The first Ashes Test began at Gabba in Brisbane on Thursday, and England chose to bat first after winning the toss. England went in with six specialist batsmen, one all-rounder in Moeen Ali and four fast bowlers with Jake Ball making a cut for the first Test. Australia, on the other hand, played seven batsmen and four bowlers with Nathan Lyon leading the spin department.
After losing wicket of Alastair cook early, number three batsman James Vince and Mark Stoneman combined and steadied the England innings as the two were involved in a 125 runs partnership. Stoneman was then clean bowled with a beauty from Pat Cummins at 53.
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Joe Root then came in and looked solid at the start of his innings. On the other hand, just when Vince looked set for his maiden Test century on his Ashes debut, he tried to drop and run but wrongly judged the call. Nathan Lyon displayed an excellent piece of fielding as he picked up the ball one-handed and hit the stumps to dismiss Vince on 83.
Before getting dismissed, Vince delighted the Barmy Army with his fluent cover drives and flicks on the leg side. Despite being wicket-less Nathan Lyon has had a decent day with the ball bowling 18 over giving away just 23 runs at the time of writing.