ADELAIDE (Sporting Alert) — Scoreboard and details on the opening day of the 2nd Ashes Test match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on Thursday.
Australia winning the toss and batting first reached 273 for five on a very good batting pitch. England pulled themselves back into the game after Australia made a bright start, but the tourists dropped three catches to let the hosts back into the game.
Shane Watson, Chris Rogers and George Bailey all scored half-centuries, while Stuart Broad has taken two of the five wickets for England.
Australia first innings
C. Rogers c Prior b Swann 72
D. Warner c Carberry b Broad 29
S. Watson c & b Anderson 51
M. Clarke not out 48
S. Smith b Panesar 6
G. Bailey c Swann b Broad 53
B. Haddin not out 7
Extras (b-5, nb-2) 7
Total (for five wickets, 91 overs) 273
Still to bat: M. Johnson, P. Siddle, R. Harris, N. Lyon
Fall of wickets: 1-34 2-155 3-155 4-174 5-257
Bowling (to date): Anderson 21-9-56-1 (1nb), Broad 19-3-63-2, Swann 19-2-55-1, M. Panesar 24-4-68-1, Stokes 8-2-26-0 (1nb)
England: A. Cook, M. Carberry, J. Root, K. Pietersen, I. Bell, M. Prior, B. Stokes, S. Broad, G. Swann, J. Anderson, M. Panesar
Toss Australia, who chose to bat
Test debut BA Stokes (England)
Umpires HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and M Erasmus (South Africa)
TV umpire AL Hill (New Zealand)
Match referee JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire SD Fry