Thank you for your company. We will be back here tomorrow morning at 10.30am to bring you all the action from day 2. What a day it's been today. Thanks for all your comments
Stuart Broad has been passed fit to bowl
Over 47 Australia 169-9 Hughes 37* Agar 35*
The 50 partnership is brought up from 62 balls. Agar is going at a run a ball. He plays a beautifully timed cover drive to bring up the 50 partnership - this is particularly annoying for England.
Over 48 Australia 178/9 Agar 43* Hughes 38*
Finn continues - Anderson is off the pitch, He does it again - bowls short and Agar pulls him for 4 backward of square.
In other news - Ricky Ponting has a century in his final first-class innings.
Back to the Test - why is bowling short? What's going on in Finn's head.
Then he bowls outside off, Agar drives expansively and it beats Bairstow for four. The lead is just 37 now. This is a proper momentum swing.
Over 49 Australia 178/9 Agar 43* Hughes 38*
Swann to Hughes who plays out a maiden. He is a bit of a passenger in this partnership.
What a day for Agar. He will be bought a lot of beers tonight.
Over 47 Australia 186-9 Hughes 42* Agar 47*
Anderson is back on the pitch and back into the attack. Good decision, Finn was having a mindmelt. his spell was 4 overs for 32.
Agar plays aggressively - which is exactly the way a number 11 should play but they are proper shots.
He drives the second ball for 3 to move towards his half century.
That is the record for a test debutant batting at 11. Embarrassing for England really.
Hughes drives a decent length ball back up the ground for 2 to move to 40*. Followed by a clip off his legs square for a single.
Agar then drives to the man at deep cover for a single. Hughes pushes the final ball for a single.
Over 48 Australia 187/9 Agar 47* Hughes 43*
Swann to Agar, he is trying to tempt him into the big shot to get him to his 50 but he's not falling for it. And he plays out the over as a maiden. Incredibly mature for a 19 year old
Over 49 Australia 192/9 Agar 50* Hughes 45*
Agar pushes a fuller length ball from Anderson into the offside for a single. Thought about 2 but decided against. Hughes then plays an off drive on the up for a single. They are working the strike very nicely here. This is proper cricket unlike some of the garbage we saw earlier.
Big shout for LBW 4th ball but it's pitched well outside leg stump.
Agar brings up his half-century with a run down to third man for 2.
Over 50 Australia 201-9 Hughes 46* Agar 58*
Hughes clips the 3rd ball of Swann's over quite unconvincingly into the legside for a single. Hughes is just trying to get Agar back on strike. Cook is messing with his field a lot - he doesn't quite know what to do.
Agar takes two steps down the wicket and lofted on drive for 6. This is incredible stuff.
He follows it with another drive down the ground for 2 to bring up australia's 200. Trail by just 15
Over 51 Australia 205/9 Hughes 50* Agar 59*
Hughes edges towards his half century with a single from the first ball. Agar happy to defend the next two balls from Anderson which are good balls. But the 4th is shorter and wider and he pulls it for a single. HUghes clips into the legside to bring up his half century from 94 balls.
Over 52 Australia 215/9 Hughes 51* Agar 67*
Agar now highest score by a number 11 Australian batsman ever as he moves to 63 with a four driven beautifully just wide of midon. Then follows it up with a wonderful late cut for four through 3rd man. These are beautiful shots.
9 from the over and the scores are level.
Over 53 Australia 223/9 Hughes 63* Agar 67*
And our first look at Broad today, who has been on the field but not bowling. Why has he not bowled till now. He's grimacing a bit in his warm up
Hughes gives himself time to have a look how Broad is bowling then drives powerfully through cover for 4 and move into the lead and brings up the 100 partnership
It's then edge through second slip (vacant second slip) for another 4. Then drives the final ball through the off-side for another 4.
Over 54 Australia 228-9 Agar 68* Smith 58*
Agar nudges out the 4th ball behind point for a single. Hughes plays out the final 2 balls. There'll be one more over before late lunch.
Over 55 Australia 229/9 Hughes 63* Agar 69*
Agar leaves Broad's first ball well alone - it's wide outside off and no need to play at that. He defends the 3rd ball back into the pitch - batting well beyond his tender years. Then can push the 4th one which is wide just gently for a single. Hughes defends the last ball.
Phil - I think you are right, the lad will be bought a shandy or two tonight.