Pat Cummins takes five wickets on his captaincy debut as England bowled out for 147 runs

England are bowled out for 147 runs in the 1st innings of the opening test match. Captain Pat Cummins took 6th five-for of his test career on captaincy debut before rain interrupted the play at Gabba, Brisbane.

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.

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.

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.

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