1st Test: Siddle five restrict England to 215 in 1st Innings - Fall of Wickets

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Siddle picked up his 8th fifer and was given excellent support from Pattinson and Starc who chipped in with 3 and 2 wkts respectively as Australia cleaned up the hosts England for 215 post Tea on Day 1.

Wicket 1 at 8.6 OVers 1-27
Pattinson to Cook, OUT, gone! Pattinson strikes. Edges a loose drive to Haddin. Full outside off stump, Cook will be angry that he was drawn into playing. Pattinson lets out a roar of delight, he's got the man who scored 766 runs the last time these sides met in the Ashes.

Wicket 2 at 21.1 Overs 2-78
Siddle to Root, OUT, got him! The yorker does the job! Siddle gets his line right first ball from this end and the length is spot-on as well. Perhaps just a little hint of swing away and Root plays the wrong line, losing his off stump.

Wicket 3 at 27.3 Overs 3-102
Siddle to Pietersen, OUT, massive moment! Pietersen edges to second slip. Poor stroke. Playing away from his body again, it was a tighter line and shaped away, taking the edge to second slip

Wicket 4 at 35.5 overs 4-124
Siddle to Trott, OUT, Siddle again! What a day he's having. Crucial moment. Very un-Trott like as he goes for a booming drive to a wide delivery and gets an inside edge which demolishes his stumps. Another poor shot from an England batsman

Wicket 5 at 47.5 Overs 5-178
Siddle to Bell, OUT, gone! Siddle strikes again in the first over of a spell! That's the third time this innings he's done that. Beautiful ball as well - angles in and then curves away from Bell, whose thick outside edge is taken by Watson at first slip.

Wicket 6 at 49.2 Overs 6-180
Siddle to Prior, OUT, Siddle has five! That's not his best ball of the day, but Prior has authored his own downfall with a terrible shot. Short and wide outside off, Prior's eyes have lit up and he's gone the big cut but straight to the man at point. It's Phil Hughes, and he takes the catch above his head.

Wicket 7 at 56.5 Overs 7-213
Pattinson to Broad, OUT, all the good work undone. A bit dim from Broad who gets sucked in by a short ball which he top edges and Pattinson himself steadies under the catch on the on side

Wicket 8 at 57.1 Overs 8-213
Starc to Bairstow, OUT, castled! Now it's reward for Starc. Full at off stump, Bairstow plays around it and the pole flies backwards. Wasn't quite a yorker, Bairstow closed the face as he aimed for the leg side. Had played straight for so much of his innings

Wicket 9 at 57.2 Overs 9-213
Starc to Finn, OUT, first ball! Playing away from his body, edges through to Haddin. Finn reviews, thinking he has hit the ground, but replays quickly confirmed the nick.

Wicket 10 at 58.6 Overs 10-215
Pattinson to Swann, OUT, that's a pretty fitting way to end the innings, Swann just prods a catch to cover from a short of a length delivery that he poked at with no intent at all

So it's just 215 on the board for England. Way below what they will have wanted. The only silver lining for them at the moment is that the cloud cover is still around so they have to make that count this evening. It's been a wonderful day, so for, for Australia, led by Peter Siddle. The bowling wasn't always consistent, but they produced some good deliveries, were donated a few wickets and caught well.


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