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Last Updated: Monday November 29 2010 18:11 GMT

In pics: The latest from the first Ashes Test in Brisbane

The Ashes 2010 first Test - England won the coin toss and chose to bat first

England and Australia have kicked off the Ashes 2010-11 with the first Test in Brisbane, Australia. England captain Andrew Strauss won the coin toss and chose to bat first.

The Ashes 2010 first Test - England captain Andrew Strauss scored no runs

But it didn't go very well for the skipper - he was dismissed for a duck, meaning he was bowled out before he scored any runs!

The Ashes 2010 first Test - Peter Siddle celebrates his hat-trick

Things got even better for Australia when Peter Siddle took a hat-trick, taking out England's Alastair Cook and then Matt Prior and Stuart Broad with his next two balls.

The Ashes 2010 first Test - England's Ian Bell bats

Ian Bell did the best out of England's players - he scored a total of 76 runs, but England were all out for a modest 260 runs.

The Ashes 2010 first Test - Australia's Simon Katich bats the ball past England's Stuart Broad

Australia's Simon Katich bats the ball past Stuart Broad. At the end of day one, Australia finished on 25 runs with no-one out.

Shane Watson scores for Australia

After England's terrible first day - they had to make a good start on day two. It didn't go to plan though and the Aussies scored lots of early runs.

Steve Finn takes the wicket of Michael Clarke

But then England's bowlers got their act together - Steve Finn took one of three quick wickets.

Mike Hussey on his way to 81.

He couldn't bowl out Mike Hussey though, who went on to score an impressive 81.

Dark clouds and rain stop play at the Gabba

When rain stopped play Australia had scored 220 for 5 wickets and just had the advantage.

Andrew Strauss checks for rain

It's not all over for Andrew Strauss and his men though. A couple of early wickets on day three could turn things around for England.

England team look lost on day 3.

It didn't look good for England at the end of day two and with Hussey's lucky batting day three wasn't looking a lot better!

Hussey and Haddin were in top form!

The Hussey-Haddin partnership went on to make a record score of 307. The most ever scored at the Brisbane ground and a proper headache for the tourists.

England celebrate getting another wicket

With little hope left in sight Collingwood catches Haddin out and finally breaks the partnership. Thanks to Steve Finn - England manage to bowl the Aussies out for 481.

England celebrate getting another wicket

England finish day three on 19-0, 202 runs behind the Australians. It's going to take a big effort from the England batters to save the match.

Andrew Strauss playing on the fourth day of the first Ashes Test

Luckily for England day four kicks off a lot better than the rest of the Test! Alistair Cook and Andrew Strauss look unbeatable - Strauss is finally stumped at after scoring 110!

Cook was on top form and also made 100 runs. Making it his 14th test century.

Alistair Cook was on top form and also made 100 runs. Making it his 14th Test century.

The Australian team leaving the pitch after the fourth day of the first Ashes Test match in Australia

Australia looked lost as England finished the day on 309-1 - giving them back the chance for a win!

Alistair Cook leaving the pitch

On day five, Alistair Cook racks up a mega 235 runs - the most ever scored by a batsman in Brisbane and the most by an Englishman against Australia since 1964!

The fifth day of the first Ashes Test match

England declare on a whopping 517-1, setting Australia a target of 296 to win.

The end of the fifth day of the first Ashes Test

The England bowlers try hard but they don't get all the Aussies out. The first Test is a draw, leaving both teams looking for a win when the second Test starts on Friday.