It’s that time of the year where the biggest best rivalry takes place. It’s Australia VS England for The Ashes urn. The first test is underway at Gabba right now.
On day 1, England Skipper Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat first. The decision of Batting first failed as on the very first ball of the series. Mitchell Starc clean bowled Rory Burns. And after England’s batting order crumbled like a pack of cards as they got all out within two sessions for just 147 runs.
The partnership between Jos Butler and Ollie Pope made sure that England’s total score reaches a three-digit mark. For Australia, their skipper on debut, Pat Cummins led from the front as he scalped a five-wicket haul. The remaining play on day 1 didn’t happen due to rain.
Ben Stokes bowls 14 no-balls in his first five overs
Ben Stokes, was introduced in the bowling attack in the 13th over of the innings. And he went on to take the wicket of dangerous-looking David Warner. But when the help of the third umpire or TV umpire was known that Stokes that overstepped.
Then, the broadcaster showed that the first over bowled by Ben Stokes had 4 consecutive no-balls in it, including the beautiful delivery which took the wicket of Warner.
Later it was confirmed that the technology which is used to monitor the bowler’s front foot landing for every single delivery had gone down before the start of the game which means that the gabba test match is played with the old rule where only that delivery is checked where a bowler picks up a wicket.
During this no-ball incident, Warner was batting on 17 runs, and later the pocket Dynamo went on score 94 runs, missed his well-deserved century by 6 runs.