England assume total control

Mark Nicholas, Ricky Ponting, Andrew Strauss & Ranjan Madugalle

Mark Nicholas, Ricky Ponting, Andrew Strauss & Ranjan Madugalle - England skipper Strauss calls correctly at the toss and opts to bowl first  

Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen - Pietersen rues his failure to catch Shane Watson in the day's third over  

Matt Prior, Graeme Swann, Chris Tremlett, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood & Ian Bell

Matt Prior, Graeme Swann, Chris Tremlett, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood & Ian Bell - Tremlett removes the opener soon after, with Pietersen taking a much easier catch  

Tim Bresnan

Tim Bresnan - A joyous Bresnan celebrates the dismissal of Phil Hughes  

Graeme Swann, Andrew Strauss & Matt Prior

Graeme Swann, Andrew Strauss & Matt Prior - Swann holds on at second slip to remove Australia captain Ricky Ponting  

James Anderson & Mike Hussey

James Anderson & Mike Hussey - Hussey's run of significant scores comes to an end - much to Anderson's delight  

James Anderson & Aleem Dar

James Anderson & Aleem Dar - Anderson strikes again after lunch to remove Steven Smith  

Paul Collingwood, Brad Haddin, Andrew Strauss & Matt Prior

Paul Collingwood, Brad Haddin, Andrew Strauss & Matt Prior - Haddin is caught by Strauss as Australia collapse in dramatic fashion  

James Anderson & Chris Tremlett

James Anderson & Chris Tremlett - England's bowling heroes embrace  

MCG scoreboard

MCG scoreboard - A scorecard to warm English hearts  

Andrew Strauss

Andrew Strauss - Strauss gets England's reply off to a solid start alongside Alastair Cook  

Alastair Cook

Alastair Cook - Cook gets stuck into the Australia attack  

Alastair Cook & Andrew Strauss

Alastair Cook & Andrew Strauss - The two left-handers make hay as the evening sun shines  

Mark Nicholas, Ricky Ponting, Andrew Strauss & Ranjan Madugalle Kevin Pietersen Matt Prior, Graeme Swann, Chris Tremlett, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood & Ian Bell Tim Bresnan Graeme Swann, Andrew Strauss & Matt Prior James Anderson & Mike Hussey James Anderson & Aleem Dar Paul Collingwood, Brad Haddin, Andrew Strauss & Matt Prior James Anderson & Chris Tremlett MCG scoreboard Andrew Strauss Alastair Cook Alastair Cook & Andrew Strauss