Match Ended   
1st Test, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Aug 01, 2019
England ENG
Australia AUS
Australia beat England by 251 runs

England vs Australia 1st Test Highlights, Ashes 2019: Steve Smith Hundred, Stuart Broad Five-For Headline Day 1

Updated:01 August 2019 23:50 IST

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 vs Australia 1st Test Highlights, Ashes 2019: Steve Smith Hundred, Stuart Broad Five-For Headline Day 1
England Vs Australia Highlights: Steve Smith marked his return to Test cricket with a hundred. © AFP

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.

  • 23:41 (IST)Aug 01, 2019

    That's all for tonight!

    Join us tomorrow for an exciting day of cricket when England will look to go past Australia's first innings total while Australia will look to restrict them to as cheaply as possible.
  • 23:26 (IST)Aug 01, 2019

    England trail by 274 runs!

    England withstand the two-over phase on Day 1 without losing any wicket. England are trailing by 274 runs as they finish the day at 10/0.
  • 23:24 (IST)Aug 01, 2019


    Jaosn Roy starts his Ashes career in style with a glorious cover drive. 
  • 23:22 (IST)Aug 01, 2019

    England openers walk out to bat!

    Rory Burns and Jason Roy will start the batting for England while Pat Cummins will start the proceeding for Australia. 
  • 23:08 (IST)Aug 01, 2019

    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.
  • 23:05 (IST)Aug 01, 2019

    Second new ball is available!

    England have not taken the second new ball that is available now. Broad continues with the old ball and Smith clears the cow corner fence for a six.
  • 23:03 (IST)Aug 01, 2019


    Nathan Lyon leans forward, bends his knees and drives it through long-off in classical manner to collect another four. 
  • 22:57 (IST)Aug 01, 2019


    Steve Smith fetches the ball from outside off stump and plays it behind square for a four. 
  • 22:49 (IST)Aug 01, 2019


    Nathan Lyon plays on the up, away from diving Broad, to the vacant long-off region and collects a boundary. 
  • 22:46 (IST)Aug 01, 2019


    Steve Smith starts off Stuart Broad's new over with another slog which earns him another boundary. 
  • 22:43 (IST)Aug 01, 2019

    250 up for Australia!

    Steve Smith has decided to go for his shots and is dealing only in boundaries. Just like last over, he once again hits two consecutive boundaries off the bowling of Chris Woakes. The first four brought up 250 for Australia.
  • 22:36 (IST)Aug 01, 2019

    Back to back boundaries for Smith!

    Steve Smith collects two boundaries off consecutive deliveries. Smith was lucky to get the first four as it came off a thick inside edge but the second shot was hit over the Broad's head down the ground.
  • 22:34 (IST)Aug 01, 2019

    England lose 2nd review!

    Huge LBW appeal against Steve Smith by Stuart Broad, umpire doesn't think so. England lose their second review as the replay showed the ball would have missed the stumps.
  • 22:23 (IST)Aug 01, 2019

    Century for Smith!

    Steve Smith marks his Test return with a century. He completed his 24th Test century in style with a boundary. 
  • 22:18 (IST)Aug 01, 2019

    First six of the innings!

    Moeen Ali bowls right in slot of Steve Smith who lofts it high in the air and the ball crosses the deep midwicket fence for a maximum. With this Smith reaches 98.
  • 22:14 (IST)Aug 01, 2019


    Nathan Lyon steers the fifth stump ball from Ben Stokes past backward point fielder to collect his first boundary.
  • 22:12 (IST)Aug 01, 2019

    Full toss and four!

    Moeen Ali bowls a full-toss to Steve Smith and he puts it away in the gap for a boundary. 
  • 22:01 (IST)Aug 01, 2019

    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. 
  • 21:52 (IST)Aug 01, 2019

    Smith welcomes Denly with a four!

    For the first time in the game, England are under pressure as Joe Root has handed the ball to Joe Denly and Smith welcomes him with a boundary straight down the ground.
  • 21:51 (IST)Aug 01, 2019

    200 up Australia!

    Slowly and steadily Australia have reached the 200 run mark. The 9th wicket partnership between Smith and Siddle has gone up to 78. 
  • 21:45 (IST)Aug 01, 2019

    Umpire Aleem Dar was sting by a wasp says the on-air commentator which forced the drinks break.
  • 21:30 (IST)Aug 01, 2019


    Peter Siddle is growing in confidence with each shot. This time he placed the ball behind backward point for another four. These are all very useful runs for Australia.
  • 21:28 (IST)Aug 01, 2019


    Ben Stokes goes short against Steve Smith and he pulls it with ease behind square for a boundary. 
  • 21:16 (IST)Aug 01, 2019

    50 up for Smith-Siddle

    Steve Smith and Peter Siddle complete a 50-run partnership for the ninth wicket.
  • 21:01 (IST)Aug 01, 2019


    Peter Siddle once again gets on the front foot and drives it through covers to collect another boundary. 
  • 21:00 (IST)Aug 01, 2019


    Peter Siddle hits second boundary -- Australia's first post tea. He is going strength from strength in this innings. He is doing what other batsmen failed to do -- stand ground at the other end and support Steve Smith.
  • 20:52 (IST)Aug 01, 2019

    Play resumes!

    Rain has died down and the play has resumed post tea. Australia resume their innings at 154/8.
  • 20:48 (IST)Aug 01, 2019

    Rain has interrupted day's play post tea!

    It's raining in Birmingham which has interrupted the resumption of play after tea. 
  • 20:14 (IST)Aug 01, 2019

    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.
  • 20:08 (IST)Aug 01, 2019

    Four! 150 up for Australia!

    Ben Stokes bowls short, Steve Smith gets into the position quickly and pulls it through midwicket region to collect a boundary. 
  • 20:04 (IST)Aug 01, 2019

    Siddle scores his first boundary!

    Peter Siddle fetches Moeen Ali's delivery from outside off-stump and sweeps it past the short fine-leg fielder for his first boundary.
  • 19:46 (IST)Aug 01, 2019

    50 for Smith!

    Steve Smith completes his 25th Test half-century with a single. He is greeted with huge boos by the English supporters. Nevertheless, it has been a really good innings.
  • 19:32 (IST)Aug 01, 2019

    Cummins didn't see it coming!

    After a couple of out-swingers, Ben Stokes' in-swinger traps Pat Cummins right in front of the wicket. Cummins didn't offer any shot and Aleem Dar raises his finger to hand Stokes his first scalp.
  • 19:24 (IST)Aug 01, 2019


    Pat Cummins, who walked into bat after Pattinson's departure, puts the ball into the gap behind backward point to earn his first boundary.
  • 19:19 (IST)Aug 01, 2019

    Broad gets 2nd in the over!

    Stuart Broad sends James Pattinson back to the pavilion for a duck. Australia lose their seventh wicket for just 112 runs. Pattinson would have stayed had he challenged the on-field decision,  but sadly for Australia that's not the case. 
  • 19:11 (IST)Aug 01, 2019

    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. 
  • 19:10 (IST)Aug 01, 2019

    Good captaincy from Root!

    Good thinking from Joe Root is looking for wickets and has given extended run to Stuart Broad, especially when they don't have luxury of James Anderson who he has gone for medical scans.
  • 18:56 (IST)Aug 01, 2019

    Paine walks into bat!

    Australia skipper Tim Paine walks into bat at No. 7 and will have a huge job at hand of supporting Steve Smith from the other end.
  • 18:54 (IST)Aug 01, 2019

    Australia five down!

    After Broad, Chris Woakes shouts for LBW, this time the umpire is unmoved. Root reviews and gets the result in his favour as the replay suggested the ball would gone on to hit the stumps. Another Australia batsman departs for single digit score as Wade departs for 1.
  • 18:49 (IST)Aug 01, 2019

    Smith survives after review!

    Stuart Broad and English players makes huge shout for LBW against Steve Smith, umpire Aleem Dar concurs but Smith goes for a review despite offering no shot. The replay shows the ball would have missed the stump, meaning Smith survives. 
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