Cricket ...and in Australia, England's cricketers have made a fine start to their defence of?
GV Gary Cosier of Australia run out for one at striker's end during test against Australia at Brisbane (4 shots)
GV Bob Willis of England bowls P. Toohey and Willis is congratulated by fellow players (3 shots)
GV Ian Botham bowls K. Hughes (3 shots)
GV T. Laughlin caught near boundary by substitute (2 shots)
GV Bob Willis bowls Bruce Yardley who is caught behind wicket
GV Chris Old bowls to J. Higgs to finish Australia's innings as crowd watches (2 shots)
GV Rodney Hogg bowls Graham Gooch (2 shots)
GV Derek Randall hits four
GV Rodney Hogg bowls Geoff Boycott (2 shots)
BLAKEY: "Australia won the toss and was soon in trouble as Cosier went for a quick single. Willis looked hostile in conditions that favoured fat bowling. Australia lost more wickets chiefly when Botham joined the attack. Laughlin struck out with more desperation than skill. Australia had made only a hundred and sixteen when Old finished off the innings in just four hours. But England began as badly as Australia when Gooch fell to the new bowler, Hogg. Derek Randall took up the challenge with a series of fours and one six. Hogg got Boycott's wicket for the third time of the tour so far."
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Background: Cricket ...and in Australia, England's cricketers have made a fine start to their defence of the ashes. In the first day of the first test at Brisbane on Friday (1 December), England's pace bowlers dismayed a large home crowd by dismissing Australia for one hundred and sixteen. The BBC's Michael Blakey witnessed the Australian collapse.