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Ashes 2017: Australia on brink of series lead after convincing start

Ashes 2017: Australia need just 56 runs to go one up in the series after England were skittled out for 195 off 71.4 overs.

Australia openers David Warner and Cameron Bancroft breezed to an unbroken century stand and left the hosts needing only 56 runs to take one up lead in the Ashes series after England imploded on Sunday. The visitors were skittled out for 195 off 71.4 overs, losing their last six wickets for 82, as the Test tilted Australia's way on the fourth day at the Gabba. At stumps, Australia were 114 without loss with Warner unbeaten on 60 and Bancroft not out 51. Australia have a formidable record at the Gabba, where they have not lost a Test match since falling to Viv Richards' West Indies 29 years ago. (Source: Reuters)

Cameron Bancroft, playing in his first Test match, remained unbeaten on 51 when the bails were removed. (Source: AP)

Warner powered to his 25th Test fifty off 74 balls with seven fours. (Source: AP)

Batting on 40, Moeen was beaten by spinner Nathan Lyon and wicketkeeper Tim Paine was quick to dismantle the bails. (Source: AP)

Jonny Bairstow hit 42 off 75 balls before he ramped one over the slips and gave a regulation catch to Peter Handscomb at third man. (Source: Reuters)

Nathan Lyon finished with three for 67 and has now taken 274 wickets in 70 Tests, the highest number of wickets by an Australian off-spinner. (Source: Reuters)

Josh Hazlewood trapped Joe Root, who was rapped on the knee roll of his pad. Root surprisingly did not seek a review given the vital importance of his wicket. (Source: AP)