Video highlights of the first session of the first day of fourth Ashes Test between England and Australia at Chester-le-street.

An unchanged England came into this Test even as Australia replaced Mitchell Starc with Jackson Bird. It was a largely attritional morning as England had to be watchful. Ryan Harris and Bird were getting good movement and kept the English batsmen quiet as they let most deliveries go through to the wicket-keeper.

The bowlers weren’t very threatening, but still had enough bite to keep England in check. Cook took 16 balls to get off the mark. Later, the Australian bowlers bowled straighter and the Englishmen were coming onto the front-foot to defend with conviction. There were no scares as such, apart from one edge off Root’s bat falling just short of second slip.

It took England 12 overs get their first boundary as Root strode forward and essayed a classic cover drive to Bird. Harris was then hit for a boundary by Cook in the next over. The first one was punched back past the bowler, and then he flicked it through mid-wicket for three.