In what turned out to be an enthralling first day's play in the first Test of Ashes series 2013 at The Gabba, Stuart Broad picked up five wickets to leave Australia in a spot of bother by the end of the day's play at 273 for 8. James Anderson chipped in with two wickets and Chris Tremlett snared the other wicket to fall.

Most of the Australian batsmen got starts, but only Brad Haddin and Mitchell Johnson crossed the half-century mark. England's pacers kept the pressue on Australian batsmen by bowling on an off-stump channel and made the batsmen play most of the times.