Sunday, 26 November 2017

England on brink of first Ashes Test loss as Lyon and Starc blow batsmen away

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• England 302 & 195; Australia 328 & 114-0 (need 56 to win)
• Lyon and Starc dismiss England cheaply in second innings

The chances of England storming the Brisbane fortress diminished to almost zero as the Reverend kept the assembled throng entranced on a sunny Sunday evening. David Warner held sway and the Gabba congregation applauded every stroke, not so much with an Alleluia as a C’mon Aussie, C’Mon”. He was guiding his flock home in some style.

Australia, having bowled England out for 195, required 170 to win the first Test and preserve their remarkable record in Brisbane. By the close Warner had led the way alongside a fresh and willing disciple, Cameron Bancroft.

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