Australia took a 1-0 lead, as they defeated England by ten wickets in the first Test at the Gabba, Brisbane early on day five of the Test.
David Warner and Cameron Bancroft remained unbeaten while chasing a target of 170 in the second innings. Bancroft scored his maiden half-century in his Debut Test, whereas, Warner continued his good form at home, as he remained not out on 87.
The two teams will now go to Adelaide where the second match of the Ashes is scheduled to be played on 2nd December. It will also be the first Day-Night Ashes Test match.
England in the first innings performed decently and scored 302, courtesy an impressive half-century by James Vince who was playing his first Ashes Test. Useful contributions were made by England’s lower-order batsmen as well to take England to a respectable total.
In reply, the Aussies took a 26-run lead, thanks to a fantastic ton by their skipper Steven Smith who scored his 21st Test century and remained not out on 141. In the second innings, England batsmen had a horrific time in the middle, as they were bundled out on a mere 195. Skipper Joe Root was the only player to go past 50 but was dismissed soon after he crossed the milestone.
Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazelwood, and Nathan Lyon picked up three wickets in the second innings.
Let’s have a look at the Player ratings for England in the first Test. (Ratings out of 10)