Mitchell Johnson acknowledges the crowd © Getty Images
Mitchell Johnson acknowledges the crowd © Getty Images

A poor pitch for bowling meant Mitchell Johnson struggled throughout for wickets. The bowler did not get the extra pace he can generate from wickets that are bowling friendly, and remained wicketless throughout England’s first innings. While Mitchell Starc finished with five-wicket haul, Johnson, who was consistently jeered by the Cardiff crowd, returned with the poor figures of 25-3-111-0. He was forced to acknowledged the crowd when the run conceded mark went past 100.