Ashes: England defeated by Australia in the first round in Brisbane


First Ashes Test, Brisbane (day four of five)England 147 (Cummins 5-38) i 297 (Root 89, Malan 82, Lyon 4-91)Australia 425 (Chapter 152) & 20-1Australia won by nine wicketsPunctuation table

England’s hopes evaporated in an overwhelming nine-port defeat to Australia on the fourth day of the first Ashes Test at Gabba.

After the optimism of his third day fight, England gently lost their last eight ports for 77 runs in the morning session, including the crucial departures of Joe Root by 89 and Dawid Malan by 82.

Malan was the 400th wicket of Nathan Lyon’s test, the offside player claimed 4-91 when England were eliminated by 297.

Australia were left with just 20 to chase, which they completed shortly after lunch in the Brisbane Sun to give victory to Pat Cummins in his first Test as captain.

The locals go 1-0 in the five-game series and continue their 35-year unbeaten streak against England in Brisbane.

England have now lost 10 of their last 11 matches in Australia and have only won one of 10 matches since beating India in the first round in February.

With England needing to win the series to regain the ashes, Root’s team has almost no margin for error in the remaining four tests.

The second test begins in Adelaide on Thursday, a day and night game played with a pink ball.

Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that the fifth test, originally scheduled in Perth, will be held in Hobart, also as day-night.

England caused his downfall

Given their miserable Gabba record and uninterrupted training, England needed everything to go well if they wanted to leave Brisbane with a result.

Instead, they were as good as beaten when they were thrown a tea for 147 bowls on the first day. In addition, David Warner was dropped and threw a ball without a ball while making a crucial 94 in Australia’s first innings.

The only time England had the best of Australia was when Root and Malan were compiling their partnership of 162 executions on the third evening.

Questions will be asked about the decisions England made. They chose to baptize in ideal bowling conditions and set aside bowling player Stuart Broad in favor of spinner Jack Leach, who crashed for 102 runs in 13 overs.

To be fair, the way the pitch behaved suggests that Australia would have faced a bounce and an uneven turn from Leach if England had been able to score a challenging goal in the fourth inning.

Ultimately, pitching and selection decisions count for little when the baptism sinks in both innings and no chances are taken on the field.

There is now a lot of pressure on England in Adelaide, when Broad and James Anderson will surely return to try to blow up the pink ball. Lose it and the ashes will almost certainly disappear.

Hope is gone

The optimism that Root and Malan created on Friday lasted less than four overs until Saturday, when the advancing Malan turned the ball into his pad to be caught in a silly spot as Lyon became the 17th. man of the history of the test when arriving at the 400 ports.

The hammer blow for England was the loss of the prolific Captain Root, who was daring to overtake a delightful Cameron Green player, ensuring that his wait for a Test Cent in Australia continued.

From there, England was reduced to a ruthless Australia with a collection of loose blows, poor technique, and timid needles.

When Ollie Pope inexplicably tried to cut his first ball from Lyon and was caught slipping, England had lost 3-11, after which came a strange period of about 30 minutes in which global television footage was lost. del Gabba.

England did not lose a single goal at the time, but when they returned, Ben Stokes faced the game for the second time and was caught by a Cummins bowling lead.

Jos Buttler hit Josh Hazlewood, both Ollie Robinson and Mark Wood fell trying to attack Lyon and Chris Woakes gave Green the lead.

All right for Australia

Three weeks ago, Australia’s joy at winning the T20 World Cup was shattered by the resignation of Captain Tim Paine in a texting scandal, and the former captain withdrew altogether from the series.

Now they are going 1-0 up and are surely contemplating repeating the hammering spread over three of England’s last four laps below.

Cummins scored his captaincy bow with seven wickets, Travis Head paid for his selection with 152 and Paine’s substitute Alex Carey made eight catches behind the stumps, a record for a test debutant.

One of the concerns for Australia will be the fitness of Warner, who was hit in the ribs while baptizing in the first inning and subsequently did not play or baptize in the second.

Carey took his place as the first goal, but beat Robinson just before Marcus Harris scored the winning runs.

England fined 100% of the match quota and docked WTC points

Once the game was over, England were awarded five World Championship Test points and fined 100% of their match share for a slow overload rate.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) considered that tourists were five more below their target rate.

The root side were too penalized two points of the World Championship of tests for a slow overload rate against India at Trent Bridge in the summer.

Meanwhile, the ICC has fined Australian hitter Head 15% of his match share for “use of audible obscenity”.

The player of the match made the comment – which picked up the microphone of the stump – after being beaten by a delivery of Stokes to the first entrance of Australia, in which he made a century.

“We know where we need to improve”

England captain Joe Root: “It’s frustrating. We worked hard to get back to the game. We were expecting to post some sort of total today. The pitch was a bit uneven and there were cracks, but we couldn’t get past that early stage.

“Our team? It’s easy to say in retrospect. We wanted to vary our attack, move through different gears. Our players were excellent, but we have to be better on the field. Same with the bat.

“We showed struggle and character during some of the second innings and we know where we need to improve.”

Australian captain Pat Cummins: “I’m very proud of everyone. It was a complete performance. Bowlers did their thing on the first day, Marnus and Davey with their great partnership, and the way Trav played is a positive side. and brave.

“I was very happy with how everyone clung to it (on the third day). Today we came to know that we were ahead of the game.

“Trav can take the game out in a couple of hours. All we tell Trav is to go out and play your way. He has a bright future ahead of him.”


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