Bad Light interrupts after Australia bowl out England for 147

BRISBANE: Australian bowlers bowled out England for skimpy 147 after Pat Cummins took five-wicket haul on day 1 of first Ashes Test, here on Wednesday.

Batting first, English batters struggled throughout the innings and none of them could go big to help the side post a decent total. England, eventually, bowled out for 147 before bad light hindered the day’s play.

England openers, failed to provide a solid start as Rory Burns dismissed for a duck. Soon after, the side lost two more wickets and slipped to 11/3. Haseeb Hameed scored 25, while Dawid Malan scored only runs.

Ollie Pope and Jos Buttler, on the other hand, showed resistance. The batters scored valuable runs for the team, but, could not keep going. Pope scored 35 off 79 including two boundaries, while Buttler scored 39 off 58 including five boundaries.

The English batting tail could not hold on for long against Kangaroo bowlers and the side were bundled out for 147.

Kangaroo bowlers were on song, their star-bowler, Cummins bagging five-fer. Starc and Josh Hazlewood each took two wickets, while Cameron Green struck out a batter.

Bad light hindered the proceedings, therefore, the umpires called the stumps with just 50 overs bowled on day 1.

Australia will now begin their innings on day 2.

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