197 for 7, and Peter Siddle has just turned the innings on its head with a hat-trick. Alistair Cook, Matt Prior and Stuart Broad have all gone. I don’t like the first day at The Gabba, too many bad memories.

Didn’t look too bad 10 mins ago. The Aussies weren’t on their way to 600, no-one had suffered a career threatening injury, and none of the bowlers had hit second slip. We are batting, which is the right thing, but we need to play very well for the rest of today to stay in this game.

The ball is still swinging after 60-odd overs, but England really want to be scoring 400 plus in the first innings here. You have to score big in Australia. Right now, I’d take anything over 300. Come on Ian Bell.