The first day of Ashes 2021-22 has turned out to be a nightmare for England as they are bowled out for just 147 runs in the 1st innings of the opening test at Gabba, Brisbane thanks to the exceptional performance from the Aussie bowlers led by the new skipper Pat Cummins who took his 6th test five-for on his captaincy debut. He was well supported by the colleague pacers Starc and Hazlewood who took 2 wickets each and Cameron Green got his 1st test career wicket as well.
We are all out for 147 in the first innings.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) December 8, 2021
England’s captain Joe Root surprisingly opted to bat first after winning the toss on a grassy looking pitch with a bunch of clouds overhead. His decision came out to be a tense one for the visitors as they lost the opener, Rory Burns, in the very first ball of the match. Root’s men than never managed to recover as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. There was a bit of spark shown by Hameed at the top order and Ollie Pope in between who was well supported by England’s highest scorer Jos Buttler even though couldn’t save their team from tumbling out for just 147 runs in 1st innings of the first Test match.
It’s got very dark here at the Gabba and the covers are coming on too as the English bowlers continue to warm up. No rain yet but like they say in this part of the world, “it’s coming” #Ashes pic.twitter.com/p6vTDNQTAt
— Bharat Sundaresan (@beastieboy07) December 8, 2021
The match however has been interrupted by the rain. Australia is yet to start their innings with all eyes on the English bowling unit which didn’t feature their experienced campaigner James Anderson as the precautionary measure and also benched Stuart Broad just before the start of the match.