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   Thursday, 2 January, 2003, 00:36 GMT
Butcher ton boosts England
Final Ashes Test, Sydney, day one, stumps. England 264-5

Australian bowler Brett Lee celebrates after taking the wicket of England opener Michael Vaughan
England lose their best batsman Michael Vaughan (right) for a duck as Brett Lee's bowling boosts Australia

Marcus Trescothik hits out but is caught by Adam Gilchrist off the bowling of Andy Bichel for 19
More misery for England as batsman Marcus Trescothick falls victim to the bowling of Andy Bichel

Mark Butcher hits out as he steadies the ship for England
Some fine batting from Mark Butcher puts the tourists in contention as they recover from the early losses

Australia's Stuart MacGill rues a missed catch which would have dismissed Nasser Hussain
Australia miss a golden opportunity to oust Hussain and hurt England as Stuart MacGill drops a catch

Nasser Hussain walks thanks to the bowling of Australia's Jason Gillespie but soon after Mark Butcher reaches his sixth Test century
Before his dismissal Hussain and centurion Butcher net a record third wicket partnership for England in Sydney

Mark Butcher is bowled by Brett Lee for 124
Mark Butcher is bowled by Brett Lee for 124, his second highest Test score, five overs before the close of play

Brett Lee celebrates dismissing Mark Butcher
Australian paceman Brett Lee celebrates Mark Butcher's wicket during a lively spell with the second new ball

Australian captain Steve Waugh is congratulated by team mates after he has Key lbw in his first over
Robert Key is dismissed lbw off the bowling of Australian captain Steve Waugh in possibly his last home Test
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