Edge-baston: 2005 relived as Australia take 1st Test honours

” BIRMINGHAM, June 20 Australia captain Pat Cummins fixed a momentous two-wicket triumph for his side over Britain in a exciting climax to a holding five-day fight within the opening Fiery remains Test today. The guests, set a 281 triumph target, started a rain-delayed day on 107/3 but their chances looked inaccessible when they were diminished to 227/8. 5 Usman Khawaja got to be the 13th player — and as it were the moment Australian — to bat on all five days But Cummins, in organization with Nathan Lyon, propelled a fightback and fixed triumph with an unbeaten 44. In suffocating tension, he struck the ultimate boundary to require his side over the line for a 1-0 lead within the series. After a rain-delayed begin, unflappable Australia opening batsman Usman Khawaja had kept his group on course for triumph with a coarse innings to edge the guests towards the target. They come to 183/5 at the tea interim — requiring 98 more but a coordinate full of force shifts swung England’s way when Khawaja was bowled by Britain captain Ben Feeds for 65. When Joe Root held a caught and bowled chance to evacuate Alex Carey, Britain were closing in on triumph. But Cummins started the fightback with colossal sixes off Root and made up for Australia’s deplorable 3-run misfortune on the same ground in 2005. Brief scores: Britain: 393/8 decl (Root 118, Bairstow 78, Crawley 61, Lyon 4/149) and 273 (Cummins 4/63, Lyon 4/80); Australia: 386 (Khawaja 141, Carey 66, Head 50) and 282/8 (Khawaja 65). — Reuters “

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