06 Jan
England pick up two late strikes on rain-soaked Day 1 in Sydney

The rain played spoil-sport on the opening day of the fourth Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, allowing only 46.5 overs of action in a stop-start day’s play. Having already sealed the series victory in Melbourne, Australia’s hopes of a clean-sweep were curtailed by the moody Sydney weather and a strong start from the […]

27 Dec
Australia on top as English batting woes continue on Boxing Day

Australia’s Ashes dominance continued on day one of the third Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, with the hosts dismissing England for 185 on boxing day after winning the toss and choosing to bowl. The captain Pat Cummins set the tone in the opening session on his return to the side, bursting through the English […]

17 Dec
Warner, Labuschagne punish England to give Australia the honours on Day 1

Australia picked up in Adelaide right from where they left off in Brisbane as the hosts ended the opening day of the pink-ball Test in a comfortable position at 221 for two. David Warner and Labuschagne starred in the first innings once again, making 95 runs each and sharing a gritty 172-run stand on an […]

02 Sep
India collapse for 191 on Day 1 at the Oval

It was an eventful day 1 of the 4th Test between India and England, with plenty of assistance for the seamers as 13 wickets fell across both sides. After losing the toss and opting to bowl, England dismissed India for 191 thanks to excellent contributions from Chris Woakes (4-55) and Ollie Robinson (3-38). The Indian […]

25 Aug
England run rampant on Day 1 as India fall for 78

After the euphoria and elation on the final day at Lord’s, Virat Kohli’s India were brought back down to earth on Day One at Headingley after being bowled out for 78. England find themselves in a completely commanding position in the 3rd Test after their seamers ran through the Indian batting lineup to restrict the […]

03 Jun
Conway debut ton powers New Zealand on Day 1

New Zealand enjoyed the perfect start to their two-match Test series against England as they ended an attritional first day’s play at 246-3. The day belonged to Kiwi debutant Devon Conway who took to test cricket like a duck to water and scored his maiden century in the longest format on debut. Conway looked incredibly […]