Cummins equals Bob Willis in taking five-wicket in Ashes after 1982

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Brisbane: After dismissing openers Haseeb Hameed, Ben Stokes and three lower-order batsmen, Pat Cummins equaled Bob Willis with five wickets in his captaincy debut.

Cummins achieved the feat on the first day of the ongoing first Ashes Test at the Gabba, Brisbane, here on Wednesday.

In 1982, England fast bowler Bob Willis was the first captain to take a five-wicket haul in an Ashes Test.

The Englishmen were bowled out for 147 in 50.1 overs before rain stopped play. In 1986–87, England managed to beat Australia, and Joe Root would try to defend the score by doing everything possible to create history.

Pat Cummings was given the leadership role after Tim Paine took an indefinite break from cricket when his 2017 ‘sexting scandal’ went viral.

First published:December 8, 2021, 12:19 pm

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