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Australia vs England, 1st Test Match Summary

AUS vs ENG, 2021 - Test Summary

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425&20/1 (5.1)
147&297
Australia beat England by 9 wickets
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ENG 147/10
Bat Top Batsmen
39 (58)
  • 5x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 67.24SR
35 (79)
  • 2x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 44.30SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 2.88
13.1
OVERS
38/5
R/W
12
OVERS
35/2
R/W
AUS 425/10
Bat Top Batsmen
152 (148)
  • 14x4s
  • 4x6s
  • 102.70SR
94 (176)
  • 11x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 53.40SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
ENG 297/10
Bat Top Batsmen
89 (165)
  • 10x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 53.93SR
82 (195)
  • 10x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 42.05SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 2.67
34
OVERS
91/4
R/W
Bowler
ECON 1.91
12
OVERS
23/2
R/W
AUS 20/1
Bat Top Batsmen
9 (10)
  • 1x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 90SR
9 (23)
  • 0x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 39.13SR
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That concludes the proceedings from the Gabba Test. Australia have taken an early lead in the series and also pocketed 12 crucial points in the ICC World Test Championship. Adelaide Oval will host the second Ashes Test (day-night), starting on Thursday, 16th December 2021. The first ball will be at 2.30 pm local (4 am GMT) but you can join us in advance for the build-up. Cheers!
TRAVIS HEAD IS THE MAN OF THE MATCH! Says that the support staff and Pat Cummins gave him the clarity and it's great to contribute. Feels it's a great starting point for them as a team. Adds that the stand of David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne set him up and he took a lot from the way Jos Buttler batted. Talking about his hundred and celebration, Travis replies that the emotions were high and he loved every moment of it. On Nathan Lyon picking up his 400th Test wicket, Head is all praise for the off spinner and says that he came back beautifully and stayed tough. Head is looking forward to returning home and playing a Test match in Adelaide.
Pat Cummins, the victorious captain of Australia, says that he really enjoyed the experience of leading the team and feels that a lot of things went right for him, right from the toss. He is very proud of everyone and considers it to be a complete performance. Appreciates the partnership between David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne and also praises the knock of Travis Head. Tells that during England's fightback on Day 3, Australia bowled without much luck and he was happy to see that everyone was positive and didn't think too much apart from getting the breakthroughs. Regarding Travis Head, Cummins replies that's why they want him in the side as he can take the game away in quick time. Further says that Head has a bright future ahead. On Josh Hazlewood not bowling much on Day 3, Cummins informs that he was a little bit sore, so they didn't want him to break as this is a long Test series. Regarding the fitness of David Warner, Pat tells that he has pulled up well and will be good to go for Adelaide.
Joe Root, the skipper of England, starts by admitting that it's frustrating as they worked really hard to get themselves back in the game. Adds that they knew it was important to try and get through the second new ball safely but they failed to get past the initial period. Mentions that the pitch had sideways movement and the cracks were also visible and it's a shame they didn't put up a fight with the bat. On his decision to bat first, Root replies by saying that it's easy to look at things in hindsight and adds that they have variations in their bowling attack to navigate through different gears. Root points out that they didn't start well with the bat and tells that they know where they need to improve. Wants his team to relish the challenge to go out there and get one back. Talks about the positives and says that the bowling effort was commendable. Signs off by saying that they need to learn from this experience and come back stronger.
Presentation time...
A fruitful captaincy debut for Pat Cummins! He picked up a fifer on Day 1 to set the tone for this Ashes and the knocks of David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head made sure that Australia build on the start provided by their bowlers. There were minor hiccups but the Australian lower order stuck around to form crucial partnerships and in a way that turned out to be the difference between the two sides. After gaining a hefty lead and also picking a couple of early English wickets, Australia were put to a stern test on Day 3, once the ball got old, but they showed great character to bounce back and seal the deal.
One swallow doesn't make a summer! After scoring just 147 runs in the first innings and conceding a lead of 278 runs, one big partnership was never going to be enough for England. Joe Root and Dawid Malan showed great grit and determination to keep Australia at bay on the third day but things unravelled rather too quickly this morning. Nathan Lyon's much-awaited 400th Test wicket arrived in the shape of Dawid Malan's wicket early on Day 4 and from there on the English innings went downhill.
That's an emphatic win for Australia to take the lead in the series. They will be very satisfied with their overall performance in this Test match. After losing against India last time around, the Aussies have redeemed themselves at a venue famously known as the Gabbatoir.
Over 5.1 : 20/1
4 Runs
  • 45.1
M. Harris
9 (10)
M. Labuschagne
0 (0)
M. Wood
0.1-0-4-0
5.1
4
Mark Wood To Marcus Harris
FOUR! There it is! Marcus Harris scores the winning runs for Australia! Fuller in length, outside off. Harris gets low and drives it behind square on the off side to collect a boundary. Harris fist-pumps and Australia win by 9 wickets!
Marnus Labuschagne walks in next. Just 4 needed more for Australia. Mark Wood to bowl now...
Over 5 : 16/1
5 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 34.2
  • 14.3
  • 04.4
  • 14.5
  • W4.6
A. Carey
9 (23)
M. Harris
5 (9)
O. Robinson
3-0-13-1
4.6
W
Ollie Robinson To Alex Carey OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Ollie Robinson gets his man and it won't be a 10-wicket win for Australia. Ollie Robinson keeps probing around off, on a length and nipping away a bit, Carey doesn't show much footwork as he looks to poke at it and gets a faint tickle towards Jos Buttler. He takes a simple catch.
4.5
1
Ollie Robinson To Marcus Harris
Robinson goes fuller again, around leg. Marcus Harris flicks it to deep square leg and collects a run.
4.4
0
Ollie Robinson To Marcus Harris
Good-length ball, on off. Marcus Harris blocks it to mid-wicket.
4.3
1
Ollie Robinson To Alex Carey
Full ball, darted on the pads. Carey clips it towards the deep backward square leg fielder and rotates the strike.
4.2
3
Ollie Robinson To Marcus Harris
Nicely done! Short of a length, just outside off. Marcus Harris stays back, rides the bounce well and punches it past the point fielder. The fielder at point chases it down and the batters take three runs.
4.1
0
Ollie Robinson To Marcus Harris
Good-length delivery, around middle. Marcus Harris blocks it out watchfully.
Over 4 : 11/0
2 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 03.4
  • 23.5
  • 03.6
A. Carey
8 (21)
M. Harris
1 (5)
C. Woakes
2-0-3-0
3.6
0
Chris Woakes To Alex Carey
Fuller in length, outside off. Carey looks for a booming drive but it goes off the inner half of the blade back to the bowler.
3.5
2
Chris Woakes To Alex Carey
Good-length delivery, angling in from middle. Alex Carey tucks it wide of mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
3.4
0
Chris Woakes To Alex Carey
Back of a length, around middle. Alex Carey nudges it towards mid-wicket.
3.3
0
Chris Woakes To Alex Carey
On a length, around off. Alex Carey prods to block this one out.
3.2
0
Chris Woakes To Alex Carey
Back of a length, around middle. Alex Carey tucks it to mid-wicket.
3.1
0
Chris Woakes To Alex Carey
Length ball, outside off and staying a touch low. Alex Carey looks to block but he misses.
Over 3 : 9/0
6 Runs
  • 12.1
  • 02.2
  • 1 NB2.3
  • 12.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 32.6
A. Carey
6 (15)
M. Harris
1 (5)
O. Robinson
2-0-8-0
2.6
3
Ollie Robinson To Alex Carey
Run out chance missed! Good-length ball, way outside off. Alex Carey lifts it over the cover region. Haseeb Hameed, at covers, gives it a chase and stops the ball by sliding just in front of the fence. The batters take three runs. Carey wants three and would have been a goner had Ollie Robinson collected the throw from the deep cleanly.
2.5
0
Ollie Robinson To Alex Carey
Good-length ball, on off. Alex Carey defends it off the front foot.
2.4
0
Ollie Robinson To Alex Carey
Length ball, around off. Alex Carey pushes it to mid off.
2.3
1
Ollie Robinson To Marcus Harris
Full ball, around leg. Marcus Harris clips it to fine leg for a single.
2.3
nb
Ollie Robinson To Marcus Harris
Back of a length, outside off and angling away late. Marcus Harris shoulders arms to this one. No ball signalled by the umpire as Ollie Robinson oversteps.
2.2
0
Ollie Robinson To Marcus Harris
Good-length ball, outside off. Marcus Harris leaves it alone.
2.1
1
Ollie Robinson To Alex Carey
Length ball, on off. Alex Carey taps it to covers and takes off for a run. Haseeb Hameed at cover-point collects the ball and has a shy at the non-striker's end but he misses.
Over 2 : 3/0
1 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 11.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
M. Harris
0 (2)
A. Carey
2 (11)
C. Woakes
1-0-1-0
1.6
0
Chris Woakes To Marcus Harris
Back of a length, outside off. Marcus Harris leaves it alone.
5 OV
5 Runs
O. Robinson to M. Harris A. Carey
  • 04.1
  • 34.2
  • 14.3
  • 04.4
  • 14.5
  • W4.6
4 OV
2 Runs
C. Woakes to A. Carey
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 03.4
  • 23.5
  • 03.6
3 OV
6 Runs
O. Robinson to A. Carey M. Harris
  • 12.1
  • 02.2
  • 1 NB2.3
  • 12.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 32.6
2 OV
1 Runs
C. Woakes to A. Carey M. Harris
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 11.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
1 OV
2 Runs
O. Robinson to A. Carey
  • 1 NB0.1
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 10.6
Match Info
  • Venue Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane
  • Weather Bright and Sunny
  • Toss Englandwon the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Australia beat England by 9 wickets
  • Player of the Match Travis Head
  • Umpire Paul Reiffel (AUS), Rod Tucker (AUS) and Paul Wilson (AUS)
  • Referee David Boon (AUS)
Match Notes
  • Stumps: England 147/10 in 50.1 overs
  • Rain Stoppage: England 147/10 in 50.1 overs
  • Tea: England 147/10 in 50.1 overs
  • P Cummins 6th Test 5-wicket haul: 5/38 (13.1)
  • Innings Break: England 147/10 in 50.1 overs
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 52 off 82 balls between O Pope (13) and J Buttler (39)
  • Drinks: England 108/5 in 39.0 overs
  • England 100/5 in 36.3 overs
  • Referral 1 (34.2 ovs): AUS against J Buttler (Caught) Unsuccessful (AUS: 2, ENG: 3)
  • Lunch: England 59/4 in 26.0 overs
  • England 50/4 in 21.1 overs
  • Drinks: England 24/3 in 12.0 overs
  • Alex Carey makes his Test debut for Australia
  • Stumps: Australia 343/7 in 84.0 overs
  • M Starc dropped on 10 by J Buttler in 83.4 overs
  • T Head 3rd Test hundred: 101 runs in 85 balls (12x4) (2x6)
  • New ball taken: Australia 320/7 in 80.1 overs
  • Australia 300/6 in 75.1 overs
  • 7th wkt Partnership: 50 off 55 balls between T Head (44) and P Cummins (9)
  • T Head Test fifty: 51 runs in 51 balls (7x4) (1x6)
  • Australia 252/6 in 69.2 overs
  • Drinks: Australia 240/6 in 67.0 overs
  • Australia 200/5 in 57.1 overs
  • Tea: Australia 193/3 in 54.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (50.2 ovs): ENG against S Smith (LBW) Unsuccessful (AUS: 3, ENG: 2)
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 150 off 254 balls between D Warner (72) and M Labuschagne (68)
  • Australia 150/1 in 45.0 overs
  • Drinks: Australia 141/1 in 43.0 overs
  • D Warner 31st Test fifty: 52 runs in 102 balls (4x4) (2x6)
  • D Warner dropped on 49 by R Burns in 31.5 overs
  • Lunch: Australia 113/1 in 31.0 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 100 off 148 balls between D Warner (39) and M Labuschagne (52)
  • M Labuschagne 11th Test fifty: 51 runs in 71 balls (5x4) (1x6)
  • Australia 100/1 in 28.4 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 110 balls between D Warner (22) and M Labuschagne (24)
  • Australia 50/1 in 21.3 overs
  • Drinks: Australia 41/1 in 16.0 overs
  • Stumps: England 220/2 in 70.0 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 150 off 269 balls between D Malan (56) and J Root (85)
  • England 202/2 in 61.2 overs
  • Drinks: England 179/2 in 55.0 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 100 off 182 balls between D Malan (40) and J Root (55)
  • D Malan 8th Test fifty: 50 runs in 121 balls (6x4) (0x6)
  • England 150/2 in 47.2 overs
  • J Root 51st Test fifty: 51 runs in 80 balls (8x4) (0x6)
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 51 off 106 balls between D Malan (20) and J Root (31)
  • Tea: England 107/2 in 36.0 overs
  • England 100/2 in 33.2 overs
  • Drinks: England 65/2 in 23.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (22.5 ovs): AUS against D Malan (Caught) Unsuccessful (AUS: 2, ENG: 3)
  • England 51/1 in 18.4 overs
  • Lunch: England 23/0 in 8.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (0.6 ovs): R Burns against AUS (LBW) Successful (AUS: 3, ENG: 3)
  • Innings Break: Australia 425/10 in 104.3 overs
  • T Head dropped on 152 by H Hameed in 104.2 overs
  • T Head: 151 runs in 143 balls (14x4) (4x6)
  • N Lyon dropped on 11 by J Buttler in 102.2 overs
  • Drinks: Australia 413/8 in 101.0 overs
  • Australia 400/8 in 98.4 overs
  • N Lyon dropped on 1 by C Woakes in 97.5 overs
  • 8th wkt Partnership: 52 off 65 balls between T Head (32) and M Starc (18)
  • Australia 353/7 in 86.2 overs
  • Referral 1 (1.5 ovs): ENG against M Harris (LBW) Unsuccessful (AUS: 3, ENG: 2)
  • Lunch: England 297/10 in 103.0 overs
  • Innings Break: England 297/10 in 103.0 overs
  • Drinks: England 260/5 in 87.0 overs
  • England 250/5 in 83.0 overs
  • New ball taken: England 246/5 in 82.1 overs
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Travis Head AUS35759.50
Marnus Labuschagne AUS33541.87
Joe Root ENG32232.20
David Warner AUS27334.12
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Mitchell Starc AUS193.16
Scott Boland AUS182.11
Mark Wood ENG173.73
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