Australia claims 'first blood' in Ashes 2017
2017-Nov-27 | By News Admin

Australia completed a 10-wicket victory over England in the first Ashes Test on the fifth morning in Brisbane.

Chasing a target of 170, the hosts got the 56 runs they required in little more than an hour, with David Warner 87 not out and debutant Cameron Bancroft unbeaten on 82.

On just two previous occasions have England lost the first Test in Australia and gone on to win the Ashes, but Joe Root's men only need a draw to retain the urn.

The next Test, a day-nighter in Adelaide, begins on Saturday, so the tourists will have to re-group quickly both on and off the field.

News of an investigation into an alleged headbutt by wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow on Australia's Cameron Bancroft in a Perth bar four weeks ago emerged on Sunday.

Both men were on the field throughout Monday's play and shook hands at the conclusion of the match.

Sources : news24