Ashes Series: England put formidable show on Day 1

ANI | Updated: Nov 23, 2017 19:04 IST

Brisbane [Australia], Nov 23 (ANI): On the opening day of the Ashes Test, England met Australian fighting talk with quiet defiance and scored 196-4 with the help of spectacular show put up by James Vince here at the Gabba.

At stumps, England are 196-4 with Dawid Malan batting on 28 along with Moeen Ali at 13.

After winning the toss, England elected to bat first at the 'Gabbatoir' where they have not won a Test in 31 years while Australia having a formidable record as they have not lost since 1988.

Coming to bat first, left-handed Alastair Cook was sent back in the third over after falling cheaply to Mitchell Starc.

James Vince, who was on his Ashes debut joined Mark Stoneman to provide stability to England.

Vince and Stoneman put on 125 for the second wicket, shrugging off the early loss of Cook and surpassing England's highest partnership from the entire 2013-14 Ashes series.

The partnership was finally ended by Pat Cummins when he took the crucial wicket of Stoneman (53).

But it was Nathon Lyon who produced the day's pivotal moment, when he at the right time pacified England by sending the 'In-Vince-able' Vince (83) to pavilion and prevented him from making a century.

England could not get on the same pace again after losing Vince and soon they lost captain Joe Root for just 15.

Cummins took two wickets for the Kangaroos by conceding 59 runs whereas Starc grabbed one on Day 1. (ANI)