England were made to work hard on the opening day of their tour match against Victoria, taking just two wickets and then closing on 50 for one in reply to 216 for two declared.
An unbeaten century from Victoria opener Michael Hill and 67 not out from David Hussey steered Victoria into a strong position with Tim Bresnan and Monty Panesar the only England bowlers to take a wicket.
England have named their One-Day International and Twenty20 International squads to take on Australia early next year, with uncapped Warwickshire bowler Chris Woakes earning a call-up.
Woakes earns his opportunity partly on the back of impressive performances both for Warwickshire, England Lions and the Performance Squad and also due to the absence through injury of Stuart Broad.
Australia have named a 12-man squad for the third Ashes Test against England, calling up uncapped spinner Michael Beer as a replacement for Xavier Doherty.
Middle-order batsman Marcus North has also lost his place as leg-spinner Steven Smith is handed a recall while opener Phillip Hughes has been drafted in to take the place of Simon Katich, who will miss the rest of the series with an Achilles injury.
Amit Masram considers the roots and effects of the decline in Australia's bowling stocks, evidenced by their current inability to dismiss England in the Ashes.
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Australia have been handed a boost ahead of the third Ashes Test in Perth with the news that fast bowler Ryan Harris will be fit to face England.
There were concerns over a shoulder injury that he picked up during the second Test in Adelaide, during his side's innings-and-71-run defeat, but scans have given him the all-clear.
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Australian opening batsman Simon Katich is unlikely to take any further part in the Ashes series after he suffered an Achilles tendon injury during the second Test against England in Adelaide.
"Simon Katich has struggled through the second Test match with an achilles tendon injury that became increasingly painful during the fielding innings," Cricket Australia physio Alex Kountouris said.
England all-rounder Stuart Broad has been ruled out of the rest of the Ashes series in Australia after he tore an abdominal muscle during the second Test in Adelaide.
Broad suffered the injury during England's innings-and-71-run win and was unable to bowl in the second innings.
England dismissed Australia for 304 in their second innings to wrap up a convincing innings-and-71-run victory on the final day of the second Ashes Test match in Adelaide.
The threat of rain never materialised and Australia were well beaten as off-spinner Graeme Swann picked up five for 91 to hand England a 1-0 series lead with three matches remaining.
England will take a lead of 137 into the final day of the second Ashes Test match in Adelaide after they reduced Australia to 238 for four in their second innings.
Michael Clarke fell for 80 from the last ball before stumps on day four, which opened with England batting on and eventually declaring on 620 for five in their first innings.
England built a commanding lead of 306 runs over Australia on day three of the second Ashes Test in Adelaide after Kevin Pietersen batted through the day to reach 213 not out.
His first century in 17 Tests enabled England to close on 551 for four in reply to Australia's first-innings effort of 245 as England lost just two wickets during the day's play.
Alastair Cook's second Ashes century in as many innings, allied with half-centuries from Jonathan Trott and Kevin Pietersen, helped England surge clear of Australia on day two of the second Test in Adelaide.
Cook was unbeaten on 136 as England closed the day on 317 for two - a lead of 72 - having dominated proceedings despite losing Andrew Strauss to the third ball of the day in reply to Australia's 245.
Australia became the first side since 1997 to be bowled out on the opening day of a Test match in Adelaide as England made an inspired start to the second Ashes Test match.
After Australia won the toss and decided to bat first, they were reeling at nought for two and then two for three as England exploited favourable conditions before half-centuries from Shane Watson, Michael Hussey and Brad Haddin helped them recover to a degree but they were still bowled out for 245 with England closing the day on one without loss in their reply.
Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson is set to be a spectator during the second Ashes Test match against England at Adelaide after captain Ricky Ponting revealed he had been released from the squad.
Amit Masram looks ahead to the second Ashes Test in Adelaide, and how Australia might respond to the draw in Brisbane.
England can afford to smile with satisfaction after their top three batsmen scored centuries to earn a respectable draw. But Australia will have plenty on their plates to think about.
Australian captain Ricky Ponting (left) and Andrew Strauss are pictured following the opening Ashes Test in Brisbane. Ponting saw his side relinquish a huge first-innings lead and then concede 517 runs for one wicket in the second innings as the match was drawn.
Amit Masram looks back at England captain Andrew Strauss's century in Brisbane, comparing it to a similar effort by then Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly in 2003.
The Gabba is often the most difficult obstacle to cross for a visiting team playing a Test series in Australia and England know its significance more than any other team. How many times have we seen a skipper leading from the front to revive the sagging fortunes of his side in Australia?