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Australia rout England by 10 wickets in Ashes opener, see pics

David Warner and Cameron Bancroft shared a record 173-run partnership as Australia wrapped up a 10-wicket win over England in the first Test on Monday.

Ashes 2017: Gabba Test

Australia beat England by 10 wickets in the first Ashes Test at the Gabba on Monday to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. Australia chased down the victory target of 170 runs before lunch on day five, with David Warner finishing unbeaten on 87 and his opening partner Cameron Bancroft 82 not out. Openers Warner and Bancroft, having driven Australia to 114 at stumps on day four, needed only 56 runs to complete the win and rarely looked in danger. Steve Smith's team will head to the second Test starting in Adelaide on Saturday brimming with confidence after decisively breaking England's resistance at the Gabba. (Source: AP)

Ashes 2017: Gabba Test

Vice-captain Warner finished unbeaten on 87 , with Bancroft 82 not out after enjoying a maiden half-century in his Test debut. (Source: AP)

Ashes 2017: Gabba Test

The pair's 173-run stand set a record for an unbroken opening partnership in a successful run chase in Tests, eclipsing the 172 set by Archie Jackson and Bill Ponsford against West Indies in Adelaide in 1930. (Source: AP)

Ashes 2017: Gabba Test

Debutant Bancroft clinched the match in style, smashing all-rounder Chris Woakes to the long-off fence twice to spark a roar from the modest Monday crowd of 6,154. (Source: Reuters)

Ashes 2017: Gabba Test

Steve Smith was named man-of-the-match for his epic, unbeaten 143 on day three, having pulled his team out of danger at 76 for four in the first innings. (Source: Reuters)

Ashes 2017: Gabba Test

England's rookie batsmen showed impressive composure in their Ashes debuts but opener Mark Stoneman, James Vince and Dawid Malan all failed to make Australia pay after scoring half-centuries in the first innings. (Source: Reuters)

Ashes 2017: Gabba Test

England captain Joe Root has urged his players to keep backing themselves as Ashes holders England head into a crucial second Test. (Source: AP)