Live Cricket Score England vs Australia Ashes 2019, 1st Test, Day 1: Smith hundred helps Australia to 284

England vs Australia Ashes 2019 Live Score, 1st Test Day 1

LIVE SCORE: England vs Australia, 1st Ashes 2019 Test

STUMPS! England finish the day on 10/0 from two overs, trail Australia by 274 runs on Day 1

80.4 Stuart Broad to Steve Smith. out, OUT! BOWLED! Agricultural shot to end the innings. Broad does what any bowler would do during the death overs of a limited-overs game. Keep it full and straight. You miss, I hit. Smith misses, Broad hits. Superb from both the gentlemen. Century for Smith, 5-fer for Broad, 100 ASHES WICKETS as well. AUSTRALIA FINISH ON 284!

72.4: Ben Stokes to Steve Smith. FOUR, FOUR! FABULOUS! Cometh the hour, cometh the man, salute the champion! A terrific century from a man who has been rebuked from cricket. A triple figure score on return.

67.2: Moeen Ali to Peter Siddle. out, OUT! Moeen comes and Moeen strikes! This one spins a bit more than the previous one. It is floated around off, Siddle looks to defend but the ball goes off the inner half of his bat to the right of short leg. Jos Buttler there shows sharp reflexes and takes a very good catch. The 88-run stand is broken. End of a crucial knock from Siddle. He has played a very vital innings here.

60 overs: Australia 179/8 with Smith (71*) and Siddle 31* building an important partnership late in the day

Australia 154/8 in 53 overs (Steve Smith 66*; Stuart Broad 4/38, Chris Woakes 3/35)

TEA TAKEN on DAY 1: 71/5 in 26 overs – Terrific session for England. Shocking one for Australia. The tourists have been blown away.

Australia have slipped dramatically post lunch and Steve Smith is putting up a long stand.

43.6: Ben Stokes to Pat Cummins. out, OUT! LBW! Cummins misreads this inswinging ball and departs looking a tad bemused. Good length ball outside off, it comes in after pitching. Cummins has no clue about it and ends up shouldering his arm to it. The ball hits his front pad. The English players are dead sure that they have their man and the umpire agrees. Cummins has a chat with Smith and they opt against taking the review. Hawk Eye later on rolls in and confirms that Cummins would have wasted the review had he taken it as the ball was crashing the off pole.

39.6: Stuart Broad to James Pattinson. out, OUT! LBW! The ball is swinging and the Aussies are dancing. In pain. To Broad’s rhythm. Another terrific nut from Broady. He gets this on a length outside off and angles it into the left-hander. Pattinson was late in getting his bat to defend and the ball crashed in onto his pad. Broad appealed and up went the finger. No review taken. Should have been. Hawk Eye shows it to be missing leg stump. What an over from Broad, especially the last 3 balls – W 0 W.

39.4: Stuart Broad to Tim Paine. out, OUT! CAUGHT! The skipper is out of here! And Broad gives us that look which he gave when he had Adam Voges caught at gully in the 2015 Ashes at Trent Bridge. A look of disbelief. Broad bowls it short of a length and on middle. Nothing too good about the delivery. Paine pulls the ball but mistimes it as the ball hits the upper half of the bat. The ball flies to deep square leg and Rory Burns takes an easy catch, hit straight to him. The Aussies continue to slip further. They are six down now and Broad has taken half of them.

34.6: Chris Woakes to Matthew Wade. out, OUT! Good review from England! Woakes gets his second of this session and the English players are pumped up. Woakes comes steaming in and bowls it on a length on middle. Wade looks to flick but the ball nips in and beats him. It hits him flush on the front pad. Woakes and co. go up in a confident appeal but the umpire is unmoved. Root though takes the referral. Ultra Edge rolls in and shows no spike, Hawk Eye follows and it shows all red. The crowd roars in joy and Wade’s return to Test cricket is a short lived one. Australia in big trouble here. Half the side down with the score just over 100.

32.4: Chris Woakes to Travis Head. out, OUT! LBW! Loud appeal and the umpire gives it out! The review is taken and the replays roll in. It pitches on a length and on middle, straightening after pitching. Head goes onto the back foot looking to push it towards the leg side. He misses the ball and it hits Travis on the knee roll, Woakes puts in a loud appeal and umpire Wilson gives Head his marching orders after thinking about it for a while. Head has a long look at the pitch and then walks across slowly to have a chat with Smith. There is some discussion going on and dramatically, with 2 seconds left on the DRS clock, Head signals for the review. But no use. The Hawk Eye confirms the umpire’s decision as it shows three reds. Head is dismissed once again after starting well. Australia are 4 down and England have struck again after Lunch.


LUNCH! Moeen Ali bowls a maiden as lunch is taken on Day 1 of the Edgbaston Test. Australia 83/3 in 27 overs (Travis Head 26*, Steve Smith 23*)

#50 runs for AUS 19.2 Ben Stokes to Travis Head. FOUR, FOUR! Pulled away! Stokes bends his back and bowls a shorter one. Head picks the length early and pulls it through mid-wicket to get his first boundary of the game.

#Chris Woakes to Usman Khawaja. OUT! Caught behind! There is a spike as the ball passes the bat and Khawaja has to go back. Australia are three down in three-quarters of the first hour. Beautiful bowling from Woakes. He lands this on a length outside leg and then gets it to seam away. Uzzie looks to defend but is squared up a touch. He comes half-forward and there is a noise as the ball goes past the bat. Bairstow sort of half-appeals but there is noting from the umpire. Woakes is not sure, perhaps thinking that the bat hit the pad. The slip cordon is sure and Root takes the review. Ultra Edge shows a spike when the ball goes past the bat and umpire Wilson has to overturn his decision. Australia into their soft, softer, softest underbelly of a middle order.

#Stuart Broad to Cameron Bancroft. OUT! Caught! Broad pulls his length back and that is enough to see the back of Bancroft. Good length ball closer to off pole. It comes in after pitching. It is a line which draws the batsman to have a poke at it. Bancroft too goes for it and ends up getting a thick outside edge towards first slip. Skipper, Joe Root takes a very good low catch.

#Stuart Broad to David Warner. OUT! England have the first breakthrough! Warner does not leave a lasting impression in his return to Test cricket. Broad steams in and bowls a fuller ball on middle and leg, Warner looks to flick but misses. The ball hits him flush on the front pad. The English players go up in appeal along with the crowd and Aleem Dar raises his finger. Warner does not wait and keeps walking. But hold on, it is the Ashes and we have started with drama as Hawk Eye later on shows that the ball was going to miss the leg stump. He survived a knick earlier but this time luck goes against him.

#We are all set to start! David Warner and Cameron Bancroft return to the Test fold after an absence of more than a year. The duo walk out to open the innings for Australia with the English fans booing them as they walk out. The England players are in a huddle with their skipper, Joe Root having a word with his troops before they take their positions in the field. The experienced, James Anderson to start the proceedings with the new ball. Play calls the umpire and so we begin Ashes 2019 and the World Test Championship! Four slips and a gully for Anderson.

#Interesting selection by Australia. First Test of a big series and no Starc, no Hazlewood. All the best in seaming conditions.

Toss: Australia, Elected To: Bat

Playing XI England vs Australia, 1st Test

England (Playing XI): Rory Burns, Jason Roy, Joe Root(c), Joe Denly, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow(w), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine(w/c), James Pattinson, Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon

What: England vs Australia, 1st Ashes 2019 Test

When: August 1 to 5, 2019

Venue: Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham

Time: 3:30 pm IST

Weather: Cloudy conditions expected with a high chance of brief spells of shower during the afternoons

TV: Sony Pictures Sports Network

Online Streaming: Sony LIV


There s nothing like good, old, classic dose of Test cricket, and when cricket s oldest rivalry is set to rekindle, the occasion is just that bit sweeter. It wasn t too long ago that England and Australia faced each other in the semi-final of the World Cup at Edgbaston, with the eventual winners handing the five-time champions their exit from the tournament.


Three weeks removed from that convincing win, World Champions England will look to keep their 18-year Ashes streak alive at home when they host Australia in a bid to complete a double. What hypes the Ashes 2019 even further are the returns of David Warner, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft to Test cricket, set to walk out to a clattering of boos. Then there is the returning James Pattinson, whose career has been plagued with injuries and perhaps has one final chance to put his international career back on track.