Openers Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook both posted centuries Sunday to wipe out England's first innings deficit and give the tourists the chance of a draw in the first Ashes test against Australia.
Starting the fourth day of the test 202 runs in arrears, England had reached 309-1 with a lead of 88 at the close of play with Cook unbeaten on 132 and Jonathan Trott (54) at the crease.
Although they could not match the heights of Mike Hussey and Brad Haddin's partnership of 307 that put Australia in charge on the third day, Strauss and Cook's opening stand of 188 could end up being just as important at the end of the five-test series.Text: Reuters
Image: England's captain Andrew Strauss celebrates making 100 runs against Australia during the fourth day of the first Ashes cricket test in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010. Scorecard | Ashes