England vs Australia 1st Test Highlights, Ashes 2019: Steve Smith Hundred, Stuart Broad Five-For Headline Day 1
ENG vs AUS Highlights, Ashes 2019: Steve Smith marked his return to Test cricket with a hundred before Australia were bowled out for 284 on the opening day of the Ashes series.
England trail Australia by 274 runs as they finish Day 1 at 10/0. Earlier, Steve Smith marked his return to Test cricket with a hundred before Australia were bowled out for 284 on the opening day of the Ashes series against England at Edgbaston on Thursday. The former captain was playing his first match at this level since completing a 12-month ban for his role in a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa last year. Australia were struggling at 17/2 when Smith walked in to bat after current captain Tim Paine won the toss. And they were in dire straits at 122/8. But their last two wickets more than doubled the score before Smith was last man out for 144 -- his 24th Test century. Stuart Broad, who eventually bowled Smith, led England's attack with 5/86 in an innings in which 37-year-old spearhead James Anderson only managed four overs before leaving the field with a calf injury. Ashes-holders Australia are looking to win their first Test series away to England for 18 years. (Scorecard)
Ashes 2019 1st Test Match, Highlights Between England vs Australia, Straight from Edgbaston, Birmingham.
- 23:08 (IST)Australia all out for 284!Steve Smith misses the line and Stuart Broad completes his fifer with the key wicket. Smith's brilliant innings comes to an end at 144 runs. Australia are all out for 284.
- 22:01 (IST)Moeen Ali breaks dangerous stand!Moeen Ali breaks the dangerous stand between Smith and Siddle to hand England their ninth wicket. Peter Siddle departs for 44 after adding 88 runs for the ninth wicket.
- 20:14 (IST)Australia 154/8 at Tea on Day 1!Australia lost wickets in bunches but Steve Smith kept their fight on and took them to 154/8 at Tea on Day 1.
- 19:11 (IST)Paine departs!It was a well set-up trap from Stuart Broad and he is surprised that Tim Paine has fallen for it by hitting the ball straight into the hands of deep square leg fielder.