FIRST TEST, BRISBANE, Nov. 25-29 Day one: England captain Andrew Strauss wins the toss and bats first, losing his wicket after just three balls and setting the tone for an Australia dominated day in which Peter Siddle takes a hat-trick and the tourists are bowled out for 260. The hosts finish 25-0.
Day two: Australia slump to 143-5 before being rescued by Mike Hussey (81 not out) and Brad Haddin (22 not out) to close on 220-5.
Day three: Hussey and Haddin complete centuries and pile on 307 runs for the sixth wicket. The hosts are dismissed for 481 with Hussey falling just five runs short of his first test double century. England close on 19-0.
Day four: England's openers Strauss and Alastair Cook put on 188 runs and then Cook combines with Jonathan Trott to lead England to 309-1 at the close.
Day five: England amass 517 with Cook and Trott's unbeaten partnership of 329 runs the highest by English batsmen in a test in Australia. They declare and bowl 26 overs at the hosts who finish 107-1.
Result: Match drawn.