The first day of the first Ashes Test match ended with Australia grabbing a couple of late wickets and will go into tomorrow’s match with the psychological advantage, with England finishing the day on 336 for 7.
England had started the day steadily as the Aussies found their bowling length, but lasted only until the eighth over before Cook was caught by Hussy from Hilfenhaus’s bowling. England 21 for 1.
Bopara at number three put on a stand with Strauss before the latter gloved the ball, unable to get out of the way of a Johnson delivery and being caught by Clarke at 67-2. Bopara played some nice strokes to reach 35 before Johnson and Hughes caught and bowled him with the score at 90 for 3.
On the back foot going into lunch, England fared better after the break with Pietersen and Collingwood steadying the boat and stopping for tea at 194 for 3. The pair continued to add the runs to the board until Collingwood eventually went for 64, caught by Haddin off Hilfenhaus at 228 for 4.
Pietersen followed shortly after on 69, caught Katich off Hauritz at 241-5. Flintoff and Prior looked to be leading England on to a reasonable end of day score, but with a few overs remaining Flintoff fell to Siddle with England on 327 and then Prior was bowled by Siddle at 329for 7.
Anderson and Broad played out the last few balls for England.