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Ashes 2021, Australia vs England 1st Test, Day 4 Highlights: AUS win by nine wickets

Ashes 2021, Australia vs England (AUS vs ENG) 1st Test, Day 4 Highlights: The Pat Cummins-led side chased down the target of 20 in 5.1 overs to win the first Test by nine wickets in Brisbane.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: December 11, 2021 9:13:55 am
Australia won the first Test against England by nine wickets. (AP)

Ashes 2021, Australia vs England 1st Test, Day 4 Highlights: Australia drew first blood in the ongoing Ashes after beating visitors England by nine wickets on the fourth day of the first Test, taking place at the Gabba in Brisbane on Saturday.

Resuming on 220/2, England crumbled like a pack of cards in the morning session as Nathan Lyon (4/91) spun a web around the batters. Dawid Malan (82) and skipper Joe Root (89) were the first ones to depart, followed by the likes of Ollie Pope (4), Ben Stokes (14) and Jos Buttler (23). The hosts bowled England out on 297 right at the stroke of lunch. After the break, Australia chased down the target of 20 in 5.1 overs and went 1-0 up in an emphatic fashion. Travis Head bagged the “Player of the Match” award.

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


425 (104.3) u0026 20/1 (5.1)


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 4 Highlights: Catch all the highlights from the Ashes 2021 opener below.

08:40 (IST)11 Dec 2021

Australia draw first blood! Harris takes on Wood and hits a perfect square-drive for a boundary. Fist-pumps all around as the hosts go 1-0 up in the five-match Test series. Australia's Head picks up the MotM award for his 152-run knock. AUS: 20/1 (5.1 overs)

08:39 (IST)11 Dec 2021

Robinson strikes for England! Carey (9), who was rotating strike with Harris well, nicks one behind to Buttler! AUS: 16/1 (5 overs)

08:28 (IST)11 Dec 2021
ENG lose a review!

Two singles and a no ball so far as Carey (2*) and Harris (0*) look in no hurry to reach the target. Woakes comes close to removing the latter from the middle but umpire Paul Reiffel remains unmoved. England take a review but to no avail. AUS: 3/0 (2 overs)

08:16 (IST)11 Dec 2021
Carey, Harris open for hosts

Alex Carey and Marcus Harris walk out to open as Australia begin their pursuit of 20 runs. Ollie Robinson starts the proceedings.

08:00 (IST)11 Dec 2021
What a Test debut by Carey!
07:38 (IST)11 Dec 2021
ENG 297-all out, lead by 19 runs!

All out! After Lyon cleaned up Wood (6) to scalp his fourth wicket of the innings, rookie Green bags his third Test wicket and draws curtains on the visitors' second innings. Woakes gets caught behind on 16. The target? Just 20 runs. ENG: 297 (103 overs)

07:30 (IST)11 Dec 2021
How are Lyon and Starc working in tandem?
07:14 (IST)11 Dec 2021

And it goes from bad to worse for England! Robinson (8) tries a reverse sweep, the ball hits the top-edge of his bat and it goes straight into the hands of Head, who is positioned at backward point. Lyon has his third of the innings! ENG: 286/8 (97.5 overs)

07:02 (IST)11 Dec 2021
Scores level!

Woakes (11*) and Robinson (1*) manage to hold fort with the former hitting Cummins for an edged four. ENG: 278/7 (95 overs)

06:49 (IST)11 Dec 2021

Buttler (23) is the latest one to walk back! Hazlewood joins the party for Australia as he picks up the first wicket of the innings! The batter pokes at a wide-ish ball and it's a straightforward catch for Carey. The visitors still trail by 10 runs. ENG: 268/7 (91.1 overs)

06:44 (IST)11 Dec 2021

Cummins picks up Stokes with a beauty! Green holds on in gully. ENG: 266/6 (88.4 overs)

06:00 (IST)11 Dec 2021
Stokes assumes responsibility!

Stokes (13*) drops his anchor well in the middle as a lot of responsibility rides on his shoulders now. Still, he keeps the run-counter ticking at a healthy rate as he punishes Lyon and Starc in consecutive overs with two well-hit boundaries. ENG: 250/5 (83 overs)

05:44 (IST)11 Dec 2021

After the solid partnership between Root and Malan on the third day, England are tumbling now! Pope (4) fails to deal with pressure and nicks a Lyon delivery behind to first slip! The ball pops off the batter's glove to Smith for the catch. ENG: 234/5 (78 overs)

05:30 (IST)11 Dec 2021

A big wicket! Root (89) feathers a Green outswinger behind to Carey and Australia are in dreamland! ENG: 229/4 (76.1 overs)

05:30 (IST)11 Dec 2021
Lyon joins an elite club!

After resuming on 220/2, England suffer the first blow of the day quite quickly. Lyon finally bags his 400th Test scalp as he sends Malan back to the pavilion on 82. A thick inside edge and Labuschagne takes the catch at silly mid-off! ENG: 223/3 (73.4 overs)

05:30 (IST)11 Dec 2021
Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the ongoing first Ashes Test between Australia and England! Joe Root and Dawid Malan will resume England's second innings on the fourth day of action. Can they overturn Australia's lead? Stay tuned!

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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