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Mitchell Starc wicket: M Starc dismisses Rory Burns to pick first-ball wicket in Ashes 2021-22

Dixit Bhargav

Mitchell Starc wicket: M Starc dismisses Rory Burns to pick first-ball wicket in Ashes 2021-22

Mitchell Starc wicket to dismiss Rory Burns: The visiting team had lost a wicket on the first ball of the series at the Gabba.

During the first day of the ongoing first Ashes 2021-22 Test between Australia and England in Brisbane, England got off to a worst-possible start by losing a wicket on the first ball of a five-match series.

England captain Joe Root’s decision of batting first after winning the toss didn’t go down too well when Australia speedster Mitchell Starc made early inroads into the English batting lineup.

Known to bowl yorkers at will in international cricket, Starc commenced his fifth Ashes series with the exact same delivery. Bowling over the wicket, Starc made a full-length delivery swing into left-handed England opening batter Rory Burns (0).

With Burns falling towards his off-side, his balance went for a toss leaving his leg-stump exposed in front of Starc’s yorker. What followed was Burns walking back to the pavilion after playing a solitary delivery.

While Australia had announced their Playing XI on Sunday, England have made a few debatable decisions with respect to their Playing XI as senior-most pacer-duo of James Anderson and Stuart Broad and batter Jonny Bairstow have all been rested for this match.

Mitchell Starc wicket to dismiss Rory Burns

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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