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1st August, 2019
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England trail Australia by 274 runs with 10 wickets remaining

0/3 (1.0) *Cummins O: 2.0 Burns* 4 (4)
0/7 (1.0) Pattinson RR:4.29 Roy 6 (8)
First Innings: Australia284 all outRR: 3.04O: 80.4

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First Innings: Australia 284 all out RR: 3.04 O: 80.4
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR

C.T. Bancroft

c. Root b. Broad

8 25 2 0 32.00

D.A. Warner

lbw. Broad

2 14 0 0 14.29

U.T. Khawaja

c. Bairstow b. Woakes

13 23 2 0 56.52

S.P.D. Smith

b. Broad

144 219 16 2 65.75

T.M. Head

lbw. Woakes

35 61 5 0 57.38

M.S. Wade

lbw. Woakes

1 5 0 0 20.00

T.D. Paine*+

c. Burns b. Broad

5 14 0 0 35.71

J.L. Pattinson

lbw. Broad

0 2 0 0 0.00

P.J. Cummins

lbw. Stokes

5 10 1 0 50.00

P.M. Siddle

c. Buttler b. Ali

44 85 4 0 51.76

N.M. Lyon

not out

12 26 3 0 46.15


(b 0, lb 13, w 2, nb 0)

Total 284  
Bowlers O M R W Ec
J.M. Anderson 4.0 3 1 0 0.25
S.C.J. Broad 22.4 4 86 5 3.79
C.R. Woakes 21.0 2 58 3 2.76
B.A. Stokes 18.0 1 77 1 4.28
M.M. Ali 13.0 3 42 1 3.23
J.L. Denly 2.0 1 7 0 3.50
First Innings: England 0/10 RR: 4.29 O: 2.0
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR

R.J. Burns

not out

4 4 0 0 100.00

J.J. Roy

not out

6 8 1 0 75.00

J.E. Root*


J.L. Denly


J.C. Buttler


B.A. Stokes


J.M. Bairstow+


M.M. Ali


C.R. Woakes


S.C.J. Broad


J.M. Anderson



(b 0, lb 0, w 0, nb 0)

Total 10  
Bowlers O M R W Ec
P.J. Cummins 1.0 0 3 0 3.00
J.L. Pattinson 1.0 0 7 0 7.00

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Day 1 recap:

Despite a mostly dominant first day’s play, England will feel like they aren’t at all in front of the first Ashes Test against Australia, who were saved by Steve Smith.

Despite being 8 for 122 at one point, Smith went on to score 144, batting for lengthy periods of time with bowlers Peter Siddle and Nathan Lyon, dragging the tourists to a very solid score on a tricky pitch to bat on.

Progress score

Australia 1st innings: 10/284 (80.4)
England 1st innings: 0/10 (2)

Day one preview:

The second half of Australia’s</strong great tour to England has arrived, with The 2019 Ashes series set to fire to life. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of Day 1 from 8pm (AEST).

After taking out the Cricket World Cup, England will be brimming with confidence as they head to a victory they haven’t lost at since 2008.

Australia, meanwhile, haven’t won a single match in any format at Edgbaston since their last successful Ashes campaign in 2001, so they will have to fight off some demons to get the job done here.


England have confirmed their XI in the days leading up to the match, with Jofra Archer left out, meaning Stuart Broad, James Anderson and Chris Woakes make up a strong bowling attack, alongside Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes.

England won’t have it all their own way though. The top order of Rory Burns, Jason Roy and Joe Denly have just 11 matches of experience between them, which has forced Joe Root to move up to number three, where he has had less success over the years.

The home side could well find themselves relying on a middle order of Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow to dig them out of situations, and while they are all aggressive cricketers, they may not be the best options for the situation.

Australia will want to bowl first as well one would suspect, with James Pattinson and Pat Cummins confirmed as part of their attack, while Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood fight it out for the final spot.

It’s an attack that has limited experience and success in England, but one which has the tools to get through the English top order.

Like the hosts though, Justin Langer’s touring party will be worried about their batting in volatile conditions where the ball is going to move around.

David Warner, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft are all back having not played a Test for 18 months, but questions remain about the three of them, as well as the rest of the order, with Usman Khawaja returning from England, and Travis Head, Matthew Wade and Tim Paine often struggling against good swing and seam bowling.

Whatever the case, this is set up as a huge battle, and a pivotal one at the start of an Ashes series which looks like it could be won on a couple of key moments between two fairly evenly-matched sides.


The good news heading into Day 1 is that the weather forecast looks good. According to Met Office, the chance of rain is virtually none until 3pm, at which point it goes up to 30 per cent, so the chance of something close to a full day looks good.

Be sure to join The Roar for live coverage of the first day of the first Ashes Test from 8pm (AEST) and don’t forget to get involved by adding a comment in the section below.

Game information

First ball: 8pm (AEST)
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
TV: Live, Nine Network
Online: Live, 9Now
Umpires: Joel Wilson, Aleem Dar
Overall record: Played 346, Australia 144, England 108, drawn 94
Overall record in England: Played 166, Australia 50, England 49, drawn 67
Overall record at Edgbaston: Played 14, England 6, Australia 3, drawn 5

England (XI)
1. Rory Burns
2. Jason Roy
3. Joe Root (c)
4. Joe Denly
5. Jos Buttler
6. Ben Stokes
7. Jonny Bairstow (wk)
8. Moeen Ali
9. Chris Woakes
10. Stuart Broad
11. James Anderson

Australia (XI)
1. David Warner
2. Cameron Bancroft
3. Usman Khawaja
4. Steve Smith
5. Travis Head
6. Matthew Wade
7. Tim Paine (c, wk)
8. Pat Cummins
9. James Pattinson
10. Peter Siddle
11. Nathan Lyon

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