Australia win first Ashes test match

November 28, 2017

Australia has won the first Ashes cricket test with a commanding 10-wicket victory over England.

Needing 170 to win in their final bat, Australia made the total without losing a wicket. Warner finished 87 not out and Bancroft unbeaten on 82.

England had started the game well scoring 300 in their turn at bat and then having Australia 4 down for 76. However, a match-turning 141 from captain Steve Smith bought Australia back into the contest.

From that point on they dominated the game with England unable to respond.

England will have to pick themselves up before the first ever Ashes day-night Test starts at Adelaide Oval on Saturday.

The Ashes is the name given to a special cricket series involving England and Australia.
The two nations meet every two years, with the winners claiming one of the smallest trophies in sport, the Ashes urn.

The story of the Ashes began way back in 1882 when England was beaten at home for the first time by Australia.
The series defeat shocked the sporting world at the time, and prompted The Sporting Times newspaper to print a joke story on the ‘death of English cricket’.
The newspaper said English cricket would be burnt down and the ashes sent to Australia.
When England next toured Australia those ashes became real – a pair of bails were burned and the ashes put into the now famous urn.
The winning players are given a replica to celebrate with, as the real trophy is far too fragile.

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good luck ben stokes playing for canterbury this weeken in a ODI


if ben stocks was playing it would have been a whole diffent ball game


pat cummings is great bowling 170+ That is very very fast


great work mich stac no 1 bowler in the wourld bowling 150+