Australia Trounces England in First Ashes Test

Brisbane: Australia drew first blood in the ongoing Ashes after beating visitors England by nine wickets on the fourth day of the first Test, taking place at the Gabba in Brisbane on Saturday.

Resuming on 220/2, England crumbled like a pack of cards in the morning session as Nathan Lyon (4/91) spun a web around the batters. Dawid Malan (82) and skipper Joe Root (89) were the first ones to depart, followed by the likes of Ollie Pope (4), Ben Stokes (14) and Jos Buttler (23). The hosts bowled England out on 297 right at the stroke of lunch. After the break, Australia chased down the target of 20 in 5.1 overs and went 1-0 up in an emphatic fashion. Travis Head bagged the “Player of the Match” award.

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