Batting and bowling figures from an exhilarating first day of the Ashes at the Gabba.
Public enemy number one Stuart Broad bagged a brilliant five-wicket haul as England finished day one with the upper hand at the Gabba.
Play closed with Australia on 273-8 after Broad picked off the Baggy Greens’ top order with lethal precision but it could have been a lot worse for the hosts, who were 32-6 before a seventh-wicket partnership of 114 between wicketkeeper Brad Haddin and Mitchell Johnson dragged them back into the contest.
James Anderson picked up two wickets with a typically consistent display, while Chris Tremlett justified his inclusion as the third seamer with his fiftieth test wicket.
Scoreboard at the close on the opening day of the first Ashes Test between Australia and England at the Gabba on Thursday:
Australia 1st innings:
Chris Rogers c Bell b Broad 1
David Warner c Pietersen b Broad 49
Shane Watson c Swann b Broad 22
Michael Clarke c Bell b Broad 1
Steve Smith c Cook b Tremlett 31
George Bailey c Cook b Anderson 3
Brad Haddin not out 78
Mitchell Johnson b Broad 64
Peter Siddle c Cook b Anderson 7
Ryan Harris not out 4
Extras (lb11, w1, nb1) 13
Total (8 wkts; 90 overs) 273
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Rogers), 2-71 (Watson), 3-73 (Clarke), 4-83 (Warner), 5-100 (Bailey), 6-132 (Smith), 7-246 (Johnson), 8-265 (Siddle)
Broad 20-3-65-5 (1nb, 1w)
To bat: Nathan Lyon.
Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK), Kumar Dharmasena (SRI)
TV umpire: Marais Erasmus (RSA)
Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)