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October 23, 2019
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Ashes 2015: Anderson takes three as Australia bowled out for 308

CARDIFF – English bowlers showed some brilliant fast bowling and restricted the Australian team to 308 runs in the first inning of opening Test match of Ashes series on Friday.

Australian opener Rogers showed some classic cricket shots and put pressure on English bowlers. Rogers was a single player who scored fifty for his team. He scored 95 runs and remain top scorer for his side.

World top Test player, Smith scored 33 runs in the first inning. Smith and Rogers put 77 runs together on the score board. Australian captain scored 38 runs and all-rounder Watson contributed 30 runs in total of 308.

On the other hand, English bowlers showed brilliant bowling and put Australian team under pressure.

Anderson sent back three batsmen to pavilion. Broad, Wood and Moeen Ali took two wickets each. Moeen Ali showed all-round performance. In the first inning Moeen also played the great and useful inning of 77 runs and helped England to set a mammoth total for Australian team.

Match Summary:

Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
CJL Rogers c †Buttler b Wood 95 182 133 11 1 71.42
DA Warner c Cook b Anderson 17 62 42 3 0 40.47
SPD Smith c Cook b Ali 33 78 56 5 0 58.92
MJ Clarke* c & b Ali 38 82 52 6 0 73.07
AC Voges c Anderson b Stokes 31 106 75 4 0 41.33
SR Watson lbw b Broad 30 57 6 0 52.63
NM Lyon lbw b Wood 6 26 1 0 23.07
BJ Haddin† c †Buttler b Anderson 22 38 5 0 57.89
MG Johnson c Ballance b Broad 14 19 2 0 73.68
MA Starc c Root b Anderson 0 6 0 0 0.00
JR Hazlewood not out 2 4 0 0 50.00
Extras (b 6, lb 11, w 3) 20
Total (all out; 84.5 overs) 308 (3.63 runs per over)

Fall of wickets 1-52 (Warner, 14.3 ov), 2-129 (Smith, 32.6 ov), 3-180 (Rogers, 42.4 ov), 4-207 (Clarke, 52.1 ov), 5-258 (Voges, 67.2 ov), 6-265 (Watson, 71.4 ov), 7-265 (Lyon, 74.6 ov), 8-304 (Haddin, 82.5 ov), 9-306 (Johnson, 83.2 ov), 10-308 (Starc, 84.5 ov)

Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
JM Anderson 18.5 6 43 3 2.28 94 6 0
SCJ Broad 17 4 60 2 3.52 79 7 1 (1w)
MA Wood 20 5 66 2 3.30 92 9 0
MM Ali 15 1 71 2 4.73 62 12 0
BA Stokes 14 5 51 1 3.64 66 9 0 (2w)
England 2nd innings R B 4s 6s SR
A Lyth not out 2 8 0 0 25.00
AN Cook* not out 12 17 1 0 70.58
Extras 0
Total (0 wickets; 4.1 overs) 14 (3.36 runs per over)