Here is how Twitter Reacted after Australia Dominated the Fourth Day
Australian bowlers did a magnificent job to restrict England within 195 leaving the Australian batters with an easy task of taking their team home in the first Test of the Magellan Ashes at Gabba. Off-spinner Nathan Lyon reached his 50th scalp in this calendar year as he picked three important wickets in the second innings. Australian openers David Warner and Cameron Bancroft took their team one inch closer to the winning mark as they scored an unbeaten hundred run partnership leaving only 56 runs for the final day.
Lyon provided the initial breakthrough as he removed Mark Stoneman and Dawid Malan in the morning session of the fifth day to reduce England for 73 for 4. Other overnight batsmen Joe Root, who was hit by a bouncer from Mitchell Starc on the day 3, played some glorious shot before getting out on 51. It was the turning point as Root played a wrong length with his head falling over off a full-length delivery from Jose Hazlewood hitting right in front of the wicket. Moeen Ali, who was looking good, got out off a controversial stumping of Lyon. The lower-order was removed quickly, and England was bowled out for 195 as Starc, Hazlewood, and Lyon picked three wickets each.
With 171 runs to win, Australia got off to a flier as both the openers looked comfortable in front of the English bowlers. Warner (61) and Bancroft (51) reached their fifties as Australia ended the day at 114 runs for no loss with 56 runs needed on the final day.
Here is how the twitter reacted after Australia’s dominance on the fourth day of play:
Warner and Bancroft should smash the remaining runs in 30 minutes tomorrow just to troll the catering at the 'Gabba.#Ashes
— Greig White (@schnozzman) November 26, 2017
Warner and Bancroft march Australia towards victory https://t.co/jnGml3htA9
— gilbert das (@gilbertdas) November 26, 2017
Absolutely brilliant batting from Warner and Bancroft. Good fifties for each and coasting to an easy win. Go Aussies!! #ashes
— ScottyFreak (@ScottyFreak) November 26, 2017
Great work by Warner and Bancroft to put Australia in the winners seat.
— Greg Gibson (@greggibbo) November 26, 2017
And the first Ashes Test is over with that last session. Sublime from Warner and Bancroft #1nilup
— brad davidson (@braddavo) November 26, 2017
— Pawan (@itspawanhere) November 26, 2017
— Dan Paine Stapleton (@Dan_Stapo) November 26, 2017
— Standard Sport (@standardsport) November 26, 2017
Outstanding Australia #ashes ?? Very good to watch. Congrats to all the bowlers for getting stuck in & @cbancroft4 on first 50 for Australia & @davidwarner31 for a great partnership. Drive it in tomorrow ??
— Mitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) November 26, 2017
— Matthew Nicholas (@MrMattNicholas) November 26, 2017
— Eddie Gibbs (@eddiegibbs) November 26, 2017
Brief Score: England: 302 & 195/10 ( Root 51) Starc: 3/51
Australia: 328 & 114/0 ( Warner 61*, Bancroft 51*) Australia need 56 runs to win.
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