Trent Bridge, Nottingham (Sporting Alert) —England has been bowled out for 215 in the third session on the opening day of the first Ashes Test against Australia at Trent Bridge on Wednesday.
England: 215 all out off 59 overs (J.Trott 48, P.Siddle 5-50)
The day so far belongs to Australian fast bowler Peter Siddle, who took five wickets for 50 runs as the tourists dominated the opening two and a half session of the day one.
“For Australia there has been some good stuff, some sloppy stuff and England have helped them have a really good day so far. As a spectacle you’ve had a wonderful cricket day,” former England opener Geoffrey Boycott, told BBC Test Match Special.
James Pattinson took three for 69 and Mitchell Starc, two for 54, to help bowl England out for the small total after captain Alastair Cook won the toss and elected to bat first.
Jonathan Trott top score for England with 48 runs, while Jonny Bairstow (37) and Joe Root (30) both got starts as well, but failed to carry on to a big score.
It took Australia just 59 overs to finish off the hosts’ first innings.
Teams and Officials:
England – Alastair Cook (captain), Joe Root, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Jonny Bairstow, Matt Prior (wicketkeeper), Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Steven Finn, James Anderson
Australia – Shane Watson, Chris Rogers, Ed Cowan, Michael Clarke (captain), Phil Hughes, Steve Smith, Brad Haddin (wicketkeeper), Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, James Pattinson, Ashton Agar
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pakistan), Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) (Reporting by Ed Osmond; Editing by John O’Brien)