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'Five-for on Captaincy Debut': Twitter Hails Pat Cummins' Fiery Spell Against England at Gabba on Day 1

By: Cricketnext Staff

Last Updated: December 08, 2021, 10:50 IST

Twitter Hails Pat Cummins For His Fiery Spell

Twitter Hails Pat Cummins For His Fiery Spell

People on social media praised Australia captain Pat Cummins for wreaking havoc at the Gabba. He registered the figures of 5/38 as England were bowled out for 147.

Under the leadership of Pat Cummins, the Australian fast bowlers stole the show on the first day of the Ashes 2021-22. The trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Cummins ran through England’s nervous-looking batting line-up, bundling them out for 147 within the first two sessions.

England went off to a horrible start after opting to bat first on an overcast day. The visitors received a major blow off the very first ball after Mitchell Starc knocked over Rory Burns for a duck. That was just the beginning of England’s collapse as they were reduced to 11 for 3 in no time.

Australia vs England, Ashes 2021-22, 1st Test, Day 1

Wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler showed a bit of resilience and stitched a 52-run stand with Ollie Pope for the sixth wicket in the post-lunch session. However, the Aussies bounced back soon with Pat Cummins bagging a five-wicket haul. Starc and Hazlewood picked 2 wickets apiece while Cameron Green chipped in and got his first Test scalp.

People on social media praised the Australian captain for wreaking havoc at the Gabba – the venue where they lost a Test after 30 years, earlier in January. Here are some of the reactions:

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England are currently going through a tough phase in the Test cricket. Under Root’s captaincy, they lost the away series to India 1-3 in February-March this year, which was followed by a 0-1 home loss to New Zealand in the two-Test series. India again took the upper hand in the five-Test series in England following the World Test Championship final where they are leading the five-Test series 2-1.

The fifth and final Test had to be postponed because of the bio-bubble breach in the Indian camp.

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first published:December 08, 2021, 10:45 IST
last updated:December 08, 2021, 10:50 IST
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