Pakistan Today – BRISBANE: On a riveting day of test match cricket, England and Australia shared honours on an even first day of the first Ashes Test.

Summary

  • BRISBANE: On a riveting day of test match cricket, England and Australia shared honours on an even first day of the first Ashes Test.
  • England ended the day with 196 for the loss of four wickets on rain hit day.
  • England won the toss and elected to bat on a bright morning in Brisbane, but Australia struck in the third over of the game claiming the wicket of the Alastair Cook.
  • However, James Vince and Mark Stoneman came together for a solid partnership worth 125 run to bail England out of early trouble.
  • Generally, throughout the day Australia bowled tight lines to restrain England from scoring quickly and taking the game away – an approach that favored them in the later stages of the day.


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