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Ashes 2015: England beat Australia by 169 runs

CARDIFF: Its all over for Australia in Cardiff, England has cruised Aussies in first Investec Ashes Test by a heavy margin of 169 runs.

Chasing down gigantic target of 412, Australia crumbled in the middle and were bundled out for 242 runs in the fourth innings.

 Australia were clear favorites coming into this game and well, it has to be said, they didn’t even play anywhere near to their best.

England won the toss and Cook, with no hesitation, decided to bat. The surface looked dead and flat, England posted 430 runs with the help of Joe Root’s heroic innings and Moeen’s fluent fifty.

Australia were all-out on 308, too earlier than expected with their last five wickets fell down for 43 runs. Rogers was the only to score fifty, he scored 95 runs. Autralia were in deficit of 112 runs.

England with the help of big lead, posted a total setup a giant target of 412 for visitors, it was clearly too heavy to take for struggling Australian batting line-up.

England ended up winning the game quite comfortably by 169 runs.

The series is nicely set up with England one-up, and Australia already on the back foot.

Moeen and Root share five wickets in the second innings and Moeen takes five in the match, coupled with his runs, but no doubt who will be Man of the Match. What a game for Root. He leads the team off to a standing ovation.

The Ashes – 1st Investec Test
8,9,10,11 July 2015 (5-day match)
England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal A Lyth c Warner b Hazlewood 6 7 10 1 0 60.00
View dismissal AN Cook* c †Haddin b Lyon 20 58 40 3 0 50.00
View dismissal GS Ballance lbw b Hazlewood 61 223 149 8 0 40.93
View dismissal IR Bell lbw b Starc 1 5 7 0 0 14.28
View dismissal JE Root c Watson b Starc 134 247 166 17 0 80.72
View dismissal BA Stokes b Starc 52 98 78 6 2 66.66
View dismissal JC Buttler c Johnson b Hazlewood 27 63 34 3 0 79.41
View dismissal MM Ali c Watson b Starc 77 116 88 11 1 87.50
View dismissal SCJ Broad c †Haddin b Lyon 18 53 26 2 1 69.23
MA Wood not out 7 26 10 1 0 70.00
View dismissal JM Anderson b Starc 1 10 6 0 0 16.66
Extras (b 17, lb 3, w 5, nb 1) 26
Total (all out; 102.1 overs) 430 (4.20 runs per over)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wickets MA Starc 24.1 4 114 5 4.71 104 17 0 (1nb, 1w)
View wickets JR Hazlewood 23 8 83 3 3.60 108 12 1
MG Johnson 25 3 111 0 4.44 106 15 1
View wickets NM Lyon 20 4 69 2 3.45 86 5 2
SR Watson 8 0 24 0 3.00 38 2 0
DA Warner 2 0 9 0 4.50 7 1 0
Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal CJL Rogers c †Buttler b Wood 95 182 133 11 1 71.42
View dismissal DA Warner c Cook b Anderson 17 62 42 3 0 40.47
View dismissal SPD Smith c Cook b Ali 33 78 56 5 0 58.92
View dismissal MJ Clarke* c & b Ali 38 82 52 6 0 73.07
View dismissal AC Voges c Anderson b Stokes 31 106 75 4 0 41.33
View dismissal SR Watson lbw b Broad 30 84 57 6 0 52.63
View dismissal NM Lyon lbw b Wood 6 33 26 1 0 23.07
View dismissal BJ Haddin c †Buttler b Anderson 22 50 38 5 0 57.89
View dismissal MG Johnson c Ballance b Broad 14 41 19 2 0 73.68
View dismissal MA Starc c Root b Anderson 0 12 6 0 0 0.00
JR Hazlewood not out 2 6 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)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wickets JM Anderson 18.5 6 43 3 2.28 94 6 0
View wickets SCJ Broad 17 4 60 2 3.52 79 7 1 (1w)
View wickets MA Wood 20 5 66 2 3.30 92 9 0
View wickets MM Ali 15 1 71 2 4.73 62 12 0
View wicket BA Stokes 14 5 51 1 3.64 66 9 0 (2w)
England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal A Lyth c Clarke b Lyon 37 86 62 4 1 59.67
View dismissal AN Cook* c Lyon b Starc 12 30 26 1 0 46.15
View dismissal GS Ballance c †Haddin b Hazlewood 0 14 7 0 0 0.00
View dismissal IR Bell b Johnson 60 129 89 11 0 67.41
View dismissal JE Root b Hazlewood 60 133 89 9 0 67.41
View dismissal BA Stokes b Starc 42 81 59 9 0 71.18
View dismissal JC Buttler c †Haddin b Lyon 7 30 19 0 0 36.84
View dismissal MM Ali c †Haddin b Johnson 15 45 41 2 0 36.58
View dismissal SCJ Broad c Hazlewood b Lyon 4 7 7 1 0 57.14
MA Wood not out 32 38 18 4 1 177.77
View dismissal JM Anderson b Lyon 1 5 4 0 0 25.00
Extras (b 7, lb 6, w 6) 19
Total (all out; 70.1 overs) 289 (4.11 runs per over)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wickets MG Johnson 16 2 69 2 4.31 69 9 0 (1w)
View wickets JR Hazlewood 13 2 49 2 3.76 59 8 0
View wickets MA Starc 16 4 60 2 3.75 77 11 0 (1w)
View wickets NM Lyon 20.1 4 75 4 3.71 88 8 2
SR Watson 5 0 23 0 4.60 23 5 0
Australia 2nd innings (target: 412 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal CJL Rogers c Bell b Broad 10 45 28 2 0 35.71
View dismissal DA Warner lbw b Ali 52 118 86 6 1 60.46
View dismissal SPD Smith c Bell b Broad 33 77 49 6 0 67.34
View dismissal MJ Clarke* c Stokes b Broad 4 24 13 1 0 30.76
View dismissal AC Voges c †Buttler b Wood 1 21 16 0 0 6.25
View dismissal SR Watson lbw b Wood 19 82 58 2 0 32.75
View dismissal BJ Haddin c Cook b Ali 7 24 20 1 0 35.00
View dismissal MG Johnson c Lyth b Root 77 124 94 9 2 81.91
View dismissal MA Starc c Lyth b Root 17 58 38 3 0 44.73
View dismissal JR Hazlewood c Root b Ali 14 17 17 2 0 82.35
NM Lyon not out 0 3 5 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 4, lb 3, nb 1) 8
Total (all out; 70.3 overs) 242 (3.43 runs per over)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
JM Anderson 12 3 33 0 2.75 59 5 0
View wickets SCJ Broad 14 3 39 3 2.78 68 6 0
View wickets MM Ali 16.3 4 59 3 3.57 77 7 2
BA Stokes 8 2 23 0 2.87 36 3 0
View wickets MA Wood 14 4 53 2 3.78 66 9 0 (1nb)
View wickets JE Root 6 1 28 2 4.66 22 2 1