AUS vs ENG: Mitchell Starc FIRST Ball WICKET in Ashes 2021-22 – WATCH
Updated on: Dec 8, 2021 7:11 am IST
Mitchell Starc FIRST Ball WICKET: Australia are currently taking on England in the first Ashes 2021-22 Test match at The Gabba in Brisbane. The visiting England team captain Joe Root won the toss and opted to bat first with a lot of dark clouds hovering over in the sky and the conditions in favour of the fast bowlers, it could be a tricky decision.
Watch: Mitchell Starc FIRST Ball WICKET
Australia’s senior left-arm speedster Mitchell Starc got his team off to a sensational start after he knocked out England opener Rory Burns off the very first ball of the Ashes 2021-22. Starc bowled a brilliant in-swinging delivery to clean bowled Burns behind his legs as the ball took the leg-stump and the left-arm pacer was seen thrilled into celebration. Incidentally, this is the only fourth time when a wicket has fallen off the first ball in Ashes history and the first since 1936.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 8, 2021
The Mitchell Starc haters' apologies need to be as loud as their disrespect was #Ashes
— Matt Bungard (@TheMattBungard) December 8, 2021
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) December 8, 2021
Yes you bloody beauty Mitchell Starc!! 😱 Sorry everyone for the scream. #AUSvENG
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) December 8, 2021
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After winning the toss and opting to bat first, England have got off to a horrendous start as the visitors are currently reeling at 29 for 4. Mitchell Starc got Rory Burns clean bowled first ball and then right-arm pacer Josh Hazlewood bowled two brilliant deliveries to dismiss Dawid Malan and England captain Joe Root in quick succession. English all-rounder Ben Stokes making a comeback in international cricket did looked settled on the crease for sometime before Aussie captain Pat Cummins got his prized scalp leaving the visitors in a shattering position.
Earlier, during the toss, the visiting England team made a massive decision to leave out both of their legendary pace bowlers in James Anderson and Stuart Broad from the playing 11. Anderson was ruled out of the first Test with a calf injury while Mark Wood was preferred over Broad. However, England will surely need a miracle from their lower-order batters to bail out from such a terrible situation and reach a fighting score in the first innings.
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