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Australia Crush England by 10 Wickets in 1st Test
Openers David Warner and Cameron Bancroft added to England’s agony by peeling off the required runs without the loss of a wicket before lunch on the final day.
Warner finished unbeaten on 87 of 119 balls with newcomer Bancroft hitting the winning runs to remain 82 not out of 182 balls in Australia’s 173 without loss.
In the process, they broke on 87 year old test record for the all time highest unbeaten opening partnership in a successful test chase.
“We had to show some really good character throughout. Obviously loosing the toss, and the wicket was a lot slower than we anticipated it would be. We had to work really hard,” said Australian captain Steve Smith.
“I am pleased with the way we have played. Bowling first at the Gabba, it’s hard. The bowlers had to be on. The way we pulled it back to win from the position we were in it’s extremely pleasing. I’m proud of the way the boys fought.”
The Australian’s only needed only 56 runs on the final morning go one up after England imploded on Sunday’s fourth day.
England captain Joe Root said the result did not tell the full story.
“For three days we were excellent. Bar Steve’s knock we were right in it,” he said, referring to Smith’s batting first innings century.
“It’s frustrating. We have to move on quickly and make sure we don’t make the same mistake in Adelaide.”
It was Warner’s 25th test fifty and ninth in the Ashes, while debutant Bancroft posted his first half century in only his second test innings.
“It was good fun, to share a good partnership was nice. To get the win in the end was good,” said Bancroft, who was allegedly headbutted by England wicket keeper Jonny Bairstow in a late night altercation in Perth earlier in the tour.
An England and Wales cricket board statement confirmed team management have asked Bairstow about the alleged incident.
Warner said it was great to get the win without losing a wicket.
England’s doleful defeat was played to the background sounds of the travelling Barmy Army supporters singing “We’ll Take the Ashes Urn Home” in the sparsely populated Gabba ground.
It was an attritional battle between the traditional rivals over the first three days of the test, raising England’s hopes of a first win at the ground in just over three decades.
England have not won in Brisbane in 31 years, a stretch of eight Ashes tests.
The five test series head to Adelaide Oval for the first ever Ashes day night test, starting on Saturday.
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