ASHES LIVE: England ALL OUT for 147 on a nightmare first day in Brisbane, after winning the toss but losing Rory Burns to the first ball of the series and captain Joe Root to a duck
- Joe Root won the toss, elected to bat and left Stuart Broad out of his team
- England slipped to 29-4 after just 69 minutes – Rory Burns was bowled first ball
- Dawid Malan, Joe Root and Ben Stokes all nicked behind in a nightmare start
- Jos Buttler and Ollie Pope sparked a mini-revival but both fell after lunch
- The visitors were put all out for 147 before tea on a disappointing first day
- Pat Cummins picked up a five-for on his debut as Australia’s Test captain
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By Sam Blitz For Mailonline
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The Ashes gets underway in the early hours of Wednesday at the Gabba in Brisbane – with England looking for their first Test victory Down Under for over 10 years.
That victory came in the 3-1 series win for Andrew Strauss’ side in 2010-11, which was the last time Australia has experienced a summer as wet as this one.
The wet weather gives Joe Root’s side hope, with the ball expected to swing and seam more than usual in Australia, but there is also the threat of parts of the first Test being washed out by rain.
It is imperative then that England get off to a good start on day one, with the toss taking place at 11.30pm GMT before a 12am start.
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