The second Test match is a few days away from now, on 5th December in Adelaide. From what we have seen so far, we can expect it to be another great Test match and England as they have in the past, will come back fighting. Thank you for joining us for the coverage, hope for your company once again. Till then, cheers and goodbye!
The Man of the Match award goes to Mitchell Johnson, there was very little doubt about that. His performances went a long way in giving Australia this much-deserved win. One can't leave out the contributions of Warner, Clarke and Haddin either who took care of Australia's major concern over the last few months, their batting.
Test cricket is alive and kicking in Australia for sure, it has been an enthralling four days of cricket and thankfully, rain kept away for most parts of the game. England have their task cut out now and have a few worries to nurse in their batting.
The hero of this Test for Australia is undoubtedly Mitchell Johnson who started off with a gutsy half century when Australia were struggling in the first innings and then bowled with his tail up, ending up with 9 wickets in the game. England were completely outplayed in all formats of the game and the hosts played with a lot of vigour, not being shy of even dishing out some rough words to the Poms along the way.
Australia have finally won a Test after 10 months. They lost 4-0 to India and then the Ashes in England, 3-0. They have had a torrid time with controversies taking over for most parts of the year. Michael Clarke led from the front, inspired his team to an incredible win that very few would have predicted.
Mitchell Johnson to James Anderson
OUT! Australia have won the first Ashes Test by 381 runs and go 1-0 UP with four more Tests to go! Banged in short on middle, Anderson fails to fend this to safety and gets a leading edge that lobs back to Johnson who takes it with all the ease in the world.
The verbal barrage continues to Anderson and now he has to contend with the new ball from Johnson who continues around the wicket.
Ryan Harris to Joe Root
Bouncer on middle, Root ducks under the ball. Anderson kept on strike.
FOUR! Nicely timed! Fullish on the pads, Root bends across and flicks the ball away through mid-wicket and picks up a boundary.
Back of a length on off, dabbed away to point.
Back of a length and just outside off, Root pushes at the ball and edges the ball past the slips, no run though.
Length on middle, defended off the back foot.
Harris takes the second new ball. Tight length delivery on middle, Root stays behind the line of the ball and defends.
Anderson does well! Full on middle, he was probably expecting this and gets his bat down and punches it towards mid on for a couple.
Short delivery outside off, Anderson goes back and looks to take the leather off the ball by attempting a cut but misses.
Short and into Anderson's body, he hops and turns the ball safely past short leg to backward square leg.
Short delivery on middle, Anderson is caught leaping again as the ball sears past his bat and his head, through to Haddin.
A dangerous short delivery at 142.7 kph. Anderson had no clue how to get out of the way of this scorcher as he jumps up and looks to fend but is lucky not to get anything on the ball.
Short of a good length on Anderson's hips, he turns the ball away along the ground to leg gully.
With Anderson on strike, Johnson comes back to bowl. The latter decides to go around the stumps. Anderson is at the receiving end of a few words from some of the Australians, including skipper Michal Clarke.