First Ashes Test, Brisbane
England 260 and 309-1 v Australia 481 (day four, stumps)
November 25th-29th, Brisbane
Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook both hit centuries as England fought back superbly on Saturday to almost certainly guarantee that the first Ashes Test at the Gabba ends in a draw
Strauss (110) put on 188 with Cook (132 not out) - an English record stand in a match at Brisbane - while Cook added a further 121 with Jonathan Trott (54 not out) as England ended 88 runs ahead.
A massively successful day for the tourists was aided by some poor fielding at times, with Australia dropping several relatively easy catches.
Australia captain Ricky Ponting will have gone into the day hopeful of bowling England out completely, but never will he have imagined day four ending with only one wicket taken.
Just 24 hours earlier, Australia looked to be closing in on the win and a 1-0 series lead, with England realistically having needed to bat well into day five to avoid defeat.
But if that was Strauss' aim, it was mission accomplished, as Australia struggled with some average bowling on a flat wicket.
Ponting will also look at how so many chances were missed. Strauss was badly dropped by Mitchell Johnson on 69, while Cook could have gone to Peter Siddle at fine leg when on 103 and Trott was dropped by Michael Clarke at point on 34.
England's fans were in fine voice and at times it was almost like they were the home side as they cheers on Strauss and Cook, who scored quick runs.
Strauss himself had more to cheer as his century ended a run of 13 Tests without hitting a ton.
After tea, Australia had taken the new ball but they still failed to threaten, with Cook and Trott being largely untroubled in the final session, which ended slightly early due to bad light.
England will be delighted with their day, but Ricky Ponting and Australia will be fuming with how day four played out.