Assam Tribune – Warner finished unbeaten on 87 off 119 balls with newcomer Bancroft hitting the winning runs to remain 82 not out off 182 balls in Australia�s 173 without loss.

Summary

  • It was Warner�s 25th Test fifty and ninth in the Ashes, while debutant Bancroft posted his first half-century in only his second Test innings.
  • England�s doleful defeat was played to the background sounds of the travelling Barmy Army supporters singing �We�ll Take the (Ashes) Urn Home� in the sparsely-populated Gabba ground.
  • It was an attritional battle between the traditional rivals over the first three days of the Test, raising England�s hopes of a first win at the ground in just over three decades.
  • But skipper Smith�s match-defining unbeaten 141 over eight-and-a-half hours to give Australia a 26-run innings lead and Josh Hazlewood�s two late wickets on Saturday swung the momentum firmly Australia�s way.
  • England have not won in Brisbane in 31 years, a stretch of eight Ashes Tests.

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