Broad puts England on top
Broad Puts England On Top. Broad returned with the new ball late in the evening to break up the seventh-wicket partnership and returned 65-5. Jimmy Anderson dismissed first-test batsman George Bailey and Peter Siddle to return 2-61 from 22 overs.
Melbourne: It was once again the old nemesis that did Australia in as they began their campaign to regain the Ashes. Stuart Broad was devastating at the Gabba, while scalping five victims to have Australia reeling at 273-8 at stumps on the first day of the Ashes series.
The England pacer took the first four wickets as Australia’s batting collapsed yet again in an Ashes test, slumping to 83-4 just after lunch on Thursday before Brad Haddin and Mitchell Johnson (64) combined to post half centuries in a 114-run salvage operation.