Player of the Match
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Day 5

416dBrydon Coverdale

Australia's targeted aggression sets the tone

The Australians have laughed off the Jonny Bairstow-Cameron Bancroft incident, but made full of use of it in the middle and are unlikely to stay quiet during this series

Day 4

417dBrydon Coverdale at the Gabba

Triple gamble pays off for Australia

Trevor Hohns and his selection panel made three big calls for the Brisbane Test - and they all contributed as Australia closed in on a series lead

417dGeorge Dobell

Where the Test turned

The key moments that left Australia on the verge of a comprehensive victory at the Gabba

Day 3

418dESPNcricinfo staff

'13,600,798 fidgets'

The reactions on Twitter to Steven Smith's magnificent hundred at the Gabba

418dGaurav Sundararaman

Smith's slow route to century No. 21

Steven Smith's 21 Test hundred was his slowest century - and it came at a critical time for Australia in the first Ashes Test at the Gabba

418dBrydon Coverdale at the Gabba

Smith hundred 'up there' with his best

Steven Smith said he needed patience and resilience to achieve one of his finest Test hundreds in the face of England's defensive tactics

418dGeorge Dobell at the Gabba

Broad dismisses Anderson fitness concerns

Stuart Broad has dismissed the suggestion that James Anderson is suffering from an injury, despite questions around his deployment by England on the third day at the Gabba

Day 2

419dBrydon Coverdale at the Gabba

Lyon shrugs off trash-talk criticism

Nathan Lyon has defended his controversial pre-Ashes comments about Matt Prior and wanting to end England players' careers

Day 1

420dGeorge Dobell at the Gabba

Assured Vince and Stoneman settle early nerves

For most of the first two sessions the two England batsmen - with fewer than a dozen Tests between them - quietened the shrill of the pre-series hype showered upon Australia's pace attack

420dGeorge Dobell in Brisbane

Vince leads the rabble's rebellion

Australian legend Matthew Hayden called England "no-hopers" and insisted he didn't know who James Vince was. You learn something new every day

419dESPNcricinfo staff

England's "weak links" respond

Mark Stoneman, James Vince and Dawid Malan took the first step to justifying their much questioned Ashes selections


421dBrydon Coverdale at The Gabba

Smith likens pace trio to Johnson in 2013-14

The Australia captain acknowledges the importance of using Starc, Cummins and Hazlewood in short bursts, but assures that they are more than capable of keeping at it for longer periods

421dESPNcricinfo staff

Ashes Quiz #1: All things Gabba

Can you crack this quiz and be as dominant as the Aussies at the Gabba? Go on, take a stab and find out

Comprehensive Win


Ten-Wicket wins for Australia V England in Tests - This is the first since 2007 and second at the Gabba. In 1990 Australia chased down 157 without losing a wicket.

Lyon in Elite List


Spinners from Australia to take 50 or more wickets in a calendar year. Shane Warne was the last to achieve this in 2005 when he took 96 wickets.

Slow but Steady


Balls taken for Steven Smith to score his century - His slowest in Tests and slowest for Australia in an Ashes Test since 1993

Tough Runs


Runs only for Steven Smith in the first session from 72 balls he faced. He managed to score just one boundary in this session. Australia scored only 48 runs and lost 3 wickets.

Bairstow V Lyon


Dismissals for Bairstow against Nathan Lyon - Joint most he has been dismissed against any bowler from Australia.

Long time coming


Innings since England had a century stand for the second wicket. Previous instance was in 2016 when Cook and Root added 185 against Pakistan at Manchester

Vince goes past 50


Highest Test score for James Vince before today.He had four scores between 35 and 42. Vince has 20 fifties and 30 hundreds in First-Class matches coming in to this Test

Fortress Gabba


Test matches at the ground since January 1989- Aus have won 21 and drawn seven. Of those 21 wins, six have been by an innings, four by nine or ten wickets, and five by margins of 200 or more runs

Comeback for Paine


Number of Test matches missed between appearances for Tim Paine - Joint Most for Australia along with Bradd Hogg