The historic Ashes is underway between Australia and England as the 1st Test is taking place at The Gabba in Brisbane. On Day 1, the visitors were bundled out for 147 before rain stopped play and put an end to the day’s play. At the conclusion of Day 2, the Aussies have taken a great lead of 196 runs over the Brits. David Warner and Travis Head have been instrumental in dominating the game to amass a hefty amount of lead.
Australia overcame a stumble to achieve a great lead
Australia got off to a bad start as opener Marcus Harris (3) could not manage to make a mark with the bat. He was wiped off in the sixth over by Robinson.
David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne dominated the first session. Warner could have been also dismissed by Ben Stokes but the decision was overturned as the all-rounder had his foot over the line, resulting in a no-ball.
Labuschagne then joined Warner in the middle and the duo kept on putting up runs on the scoreboard along, ensuring that the hosts entered the second session of the day with nine wickets in hand.
David Warner came up with a brilliant knock of 94 runs to help his side surpass England’s first innings total in the post-lunch session after Australia lost their first wicket early in the day. Marnus Labuschangne also scored a half-century and was dismissed for 74 in the day’s second session after he combined with Warner to put Australia on top.
It was Jack Leach who delivered the breakthrough. Labuschagne was caught at point while trying to play the cut. England tallied a series of wickets in the middle of the day. Alsom Steve Smith departed for just 12 with Mark Wood delivering the wicket.
Travis Head smashed a ton to put Australia on top. Head’s century came after Ollie Robinson led England’s fightback with three wickets to his name earlier in the day. Australia ended Day 2 of the ongoing first Ashes Test against England at a score of 343/7 and a lead of 196 runs at The Gabba in Brisbane on Thursday.