Australia won the 1st Test match of the Ashes 2019 by 251 runs at Edgbaston.
- Steven Smith scored two centuries in this match. Smith scored 144 runs in the 1st inning and 142 runs in the 2nd inning of the match.
- English opener Rory Burns scored his maiden Test ton. He scored 133 runs in the 1st inning.
- English crowd waved yellow sandpapers after David Warner’s wicket in the 1st inning.
- Nathan Lyon took 6 wickets in the 2nd inning and gave only 49 runs in 20 overs.
About the match:
Australia won the 1st match of the Ashes 2019 by 251 runs at Edgbaston.
After 1981, Australia won the 1st Test match in England after conceding a lead in the 1st inning.
Australia played brilliant cricket in this match. This is Australia’s biggest win after conceding the lead of 90+ runs.
On day-1, Australia won the toss and opted bat first. Australia did not start well on the 1st day of the match. On day-1, Smith scored his 24th Test ton which helped Australia to put 284 runs on the board in their 1st inning.
On day-2, England batted really well. England put 267 runs on the board by losing 4 wickets. Rory Burns scored his maiden Test century. He scored 133 runs in England’s 1st inning.
On day-3, England put 374 runs on the board and took a lead of 90 runs over Australia. England’s lower-middle batted well on day-3. At the end of day-3, Australia scored 124 runs by losing 3 wickets.
On day-4, Steven Smith scored his 2nd hundred in the match. Matthew Wade also scored a hundred. Wade scored 110 runs. Australia put 487 runs on the board and declared their 2nd inning. Australia gave the target of 398 runs to England.
On day-5, Australian bowlers bowled really well. Nathan Lyon took 6 and Pat Cummins took 4 wickets. Nathan Lyon bowled really well in the 2nd inning. In the 1st inning, he did not bowl well but in the 2nd inning, he bowled a match-winning spell. Nathan Lyon is the player of the day-5 in this Test match.
In the 2nd inning, England got out on 146 runs. England failed to build a big partnership on day-5 and lost the match by 251 runs.
Player of the match: Steven Smith
Steven Smith is the player of the match, without any doubt. Smith who played his 1st Test match after one year ban, scored two big centuries in this Test match.
Smith scored 144 runs in the 1st inning and 142 runs in the 2nd inning. In the 2nd inning, Smith scored his 25th test ton and 10th in the Ashes.