• Members of the MCC waited in line to get into the Home of Cricket.
  • Alastair Cook won the toss for England and elected to bat.
  • The players met Queen Elizabeth before play began, with Steve Finn not selected for the match.
  • Former Australia skipper Steve Waugh rang the starting bell.
  • Cook was the first to fall, trapped LBW by Shane Watson for 12.
  • Ryan Harris then quickly accounted for Joe Root and Kevin Pietersen, leaving England on 28 for three.
  • England reached lunch on 80 for three, with Ian Bell on 23...
  • ... and Jonathan Trott on 34.
  • Trott went on to make 58, but was caught by Usman Khawaja in the deep.
  • Jonny Bairstow survived losing his wicket on a no-ball to reach tea on 28 not out. Bell was on 62.
  • Shane Watson and Michael Clarke looked helpless as Bell and Bairstow took the score past 250.
  • Bairstow took advantage of his reprieve to record his half century...
  • ...while Bell made his second century in two innings, and his third in three Ashes Tests.
  • Part-time spinner Steve Smith came in to remove Bell for 109 and then Bairstow for 67 to set the cat amongst the pigeons.
  • Matt Prior also fell to the leg spinner as England reached stumps on 289 for seven.

2nd Test, Day 1: Eng v Aus

Members of the MCC waited in line to get into the Home of Cricket.