The 'humiliating morning' that crushed England

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A devastating triple-strike aboriginal connected the 4th time of the first Ashes Test laid the level for Australia to complaint to triumph by 9 wickets successful Brisbane.

Veteran off-spinner Nathan Lyon broke done for his long-awaited 400th Test scalp aboriginal successful the archetypal session, removing archetypal driblet Dawid Malan via a Marnus Labuschagne drawback astatine silly point.

The dismissals of skipper Joe Root and No.5 Ollie Pope past followed, giving Australia 3 wickets wrong conscionable 4 overs arsenic England plummeted to 5-234, inactive trailing by 44 runs.

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Regular wickets continued to autumn passim the opening league arsenic Australia bowled England retired for 297 successful their 2nd dig, a fourth-innings pursuit of lone 20 runs the ngo acceptable for the location side.

By the extremity of England's innings they had capitulated to 8-77 successful the archetypal league of the 4th day.

"It's been a beauteous humiliating greeting for England," said erstwhile England gait bowler Isa Guha connected the Fox Cricket broadcast.

Root lamented England's woeful showing with the bat aboriginal connected the 4th day.

"It's a shame we couldn't rather negociate to get done that archetypal phase, due to the fact that it could person been precise different," Root told Fox Cricket astatine the post-match ceremony.

Opener Marcus Harris deed the winning runs successful Australia's meagre chase, bunting a Mark Wood transportation for 4 done backward constituent successful the sixth implicit to circular retired the nine-wicket win, Labuschagne watching connected from the different end.

Marcus Harris (left) and Marnus Labuschagne were successful the mediate erstwhile Australia completed their tiny tally pursuit to triumph the archetypal Ashes Test. (Getty)

England had staged a valiant fightback connected the 3rd time of the match, arsenic Malan and Root climbed to 80 and 86 respectively to chopped Australia's pb to 58 by stumps, the visitors 2-220.

But the accelerated manner successful which England collapsed successful the archetypal league of the adjacent time undid the Poms' tenacious comeback attempt.

Lyon (4-91), caller Test skipper Pat Cummins (2-51) and young all-rounder Cameron Green (2-23) led the onslaught of Australia's bowling unit.

Australia's Travis Head, batting astatine No.5 connected his instrumentality to the Test side, was named subordinate of the lucifer for his blistering sound of 152. The left-hander brought up his period disconnected conscionable 85 balls, scoring the third-quickest ton successful Ashes history.

England volition purpose to level the bid astatine one-all erstwhile the rivals clash successful a day-night Test astatine Adelaide Oval from Thursday.

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