Ashes 2021-22: Australia v England first Test, day two – stay! | Sport

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WICKET! Harris c Malan b Robinson 3 (Australia 10-1)

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Good morning, afternoon, night everybody,

Wherever you land within the Ashes divide, yesterday was nothing in need of visceral. A day of explosion and drama, inconsistently distributed. After rolling England for 147 on a inexperienced one with cloud overhead, it feels a lot of Australia already senses a drubbing within the offing. Of course, that is how we do issues right here, constructing then using the wave momentum – barely confected – feeding the stereotype of a snarling Australian unit manhandling a feeble England outfit on a harmful Gabba wicket. All of a sudden, the omission of Anderson and Broad is conflated with a poor batting show – all of it endemic of a touring celebration for whom “the wheels have fallen off”. And so on.

All of this earlier than England has had an opportunity to bowl. Ultimately, Australia assuredly exploited some beneficial circumstances yesterday, and England could have its likelihood at the moment. The sequence is actually two classes previous, and chest-out Australians are solely ever an issue or two away from hassle. All eyes can be on Woakes and Robinson, the favoured seam-up metronomes who’ll be counted on to match the unerring strains, lengths and angles of Cummins and Starc. For all of the noise and pageantry yesterday, it was the relentlessness of the skipper and former vice that wrought the injury. Should Woakes and Robinson be capable to do related, with catches held, England will wrestle their approach again in. No doubt Australia can be brighter and bolder with the bat, so the margins already really feel small.

I’ve not carried out this spherical for a short time, so be mild. Would love your ideas, contributions and threats at sam.perry.freelance@theguardian.com, or on the Twitter machine @sjjperry.

Going to seize some information on the climate, it seems … sunny.



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