Australia’s new Test captain Pat Cummins started the Ashes series with a resounding victory. Australia took a 1-0 lead in the series after winning the Brisbane Test by 9 wickets. England’s second innings was reduced to just 297 runs on the fourth day of the match. Australia had a modest target of 20 runs, which the team achieved by losing 1 wicket.
The hosts Australia started the 5-match Ashes series with a bang. After losing the toss, Cummins gave Australia success on the very first ball while bowling. After this, giving five wickets to the English team at frequent intervals, the team’s first innings was piled up for just 147 runs. In reply, Australia made 425 runs in the first innings on the back of Travis Head’s century and took a huge lead of 278 runs.
England got off to a good start in the second innings and at the end of the third day’s play, captain Joe Root was on 86 and David Malan was on 80. On the fourth day, the Kangaroo bowlers tightened the screws and dashed the hopes of hundreds of these two batsmen. Root was dismissed for 89 while Malan scored 82. After this the rest of the batsmen also kept coming and going one by one. Australia won the second innings after scoring 297 runs and scoring 20 runs.
Day 3- Stumps:
Play has ended on the third day of the first Test match of the Ashes series between Australia and England at the Gabba in Brisbane. Australia are in a good position in this match, as the team took a 278-run lead on the basis of first innings on Travis Head’s 152-run knock. However, by the end of the third day’s play, England’s team scored 220 runs in 70 overs for the loss of 2 wickets. Joe Root is unbeaten on 86 and David Malan on 80, but England’s team is still 58 runs behind.
England’s second innings, Root and Malan’s fifty:
After giving a lead of 278 runs to Australia, the team did not get a good start again when the England team came out to play in their second innings. England’s first wicket fell as Rory Burns, who scored 13 runs, was caught by Alex Carey off the ball of Pat Cummins. At that time England’s score was 23 runs. At the same time, the second blow was given by Mitchell Starc to England, when he scored 27 runs to Haseeb Hameed.
England team captain Joe Root was flop in the first innings, but in the second innings he completed his fifty in 80 balls. At the same time, David Malan scored a half-century in 121 balls.
Day 2- Stumps:
The first match of the five-match Ashes series is being played between hosts Australia and England at the Gabba in Brisbane. In this match, Australia bundled out England for 147 in the first innings. At the same time, in their first innings, the host Kangaroo team got off to a good start. At the end of the second day’s play, Australia scored 343 runs in 84 overs on the back of Travis Head’s century, David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne’s half-centuries and the team lost 7 wickets. In this way the hosts have a lead of 196 runs.
Australia’s first innings, Head’s century:
Australia did not get off to a good start in reply to England’s 147 in the first innings, but opener David Warner and number three batsman Marnus Labuschagne took over the Kangaroo team. The first wicket fell on the total score of 10 runs as Marcus Harris, who scored 3 runs, was caught by David Malan off the ball of Ollie Robinson. This was followed by a partnership of more than 100 runs between Labushane and Warner.
David Warner completed his half-century soon after lunch. The second blow came to Australia in the form of Marnus Labuschagne, who was caught by Mark Wood on a private score of 74 off Jack Leach. The third blow to the Kangaroo team came in the form of Steve Smith. Smith was caught by Jos Buttler behind the wicket off Mark Wood for 12 runs. Till the tea break, the team’s score was beyond 190 runs.
After the tea break on the second day, in the second over, David Warner first on a personal score of 94 runs and then on the very next ball, Ollie Robinson sent Cameron Green to the pavilion. The sixth breakthrough was given to England by Chris Woakes, who got Alex Carey caught by Ollie Pope, who was batting on 12. On the same run, Pat Cummins was dismissed by captain Joe Root and gave Australia the seventh blow.
At the same time, the first century of the Ashes series for Australia came off the bat of Travis Head. He completed his third century of Test career in just 85 balls. He hit 12 fours and 2 sixes in this innings. At the end of the second day’s play, Travis Head returned unbeaten on 112 runs in 95 balls and Mitchell Starc scored 10 runs in 24 balls.
Day 1- Stumps:
The Ashes series between Australia and England has started. The first match of the five-match Test series is being played at the Gabba in Brisbane. In this match, hosts Australia got off to a strong start. Kangaroo team got a wicket on the first ball. In this way, Australia could not have started better than this. Not only this, England’s team was piled up after scoring 147 runs in 50.1 overs. However, after that play could not start due to rain and the day’s play had to be called off.
England’s first innings, Cummins took five wickets:
Actually, England team captain Joe Root won the toss and decided to bat. However, Mitchell Starc gave England the first blow in the first ball of the first over in the form of Rory Burns, who was clean bowled without opening an account. The second success was given to the Kangaroo team by Josh Hazlewood by sending David Malan to the pavilion. Malan continued on the personal score of 6 runs. His catch was caught by Alex Carey behind the wicket.
The England team soon suffered a third blow, when the captain himself, Joe Root, returned to the pavilion without opening an account. Root was caught by Josh Hazlewood at the hands of David Warner. At the same time, the fourth success was given to the team by captain Pat Cummins, when he made the returning England team all-rounder Ben Stokes his victim after a long time. Ben Stokes scored 5 runs in 21 balls and he was caught by Marnus Labuschagne.
The fifth blow to the England team came in the form of Haseeb Hameed, who scored 25 runs and was caught by Stavy Smith on the ball of Pat Cummins. At the same time, Jos Buttler returned to the pavilion as the sixth wicket. Buttler was caught by Mitchell Starc at the hands of Alex Carey, who managed to score 39 runs. The seventh success was given to Australia by Cameron Green, when he got Ollie Pope caught by Josh Hazlewood on a personal score of 35 runs.
The eighth blow to the visiting team England came in the form of Ollie Robinson, who was caught by Alex Carey on the ball of Pat Cummins without opening the account. The 9th success was given to Australia by captain Pat Cummins, who got Mark Wood caught by Marcus Harris on a personal score of 8 runs. The last wicket fell in the form of Chris Woakes of England, whom Pat Cummins made his fifth victim.
England playing XI:
Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, David Malan, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Olly Robinson, Mark Wood, Jack Leach.
Australia’s playing XI:
David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.