Gallery: Australia fight back on opening day of first Ashes Test

Sport360 staff 14:55 23/11/2017

James Vince blunted the much-hyped Australia attack but fell foul of England‘s new number one enemy Nathan Lyon just when he was all set to tame the Gabba on day one of the Ashes.

Vince (83) responded to the departure of lynchpin opener Alastair Cook in just the third over of the series by sharing a century stand with Mark Stoneman which belied inevitable nerves on this huge stage, as the tourists closed day one on 196 for four.

Vince was dropped by wicketkeeper Tim Paine on 68 pushing forward to Lyon but appeared on course for a maiden Test century, only for the off-spinner to snatch it away with a brilliant direct-hit to run him out attempting a faulty single to cover.

It was a moment which reinvigorated Australia and their hostile home support as Joe Root then also fell lbw to Pat Cummins’ old-ball swing and pace.

Take a look at the gallery above for all the key moments from the first day’s play.


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