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Australia vs England Highlights: The Ashes score, blog – 1st Test, Day 2

23rd November, 2017

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Australia v England

Brisbane Cricket Ground, November 23-27, 2017

1st Test - Australia v England Test Series 2017/2018

 
England 1st Inn 302 all out
Australia 1st Inn 328 all out
England 2nd Inn 195 all out
Australia 2nd Inn 0/173
England won the toss and elected to bat.
Australia win by 10 wickets
Australia Over: 50.0  RR: 2.97
Batsmen Runs B 4s 6s SR
C.T. Bancroft 82 182 10 1 45.05
D.A. Warner* 87 119 10 0 73.11
England
Bowlers O M R W Econ
C.R. Woakes 11.0 1 46 0 4.18
J.E. Root* 6.0 1 17 0 2.83
First ball: 1030am (AEDT) - 930am (local)
Venue: Gabba, Brisbane, Queensland
TV: Live, Nine Network
Online: Live, Cricket Australia Live Pass
Betting: Australia $1.72, England $3.75, Draw $4.65
Overall record: Played 341, Australia 140, England 108, drawn 93
Record in Australia: Played 162, Australia 82, England 56, drawn 24
Record at the Gabba: Played 20, Australia 11, England 4, drawn 5
Umpires: Aleem Dar and Marais Erasmus

Australia
1. David Warner
2. Cameron Bancroft
3. Usman Khawaja
4. Steve Smith (c)
5. Peter Handscomb
6. Shaun Marsh
7. Tim Paine
8. Mitchell Starc
9. Pat Cummins
10. Nathan Lyon
11. Josh Hazlewood

England
1. Alastair Cook
2. Mark Stoneman
3. James Vince
4. Joe Root (c)
5. Dawid Malan
6. Moeen Ali
7. Jonny Bairstow (wk)
8. Chris Woakes
9. Stuart Broad
10. James Anderson
11. Jake Ball
Pat Cummins of Australia celebrates taking the wicket of Joe Root of England during day one of the First Test Match of the 2017/18 Ashes Series between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
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England will look to make their advantage from the first day count while Australia will look at better lengths from their bowlers to try and trigger a lower-order collapse when the two sides return for the second day of the opening Ashes Test at The Gabba on Friday.

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In what was an intriguing, rain-hit opening day’s play, neither team can lay claims of having taken advantage.

England looked to have squandered a strong position when they lost three for 36 including the wicket of their skipper Joe Root but returned to the pavillion breathing a lot easier at four for 196 when bad light ended the play a few balls early.

After the early loss of Alastair Cook brought greenhorns Mark Stoneman and James Vince together – the pair had a sum total of ten Tests under their belt before this – it looked like the Aussie bowlers had made a significant inroad.

The slow nature of the surface, however, and poor lengths from their quicks pushed captain Steven Smith into bringing offie Nathan Lyon early into the piece.

Lyon extracted a lot of turn right throughout the day and beat the bat on many an occasion but failed to get a breakthrough with his bowling.

What he did manage was the run-out of Vince, who was just a few away from his maiden Test century at that stage. A direct hit from the covers found Vince short at the non-striker’s end.

Earlier, Stoneman had completed a hard-fought, 159-ball 53 before he seemed to lose his focus and his stumps to an in-dipper from Pat Cummins.

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Cummins would return to send Root back as well, surprisingly given not-out by the umpire to a delivery that jagged back a mile from outside the off. Caught half-cock, the review ruled Root out, lbw, to undo their good start on the opening day.

Moeen Ali joined Dawid Malan and saw off the rest of the day’s play with much confidence but will now begin day two against a very newish second ball.

Prediction
The second new ball will be absolutely crucial to Australia’s chances because in the absence of Ben Stokes, life could get difficult for their lower-order. A quick wicket early could leave the likes of Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes exposed to it and Australia might be able to wrap it up quickly.

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