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Australia vs England: The Ashes cricket live scores, blog – 1st Test, Day 5

26th 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
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

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

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
David Warner of Australia bats during day four of the First Test Match of the 2017/18 Ashes Series between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 26, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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26th November, 2017
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Match result:

Australia has taken a 1-0 lead in the 2017-18 Ashes series and maintained its longstanding unbeaten run in Brisbane with a ten-wicket victory over England.

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» The Liebke ratings
» Steve Smith, batting genius

Final score
England 302 all out, 195 all out
Australia 328 all out, 0/173


Australia are on the doorsteps of an opening win after pulling away from England on day four of the Gabba Test on Sunday. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of Day 5 at the Gabba from 11am (AEDT).

After three gruelling days of Test match cricket, it remained to be seen if both teams were still up for another such day of going hammer and tongs at each other.

England needed their captain Joe Root to convert his start into an innings like his counterpart played just a day earlier. However, for the second innings in a row, Root fell to an in-dipper, leaving the English side exposed.

Jonny Bairstow’s batting number came for questioning for the second time in the game after Nathan Lyon’s off-spin made life miserable for the England left-handed batsmen but what would worry the management even more was their lower-order collapse.


In the first innings, England lost 6/56 after having gotten themselves to a reasonable position. On day four, their last five wickets fell for a mere 40 runs, after having reached 5/155 at one stage.

Batting against aggressive pace was an issue even during their previous Ashes series but on a lot more docile surface and against a bowling line-up that hasn’t lived up to the menacing hype from before the game, it would hurt even more.

What was even more surprising was the sudden loss of their positive body language after setting Australia a target of 170. It wasn’t the most difficult total to chase down for the hosts but small chases have often proven to be tricky on day four pitches.

Instead, England failed to get close to sending either of the Aussie openers back – there was barely an appeal – and saw the pair mount 114 for the opening wicket. Debutant Cameron Bancroft completed his maiden fifty after David Warner had done the same earlier.

Come the final day, it’s a mere formality for Australia to go 1-0 up but can England set the tone for what can be expected from them in the rest of the series?

Australia to complete the formalities in the first hour of the day’s play without losing more than one wicket in their chase.

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