Siddle hat-trick gives Australia control

Australia's Peter Siddle gave himself a birthday present on Day 1 of the first Test at Gabba as he picked up 6 wickets including a hat-trick.

updated: November 25, 2010 09:03 IST
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Ashes history is littered with some extraordinary opening days and Brisbane produced another as Peter Siddle, a controversial selection for this match, gave himself a birthday to remember by claiming a hat-trick and a career-best 6 for 54, which removed England for 260.

Alastair Cook played calmly for his 67 and Ian Bell produced one of his finest international innings, but the visitors will feel they've let a golden chance slip and Australia closed on 0 for 25.

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