Roar – After waiting six long years to run out for his maiden Sydney Test, Pat Cummins made the most of his homecoming on Thursday.

Summary

  • After waiting six long years to run out for his maiden Sydney Test, Pat Cummins made the most of his homecoming on Thursday.
  • The Australian quick struck twice on the opening day of the fifth Ashes Test at the SCG, removing top order batsmen Mark Stoneman and James Vince.
  • He got the first breakthrough of the day when Stoneman edged him to keeper Tim Paine for 24 in the first session.
  • After a series of back, foot, side, and heel injuries which have largely kept him on ice since his stellar debut in South Africa in 2011, Cummins at one time wondered whether he would ever get to play a home Test.
  • He has been so affected by injuries over the past six years that the 2017-18 Ashes has been his first Test series played on Australian soil, taking 15 wickets in the first four matches.


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