Australian openers David Warner and Cameron Bancroft walked out to bat on Day 5 only to complete an almost certain win! Much to the delight of Aussie fans, they both have done it successfully without losing a wicket, giving Australia a 10-wicket win.
Australia’s turnaround in this game is all because of the one inspiring innings with the bat from their captain, Steve Smith. He was just brilliant with the bat in the first innings only to inspire the whole team to take a win out of The Gabba Test.
The ‘Yet to lose a Test at Gabba’ streak continues for Australia which has been a fortress for the Australians since 1989. I have collected below some of the stats from the Day 5 of The Gabba Test:
173* – David Warner and Cameron Bancroft have put on an unbeaten 173* run partnership for the first wicket. This is Australia’s second best opening stand in the 4th innings of a Test match. And 6th best stand for any team in the 4th innings of a Test match.
82* – Cameron Bancroft on debut made an unbeaten 82* in the 4th innings of this Brisbane Test. This is the highest unbeaten score for an Australian player on debut. Henriques’ scored 81* on debut against India is the second best unbeaten score for Australian on debut.
87* – David Warner was left unbeaten on 87* in their 10-wicket win against England. This is Warner’s best score below hundred in an innings when he remained NOT OUT.
22 – Since 1989, Australia have played 29 Tests at The Gabba. The win in the first Test in the Ashes 2017 – 18 is their 22nd win at this venue and all the other 7 Tests were drawn. They are yet to lose a Test in Brisbane which has been a fortress for Australia since 1989.
8 – Steve Smith has been awarded the Man of the Match award for his inspiring performance with the bat, unbeaten 141* in this Gabba Test. This is Smith’s 8th such award in a Test match and 4th against England!
England were excellent for the first 3 days of this Test match and their batting on Day 4 was a complete failure which put them on the losing side!
Losing a Test match by 10 wickets is almost equivalent to losing it by an innings. England now have to gather all their mental strength when they take field on Saturday in the 2nd Test at The Adelaide Oval if they are planing to make a comeback in this series!
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