Ashes 2019: Australia defeats England by 251 runs, Todd Woodbridge’s jacket steals the show
Australia has taken a 1-0 lead in the Ashes series, after beating England in the First test at Edgbaston.
The Aussies knocked England over for just 146 runs in the second innings to run out 251-run winners.
It’s the side’s first Ashes Test win at the Birmingham ground since 2001, ending an 18-year drought.
Nathan Lyon took 6-49, including his 350th Test wicket.
Steve Smith, who made two centuries in a Test for the first time in his career., was named man of the match.
The second Test begins at Lord’s on August 14.
But Ross’ highlight was off the pitch…
“The highlight was quite possibly Todd Woodbridge’s jacket. It’s the most remarkable piece of fashion I’ve ever seen!,” he said.
— Ross Appleby (@ApplesKuwait) August 5, 2019
Cricketing great Darren Lehmann told 3AW Breakfast it was an exciting innings for Australia.
“Siddle, Cummins and Patterson did a great job getting the 20 wickets,” said Lehmann.
“England didn’t bat very well this game.
“Lord’s is a totally different wicket, it will be interesting to see what Australia does.”
The Barmy Army have done their best to drown Smith out with their boos, but it’s only made him better says Lehmann.
“Steve Smith has taken it to another level, he’s in such control,” said Darren Lehmann.
“He’s now the closest thing to Bradman you can get.
“I hope he’ll be around for a long time when he is in form like that.”
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