29 Nov 2010

First Ashes test ends in draw

10:13 pm on 29 November 2010

Australia and England drew the first Ashes test on Monday but the tourists will claim a moral victory.

Alastair Cook was unbeaten on 235 and Jonathan Trott was 135 not out when captain Andrew Strauss declared England's second innings closed at 571-1 before tea.

Australia, who were 296 runs behind, finished on 107 for 1, Reuters reports.

The second of the five cricket tests begins in Adelaide on Friday.