251000
Stuart Broad711812.57321010
5.2 to SM Katich, Katich departs! Broad gets the breakthrough by digging one in back of a length, hitting a crack and moving away, Katich went fishing and could only edge to Strauss. No alarms yet, but Ponting will want some runs here. 5/1
Graeme Swann803304.12292100
Steven Finn402506.25134000
Kevin Pietersen20603.0060000
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Thu, 25 Nov - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 25/0 (Shane Watson 9*, Simon Katich 15*, 7 ov)
Fri, 26 Nov - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 220/5 (Michael Hussey 81*, Brad Haddin 22*, 80 ov)
Sat, 27 Nov - day 3 - England 2nd innings 19/0 (Andrew Strauss 11*, Alastair Cook 6*, 15 ov)
Sun, 28 Nov - day 4 - England 2nd innings 309/1 (Alastair Cook 132*, Jonathan Trott 54*, 101 ov)
Mon, 29 Nov - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 107/1 (26 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • AN Cook: 150 off 302 balls (13 x 4)
  • 2nd Wicket: 150 runs in 271 balls (AN Cook 78, IJL Trott 66, Ex 8)
  • England: 350 runs in 115.3 overs (699 balls), Extras 14
  • Drinks: England - 370/1 in 118.0 overs (AN Cook 166, IJL Trott 75)
  • 2nd Wicket: 200 runs in 333 balls (AN Cook 104, IJL Trott 83, Ex 13)
  • England: 400 runs in 122.5 overs (743 balls), Extras 27
  • AN Cook: 200 off 361 balls (22 x 4)
  • IJL Trott: 100 off 213 balls (15 x 4)
  • 2nd Wicket: 250 runs in 403 balls (AN Cook 129, IJL Trott 100, Ex 22)
  • Lunch: England - 439/1 in 133.0 overs (AN Cook 201, IJL Trott 100)
  • England: 450 runs in 138.1 overs (835 balls), Extras 28
  • 2nd Wicket: 300 runs in 479 balls (AN Cook 152, IJL Trott 121, Ex 27)
  • England: 500 runs in 146.4 overs (886 balls), Extras 37
  • Drinks: England - 505/1 in 148.0 overs (AN Cook 230, IJL Trott 128)
  • Innings Break: England - 517/1 in 152.0 overs (AN Cook 235, IJL Trott 135)
  • Australia 2nd innings
  • Tea: Australia - 11/1 in 7.0 overs (SR Watson 0, RT Ponting 6)
  • Australia: 50 runs in 15.2 overs (92 balls), Extras 1
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 66 balls (SR Watson 22, RT Ponting 27, Ex 1)
  • Penalty: 23.1 - Ball striking Fielding Team helmet
  • Australia: 100 runs in 24.1 overs (145 balls), Extras 11
  • RT Ponting: 50 off 40 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 117 balls (SR Watson 40, RT Ponting 50, Ex 10)
  • Attendance: 7088
  • Total Attendance: 132,585
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Alastair Cook
Series result5-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 1981
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days25,26,27,28,29 November 2010 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Xavier Doherty
Xavier Doherty
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Reserve Umpire
Match Referee