Cricket News sort by Australia v England 1st Test at Brisbane - Nov 25-29, 2010

England had Australia almost on the mat at 143 for 5 but an unbroken stand for the sixth wicket of 77 between Michael Hussey (81* from 144 balls with 13 fours and a six) and Wicket Keeper Brad Haddin (22* from 71 balls) bailed the hosts out of trouble.

Brisbane: A gritty 81 not out by Michael Hussey and his unbroken sixth-wicket partnership of 77 runs with Brad Haddin prevented an Australian collapse on the second day of the first Test on Friday.

MIKE Hussey has led an Australian counter-attack after England dominated the second session in the opening Ashes Test at the Gabba. The hosts are 5-220 – with Michael Hussey on 81 and Brad Haddin on 22 – to trail England by 40 runs when play was stopped for rain with a scheduled hour left.

Australia through a magical spell from Peter Siddle bundled out England for 260 on Day 1 of the first Ashes Test at the GABBA, Brisbane.

PETER Siddle has taken a hat-trick to wreck an England middle order in front of a rapturous full house in the opening Ashes Test at the Gabba. Any questions about Siddle’s selection ahead of Doug Bollinger were erased in a dramatic over 10 minutes before drinks in the last session.

Ashes 2010 1st Test Live Scres: England vs Australia 1st Test at Brisbane, 25 Nov, 2010, 5:30 AM IST. Eng 260/10; Aus 25/0 on Stumps Day 1.

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Brisbane: Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke missed training due to a back injury Monday, casting doubt over his fitness for the first Ashes cricket Test against England.