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Australia’s 18 year’s wait ending after beating England in Ashes

Australia beat England by 251 runs in the first match of Ashes 2019. Since 2005, the Australian team first time won the first match of Ashes as well as won the first match at Edgbaston after 2001. With this win, the Australian team have a lead of 1-0 out of 5 matches series.

Aussies team gave a target of 398 runs on the last days which England team couldn’t chase successfully and got an all-out for 146 runs in 52.3 overs. On the final (fifth) day, England batsmen dropped their weapons against Aussies off-spinner Nathan Lyon (6 wickets) and Right-arm paceman Pat Cummins (4 wickets).

Nathan Lyon (6 Wickets)

Player of the Match – Steven Smith

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Australia gave target of 398 Runs:

Australia had given a huge target of 398 runs with the help of centuries smashed by Steve Smith and Matthew Wade. Smith hit a century in both the inning and meanwhile maintain his for superbly. In the second innings, Smith struck out 142 with 207 balls, while Wade played nicely and scored 110 runs from 143 balls with 17 fours.

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Steve Smith scored century in both the innings

A Poor Performance gave by England’s batsmen:

On the last day of the first match, the England team were all wicket on hand to play 90 over to save the match. A poor performance shown by the England batsmen, 6 batsmen got an out in single-digit number. Opening Batman Jason Roy and Captain Joe Root got a good start but they failed to convert into a big score. Both were scored 28 runs for each. In England’s second innings, Chris Woakes was the only batsman who scored 37 runs at 9th positions. No other batman was able to surpass the 30-run mark.

Some facts and figure you should know:

Biggest wins after conceding a 1st innings lead of 90+

251 Aus v Eng Edgbaston 2019 (Lead: 90) *
233 SA v Aus Jo’burg 1966/67 (126)
197 Aus v SL Galle 2003/04 (161)
193 NZ v SL Wellington 2014/15 (135)

Australia winning in England after conceding a 1st innings lead

The Oval, 1882 (Lead 38)
Leeds, 1948 (38)
Manchester, 1961 (177)
Trent Bridge, 1981 (6)
Edgbaston, 2019 (90) *

England losing a home Test after a 1st innings lead of 90 or more:

177 v Aus Manchester 1961
90 v WI Trent Bridge 1966
108 v SL Leeds 2014
90 v Aus Edgbaston 2019

Biggest wins by runs in Edgbaston:

256 Eng vs WI 2004
251 Aus vs Eng 2019 *
217 Eng vs WI 1963
205 Eng vs NZ 1958
141 Eng vs Pak 2016

Most wickets in Tests for Australia:

708 S Warne
563 G McGrath
355 D Lillee
350* N LYON (2019)

Fewest Tests to 100 wickets for Australia:

17 Charlie Turner/ Clarrie Grimmett
20 Bill O’Reilly
21 Stuart MacGill
21* PAT CUMMINS (2019)

Most runs in a Test for Steve Smith: 

275*(144|131*)v Eng, Edgbaston 2019
273 (215|58) v Eng, Lord’s 2015
252 (199|54*) v WI, Kingston 2015
239 (239|DNB) v Eng, Perth 2017
214 (162*|52*)v Ind, Adelaide 2014

Hundreds in each innings of an Ashes Test

Warren Bardsley (1909)
Herbert Sutcliffe (1925)
Wally Hammond (1929)
Denis Compton (1947)
Arthur Morris (1947)
Steve Waugh (1997)
Matthew Hayden (2002)

Most consecutive 50+ scores in Aus-Eng Tests:

6 M Hussey (2009-10)
6 S SMITH (2017-19) *
5 P May (1955-56)
5 J Edrich (1968)
5 G Gooch (1990-91)
5 M Hussey (2006)

Batting on each day of a 5-day Test

ML Jaisimha v Aus 1960
G Boycott v Aus 1977
K Hughes v Eng 1980
A Lamb v WI 1984
R Shastri v Eng 1984
A Griffith v NZ 1999
A Flintoff v Ind 2006
A Petersen v NZ 2012
C Pujara v SL 2017
R Burns v Aus 2019 **


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