On the final day of the first Ashes Test, England surrendered leaving Australia with a trouncing 251 runs and lead in the series with 1-0.
The Off-spinner Lyon was the star of the day with England needing 398 runs to win or play out the whole day to call it a draw and earn the day. However, England lost its valuable six wickets in quick succession.
Nathan Lyon took advantage of the worn pitch by claiming 6-49, while Cummins 4-32 broke the back of Australia's tall batting order. The win in the first Ashes puts them ahead in the series from the very 1st time.
The Englishmen did miss the services of James Anderson, which made it a lot tougher for the captain to manage resources. James Anderson was pulled back as a recrudescence of his calf injury while bowling in the very first four overs in the morning. Selection of Anderson was questionable in the first place.
The hosts faced a collapse of 4-18, in the morning, which did not help the cause. According to the experts, the tactics employed were not good enough, and thus, the result went against them.
The second innings tilted the game in favour of the Aussies, and the full scenario of the Ashes in the 1st innings with Australia scoring 284 and England getting 374 took a new turn.
In the second innings, Australia amassed 487/7d, and in reply, the host could manage to put only 146 runs on board. The Aussies strategy worked and kept hosts under the pump.
Though it’s the starting of the series, the conclusion stays embedded for the future scoreline, while it is clear that the Englishmen is dealing with some problems. The second test begins at LORD’s next Wednesday, but some of the questions remain the same and needs an answer.
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