Ashes 2021: Watch - Mitchell Starc provides the dream start for Australia at the Gabba Test against England


The first Test of Ashes between Australia and England has kicked off on 8th December, Wednesday at The Gabba, Brisbane. Talking about the match, the visitors, England, won the toss and opted to bat first.

Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed opened the innings for England. However, Australi's left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc removed Rory Burns from the very first he bowled in the match. After that, Dawid Malan walked in at No.3 for England but couldn't manage the likes of Josh Hazlewood.

He has been sent back by the right-handed pacer for 6 runs. Later, the skipper of the side, Joe Root joined with the opener, Haseeb Hameed. However, he also failed to tackle the attack of Josh Hazlewood and was dismissed for a duck.

Ben Stokes who was coming from a break from professional cricket has been removed by the opposition skipper Pat Cummins for 5 runs. With the fall of Ben Stokes, England was in deep trouble as they lost their four wickets for just 29 runs.

Summary of Day 1:

Pat Cummins

Haseeb Hameed who was looked good on the other end has also been dismissed by Pat Cummins for 25 runs. Then Ollie Pope and Jos Buttler built a crucial partnership in the middle for England and added 52 runs for the sixth wicket.

While Ollie Pope concentrated on rotating the strike, Jos Buttler on the other end, taking on the Australian bowlers by hitting them all around the park. Mitchell Starc provided the breakthrough for Australia by sending back Jos Buttler who was looking dangerous on the other side of the crease.

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The right-handed batsman scored 39 off just 58 balls which compromises 5 boundaries as well. Then Ollie Pope followed him after being dismissed by Cameron Green for 35 runs. Chris Woakes played some good strokes by coming down the order for his team.

Ollie Robinson and Mark Wook returned to the dressing room for a duck and 8 runs. Chris Woakes who was taking on the opposition bowlers has been dismissed by Pat Cummins for 21 runs. Jack Leach remained unbeaten on 2 runs. In the end, England has been bowled out for 147 runs and Australia will be looking to double the numbers in the upcoming days.

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