After retaining the Ashes in England, England will be visiting Australia down under for the big 5 test match series for the historic 2nd Ashes series in 1 year. The first test match is being played in Brisbane and England started the the day 1 pretty nice as Stuart Broad took 5 wickets to reduce Australia for 278/8- Watch the first test highlights here
Australia vs England Ashes 2nd Test Match – Day 3
England will surely be looking to keep up the good work they have shown in the last couple of years while Aussies are a young side going through a transision period and nobody is giving them a chance of victory and on paper they dont look strong enough to get anything out of 5 test match.
1st Test Match:
In the opening test match, england won the toss and elected to bat first, with Joe Root and Alister Cook opening the innings they lost two early wickets as I am writing this and went into lunch with 95/2. Kevin Pieterson is on the pitch with Jonathan Trott. Australian need to keep getting wickets to restrict England from getting less than 300, anything more than that will be a huge ask for Aussies batsman to keep themselves in the match.
England vs Australian 2nd Test Predictions
England surely have an upper hand at least on paper, and if the bowl is doing a bit, england bowler can exploit the conditions as many Australian batsman are playing for the first time in England conditions. I am going with comfortable England victory in the first match.