WATCH: Ben Stokes Becomes Pat Cummins’ First Wicket as Captain
The Australian pace trio of Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, and Josh Hazelwood caused carnage on the field on day one of the first Ashes 2021-22 Test. The Australian pacers made the most out of the overcast conditions as they annihilated England’s decorated batting line-up.
It was a horrible day at the office for the England batters as they were restricted at a mere score of 147 at The Gabba in Brisbane. Meanwhile, Pat Cummins made a memorable start to his stint as the Australian Test skipper.
Cummins was appointed Australia’s Test captain with Steve Smith as his deputy just a few days before the commencement of Ashes 2021-22. The seamer made sure to make his maiden match as a skipper memorable.
Pat Cummins played a major role in his team’s success on Day one as he picked up a five-wicket hall while conceding runs at an economy rate of 2.9. The 28-year-old dismissed Ben Stokes in the 13th over of the first innings to name his as his first Test wicket as captain. Here’s quick guide of melbourne stars cricket team scores.
Pat Cummins’s beautiful inswinger to Ben Stokes
England started off on a horrible note as they lost their first three wickets in the first hour only courtesy of Josh Hazelwood and Mitchell Starc. Pat Cummins made things tougher for the opposition by dismissing Stokes when he was playing at five runs. It is Stokes’ first game after his short break from the gentlemen’s game.
Stokes looked in high spirits as he smashed a boundary quite early in his innings. On the fourth delivery of the 13th over, Cummins bowled a short-of-length delivery aimed at stumps. There was a hint of bounce in the ball and the English all-rounder decided to do defense on backfoot.
However, the ball carried the thick outside edge and landed directly into the hands of Marnus Labuschagne who was standing at the left of the third slip. The breakthrough by Pat Cummins rejoiced the whole Australian crowd as they celebrated their captain’s first wicket in the match.
Aye aye, skipper!
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 8, 2021
Meanwhile, during the game, Mitchell Starc also scripted history as he became the first player since 1936 to take a wicket on the first ball of the Ashes Series. As England found themselves crumbling against Australia’s fierce batting line-up, Jos Buttler showed some resistance and played a knock of 58-ball 39. Here’s perfect cricket betting tips and tricks, just for free.