England finished 1st day by scoring 196 runs

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 | 0

At last the great Ashes series has started which last staged in 2015/16 season in England. According to the rules, just England and Australia cricket team used to compete here for the glory. Like previous season, Ashes series consist of five test matches where the first test has started earlier today in 23rd November, 2017 at the Gabba. In the match, team England won the toss and came to bat first. It has been told that current England team is the most balanced team ever. Aleem Dar and Marais Erasmus are the two umpires of the match. End of the day, England finished 1st day by scoring 196 runs at the Gabba.

England finished 1st day by scoring 196 runsJoe Root is the captain of English team where Steve Smith is the Australian captain. Considering the head to head statistics of Ashes, both teams are in equal level and both of them won equal number of Ashes series. Though the current champion is England and in that case, considering the previous statistics, Australia would win this season of the title.

But Aussie team should count the current English team which are regarded as the most balanced and powerful in all sectors.

However, came to bat team England stumbled in the first. In just 2.4 overs, they lost their one top rated opener Alastair Cook who scored just 2 runs. Mitchell Starc took the wicket for Australia and catch was taken by Handscomb. But in 2nd wicket partnership added more than 120 runs which was between Mark Stoneman and James Vince. James Vince scored 83 runs but unfortunately got run out by Lyon. Before him, another opener Mark Stoneman was gone. He was bowled by Pat Cummins. Later, skipper Joe Root came up but got lbw by the same Pat Cummins. After losing four wickets which were the most precious, Dawid Malan and Moeen Ali finished the day successfully. They are still to bat where Dawid Malan scored 28 and Moeen Ali scored 13 runs so far.

For Australia, Pat Cummins took two wickets and Mitchell Starc took one wicket so far. In the first day Australian bowlers did their job very well and tied English innings with mere runs. At the end of the day, England scored 196 runs. Australian bowlers just gave two innings extra in the day. Now, they are looking forward to the second day and will try to take all wickets before lunch break.

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