Australia witnessed a phenomenal start to the first Test against England at The Gabba in Brisbane. Right from ball one, the hosts kept on dominating the opposition as they made good use of the home conditions. The Aussies managed to bundle out the Three Lions out for 147 in 50.1 overs. Pat Cummins, leading the Test team in Tim Paine’s absence, didn’t do his reputation any harm as he scalped another five-wicket haul.
It was Mitchell Starc, who drew the first blood as he castled opener, Rory Burns, on the very first ball of the match. Burns played around his legs only to see his stumps getting rattled. Thereafter, Josh Hazlewood came to the party and removed Dawid Malan and opposition skipper Joe Root. In fact, Root failed to open his account after facing nine balls.
Ben Stokes returned to playing cricket after a gap of around four months and he couldn’t make an impact as well. Cummins got rid of him in the first session itself. Ollie Pope and Jos Buttler scored 35 and 39 respectively, but couldn’t convert their starts. Chris Woakes got into the 20s before Cummins accounted for his wicket. Woakes’ dismissal also gave Cummins a fifer on their captaincy debut.
Cameron Green bowled only three overs, but returned with the wicket of the in-form Pope. Nathan Lyon, the lone spinner in the Aussie lineup, couldn’t pick up a single wicket. He bowled nine overs and gave away 21 runs.
Meanwhile, Queensland Police found out a rather cheeky and hilarious way to congratulate the Aussies on the stupendous bowling performance. Queensland Police took to Twitter and wrote, “BNE traffic update: A large crowd for the first test so plan your Cummins and goings. We’d be Lyon if we said there’ll be nothing but Green lights near the Gabba. Don’t say we didn’t Warner.”
Queensland Police are launching an investigation into a group impersonating a Test batting order at the Gabba.
— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) December 8, 2021
In case if one is finding it hard to comprehend the tweet, here’s a detailed explanation of the same.
Cummins refer to Coming
Lyon refers to Lying
Green refers to Cameron Green
Warner refers to Warne
Here’s Queensland Police’s tweet