GiveMeSport – It’s all action at Brisban’s famous cricket ground, The Gabba, as it plays host to the first test of the 2017-18 Ashes series.

Summary

  • It’s all action at Brisban’s famous cricket ground, The Gabba, as it plays host to the first test of the 2017-18 Ashes series.
  • Dawid Malan, who got off to a strong start and survived a video review on the opening day, started to struggle as the the hosts seemed to up the pace of their bowling and confused all of the English batters with a healthy heaping of short balls.
  • As you can in the video below, Malan had timed his hook nicely but could only slap the ball straight towards Bancroft’s face.
  • His skill as a batsman is what led to him being named as the replacement for Matt Renshaw back in November and is the first opening batsman for Australia to debut at the Ashes since 1993.
  • However, Bancroft had a disappointing first experience at the crease as he was caught behind by Jonny Bairstow from a Stuart Broad delivery after contributing just five runs from 19 balls.


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