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The Ashes: Australia bowls out England for 147 in Gabba Test, Cummins shines with 5-wickets haul

Australian captain Pat Cummins led from the front to restrict England at just 147 runs in the first innings of the Gabba test of the much anticipated The Ashes. Cummins picked a 5-wickets haul in his first match as a captain.

Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood also managed to take 2 wickets each to dismiss England for a mere 1476 in the first innings. Wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler (39) was the highest scorer for the English team, while captain Joe Root got dismissed for a duck. Ace allrounder Ben Stokes also couldn’t do much and lost his wicket to fierce delivery by Aussie skipper Pat Cummins.

England first innings: 147/10

After winning the toss Joe Root opted to bat first in the Gabba test, however, the decision to bat first didn’t go well for the English side as they lost their first wicket on the very first ball of the innings. Fast bowler Mitchell Starc removed the bails of opening batsman Rory Burns for a golden duck. Things got even more worse for England when Hazlewood struck twice in his opening spell and removed Malan (6) and skipper Root (0) for a duck.

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52 was the highest partnership was between Ollie Pope (35) and Jos Buttler (39), they batted together for an hour to deny more wickets for Australian pacers but it wasn’t enough for them to keep their wickets against the quality bowling of the trio of Starc, Hazlewood and Cummins. Allrounder Cameron Green also picked 1 wicket of Ollie Pope.

The Ashes

England is in Australia for claiming the Ashes back to the Home of Cricket, Lords from Australia who managed to retain the prestigious trophy in their previous tour of England. As of now, Australia has won the Ashes 33 times, while England (32) is just one series win away from equalling Australia.

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