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Ashes 2021 | Australia vs England 1st Test, Day 1 Highlights: ENG 147-all out at stumps

Australia vs England (AUS vs ENG) 1st Test, Day 1 Highlights: Pat Cummins took a fifer in a dream start to his Australia captaincy as England were skittled for 147 before tea on the opening day.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: December 8, 2021 12:48:20 pm
Australia vs England (AUS vs ENG) 1st Test, Day 1 Highlights: The match is being played in Brisbane. (AP)

Australia vs England (AUS vs ENG) 1st Test, Day 1 Highlights: England were dismissed for 147 before tea on the opening day of the first Ashes Test against Australia at the Gabba on Wednesday. The final session was abandoned due to rain and bad light.

After visiting captain Joe Root opted to bat first, England were reduced to 29/4 early in the morning session. A 52-run sixth-wicket partnership between Jos Buttler (39) and Ollie Pope (35) provided some stability in the middle but Australia’s pace attack brought an end to the hosts’ first innings in 50.1 overs. Australia’s fast bowling captain Pat Cummins finished with figures of 5/38.

Australia Playing XI: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

England Playing XI: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, Jack Leach

Match EndedEngland tour of Australia, 2021/22 - 1st Test

Australia

425 (104.3) u0026 20/1 (5.1)
vs

England

147 (50.1) u0026 297 (103.0)
Match Ended ( Day 4 - 1st Test )
Australia beat England by 9 wickets

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Australia vs England (AUS vs ENG) 1st Test, Day 1 Highlights: Catch all the highlights from the ongoing Ashes 2021 opener between the Pat Cummins-led side and the Joe Root-led team below.

12:30 (IST)08 Dec 2021
Stumps!

Due to rain and bad light, the final session fails to get underway. Australia will start their first innings on the second day. England were bundled for 147 before tea on the opening day as Pat Cummins picked up five wickets on his Test captaincy debut.

12:15 (IST)08 Dec 2021
Vaughan has his say!
11:55 (IST)08 Dec 2021
No more drizzle at Gabba!

The rain has stopped and the covers are coming off at the Gabba! Will it dry up quick enough for some more play before stumps?

11:35 (IST)08 Dec 2021
Rain continues to play spoilsport!
11:30 (IST)08 Dec 2021
RECAP | England skittled for 147 as captain Cummins shines

Pat Cummins took a five-wicket haul in a dream start to his Australia captaincy as England were skittled for 147 before tea on the opening day of the Ashes opener. Cummins dismissed Ben Stokes (5) in the morning, then grabbed another four after lunch.

England made a disastrous start after Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat, with Rory Burns becoming the first player dismissed with the opening ball of an Ashes series in 85 years, bowled around his legs by a Mitchell Starc delivery. Root went for a duck, caught behind by wicket-keeper Alex Carey off the bowling of Josh Hazlewood, as England slumped to 59/4 at lunch. Cummins had Haseeb Hameed caught in the slips for 25 just after the break before Jos Buttler (39) and Pope combined for a 52-run partnership. Starc broke their stand with a sizzling delivery that caught Buttler's edge and sailed to Carey. Cummins had Ollie Robinson caught behind to become England's third duck for the innings, and Mark Wood (8) caught in close. Dawid Malan was earlier caught behind for six, needlessly pushing at a rising Hazlewood delivery, the edge giving Carey his first Test dismissal.

10:40 (IST)08 Dec 2021
Rain delays start of third session!

Oh no! Rain has arrived in Brisbane and has delayed the start of the third session. The pitch is under covers now.

10:10 (IST)08 Dec 2021
ENG end on 147-all out!

Cummins finishes with a fifer on his Test captaincy debut! Hazlewood takes another diving catch to dismiss Woakes on 21. A miscued pull shot travels to the hands of Hazlewood near fine leg. Australia in cruise control at the Gabba! ENG: 147 (50.1 overs)

10:02 (IST)08 Dec 2021
WICKET!

Wood is the latest one to walk back to the pavilion! Cummins scalps his fourth wicket as a short ball does the trick. Wood (8) fails to deal with the delivery properly, it pops up off the handle and into the hands of Harris at short leg. ENG: 144/9 (48.3 overs)

09:42 (IST)08 Dec 2021
CAUGHT BEHIND!

Cummins with his third wicket! Robinson (0) gets dismissed after a catch by Carey behind the wickets. ENG: 122/8 (44.3 overs)

09:38 (IST)08 Dec 2021
CAUGHT OUT!

Green scalps his maiden Test wicket! The bowler sends Pope back on 35 with the help of a diving catch by Hazlewood. Pope goes for a pull, gets a thick top-edge and Hazlewood completes the catch near fine leg. On comes Robinson! ENG: 122/7 (44 overs)

09:34 (IST)08 Dec 2021
50-run partnership comes to an end

Starc brings an end to 50-run partnership between Buttler and Pope as the former departs for 39. A blow for England after he had formed a good partnership with Ollie Pope. England are now six men down.

Chris Woakes comes in place of Buttler. In 2017/18, Australia had a lot of success bowling very short to Woakes. He averages just under 17 across the series, but the pattern of dismissals might point to Australia's plan for Woakes today.

ENG are 114/6 after 41 overs.

09:13 (IST)08 Dec 2021
100 up for ENG

Jos Buttler and Ollie Pope have got the scoreboard ticking. England bring up 100 after losing five wickets.

Jos Buttler has come out with a clear plan here - counter attack. He's played an attacking shot to 14 of the 43 deliveries he's faced, and has scored at close to a run a ball. With the shine off the Kookaburra, he's put pressure back on the Australian attack.

Meanwhile, Ollie Pope has toughed it out for England so far, and he's played very much in his mould. Pope generally scores square of the wicket, particularly on the offside - none of his runs today have come in the V.

09:11 (IST)08 Dec 2021
NOT OUT!

Big appeal from Alex Carey after Jos Buttler had a swish at Mitchell Starc. Given not out, Australia reviewed and hot spot showed that the ball clipped the England batter's hip. One review lost. England 96/5 after 35 overs.

08:41 (IST)08 Dec 2021
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08:35 (IST)08 Dec 2021
First 30 overs: ENG 76/5

Buttler getting in those crucial runs with a boundary here and there. In the first 30 overs here, Australia's seamers have been in the channel outside off 57% of the time. The last time they recorded a higher percentage at the start of an innings at home was in the 2017/18 Ashes. 

08:26 (IST)08 Dec 2021
Cummins gets his second

OUT! First over after Lunch and the new captain Pat Cummins gets his second victim right after lunch! Haseeb Hameed's resistance ends on 25 from 75 balls, edged to second slipremove Hameed for 25. Good catch from Smith!

Haseeb Hameed had done well in his knock, particularly in terms of leaving the ball - mostly on length, but also on line. The ball from Cummins which dismissed him was just a tad fuller than the zone where he'd been leaving. Tempted, he drove, and nicked.

Jos Buttler comes in place of Hameed. ENG are 60/5 after 27 overs.

07:53 (IST)08 Dec 2021
Lunch: ENG are 59/4

Australia with the upper hand at lunch on day one of the first Test in Brisbane! Hameed and Pope restore confidence for the visitors after a disastrous start, take England from 29/4 to 59/4 at Lunch on Day 1.

Outstanding session from Josh Hazlewood. His Expected Average (17) was the best of any Aussie bowler, and the best he's ever recorded in the opening session of a Test match. Relentless accuracy with subtle movement - a class act. 

07:29 (IST)08 Dec 2021
Labuschagne denies Pope boundary

Ollie Pope denied a boundary by short leg Marnus Labuschagne's shin. Ouch!

07:10 (IST)08 Dec 2021
Hazlewood has conceded only one run from 23 length deliveries

Josh Hazlewood has been tremendous this morning. His control of length has been very good, with 63% of his deliveries on a classical good length. He's conceded just one run from the 23 good length deliveries he's bowled. 

07:01 (IST)08 Dec 2021
Pat Cummins takes centrestage as Australian captain as Ashes kicks off

In his first few days as Australia’s captain, Pat Cummins didn’t stray from the long-formed image of him. He was serious yet serene, his words measured but warm, demeanour composed and confident, and he was neither too joyous nor too nervous. He talked about human flaws and sympathy, of being kind and understanding to people in tough times, about Australian captains as human beings and not superheroes, and about “being myself and not to overthink” all the while flashing that inescapable smile of his. 

It was Pat Cummins as we had known him since that morning in Bullring when the fresh-faced teenager ripped through the most decorated South African batting line-up in recent vintage and swirled into the consciousness of the cricketing world. (READ MORE)

Australia Squad: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Michael Neser, Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Swepson

England Squad: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, Jonny Bairstow, Craig Overton, Daniel Lawrence, Dominic Bess, Zak Crawley

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