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Cummins savours ‘dream start’ as England slump to 147 all out

Cummins savours ‘dream start’ as England slump to 147 all out

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Pat Cummins took five wickets in a scintillating start to his captaincy as Australia routed

England for 147 on the opening day of the Ashes at the Gabba on Wednesday, reports AFP. After England skipper Joe Root won the toss and opted to bat, the Australian pace bowling trio of Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood ran riot to bundle the tourists out in just 50.1 overs. Cummins, in his first game as Test captain since taking over from Tim Paine, claimed

5-38, while Starc took 2-35 and Hazlewood 2-42 as the English batters failed to adapt to the bounce and movement of a Gabba green top. England made a disastrous start to the series when they lost Rory Burns to the first ball of the match, Starc bowling the left-hander around his legs. “It was a dream start really -- it wasn’t a bad toss to lose and I thought we all bowled really well and did our jobs,” Cummins said.