The Pat Cummins-led Australian team defeated England by 9 wickets in the first Test of the Ashes on Saturday to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Before the start of this series, Tim Paine left the captaincy of the team, after which Cummins was given the command of Australia’s Test team. This is Pete Cummins’ first series as captain and with this win he has got off to a great start.
The 28-year-old Kangaroo captain praised the players after the team’s big win. He said after the match, “I had a lot of fun. From the toss to the weather, a lot of things went in our favor. There was little turn from the wicket too. I am very proud of every single player.”
Cummins continued, “The team gave a completely complete performance. The bowlers performed very well on the first day of the game. Marnus Labuschagne and David Warner’s partnership was excellent and Travis Head also batted tremendously. I am very happy that everyone has contributed.”
Let us inform that Travis Head scored a brilliant century of 152 runs in the first innings of the Gabba Test, due to which Australia scored 425 runs in the first innings taking a lead of 278 runs. He received the Player of the Award for his tremendous performance. At the same time, talking about the match, the England team did a very disappointing performance in the first match of the Ashes.
England’s team was bundled out for just 147 runs in the first innings. In the second innings, Joe Root (89) and David Malan (82) played a century partnership, but due to poor performance of other players, the team failed to give a big target to the Kangaroos. In such a situation, the hosts took a 1-0 lead in the five-match series, registering a 9-wicket win in the first Test.