England collapsed to 136 all out today to leave Australia in charge of the first Ashes cricket Test with a 224-run lead going into day three.
Australia elevated batsman George Bailey to its Test cricket squad and recalled left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson for next week’s Ashes series opener against England.
Peter Siddle justified his place in Australia’s cricket team and gave himself a birthday present in the process with a hat trick against England on the opening day of the Ashes series.
Fast bowler Peter Siddle took six wickets, including a hat trick, as Australia dismissed England for 260 before reaching 25 without loss in reply on the first day of the Ashes cricket series in Brisbane.
Australia resumes its reply in the first Ashes cricket Test today trailing England by 140 runs after 14 wickets fell on the opening day of the series.
Australia beat Sri Lanka by 137 runs in their series-opening cricket Test as Mitchell Starc and Peter Siddle took six wickets in the last session.
England leads Australia by 264 runs at the end of the second day of the second Ashes Test, after bowling out the visitors for 128 at Lord’s Cricket Ground.
Shane Watson’s first Test cricket century in 48 innings put Australia in control on day one of the Ashes series finale against England.
Australia leads England by 475 runs after declaring in its first innings on day two of the third Ashes cricket Test.
Australia fast bowler Peter Siddle took a hat trick on day one of the series-opening Ashes cricket Test against England in Brisbane.
"Hopefully the sun will come out and we can set up the match."
- Peter Siddle on Jul 10, 2013