Australia vs England Highlights today, Wednesday 8-12-2021 – 1st Test, The Ashes from Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba. From 1877 to 2019 a total of 351 test matches had been played between the Australian team and the England team. 146 of them were won by the Australians and the English team got 110 victories.
Day 1 Report: The opener of the English team Rory Burns has gone with golden duck bowl by Mitchell Starc. Haseeb Hameed faced 75 deliveries and scored 25 runs. Dawid Malan failed to score runs in the Australian conditions today, he scored just 6 runs and out. The captain of the English team Joe Roots wicket fell without scoring. Ben Stokes 5, Ollie Pope added 35 runs to his team’s scorecard, Jos Buttler † contributed 39 runs, Chris Woakes 21. Pat Cummins took five wickets. Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood both took two wickets each. Cameron Green took the remaining wicket.
England win the toss and bat
Joe Root says: “it wasn’t a straightforward call with the wet build-up and forecast for more weather. Feel it’s quite soft underneath and might do a bit more on the second and third day. Says leaving out Broad was a difficult decision to make but all of the seamers will have their part to play in the series.”
Pat Cummins has lost his first toss as captain of Australia, but he’s smiling nevertheless. “Feel great, can’t wait to get started.” He admits they were going to bat but “it’s probably 50-50 here, not going to have a big effect either way”.
Australia team: 1 David Warner, 2 Marcus Harris, 3 Marnus Labuschagne, 4 Steven Smith, 5 Travis Head, 6 Cameron Green, 7 Alex Carey (wk), 8 Pat Cummins (capt), 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Nathan Lyon, 11 Josh Hazlewood.
England team: 1 Rory Burns, 2 Haseeb Hameed, 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Joe Root (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Ollie Pope, 7 Jos Buttler (wk), 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Ollie Robinson, 10 Mark Wood, 11 Jack Leach.
(last five completed matches, most recent first)
Match Timings: 00:00 GMT | 10:00 Local
Umpires – Paul Reiffel, Rod Tucker
TV Umpires – Paul Wilson
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Sam Nogajski
Match number – Test no. 2440