25 Nov 2010

Siddle claims hat-trick

7:07 pm on 25 November 2010

Australia's recalled pace bowler quick Peter Siddle claimed a hat-trick on his 26th birthday to reduce England to 197 for seven in the afternoon session of the first Ashes test in Brisbane.

After dismissing Kevin Pietersen then Paul Collingwood, Siddle had Alistair Cook

caught at slip for 60, wicketkeeper Matt Prior bowled for a duck and Stuart Broad lbw in successive deliveries in the 66th over.

It's the 11th hat-trick by an Australian in Test cricket.

England's captain Andrew Strauss won the toss but was out without scoring from the third ball of the first over.