Ashes in a nutshell: England suffer familiar fate at The Gabba as Australia take 1-0 series lead | Cricket News

Ashes in a nutshell: England suffer familiar fate at The Gabba as Australia take 1-0 series lead | Cricket News


Joe Root’s look ahead to a century in Australia goes on as he and Dawid Malan are dismissed early on the fourth morning; England collapse to defeat in all too familiar type; Nathan Lyon turns into the third Australia bowler to succeed in 400 Test wickets

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Joe Root and his side will have to come from behind if they are to regain The Ashes

Joe Root and his facet must come from behind if they’re to regain The Ashes

Joe Root and Dawid Malan miss out on centuries, England collapse to defeat and Nathan Lyon joins the 400 membership. This is day 4 from The Gabba in a nutshell…

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Australia accomplished a complete nine-wicket win in the opening Ashes Test after one other England batting collapse on day 4 at The Gabba, writes Sam Drury.

Having began the day on 220-2, cautiously optimistic with Joe Root and Dawid Malan at the crease close by of a whole lot, England proceeded to lose their final eight wickets for 74 runs in the morning session to depart Australia needing simply 20 to win.

After discovering himself caught on 399 Test wickets for almost all of the 12 months, Nathan Lyon lastly obtained No 400 to take away Malan (82) and break the 162-run stand for the vacationers’ third wicket.

Nathan Lyon celebrates after taking his 400th Test wicket

Nathan Lyon celebrates after taking his four-hundredth Test wicket

Cameron Green had Root (89) caught behind quickly after as the England skipper’s look ahead to a century in Australia goes on and with the center and decrease order unable to cease the slide, the guests have been bowled out for 297 earlier than lunch.

Talking level

Australia have been the superior facet for the overwhelming majority of the primary Test and but England nonetheless come away with a sense of ‘what may need been?’

What if Root had opted to bowl first? What if that they had performed Stuart Broad and/or Jimmy Anderson? The England captain has defended these choices in his post-match interviews however you can not assist however marvel if issues may need performed out in a different way if that they had made a completely different selection.

Stuart Broad (L) and James Anderson could return for England in next week's pink-ball Test

Stuart Broad (L) and James Anderson may return for England in subsequent week’s pink-ball Test

And what if Malan and Root had obtained by the primary half hour this morning? Both performed beautifully on day three and have been approaching three figures. Had they obtained themselves set once more and even simply stayed collectively for an additional hour, they may feasibly have worn out the first-innings deficit at which level the strain on Australia would actually have began to construct.

Of course, that didn’t transpire and so they discover themselves in the familiar place of being 1-0 in an away Ashes series. Debates over the choice revolved round Broad and Anderson lacking out nevertheless it was the batting that basically price them.

Making 297 second time spherical was an enchancment on 147 all out on day one however one vital partnership throughout two innings isn’t going to chop it in the event that they need to regain the urn.

England's fragile batting line was exposed again in Brisbane

England’s fragile batting line was uncovered once more in Brisbane

Perhaps the largest ‘what if’ going through the guests as they head to Adelaide is: what in the event that they merely aren’t ok to problem Australia in their house circumstances? That would make for a lengthy winter however, fortuitously, there’s nonetheless loads of time to show in any other case, beginning with subsequent week’s day-night Test.

Moment of the day

Play started with England followers hoping to rejoice in two a whole lot on the fourth morning, however as an alternative it was the Aussies celebrating a milestone early on as Lyon dismissed Malan to grow to be simply the seventh spinner in the historical past of the sport to take 400 Test match wickets.

His 399th got here again in January in opposition to India, at the tip of a series in which he struggled, Australia haven’t performed a Test since and after going wicketless in England’s first innings, maybe the ‘GOAT’ was starting to marvel if his second would ever come.

Lyon joins Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath as Australia bowlers with 400 or more Test wickets

Lyon joins Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath as Australia bowlers with 400 or extra Test wickets

The lengthy wait was ended halfway by the fourth over of the day as Malan skipped down the pitch and was caught at bat-pad with Lyon letting out 11 months of frustration in his celebration.

More than simply a private achievement although, the wicket set the tone for the day. Had Root and Malan made it by to the second new ball and introduced up centuries, it may need been completely different, however the early breakthrough put England on the backfoot.

Lyon’s confidence was up and he took one other three wickets as Australia reasserted their dominance to finish a thumping win.

What they mentioned

Joe Root does not regret his decision to bat first in the opening Ashes Test despite England being rolled for 147 on day one and going on to lose the game by nine wickets

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Joe Root doesn’t remorse his determination to bat first in the opening Ashes Test regardless of England being rolled for 147 on day one and happening to lose the sport by 9 wickets

Joe Root doesn’t remorse his determination to bat first in the opening Ashes Test regardless of England being rolled for 147 on day one and happening to lose the sport by 9 wickets

England captain Joe Root, talking to BT Sport: “We’re a team that’s always responded well to situations like this in the recent past. We’re not scared of a challenge. We’re not scared of fronting up to a difficult result and we’ll just have to make sure that we do exactly that again on this occasion.

“We know the place we have to get higher however I do assume the best way that we responded in that second innings, exhibiting character and struggle, which we are going to want all through this series.”

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Australia captain Pat Cummins: “I actually loved it, a lot of issues did go proper, most likely from the toss – overcast circumstances, wicket had a bit in it, flip up day two and it is blue skies. So somebody was smiling on me. Really happy with everybody, full efficiency, the bowlers did their factor, then Marnus and Davey’s partnership and the best way Travis performed. Sign of a constructive, courageous facet.”

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