Watch: Electrifying Start To The Ashes As Mitchell Starc Clean Bowls Rory Burns On First Delivery Of Brisbane Test
Australia vs England: England's start to the first Ashes Test went from bad to worse as Josh Hazlewood picked up the wicket of number 3 Dawid Malan soon after. But the biggest shock came when the paceman sent back captain Root for a duck to leave England at 11/3.
- Strac clean bowled Rory Burns on the first delivery for a golden duck
- Josh Hazlewood picked up the wickets of Dawid Malan and Joe Root
- England were reduced to 11/3 after Joe Root opted to bat first
The first Test of 'The Ashes' series between Australia and England got off to an electrifying start at the Gabba in Brisbane as Aussie paceman Mitchell Starc clean bowled England opener Rory Burns for a golden duck. Starc steamed in for the first delivery and bowled a full delivery, which found a way past Burns' legs to clatter into the stumps. Burns shuffled towards the off stump and the swinging delivery was too quick for him to keep out after getting into a terrible shape due to his initial movement.
The dismissal led to animated celebrations by the Australian who had made the best possible start to the match and the series. It was big setback for England as captain Joe Root had decided to bat first after winning the toss. The pitch has a lot of live grass on it and the English batters are in for a test against a dangerous Australian fast bowling line up.
The video of the dismissal was shared on Twitter by cricket.com.au with the caption, "What a way to start the #Ashes."
Watch video of Rory Burns getting clean bowled by Mitchell Starc:
England have lost 9 of the last 10 Test matches they have played in Australia, going down 0-4 and 0-5 in the last two series played down under.
England's start to the first Test went from bad to worse as Josh Hazlewood picked up the wicket of number 3 Dawid Malan soon after. But the biggest shock came when the paceman sent back captain Root for a duck to leave England at 11/3.
It will take a huge effort from the rest of the line up to come up with a competitive first innings total for England after such a disastrous start.