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England collapsed with nine-player defeat in the first Ash Test

His Ash The campaign began with the familiar feeling of defeat against The Gabba when another crash hit them painfully nine sticks in the First Test.

The holidaymakers lost 8 to 77 on Wednesday morning as optimism soon turned to utter despair in the Australian stronghold of Brisbane.

When asked to chase a small goal of 19, they needed just 5.1 passes to take a 1-0 series lead with Ollie Robinson taking the consolation of Alex Carey.

England have not won at ‘The Gabbatoir’ since 1986 and this is their seventh heaviest defeat in the last nine away visits.

Arriving on optimistic ground after an uninterrupted 159th place match between Joe Root and Dawid Malan the previous evening, the tourists were strolled in for a session.

From 220 for two nights to 297 in all, it’s another terrifying stretch for a country with a traumatic history on earth.

Root and Malan battled their wits for nearly four hours to slowly turn the ball around on Tuesday, spending 49 times over the penalty box to plant questionable firsts in the home side, who took a 278 lead. first match.

Dawid Malan’s dismissal kicked off the downfall (Jason O’Brien/PA)

(PA wire)

The possibility of two centuries looked like a good bet as the tie went on but instead Malan added just two more runs to score 80, lasting 15 minutes before Nathan Lyon finally victimized him. of his 400th Test.

The 34-year-old spent most of the year stuck on 399 due to Australia’s lack of cricket and no first inning here, escaping a tense 11 months as Malan stepped down the track and had a chance to hit the baton. to the point of absurdity.

Only Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath, two of the game’s undisputed greats, have ever reached that milestone before for the Baggy Greens, and he celebrated by taking three others to claim the number. four for 91.

Malan’s departure has put pressure on Root, who has been eager to sign up for the first century of Ashes Down Under on his 10th outing on these shores. He got closer than before to 89, but the seventh failed to translate half a century into triple figures.

  • Shane Warne: 708 weeks
  • Glenn McGrath: 563 weeks
  • Nathan Lyon: 403 weeks
  • Dennis Lillee: 355 weeks
  • Mitchell Johnson: 313 weeks

Given his level of control on Friday, it was an innocuous exit as he felt for a gnawing serve outside a tree stump and feathered Cameron Green for the keeper. Having undermined England’s difficult comeback by knocking out both sets in less than half an hour, Ollie Pope gifted Australia another goal.

Cutting his sixth ball below his eye line, too tight to even imagine a hit against Lyon, he gave Steve Smith practice catching the ball when he missed.

England lost 14 for three and any self-control. The combination of Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler offers a glimmer of hope, but it’s just an illusion.

England’s Mark Wood avoided a foul on day four of the first Ashes test at The Gabba, Brisbane.

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They shortened the score from 44 to 12, with a few well-timed shots and some useful touches, but Pat Cummins beat Stokes with beauty and clumsily kicking. Swipe up and jump in the fold, he can only spit out a leading edge to devour.

Buttler’s appearance ended on the 23rd when he slipped one into Carey’s glove, leaving England a seven-goal lead and still 10 men behind. The ironic cheers that greeted the single confirmed Australia would need to take a bath again, but Robinson’s failed comeback against Lyon pushed the inevitable conclusion one step further.

Mark Wood mistimed the timing completely when Lyon dropped a man into his tree and when Chris Woakes attacked Green behind, a promising one-time inning headed home.

Although the effort has improved a lot from their first day loss of 147, that leaves Australia with only the smallest of shots with batman.

David Warner was nursing a bruised and non-embossed rib, while his substitute Carey knocked out Robinson in 9th place. It was merely a window dressing, as Marcus Harris caressed him. Wood for four people to win it in the next ball.

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/cricket/england-australia-ashes-result-first-test-b1974136.html England collapsed with nine-player defeat in the first Ash Test

JACLYN DIAZ

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