Milestone player Leon gave Australia a 1-0 lead

England’s overnight hopes were quickly dashed as a dominant Australian bowling unit took 8-77 in the morning session of day four, paving the way for a comfortable nine-wicket win

Like many at this time of year, England’s exciting Friday afternoon felt like a dull pain on a Saturday morning.

Despite Australia’s unbroken partnership between David Malone and captain Joe Root erasing all of their first – innings lead, the set pair fell short before adding 10 runs, before England’s unbeaten 8-77 in 33 overs before reaching the overnight score. For lunch.

Australia need just 20 runs to secure a deserved victory in a match that has dominated everywhere except for two sessions yesterday, with teams resting for a day and a half before heading to Adelaide to prepare for the day-night match that starts on Thursday. .

It was right for the loss of Alex Carey, who played an unforgettable maiden Test with Marcus Harris, who was unbeaten on nine after hitting the winning boundary, in the flawless Brisbane sunshine at 1.09pm local time in 5.1 overs.

Australia’s only worry about moving to their first pink ball encounter in a year is the fitness of opener David Warner, who did not bat in Australia’s cursory run chase as he completed his team’s invaluable 94 in the first innings.

While casting doubts around fast bowler Josh Hazlewood, who failed to bowl in last night’s wicket-less final session, he missed six overs (albeit at a slightly slower pace) today as he was left out of the attack in the first hour, which helped ease it.

Sin esas cosas, Australia no puede esperar un gran comienzo en su defensa de Ashes.

Travis Head, el único bateador en anotar un siglo de ambos equipos, y el lanzador rápido Mitchell Starc, el poseedor del récord en convertirse en el primer jugador en realizar ocho atrapadas en un debut de prueba, dieron una respuesta contundente a todos los puntos de conversación de la selección antes de la abridor de serie. La bola estaba lista para rodar con una ventanilla aplastante en el primer over.

Además de garantizar una tasa de éxito del 100 por ciento como capitán, Pat Cummins también tuvo un debut de capitanía ejemplar, respondiendo preguntas sobre la capacidad de un lanzador rápido para llevar efectivamente a un equipo de prueba a 7-89.

La ruleta volvió a la forma hoy con cuatro terrenos en la mano, disipando las especulaciones sobre cuando Nathan Lyon tomaría su 400 ° terreno de prueba.

Con la última victoria de más de una década, extendiendo la serie invicta en el Ashes Test en suelo australiano a 11, Inglaterra está dejando a Gaba con una perspectiva completamente diferente.

El veterano dúo de pelotas nuevas James Anderson y Stuart Broad se enfrentarán a algunas crisis de selección a medida que acepten la forma y las preocupaciones iniciales del abridor Rory Burns y el hilandero Jack Leach.

Además de los rápidos esfuerzos de los bolos, la asociación del tercer terreno entre Ollie Robinson y Mark Wood en particular, Root y Malone, ha planteado la posibilidad de un final emocionante de cinco días, y sin duda es un alivio para los turistas. Desde.

Los retornos de bateo fueron escasos frente a un ataque australiano familiar pero débil, con Malone-Root Union representando la única combinación en ambas entradas para presionar a los oponentes de Inglaterra.

Si Australia hubiera estado un poco más alerta, habría desaparecido incluso antes de llegar a los 50.

Mientras avanzaba desde el campo a Lyon el día 37, Malan admitió que se había “escapado con alguien” cuando vio que la pelota se metía en su guante desde su almohadilla delantera y llegaba a las manos del jugador de bolos.

However, Lyon’s appeal was active, there was no discussion of a review as he did not see Carrie, and England navigated without losing a wicket for the remainder of yesterday’s final session.

When Malone was out within 15 minutes this morning, a former justice prevailed.

It was a more decisive situation, an infinitely louder request, and unbridled joy erupted when colleagues besieged Leon in recognition of a rare milestone.

Lyon became the 17th bowler to take 400 wickets in nearly 145 years of Test cricket and the fourth off-spinner after Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan and India’s Harbhajan Singh and Ravichandran Ashwin.

But adding extra pep to the party was the time Leon spent 399 — a total of 327 days, during which time he dropped 209 balls, more than three times his career-high strike rate of one wicket for every 65 balls.

It took just 21 minutes and 11 deliveries to reach 401, and when Ollie Pope was unable to repeat his first-day stereotype, he aimed a wrong cut shot at the ball, which crippled Steve Smith on the slip.

In the midst of those advances, all-rounder Cameron Green took his second Test wicket trap, adding just three to his overnight score and catching up behind a textbook outswinger to become the world’s number one Test batsman.

Suddenly, Australia claimed a 3-11 lead off 23 balls, but were bowled out for 162 by two batsmen in the third-wicket partnership, sending England back into the Test yesterday.

Within 10 overs they had to bowl this morning, they had the advantage over the old, soft Kookaburra ball.

Unfortunately for England fans, their team’s best morning spell was taking Australia’s second new ball – when Ben Stotox and Jose Buttler added 11 overs and 32 runs to escape injury – which coincided with a power outage in Gabba. It turned off the World TV feed air.

England’s move towards the target of 279 to ensure Australia batted for the second time was never heard of but was meticulously restored on the field as it was regularly resumed broadcasts to viewers around the world.

After deploying his favorite pair of Stark and Hazlewood with the new ball, Cummins needed just four balls to restore himself to the attack, catching Stokes in the gully and giving up a knockout strike.

The means by which it was achieved summed up the respective fortunes of the opponents on the fourth morning.

Stokes was stunned by a ball that bounced off a length and bounced towards him, ending in the opposite direction where the ball had traveled in his bizarre attempt to block it, which rose to the waist in the gully.

A green-pointed approach to knowing his colleagues on the slips cordon indicated that he had somehow anticipated the strange and unlikely approach of Stokes’ demise.

The speed and emptiness of England’s submission after a thrilling battle between Malan and Root yesterday suddenly surprised all spectators and a large audience.

Three overs after Stokes’ departure, Buttler fell into a tentative situation as the disparity between the England keeper’s Test match return and his remarkable white-ball performance increased.

The last three wickets fell in the massacre, and if it had not been for the immovable nature of the Test match lunch, Australia would have secured their strong victory at the break of a stunning session.


Australia: Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith (vc), Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Marcus Harris, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner

England: Joe Root (c), James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood


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