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18dThe Report by Andrew Miller

Warner and Bancroft seal crushing ten-wicket win

Australia eased to a crushing ten-wicket win in just over an hour's play on the fifth and final morning at the Gabba

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SPD Smith
141(326) 14x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 35 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
7 10 24 12 31 2 24 31
DA Warner
87(119) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 22 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
13 14 7 9 16 9 2 17

Best performances - Bowlers

JR Hazlewood
O16
M3
R46
W3
Eco2.87
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
SCJ Broad
O25
M10
R49
W3
Eco1.96
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W

Match Details

Toss

England , elected to bat first

Series result

Australia led the 5-match series 1-0

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Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Match days

23,24,25,26,27 November 2017 (5-day match)

Test debut

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END OF OVER:
50 | 12 Runs | AUS: 173/0

  • CT Bancroft82 (182b)
  • DA Warner87 (119b)
  • CR Woakes11-1-46-0
  • JE Root6-1-17-0

Australia win by ten wickets and that's a hammering regardless of how tight the first two days were. Their unbeaten record at the Gabba extends further. A very fine finishing job done by Warner and Bancroft, especially impressive from the debutant. Plenty to ponder for England. They looked toothless in that second innings. How much damage will this have done? We'll find out next week in Adelaide.

George Dobell spots this: "Every member of Aussie team - and staff - shook hands with Bairstow at end... Don't think there's much to see here."

And here's a gem from Brydon Coverdale: "Warner & Bancroft have broken an 87-year-old Test record. This is the all-time highest unbeaten opening partnership in a successful Test chase."

I'll stay with you to bring the post-match reaction. scott: "This Gabba pitch reminds me of 2010 Ashes - it got easier to bat on as the match went on. England scored 500/1 in their second innings in that match." Might have been 517 for 1 the way those two were going!

Hari Haran: "When will the Switch Hit podcast be published ? Salivating at all the doomsday predictions that will be discussed on that!" Will be back later this week (Thursday)

Speaking to Test Match Special, Trevor Bayliss has said of the Bairstow incident: "No malice in it...These guys don't drink any more or less than any other team I've been involved in" At the presentation, Joe Root has said "a mountain has been made out of a molehill."

More from Bayliss: "From a batting point of view it's about making big scores, we need big hundreds. I thought we bowled pretty well, Broad and Anderson were outstanding. Smith is a top-class player and we made him work for his runs. We have to go back to the drawing board and see if there's anything different we can do. Overton will be thought, Mark Wood playing for the Lions today so will be interesting to see how he goes."

And he expands on the Bairstow situation: "Blown out of all proportion. A chance for the Australian team to bring it up on the field. The night in question was the first night we were here, no curfew that night. It's down to the individual player to make sensible decisions. Another stern talking to, disappointing that something like this comes up a few weeks after Bristol. Will be another stern talking to tonight. We've got to be very careful not to get ourselves in those situations."

Joe Root: "It's the chances we missed, 250 for 4 you want to get 400-plus. Then with the ball they were 80 for 4, seven down plenty behind. You want to take hold of those and get a lead. Think we played some excellent cricket, got to play it for a longer period of time. Steve made a big hundred, that was probably the difference. Think that's a positive for our bowling attack, we had some plans that came off, but have to take our chances. We showed great skill, made them work hard for runs. Most of the guys played the short ball well, pretty clear what work needs to be ready for the next game. Mo's finger has been a bit uncomfortable but hopefully he'll be fine."

Here's Steve Smith: "First Test of an Ashes is very important, there was a bit of pressure but really pleased with how we played. Think we've made our intentions on our plans to tail, they won't get may pitched, although may have to adjust things at Adelaide. All the top six are in good form, sometimes you miss out. Was nice to get a partnership with Pat Cummins. It meant a lot [the hundred], I really had to dig deep. It was tough, my slowest best, but one of my best. Cameron looked very good, had good plans, played very straight. The partnership with David was magnificent."

On Bairstow: "Banners doesn't think much of it, all good." So maybe we can soon draw a line under all that? We'll see.

On that note I'm going to wrap things up. Many thanks for all your comments over the last few days. We'll be back for the second Test in Adelaide. But, for now, from Gnasher and Miller it's goodbye.

49.6
4
Woakes to Bancroft, FOUR, there it is! Bancroft hits the winning runs...bunts a full delivery just out of the reach of short mid-off
49.5
0
Woakes to Bancroft, no run, short of a length, pushed into the covers
49.4
4
Woakes to Bancroft, FOUR, low full toss which is driven wide of the short mid-off and straight of mid-off to bring the scores level
49.3
0
Woakes to Bancroft, no run, this time he drives to mid-off
49.2
0
Woakes to Bancroft, no run, full at off stump, a lovely-looking on-drive finds mid-on
49.1
4
Woakes to Bancroft, FOUR, full, going for the leg-stump yorker, clipped off the toes down to fine leg

Woakes is back

Comprehensive Win

7

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

6

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

261

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

17

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

4

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

Long time coming

31

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

42

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

28

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

78

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