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Australia vs England 1st Test The Ashes 2021-22 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Australia vs England 1st Test The Ashes 2021-22 - The Ashes Series 2021-22 - England tour of Australia 5-match Test series of the 1st Test match played between England and Australia at Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane in 08th December to 12th December 2021.


Australia vs England 1st Test The Ashes 2021-22 Highlights
Nathan Lyon leads Australia off the field © Getty Images

Pat Cummins, Travis Head, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne and Nathan Lyon guided Australia comfortable nine-wicket victory over England and take a 1-0 lead in a one-sided first Test match of the Vodafone Ashes series.


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Match Stats :
  • Australia chased 20 was their joint tenth lowest successful run-chase in Test matches and It is their third lowest chase against England in Tests.
  • England's 147 was their tenth lowest score against Australia at Gabba in Test matches.
  • Australia's 425 was their tenth highest score against England at Gabba in Test matches.
  • Pat Cummins' 5 for 38 was his fifth best bowling figures for Australia in Test matches and his best bowling figures against England in Tests, previous best of 4 for 32 at Birmingham in 2019.
  • Rory Burns became the 16th English opener to fall for a first-ball duck against Australia in Test matches.
  • Rory Burns became 11th Englishman to be dismissed off the first ball of a match in Test matches and the fourth English player against Australia in Tests.
  • Travis Head's 152 was his second highest score for Australia in Test matches and his highest-score against England in Tests.
  • England lost their last eight wickets for just 74-runs - which was their fourth worst eight-wicket collapse against Australia at Gabba in Test matches. They went from 223 for 2 to 297 for all out
  • 162 : Dawid Malan and Joe Root set up the record third-wicket partnership for England against Australia at Gabba in Test cricket, previously held by the 160-run stand between Graeme Hick and Graham Thorpe in 1994.
  • 11 Consecutive Test matches without a win for England in Australian soil . Only once England spend longer without a Test match win in Australia was 12 matches between 1937 and 1951. Their last Test win in the country came in the 2011 New Year's Sydney Test, after which they have lost 10 of the 11 played.
  • 32-1 Series results favour for Australia when they won the opening match of a home Test series at Brisbane. The only Test series they lost after going 1-0 up at the Gabba was during the Ashes in 1954-55, England won by series 3-1.
  • 22 Test matches defeats as captain for Joe Root, the joint most Test defeats for an England captain, alongside Alastair Cook. Earlier during the home season, Joe Root became England's most successful captain with 27 wins in Test matches.
  • 8 Catches took for Alex Carey in the Brisbane Test, the most dismissals by wicket-keeper on debut Test match, He also equalled a joint most dismissals as a wicketkeeper on Test debut, jointly with Brian Taber against South Africa at Johannesburg in 1966 and Chris Read against New Zealand at Birmingham in 1999.
  • Nathan Lyon became the third Australian bowler to take a 400 Test wickets after Shane Warne (708) and Glenn McGrath (563).
  • 1544 : Joe Root became the most runs in a calendar year for England in Test matches, surpassing the previous record of 1481-runs scored by Michael Vaughan in 2002.
  • 31 Wickets to fell in this match - all either caught out (27) or bowled (4). The last Test match without a single lbw dismissal was the Port of Spain Test in 2016 between West Indies versus India, game washed out after 22 overs of play. However, the last Test match with 30-plus wickets to end without an lbw dismissal was the Wellington Test between New Zealand versus Sri Lanka in 2015 - it had 31-catches, 3 run-outs and one bowled. The last such match hosted by Australia was the 2013 Ashes Test, also at the same venue, when 37 wickets fall, all either caught or bowled, with one run-out.
  • 7 : Joe Root became the third visitor batsman to score most fifty plus scores without a century in Australia in Test cricket after Tom Hayward (8) and Nasser Hussain (8).


* A wicket off the first ball from Mitchell Starc started a near perfect day for Australia, with Pat Cummins' five-for on his captaincy debut as England were bowled out for 147 before rain washed out the final session of the opening day of the first Test match.

* Travis Head's blazing century in the final session after David Warner's eventful 94 and Marnus Labuschagne's masterful half-century build the solid platform for Australia on the day two of the first Test match.

* Dawid Malan and Joe Root put up an unbeaten 159-run third-wicket partnership as England fight back in the day three of the first Test match.

* Nathan Lyon finally claimed his 400th Test wicket to spark a collapse of 8-74 before the Australia chased down the target of 20 for the loss of just one wicket to take a 1-0 lead in the Vodafone Ashes Series

England 1st Innings scored 147 for all-out in 50.1 overs with top scorer by Jos Buttler 39, Ollie Pope 35, Haseeb Hameed 25 and Chris Woakes 21.

1st Innings Australia best bowler by Pat Cummins claimed a 5-wickets for 38-runs in 13.1-overs including three maidens, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood both took one-wickets and one for Cameron Green.

Australia 1st Innings scored 425 for all-out in 104.3-overs with top scorer by Travis Head hammered a 152 off 148-balls - which was his 3rd Test hundred and his first century against England in Tests - including 14-fours & 4-sixes with strike rate of 102.70.

David Warner 94 off 176-balls - who fell six-run short of his century - including 11-fours & 2-sixes and Marnus Labuschagne 74, Mitchell Starc 35 and Nathan Lyon 15.

1st Innings England best bowler by Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood both picked up 3-wickets, Chris Woakes took 2-wickets and one for Joe Root - Jack Leach.

England 2nd Innings scored 297 for all-out in 103 overs with top scorer by Joe Root 89, Dawid Malan 82, Haseeb Hameed 27, Jos Buttler 23 and Chris Woakes 16.

2nd Innings Australia best bowler by Nathan Lyon claimed a 4-wickets for 91-runs in 34-overs including five maidens, Cameron Green, Pat Cummins both took 2-wickets and one for Josh Hazlewood - Mitchell Starc.

Australia chased 20-1 in 5.1 overs with top scorer by Marcus Harris 9 not out and Alex Carey 9.

2nd innings England best bowler by Ollie Robinson took 1-wicket for 13-runs in 3-overs.

Travis Head named Player of the match for his blazing batting performance to smashed a 152-runs knocked off facing 148-balls including 14-fours and 4-sixes with strike rate of 102.70.


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