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England vs Australia 1st Test Score, Commentary

Series : England in Australia 2017/18
Date : Nov 23 2017, Thu - 05:30 AM (IST)
Venues : Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane, Australia
Match Info
Match Australia vs England, England in Australia 2017/18
Date Nov 23 2017, Thu - 05:30 AM (IST)
Toss -
Venues Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane, Australia
Umpires -
Australia Squad -
England Squad -

Match Facts
  • Nathan Lyon (46) is close to claiming 50 Test wickets in a calendar year for the first time in his career; no bowler has taken more five-wicket hauls in 2017 than the Australian spinner (5).
  • Mitchell Starc (148) is two wickets away from 150 in Test cricket; this will be his first ever home Ashes series.
  • England's Moeen Ali has 30 Test wickets at an average of 21.3 in 2017, the best rate of any spinner to take 10+ wickets; he took 37 scalps at an average of 53 during 2016 however.
  • Joe Root is nine runs shy of 1,000 runs in Tests versus Australia; the current England captain could only average 27.4 during the 2013/14 Ashes series, his only previous series in Australia however.
  • Alastair Cook requires 66 runs to become the first touring player to post 500 Test runs at the Gabba; he currently holds the record for the highest ever Test innings score by an opposition batsman there (235*, November 2010).
  • England have not claimed a Test victory at the Gabba since 1986; the tourists are currently enduring a seven-game winless run there (D2 L5) whilst the Baggy Greens have not tasted defeat there in a Test since 1988 (W21 D7).
  • Australia have only lost twice in their last 24 home Test matches; winning 18 times and being involved in just four drawn fixtures.
  • England come into this series having won five of their last seven Test matches (L2); having previously gone six games without a victory (D1 L5).
  • Australia have won six of the last seven Ashes series to be held Down Under however (L1); the hosts have claimed 5-0 whitewashes in two of their last three home Ashes.
  • Five of the last seven Ashes series have been won by England (L2); the eight to take place beforehand were all won by Australia.
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