Australia scored 284 runs on the first day of the 1st Test match of Ashes 2019.
1. England crowd wave yellow sandpapers at David Warner after his wicket.
2. Stuart Broad took five wickets.
3. Steven Smith scored his 24th Test century.
After the bad start on the first day of the Edgbaston Test match, Australia scored 284 runs in their first inning.
Steven Smith scored a brilliant hundred on the first day of the 1st Test match of 71st Ashes series.
Australia won the toss and elected bat first but, did not start well. Australia lost their first three batsmen in the first hour of the day. Travis Head scored some runs and built a good partnership with Smith but he lost his wicket after scoring 35 runs. Australia’s lower middle order failed to build a partnership with Smith.
After losing eight wickets, Peter Siddle comes into the crease. Peter Siddle scored 44 runs and built an important partnership with Steven Smith. Steven Smith and Peter Siddle built a partnership of 88 runs together, which helped Australia to put 284 runs on the board in their first innings of the 1st Test match of Ashes 2019.
Stuart Broad grabbed five wickets in the first inning of the 1st Test match at Edgbaston. England bats only for two overs. England scored 10 runs in two overs without losing any wicket. Now, England trail by 274 runs in their first innings of the 1st Test match of Ashes 2019.
Player of the Day: Steven Smith
Steven Smith who came into the Test cricket after 16 months scored a brilliant century. Smith scored 144 runs in 219 balls. Smith batted really well. Steven Smith scored his 9th century in Ashes and 24th overall.
Steven Smith became the 2nd fastest batsman to score 24 Test hundreds in fewest innings. Smith took 118 innings to score his 24th Test hundred. Smith is only behind the legendary cricketer Sir Don Bradman, who took only 66 innings to score 24 Test hundreds. This inning by Steven Smith is full of class. Steven Smith holds the one end and took Australian inning to 284 runs.