THE ASHES LIVE! All the action from Day 1 at the Gabba
MACQUARIE’S SUMMER OF CRICKET LINE-UP: Mike Hussey, Damien Fleming, Ian Chappell, Glenn McGrath, John Emburey, Carl Rackemann, Tim Lane, and Bruce Eva.
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Nathan Lyon worked hard today, bowling 24 overs.
While he wasn’t rewarded with a wicket, he did effect a sensational run-out to dismiss Vince on 83.
Lyon told Macquarie Cricket he just “closed my eyes and threw it!”
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England is 4/196 after the first day of the Ashes.
Pat Cummins took two wickets for the Aussies, while James Vince (83) and Mark Stoneman (53) were the pick of the batsmen.
Mike Hussey said he was impressed by England’s unheralded batsmen.
“I thought England really needed runs from Root and Cook,” he said.
“They are the senior players who needed to stand up, and both of them didn’t score.
“Stoneman, Vince, Malan (28*) showed today they can handle the pressure of an Ashes series.”
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England is 2/128 at tea.
Pat Cummins broke through for a much-needed wicket late in the second session, after Tim Paine earlier dropped a chance off Nathan Lyon.
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Former England Test bowler John Emburey shared some insight into some of the lesser-known England players.
Australia’s women’s captain joined the commentary box.
She spoke about the key advantage cricket has over rival sports.
It’s lunch on Day 1 and England have recovered from an early hiccup.
Mitch Starc claimed the wicket of Alastair Cook for just 2, but Mark Stoneman and James Vince navigated the remainder of the session to 1/59.
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The Ashes have arrived!
Australia and England continue the tradition at the Gabba to kick off the Summer of Cricket.
Joe Root won the toss for England and the visitors are batting first.
Aussie captain Steve Smith admitted he would have batted first too.
The final XIs for both sides have been confirmed. Click here for details