Ashes 2019: Australia Defeat world Champions England With Steve Smith & Nathan Lyon Starring, Spinner's 6-44 Takes Him To 350 Wickets Australia secured a comprehensive victory over hosts England in the first match of the Ashes, as they beat the hosts by 251 runs, with spinner Nathan Lyon grabbing six scalps and pacer Pat Cummins taking four scalps to seal the victory for the visitors. The pacers were never out of the game. Woakes is padding them away and swiping at cut shots, but still no wicket... Nice little shot from Woakes through midwicket, and they take the single. By lunch, England had lost four wickets, and very soon into the second session, they found themselves at 97 for 7. Root (28) only made it through four more overs before edging straight to Bancroft in the same spot, leaving England reeling at 4-85 with its captain and best batsman out of commission. Lyon took 6-49 as England were bundled out for 146 on the final day in Birmingham as Australia capped off a famous victory at a ground where they last tasted success at in 2001. Ashes 2019: Steve Smith hit 144 and 142 while Nathan Lyon picked crucial wickets in both innings as Australia beat England by 251 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the 5-Test series. Ashes 2019: Steve Smith, Nathan Lyon star as Australia go 1-0 up Australia defeated England in the first Test of the Ashes series by 251 runs at Edgbaston on Monday, thanks to a six-wicket-haul by Nathan Lyon … With England 9-136, still 50 overs away from the end of the day's play, injured seamer Jimmy Anderson would have been within his rights to not bother coming out to bat, ending England's innings early and denying Lyon a hat-trick. Lyon now has 14 five-wicket hauls and has taken 10 wickets in a match twice, while he was the leading wicket-taker in Tests in 2017 with 63 scalps. It can only be one man. Ace Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon returned with figures of 3 for 68 on day 2 of the second Test match of Ashes 2019, a haul that saw him equal Denis Lillee's elite Test feat as the visitors were folded for a score of 258 in the first innings at Lord's. There have been only three instances in Ashes Tests in the last 100 years, where a side being eight down for 122 or fewer in the 1st innings have ended up winning the Test. Yes, this feels like a right early knock off. Caught in two minds, Woakes could only glide it harmlessly into the hands of one Steven Smith at second slip. Woakes sees the over out. Ashes 2019: Nathan Lyon picked up a 6-wicket haul as Australia thrashed England by 251 runs in the 1st Test to take a … London: Nathan Lyon was uncomfortable seeing himself alongside some of Australia's greatest cricketers after he equalled Dennis Lillee's tally of Test wickets on Thursday. ... England at one stage lost six wickets for 37 runs on the way to being bowled out for 146 at Edgbaston. A familiar dismissal today, with Cummins dropping short but deceiving the batsmen with a lack of pace. Nathan Lyon took a six-wicket haul in England's second innings of the Ashes 2019 opener England were bundled out for 149 chasing a hefty target of 398 runs in the second innings Nathan Lyon was always expected to be the wrecker-in-chief for Australia heading into the final day of the first Ashes Test at … How quickly things changed. The pitch appeared relatively docile for most of day four, suggesting the final day of the Test could be a long slog for Australia's bowlers, but Pat Cummins (4-32) struck after just 2.5 overs when first-innings centurion Rory Burns (11) popped a short ball to Lyon at point. Ashes 2019: England have much to ponder as Nathan Lyon guided Australia to a 251-run hammering in the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston. However, Lyon believes he isn't worthy enough for a spot beside … The blog will return when the series heads to Lord's next Wednesday, and I'm sure you all will too. ... Nathan Lyon (third right) celebrates dismissing Stuart Broad in England’s second innings. This service may include material from Agence France-Presse (AFP), APTN, Reuters, AAP, CNN and the BBC World Service which is copyright and cannot be reproduced. Legendary leggie says with a bit of luck, the man dubbed 'The GOAT' could eclipse his Australian Test wickets record It marked the first time Australia has won the opening game of an away Ashes series since 2005, and the first time England has lost an Ashes Test in Birmingham since 2001. Lyon helped Australia win the Birmingham Test in 2019 when he took six wickets in the second innings. Lyon is also closing in on a personal milestone, needing only 10 more wickets for 400 in Test cricket. Media playback is not supported on this device Highlights: England skittled as Australia win at EdgbastonMen's Ashes: First Specsavers Test, Edgbaston (day five of five)Australia 284 (Smith 144, Broad 5-86) & 487-7 dec (Smith 142, Wade 110)England 374 (Burns 133) & 146 (Woakes 37, Lyon 6-49)Australia won by 251 … Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume. It's been a pretty special comeback and I'm over the moon. ... Nathan Lyon (third right) celebrates dismissing Stuart Broad in England’s second innings. Nathan Lyon takes six wickets as Australia wins the opening game of an away Ashes series for the first time since 2005, and … Ashes 2019: Andrew Strauss says England bowlers need to be patient in pursuit of Steve Smith's wicket in second Test. He also became the first Australian spinner after Shane Warne in 2005 to pick up a five wicket haul in a Test match in England. Read more Leading wicket-takers in The Ashes in 2019 Nathan Lyon took full advantage of the fifth day pitch as he claimed six scalps on the final day. Over to you, Gaz. Smith, of course, was the difference between the sides. Woakes has put the shots away now, delaying the inevitable. Nathan Lyon took a six-wicket haul in England's second innings of the Ashes 2019 opener England were bundled out for 149 chasing a hefty target of 398 runs in the second innings Nathan Lyon was always expected to be the wrecker-in-chief for Australia heading into the final day of the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston on Monday. Report and reaction to come. › Series › The Ashes, 2019 › Articles Nathan Lyon fourth Australian to claim 350 Test wickets Nathan Lyon fourth Australian to claim 350 Test wickets Australia draw first blood in The Ashes 2019 as they crush England in the first test at Edgbaston, Birmingham. The … Report and reaction to come. Sign In Sign Out Ashes 2019: Shane Warne labels Matt Prior ‘silly and immature’ after Nathan Lyon jibe. He dismissed Moeen Ali and Stuart Broad off consecutive deliveries to become the fourth Australian to pick up 350 Test wickets. The 2019 series was held in England, with Pat Cummins topping the list with 29 wickets, despite having not picked up a five-wicket haul. Having built an insurmountable 398-run lead, Australia was the only team with a chance of winning the game, needing 10 wickets to do so, and they came faster than expected, thanks largely to Lyon's 6-49. 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When he gets there, he will be the second Australian spinner – after Shane Warne – and the first off-spinner from his country to scale that peak. Read more on First Cricket News by Firstpost. Look back on how day five unfolded in our live blog below. If China stops taking Australia's coal, will other countries fill the gap? ... England at one stage lost six wickets for 37 runs on the way to being bowled out for 146 at Edgbaston. Nathan Lyon has become only the fourth Australian to take 350 Test wickets after spinning his side to an emphatic victory in the Ashes series opener at Edgbaston. Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon celebrates his 33rd birthday on November 20, 2020 (Friday). Ashes 2019: Andrew Strauss says England bowlers need to be patient in pursuit of Steve Smith's wicket in second Test. With runs on his back, Lyon took two of New Zealand’s top three batsmen in the first innings and then cleaned up the lower order to give his side a healthy lead before rattling the visitors’ middle-order in a … I'm running out of things to say about Smithy to be honest. Probably deserves another one. The 2019 Ashes series (officially the Specsavers Ashes Series for sponsorship reasons) was a series of Test cricket matches played between England and Australia for The Ashes in August and September 2019. Warne's bold prediction for ever-improving Lyon. Off-spinner Nathan Lyon took advantage of the worn pitch to claim 6-49, while paceman Pat Cummins picked up … Read about Nathan Lyon's Profile, Latest News, Articles, Career updates only on ESPNcricinfo.com. 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