England had Australia almost on the mat at 143 for 5 but an unbroken stand for the sixth wicket of 77 between Michael Hussey (81* from 144 balls with 13 fours and a six) and Wicket Keeper Brad Haddin (22* from 71 balls) bailed the hosts out of trouble.
MIKE Hussey has led an Australian counter-attack after England dominated the second session in the opening Ashes Test at the Gabba. The hosts are 5-220 – with Michael Hussey on 81 and Brad Haddin on 22 – to trail England by 40 runs when play was stopped for rain with a scheduled hour left.
PETER Siddle has taken a hat-trick to wreck an England middle order in front of a rapturous full house in the opening Ashes Test at the Gabba.
Any questions about Siddle’s selection ahead of Doug Bollinger were erased in a dramatic over 10 minutes before drinks in the last session.